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.

Brie Boule

Warm Brie cheese served in a pull-apart toasted bread bowl with wild berry compote, candied pecans (V)
$13.25

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)
$10.25
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Sub Toasted Pita Points+$1

Beer Steamed Shrimp

Peel-and-eat local shrimp steamed in Kona's Big Wave Golden Ale. Served with a tasting glass of Big Wave Ale, spiced melted butter and cocktail sauce. Choose between a half or whole pound.
Half Pound$14
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Whole Pound$22

Pecan Chicken Bites

Bite-sized pieces of our pecan-fried chicken, tossed in Tabasco maple butter. With creamy honey dijon on the side.
$11

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Served with Sriracha honey
$7

Avenue's Signature Crab Dip

Local blue crab, cream cheese and spices, with a garnish of salsa fresco. Served with tortilla chips. (GF)
$13
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Sub Toasted Pita Points+$1

Shrimp Avocado Dipping Salad

Steamed local shrimp tossed with ripe avocado, Pico de Gallo and fresh lime. Served with tortilla chips. (GF)
$12.50

House Salad

Carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onions croutons, mixed greens, and your choice of dressing. (GF, VV)
Small$6
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Large$8
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Add Grilled Cage-Free Chicken$5
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Add Crispy Chicken Strips$5
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Add Fried Tofu$4
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Add Local Shrimp$6
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Add Local Fish$7
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Add Fillet Medallions$12

Avenue Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine, Parmesan Greek yogurt Caesar style dressing, grape tomatoes, and croutons. (GF, V)
Small$7
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Large$9
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Add Grilled Cage-Free Chicken$5
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Add Crispy Chicken Strips$5
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Add Fried Tofu$4
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Add Local Shrimp$6
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Add Local Fish$7
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Add Fillet Medallions$12

Blue Crab and Smoked Tomato Bisque

Loaded with local blue crab, spiked with bourbon and finished with Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry. (GF)
Cup$9
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Bowl$11

Avenue Poached Pear Salad

Poached pears, candied pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola, mixed greens and red wine vinaigrette. (GF, V)
Small$8.50
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Large$10.50
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Add Grilled Cage-Free Chicken$5
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Add Crispy Chicken Strips$5
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Add Fried Tofu$4
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Add Local Shrimp$6
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Add Local Fish$7
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Add Fillet Medallions$12

Shala Shala

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, VV)
Small$9
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Large$11
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Add Grilled Cage-Free Chicken$5
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Add Crispy Chicken Strips$5
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Add Fried Tofu$4
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Add Local Shrimp$6
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Add Local Fish$7
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Add Fillet Medallions$12

Chef's Homemade Soup of the Day

Cup$6
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Bowl$8

The “Big Road” Fish of the Day

Today's fresh local catch, prepared blackened, sauteed or fried with a smoky tomato ragout and remoulade sauce. Served with smashed red potatoes, and the chef’s vegetable of the day. (GF) Available sautéed, fried or blackened.
$18

Tuna Sushi Style

Jasmine rice cake, avocado, cucumber and seaweed salad, pickled ginger, citrus soy reduction and wasabi cream. (GF) Try it without the wasabi cream for a Vegan option.
Small$16
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Large$24
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Sub Crispy Tofu (V)$16.50

Classic Quiche Lorraine

Flaky pastry crust, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese and a side salad.
$11.50

Bayou Shrimp and Grits

Bell peppers, sweet onions, grape tomatoes, Tasso ham and cheddar grits. (GF)
Small$16
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Large$24

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)
Two Tacos$15
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Three Tacos$18
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Two Spiced Veggie Tacos$12
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Two Tofu Tacos$12

Maple Pecan Fried Chicken Breast

Cage-free natural chicken breast, pecan/cornmeal crust, finished with Vermont maple syrup, smashed red potatoes and the chef's vegetable of the day. (GF)
$16

Pulled Port BBQ "Vegan BBQ Heaven"

Smoked and sliced portabellas in our hard cider barbecue sauce, Napa slaw, sauteed onions on a toasted bun.
$12

Marinated Grilled Chicken

With applewood bacon, baby arugula, tomato, melted provolone, balsamic vinaigrette on a toasted bun.
$12.25

