We like to eat. A lot. And we like to serve people what we like to eat: fresh, local, all-natural, healthy and delicious food. Owner / Chef Thomas Williamson has years of experience in fine-dining kitchens, while owner Maria Williamson has a penchant for gluten-free and healthy dining. We have combined the two approaches into lunch and dinner menus that are approachable and casual, and we are proud to say that everything on our menu is made in-house. We locally source as many ingredients as possible in an effort to keep our dollars in the community as well as offer the freshest food possible to our diners. 

Our menus reflect our diners’ desires for fresh, local Outer Banks seafood and all-natural proteins. Some of our customers’ favorites include the Maple Pecan Fried Chicken, Bayou Shrimp and Grits, Tuna Sushi Style, Fish Tacos, Veggie Tacos and our Grille Burgers (try Chef Thomas’ DownSouth Burger with house-made pimento cheese, Napa slaw and a splash of homemade hard cider BBQ sauce), Jabroni pizza (house-made Italian sausage, piquant tear-drop sweet peppers, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce), Brisket Sandwich and Shichimi Steak (Japanese spice melt in your mouth fillet medallions with charred baby bok choy and fingerling potatoes with a Mirin-spiked demiglace).

Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Outer Banks Restaurant

For vegans, vegetarians and diners with special dietary needs, Avenue Waterfront Grille goes above and beyond a couple of standard menu items. We offer numerous choices, including gluten-free and vegan pizzas, vegan and vegetarian tacos, a vegan house-smoked portabella mushroom sandwich and even gluten-free fried chicken! Because we believe food is medicine, we carefully craft our salads with a well-rounded blend of healthy ingredients and never serve food with preservatives, additives or food coloring.

We are proud to say that everything on Avenue Grille's menu is made in-house! Everything is prepared fresh, when you order it. As always, consuming raw or undercooked meat, seafood, or shellfish increases the risk of food-borne illnesses. 20% gratuity may be added to parties of 8 or more.

Avenue's Signature Crab Dip

Local blue crab, cream cheese and spices, with a garnish of salsa fresco. Served with tortilla chips. (GF)
Sub Toasted Pita Points$1

Hemp Seed Parsley Hummus

Creamy, peppery and herbal. Served with red peppers sticks, carrot sticks and house-made sour pickle chips. Served with warm tortilla chips (GF, Vegan)
Sub Toasted Pita Points$1

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Served with a sriracha honey dip. (V)

Fingerling "Fries"

Smashed and fried tri-color fingerling potatoes, tossed with "Avenue Spice" and fresh herbs, served with chive creme fraiche. (GF)

Shrimp Avocado Dipping Salad

Steamed local shrimp tossed with ripe avocado, Pico de Gallo and fresh lime. Served with tortilla chips. (GF)
Add a protein to any salad: Pan-seared, grilled, blackened or crispy local shrimp $6; local fish $7; grilled, blackened or crispy chicken $5; blackened or crispy tofu $4; grilled or blackened fillet medallions $12

House Salad

Carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onions croutons, mixed greens and your choice of dressing. (V)

Avenue Poached Pear Salad

Poached pears, candied pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola, mixed greens and red wine vinaigrette. (GF, V)

Shala Shala Salad

Hindi for House and Chinese for salad. Shredded Chinese cabbage, kale and baby greens in a tangy peanut-ginger dressing. Tossed with carrots, red onions, bell peppers and topped with cilantro and chopped cashews. (GF, Vegan)
Add any of our salads to an entree for $4.

Slow-Smoked Brisket

Generous portion of sliced, house-smoked brisket with our hard cider barbecue sauce. Served with smashed potatoes and green bean medley.

Pesto Cream Pasta

Penne pasta topped with sauteed mushrooms, red onions, Italian sausage and diced tomatoes in a Parmesan pesto cream sauce.
Add Grilled Chicken$5
Add Shrimp$6
Add Fish$7

Maple Pecan Fried Chicken

All-natural boneless chicken breast, pecan/cornmeal crust, finished with Vermont maple syrup. Served with smashed red potatoes and green bean medley. (GF)

Fish Tacos

Blackened or pan seared catch, Napa slaw, lime cream, chimichurri drizzle, sweet and spicy pepper bits, lime cream, side of cool beans salad. Served with flour or corn tortillas. (GF)
2 Tacos$15
3 Tacos$18
Topped with our blend of provolone and mozzarella; Gluten-free crust $2; Vegan cheese $2.

Avenue Supreme

Homemade Italian sausage, smoked brisket, ripe tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms.


Homemade Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted peppers, gorgonzola, provolone, mozzarella, tomato sauce.

Farm and Trawler

Steamed shrimp, applewood-smoked bacon, sliced tomatoes, scallions, garlic, garlic-herb olive oil base.


Diced grilled chicken, chopped bacon and covered with cheddar cheese, sticky onion barbecue sauce.

BYOP (Build Your Own Pizza)

Build your own pizza. Choose your sauce - marinara, garlic herb olive oil or pesto and add your favorite toppings.
With Pesto$1.50


House-made fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and topped with fresh basil, garlic herb olive oil base. (V)

Pizza Toppings

Veggies: Onions, peppers, mushrooms, olives, basil, sliced tomatoes, smoked portabellas Cheese: Extra cheese, vegan cheese, fresh mozzarella Meats: Bacon, pepperoni, Italian sausage, chopped brisket Seafood: Steamed jumbo shrimp or buttered jumbo crab cake.
Veggies$1 Each
Smoked Portabellas$3
Meats$2 Each
Extra Cheese$1
All Mozzarella$2
Steamed Jumbo Shrimp$6
Choose our 8 ounce, hand-pattied Hereford beef patty or our house made veggie burger. Served with one side.

Grille Burger

Cooked to order with your choice of cheese and toppings.

Boursin Burger

House-made herb and garlic Boursin cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, sautéed onions and mushrooms.

The Downsouth

Housemade pimento cheese, Napa slaw and a splash of hard cider barbecue sauce.
Add Bacon$2

The Hippie

House-made veggie burger, hummus spread, house-made pickle chips, baby arugula, creamy chimichurri, served on toasted multigrain bread. (Vegan)


Cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, Swiss, marbled blue cheese
Cheese curds, Boursin or veganAdd $1

Burger Upgrades

Sauteed onions, sauteed mushrooms, blackening spice, avocado, extra cheese.

Premium Burger Upgrades

Applewood Smoked Bacon$2
Smoked Portabellas$3
Gluten-free Bun$2

Pulled Port BBQ "Vegan BBQ Heaven"

Smoked and sliced portabellas in our hard cider barbecue sauce, Napa slaw, sauteed onions on a toasted bun. (GF, Vegan)

Marinated Grilled Chicken

With applewood bacon, baby arugula, tomato, melted provolone, balsamic vinaigrette on a toasted bun. (GF)

Brisket Sandwich

Slow smoked and sliced brisket, topped with sauteed onions and cheddar cheese on a toasted roll. (GF)



Potato Salad


Napa Slaw


Onion Rings


Draft Root Beer Weeping Radish Brewery

Locally brewed. No refills.

House Made Ginger Soda

Fresh ginger, real sugar, soda and a splash of lime. No refills.

Aqua Panna

Still water.

S. Pellegrino

Sparkling water.

Pomegranate Soda

Hint of fresh ginger and lime. No refills.

Lavender Lemonade

Fresh steeped lavender tea, Meyer lemon lemonade. No refills.

Coke Products

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Lemonade. Two free refills.