Outer Banks Brewing Station

BEER AVG
3.69/5
Outer Banks Brewing StationOuter Banks Brewing Station
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Mile Post 8.5
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948
United States

(252) 449-2739 | map
obbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
58
Ratings:
513
Reviews:
194
PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
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Reviews by Soonami:
Photo of Soonami
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

When on vacation in the Outer Banks, I went with a group of 7 friends to the Outer Banks Brewing Station. The restaurant was easy to find just off of a major highway, and the architecture looks very nice from the outside like a pre-Industrial barn converted into a Church, that gave a very homey feel before even stepping inside. The interior of the pub looks like any other bar with dark lighting, a very long bar, widescreen TV showing sports, and interesting wall hangings. Very cool was the restroom signage that were labeled "Wonder Woman" and "Superman" with the appropriate action figure displayed next to the sign.

The hostesses were very accommodating when we called ahead and we we arrived giving us a wait-time that was almost spot on. She said 15-20 minutes and that's exactly how long it took. I think this shows that the staff knows how the restaurant runs and they are honest. Even when others, who called ahead, kept complaining about the wait they were very cool in their responses and repeated the wait time estimates that originally gave. The servers and food runners were very polite and answered questions about both beer and food knowledgeably.

The food ranged from good to great. The deep fried hush puppies served with sweet butter were delicious, as were the steamed shrimp (though a tad expensive at $18/lb for 21 counts) and onion rings. The crab cake sandwiches and Portobello panini were fairly well executed and tasty. The fried flounder platter was pretty good, but the batter was too thick and the fish serving size too small.

The beer selection was good, but nothing spectacular for a brew pub. They had an IPA, Tripel, lemongrass Wheat, Alt, Brown, and a few others, but I think a few more beers of more interesting styles would have been good. Perhaps the standards in the South are lower, but in the Northeast and Philadelphia, especially, the standards are set higher by brewpubs such as Nodding Head, Triumph and Iron Hill. The beers I had and tasted were well made and the presence of an Alt beer was a nice touch, but variety is the spice of life.

The ultimate barometer for what one thinks of a place is whether or not you would go again, and I would definitely go to the Outer Banks Brewing Station if I am ever in the OBX again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Nace4
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of montman
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tmac
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of barflybastard
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LisaEisMe
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great atmosphere. Festive, fun, and busy. Waitstaff is on point. Food selection and quality is excellent. Brewery beer is good! Definitely a place worthy of return visits.

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Photo of FightinIrish88
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.06/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Badger311
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Frank_TX
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here after a a lunch at Awful Arthurs MP 6 OBX its more of a restaurant than a brew pub/brewery clean inside with good service did not eat the food as i already ate but it looked good i ordered a flight of 4- 5oz brews , the brews were just average and they did not have many choices , this is a tourist stop as its on bypass rd #158 heavily traveled , it is close to chips wine and beer store, so go there and try this place its worth a stop

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Went here in the summer of 2013 when I was on a vacation in the Outer Banks. Made this the one place I needed to see besides the beach.

Cool, funky atmosphere and decent food. Limited selection of beers that were pretty meh, but I was glad to try them. Not sure if I would go again unless I was really thirsty. Was a bit on the pricey side, but what do you expect for OBX?

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Photo of brewohio1
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

The only wind powered brewery in the U.S Good beer and food!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

If you're on the Outer Banks, this is where you will go. The place has a pretty eclectic, funky kind of vibe. You'll notice a giant wind turbine in the back, which helps to power the brewery. There's also a pirate ship playground out back for the kids. Inside, there is a ton of wall art from all over the place; everything from musical themes to superheroes, newspaper clippings to Viking profiles on burlap. It's pretty cool. Old school bar to the right of the entrance, with a lot of rustic feel and brass. Lots of table seating, as well. The staff is great. We were there with a toddler and an infant, and they were completely accommodating on a fairly busy day. There were 6 beers on tap...I'm guessing they run a little low when it's off season, and pick back up to full capacity for the tourist time. The food was great. Pretty dynamic gastro pub style offerings, with plenty of seafood, which is a must on the coast. I highly recommend stopping here if you find yourself in the OBX.

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Photo of DLSheidy
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The food was delicious! Great atmosphere and kid friendly

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Photo of gefinley
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
3.69 out of 5 based on 513 ratings.
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