Brisket Sandwich

Slow smoked and sliced brisket, topped with sauteed onions and cheddar cheese on a toasted roll.
$13.50

Chicken Salad

Made with candied pecans and red grapes, served on toasted multigrain bread. (GF)
$9.25

Crab Cake Sandwich

With mixed greens, tomatoes, house-made pickles and Sriracha-honey aioli on a toasted hoagie.
$14.25

Fish Sandwich

Today's local catch blackened, sautéed or fried. Served with lettuce, tomato, onion and rémoulade on a toasted hoagie. (GF)
$14.25
All pizzas are topped with our blend of provolone and mozzarella; gluten-free crust $2; vegan cheese $2

Margherita

Grape tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, provolone, mozzarella, and herb olive oil crust. (V)
$12.25

Sandbilly

Grilled chicken, sticky onion BBQ sauce, chopped bacon, provolone, mozzarella and cheddar.
$13.25

Farm and Trawler

Steamed shrimp, applewood-smoked bacon, sliced tomatoes, scallions, garlic, garlic-herb olive oil.
$14.50

BYOP (Build Your Own Pizza)

Provolone, mozzarella and sauce. Our pizzas can be gluten free and we have vegan cheese!
$9.50

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
Veggies$1
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Pesto$1
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Extra Cheeses$1
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Meats$2
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Steamed Jumbo Shrimp$6
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Housemade Gluten Free Crust$2
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Sub Fresh Mozzarella $2
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Smoked portabellas$3

Avenue Supreme

Homemade Italian sausage, smoked brisket, ripe tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms. Our pizzas can be gluten free and we have vegan cheese!
$14.25

Jabroni

Homemade Italian sausage, salami, roasted peppers, gorgonzola, provolone, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
$13.50
Choose our 8 ounce, hand-pattied, Hereford beef patty or our house-made veggie burger. Served with one side.

Curdy Jamburger

Crispy mozzarella curds, shallot bacon jam, creamy honey Dijon
$14

Boursin Burger

Housemade herb and garlic Boursin cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, sautéed onions and mushrooms. All burgers available GF.
$14

The Hippie

Housemade veggie burger, hummus spread, housemade pickle chips, baby arugula, creamy chimichurri, served on toasted multigrain bread. (VV)
$12

Burger Toppings

Burger Basics: Lettuce, tomato, onion, house made pickles, mayo, mustard, ketchup. Upgrades: sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, avocado, blackening spice, cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, Swiss, Gorgonzola, feta, vegan cheese.
Upgrades$1 each
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Applewood-Smoked Bacon$2
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Smoked Portabella$3
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Gluten Free Bun$2

Grille Burger

Cooked to order with your choice of cheese and toppings.
$12

The Downsouth

Housemade pimento cheese, Napa slaw and splash of hard cider barbecue sauce. All burgers available GF.
$13

Potato Salad

(GF, V)
-

Napa Slaw

Vinaigrette dressing (GF, V)
-

Avenue Fries

$1

Fresh Cut Fruit

$2

Side House Salad or Caesar Salad

$1

Chips

(GF, V)
-

Cool Beans Salad

(GF, V)
-

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Served with a sriracha honey dip.
$7

Avenue's Signature Crab Dip

Local blue crab, cream cheese and spices, with a garnish of salsa fresco. Served with tortilla chips. (GF)
$13
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Sub Toasted Pita Points$1

Shrimp Avocado Dipping Salad

Steamed local shrimp tossed with ripe avocado, Pico de Gallo and fresh lime. Served with tortilla chips.
$12.50

Pecan Chicken Bites

Bite-sized pieces of our pecan-fried chicken, tossed in Tabasco maple butter. With creamy honey dijon on the side.
$11

Beer Steamed Shrimp

Peel-and-eat local shrimp steamed in Kona's Big Wave Golden Ale. Served with a tasting glass of Big Wave Ale, spiced melted butter and cocktail sauce. Choose between a half or whole pound.
$14/$20

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)
$10.25
,
Sub Toasted Pita Points$1

Brie Boule

Warm Brie cheese served in a pull-apart toasted bread bowl with wild berry compote and candied pecans.
$13.25
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. (GF, VV)
$9

Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine, parmesan Greek yogurt Caesar dressing (vegetarian), grape tomatoes and croutons.
$9

