Rumor has it there's a lot more for sale at Grandstaff & Stein than just books. Whisper the password and you'll be led through the hidden door in the bookcase and into a 1920s-style speakeasy where the dinner menu is the cat's meow and the bootleg liquor is flowing. Their seasonal menu is constantly rotating to bring you the best fine-dining options, including steaks from grain-fed dairy cows, duck drumettes, pheasant and veal osso buco. At the bar all their juice mixers are crafted in-house. Try an authentic 1920s Moscow Mule or an Old Fashioned served in a smoked glass. The servers and bartenders, who dress in period attire and use 1920s vernacular, are happy to recommend the perfect cocktail pairing with your dinner. You can find the week's password on their Facebook or Twitter, and then step back in time to the rum-running days of the Outer Banks' not-too-distant past.
2003 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills