Outer Banks Brewing Station
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1.43/5 rDev -62.8%
Great concept, poorly executed. Unimpressed is the best word for my visit here. The beer was not good.it tasted soapy.In fact I drank a national after tasting their product The service was slow and unprofessional . The food was not very tasty. In fact it was rather bland. I had a " Cajun" dish, it was dull as dishwater. It tasted like the pasta was cooked in dishwater. The server was disinterested and inattentive. Every request was a burden to her, including accommodating a life threatening allergy.
I will not be back. I highly recommend going elsewhere.
07-20-2011 13:29:47 | More by aeibrean
2.53/5 rDev -34.1%
I have been to this brew pub three times now. While it is a decent place there is certainly nothiing special about it. It is really big and loud in there. The beer is decent WHEN THEY HAVE IT. I live 120 mile away from the place, so I checked their web-site before we left to see what was on tap. The had a Sorghum molasses beer I had to try so that was a good enough reason to make the trip, plus they said they had their oatmeal stout on tap. Well after 120 miles we got there and guess what. No sorghum beer. Oh, the girl said, we ran out of that and I guess we forgot to take it off the web site as availabe. So I wa pissed and for that they get AWFUL on service.
12-24-2006 17:59:34 | More by Minkybut
3.1/5 rDev -19.3%
Stopped here last friday was here on vacation. The place looked a bit like a metal pole barn had a large fermenter outside was easy to spot.
The inside was good sized had a sound stage to the left lots of seating we were seated upstairs in a nice loft area. We were seated immedatly around 4:00. The place strated to fill up right after we were seated was packed when we left.
We ordered a sampler rack for $6.00 had four 6 oz. beers on it,a kolsh,brown.ipa and stout. The beers were decent nothing great. Did also order a Belgian Strong ale which was by far the best beer they had that night.Also had a guest beer i belive it was an Allagash and some macro's i belive.
The service was good we ordered some appitizers wings,totilla chips with cheese,bean.salsa and calimari all were very good.Ordered some fish and chips also very good, large portions. The ribs we ordere were the only thing not very good were cold and fatty. Everything else was good.
Had some cool t-shirts at the entrance picked on up for myself. Would stop here again if vacationing in the area again. Hope the beer improves a bit next time.
08-20-2007 00:28:46 | More by jcdiflorio
3.11/5 rDev -19%
The atmosphere is nice, more of a brew pub/restaurant than a brewery which disappointed me. The beer was good, they had a nice selection and a wide variety. I didn't eat any food so I can't really comment on that. I didn't like the service, I went there just to have some drinks at the bar but it was full. I asked to sit at a table and was denied because the tables were reserved for dining guest only. I understand the reason behind this but there was nobody dining. We had to wait 15 minutes in the "lobby" until two seats at the bar were free, ironically occupied by people eating at the bar. Once at the bar, the atmosphere was much different then I expected. I was hoping the bartender would be a little more informative about the location and the beers that they serve. He seemed reluctant to answer questions about these things. I was also surprised by the number of other patrons drinking BMC beers. Why go to this sort of establishment and not drink their beer.
Overall, I did enjoy this place. The skill of their brewer masque the service of the staff, so I do not regret going and encourage any of those in the Kill Devil Hills area to stop by.
08-20-2006 18:46:54 | More by AlesRTasty
3.13/5 rDev -18.5%
Went here on New Years Eve day. Very cool inside, spacious, high ceilings. Went with a group of 6. I wanted the sampler tray, but they were out of their IPA and the Stout, which was a bummer. Their Lemon Grass Wheat was their best offering. Food was mediocre at best. The appetizers started off good, the calamari and okra. But the main courses were not good. Got their chicken sandwich which claims to be why people visit the place. It was gross. It was breaded way too much like fish and chips, the bun was small and crumbly and very little sauce. The pulled pork tasted like tuna fish salad. My advice, go for beer instead. The beer was quite nice.
01-04-2012 14:00:18 | More by dhartogs
3.18/5 rDev -17.2%
I stopped by the outer banks brewing station during a recent vacation. The place is fairly decent sized but it fills up quite fast. During my visit, we opted for seats at the bar and partook of the brews without looking at the food menu. The bar runs a length that sets roughly 30 or so. All around are tables and booths for additional seating. There appears to be outside seating as well under umbrellas.
The quality of the brew was far above average. During my visit, the brews available consisted of a Kolsch, blond, tripel, ipa, porter, brown and in bottles was a lemongrass wheat. There was talk of several barrel aged sours also available in bottles but during my visit i was only able to try one and it was done very well. A bit pricy at $9 for 11oz but worth a try. The real standout brews for me were their captains porter and the single-hopped ipa. Perhaps my opinion is a bit exaggerated since we got some of the first pours from the freshly tapped keg but it was very fresh and well done.
The service is the real bottle neck of this establishment. Everything about my visit was superior except the service. The bartender taking care of me was either a dick, liar or just mis-informed. (More on this later.) He was not prompt, my glass was left empty for long durations at a time while he ran by like a chicken with his head cut off taking care of other orders. I would have loved to fill some growlers to go but considering how long it took just to get a beer refill... Anyway, not only was the service a bit off with timeliness but a person in my party ordered a sampler and it was presented wrong. The porter and the brown were mixed up and the bartender stood by his guns proclaiming the porter was lighter than the brown ale. Another bartender confirmed the mixup. I can let that mixup slide but when asking about the bottled beers to go, service took a real turn south. I was given a menu with 5 different beers listed as available to go. Unfortunately the 3 i wanted to try the most were all sold out. Yes, thats right, 3/5 of the beers listed were not available. Instead of showing off more of what you dont have than what you do, why not just name/describe the only 2? I then asked if these bottled beers were put into any distribution so that maybe I could still try them by picking them up elsewhere. The bartender told me that all of their beers are onsite only. Nothing goes into distribution, you have to go there to get it. After I left, I stopped at 3 bottle shops/beer stores. All 3 of them had some of the bottles in question with "more deliveries" coming soon.
Despite our bartender, it is an esrablishment I would visit again. However, instead of sitting at the bar I think I would rather opt for a table and have the expected slower service than to deal with that character again.
07-22-2012 05:31:28 | More by stakem
3.3/5 rDev -14.1%
Visited this brewpub on a Thursday night during peak vacation season. The place was very crowded with overflow dining crowd waiting in bar area. Behind the bar area sat comfy couches and tables for waiting patrons or for those who drank to many strong ales. The interior was very impressive with high ceilings and nice decor. The reason I gave the atmosphere a 3 was because of the smoke. Don't know if the upper level was non-smoking but the bar area was clouding with smoke and hard to get good smells on beers. The beers I went there hoping to try were out (Maibock and Hefe) so I tried the Strong Ale, Porter, and Altimeter. The only one that was above average was the porter, very smooth and nice burnt taste. I didn't try the food, but looked tasty. Next year will try and bring the family. The service was very attentive and friendly. The only problem here was the bartender didn't know the ABV on the altimeter when I asked and didn't have intentions on finding out for me. Selection was below average since it was missing a few summer staples. At $4.50 a pint or 9oz for the strong ale, I thought it was pricey. I'll be back next year hopefully to try the maibock and hefe.
06-29-2007 11:34:11 | More by shertz
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.