Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Weeping Radish Eco Farm & BreweryWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

6810 Caratoke Hwy
Grandy, North Carolina, 27939
United States

(252) 491-5205 | map

Operating brewpub serving food on site.

Added by MuddyFeet on 05-29-2007

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of gbarbee
5/5  rDev +34.4%

A great place to eat great German foodfood, hang out in a nice environment , and drink beer that is brewed in the traditional German style.

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Photo of Sbjeff
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome real German beer in the Outer Banks, NC. The owner is Uli and he has been brewing for decades. Very nice selection whenever I go...their Christmas Doppelbock and Ruddy Radish red ale are standouts. Prosit!

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of aleckpa
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Stopped here when passing by going up the coast. Beers were ok to very good but the real star here to me was the food which was absolutely outstanding. It appeared everything they used was grown there on site. Prices were respectable, perhaps a little pricey for some but that goes with the exceptional quality. While I might not say this is a destination for beer, I would probably go back for the food. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jak
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The place has an active farm outside including a pen with goats which my daughter really liked and the interior is rustic. It was between lunch and dinner times on a weekday when I visited so the place was not too busy.

Food and beer were well prepared but not really served in what I would consider proper glassware and with quite the attention I appreciate.

Our waitress was very nice, helpful, and attentive - we did not have to wait long for anything and she was quick to refill a water whenever it was needed. She was able to do a pretty good job explaining the differences between the different available beers and even let me know about a couple of other places in the area that had some interesting stuff available.

This is a brew pub and features only their own brews so the selection was not huge - all of the beers are made in a German style (by design) so there is not a wide range of styles either. There were 7 beers available on tap when I visited and you could take away any of those in growlers as well as the majority (like 5) in bottles.

The food is also German in style (which is something both my wife and I enjoy) and was well prepared - we got the 5 sausage sampler (the place is also a butcher shop and all of the sausages are made in house) along with the sweet potato liverwurst. The food was authentic to the style, well prepared, and pretty tasty.

Prices were pretty inexpensive which I appreciated... though the flight of beers was a touch higher than I expected considering the price of full beers.

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Photo of beer2day
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Easy stop on the way to the OBX down 158 from VA. Not so easy for those of us used to coming in on 64 from the south.

Pub has more of a tasting room feel. Small bar with 5 taps going. Maybe 15 tables in a definite tasting room setting.

Menu is on the light side, but what they do server is very good. Sausage and brats available to go in the deli case. These are very good and well worth trying. OBBS serves these as well.

Beers have rebounded some from quality issues in the past few years. Black Radish seems a bit lighter to me than in past versions, but still very good. My wife still loves the hefe. All their beers are available in 22oz and in returnable 1-liter fliptops. Root beer is also available and my kids love it.

Service can be an issue, especially on a busy changeover Saturday. Well worth a stop though to pick up beer and sausages to go.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The Weeping Radish Eco Farm is a sprawling complex located on US 158 in Grandy/Jarvisburg. The complex includes a brewpub and bar area along with a butcher's cooler of fresh meats.

Atmosphere: The building, which also houses the brewing facilities, is huge. Out front, goats frolic in pens. Inside the butcher's cooler abuts the brewpub area and the to-go coolers. The brewpub has bar and table seating. Weeping Radish breweriana and German styling are spread throughout.

Quality: After a few down years, the quality of the beer has rebounded significantly. There are few things like a fresh pint of Black Radish.

Service: Our waitress/bartender was very friendly, visiting several times throughout, chatting up the young ones.

Selection: House beers and root beer are available. The current selection (as of the date of this review) is Weizen, Fest, Corolla Gold, Black Radish, OBX Kolsch, and Radler. Also available are homemade root beers that are quite good. I had a weizen (so-so) and a Black Radish (incredible).

Food: Finger foods that stress local ingredients line the menu. Sausage sandwiches feature the in-house butchery's offerings. The menu is limited to appetizers and a few sandwiches, nothing like the range at the old Manteo establishment. The food is alright, passable, but the beer is the big draw.

In the past, the brewery had quality issues in its bottling and growler lines. Those problems seem to have been resolved. I have two growlers (Corolla Gold and Black Radish) that I'll be cracking open in order to render a final call on the quality. Here's hopin' though, because fresh the beers are quite good.

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Photo of target88
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

First of all keep in mind this place serves German beer. For my beer snob friends this means if you're hop head you not going to find your favorite beer in this place , however if you're beer lover you will enjoy the visit
Good beer and reasonably priced food and a good atmosphere you'll enjoy

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jodi215
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Stopped here for lunch on our way to the OBX. Very German beer haus atmosphere. They make all their own sausages and they were very good. Beer list is just above average so there is lots of room for improvment. Service was really great, nice friendly girl who knew a little about the beer and kept coming back to check on us. Service was fast and that counts for something. My only complaint was the casing on the hot dog was a little tough.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Go for the food. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and some fine German style beers. Moderate your beer expectations.

V - A Bavarian beer haus, but not. 3.75

SEL - 3.5

SER - Nice people but slow at both server and greeter = 3.25

Q - All the beer is brewed and bottled right there. 4

F 4.25

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Photo of seanchai
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

This was our only North Carolina brewery stop on our beercation for my wife and myself. The place has a bit of rural setting along a busy highway with other commercial (touristy) places scattered along the road. The brewery is also a meat market that specializes in sausages, and naturally, some sausages dishes are on the food menu here. The building is a large, blue-colored metal building with a farm market scene mural painted on the entire front. A small patio with picnic tables is at the front entrance. The interior has mostly a cafe vibe to it, but the covered bar area makes for more of a pub look. The place was not busy at lunchtime on a Tuesday when a hurricane was hovering 150 miles off the coast. Service was good.

The beers here tend toward German lager styles, but a few ales were also available. Seven beers were on the menu, but our server said that an 8th beer was also available. We ordered sampler glasses of all 8 of them. All of them were properly brewed to its respective style, but none was very exciting so that we ended up giving an overall grade of B-/C+ to them. All of them had an abv ranging from 4.7 % to 6.4% so flavor intensity suffered a little bit in some of them. However, the low alcohol levels are fairly typical of German styles, although the lower level of flavor is not.

The food was okay, but I was expecting a bit better. The fries with my bratwurst were wimpy. The brewery was an okay visit, and the beers were acceptable, but we wouldn't go out of our way to visit here again if something better is nearby.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped here on our way to Corolla for vacation and I was alittle let down.
I first tried to order a mix case on thier website but never recieved any confirmation.
A large roomy building that seems empty.
Not a large beer selection, got some black radish and kolsch and a mini growler of IPA25.
I inquired about gold and dobblebock but the lady at the counter, who was quite nice and infomitive, said that thir last two shipments came in all destroyed(?). So I guess they don't brew there I don't know.
They had a nice selction of meats at the butcher counter and was going to pick some up then but decided to wait until we departed. So the palce doesn't open till 12 on Sundays, my loss.

The pub area was large but didn't eat there so I can not comment.

All in all not a bad place. Could be better used I think.

DEfinitly would stop for beer but you live and learn.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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