Chef's Homemade Soup of the Day

Cup$6
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Bowl$8

Blue Crab and Smoked Tomato Bisque

Loaded with local blue crab, spiked with bourbon and finished with Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry.
Cup$9
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Bowl$11

Avenue Poached Pear Salad

Poached pears, candied pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola, mixed greens and red wine vinaigrette. (GF, V)
$10.50

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, VV)
$11.50
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.
$21

Pesto Cream Pasta

Penne pasta topped with sauteed mushrooms, red onions, Italian sausage and diced tomatoes in a Parmesan pesto cream sauce.
$17.50
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Add Grilled Chicken$5
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Add Shrimp$6
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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.
$18.50

The "Big Road" Fish of the Day

Today's fresh local catch, prepared blackened, sauteed or fried with a smoky tomato ragout and remoulade sauce. Served with smashed red potatoes and green bean medley. (GF)
$24.25

Tuna Sushi Style

Jasmine rice cake, avocado, cucumber and seaweed salad, pickled ginger, citrus soy reduction and wasabi cream. (GF)
$25
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Sub Crispy Tofu$16

Bayou Shrimp and Grits

Blackened local shrimp, Tasso ham, diced tomatoes, sauteed peppers and onions over cheddar grits.
$24.25

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
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3 Tacos$18
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Veggie/Tofu$12

Shichimi Steak

Shichimi Spiced (Japanese pepper blend) fillet medallions, charred baby bok choy, crisp fingerling potatoes, miren spiked demi-glace.
$31.75
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ShrimpPlus $3

Butter Broiled Crab Cakes

Served with a grilled shrimp skewer, on a saute of charred corn relish, Andouille sausage, red potatoes and remoulade sauce
$29.50
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.
$14.25

Margherita

House-made fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and topped with fresh basil, garlic herb olive oil base.
$12.25

Farm and Trawler

Steamed shrimp, applewood-smoked bacon, sliced tomatoes, scallions, garlic, garlic-herb olive oil base.
$14.50

Jabroni

Homemade Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted peppers, gorgonzola, provolone, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
$13.50

Sandbilly

Diced grilled chicken, chopped bacon and covered with cheddar cheese, sticky onion barbecue sauce.
$13.25

BYOP (Build Your Own Pizza)

Build your own pizza. Choose your sauce - marinara, garlic herb olive oil or pesto and add your favorite toppings.
$9.50
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With Pesto$1.50

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
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Smoked Portabellas$3
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Meats$2 Each
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Extra Cheese$1
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All Mozzarella$2
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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.
$12

Curdy Jamburger

Crispy mozzarella curds, shallot bacon jam, creamy honey Dijon.
$14

Boursin Burger

House-made herb and garlic Boursin cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, sautéed onions and mushrooms.
$14

The Downsouth

Housemade pimento cheese, Napa slaw and a splash of hard cider barbecue sauce.
$13
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Add Bacon$2

The Hippie

House-made veggie burger, hummus spread, house-made pickle chips, baby arugula, creamy chimichurri, served on toasted multigrain bread. (VV)
$12

Pulled Port BBQ "Vegan BBQ Heaven

Pulled Port BBQ "Vegan BBQ Heaven" Smoked and sliced portabellas in our hard cider barbecue sauce, Napa slaw, sauteed onions on a toasted bun.
$12

Cheeses

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.
$1

Premium Burger Upgrades

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

Onion Rings

$3

Fries

Included

Cool Bean Salad

Included

Napa Slaw

Included

Potato Salad

Included

Fresh-Cut Fruit

$2.25

Side Salad

Choose from any salad
$2.50

Donut Holes

Housemade fritters dusted with cocoa powdered sugar and coconut caramel dipping sauce. (GF, VV)
$6

Root Beer Float

Weeping Radish draft root beer, vanilla bean ice cream, with whipped cream and a cherry. (GF)
$6

Key Lime Cheesecake

Creamy cheesecake topped with whipped cream and lime zest.
$6

Fudge Brownie Sundae

Vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate fudge sauce, candied pecans, and whipped cream. Big enough for two to share…that is…if you want to.
$8

Coke Products

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Lemonade. Two free refills.
$2.50

Meyer Lemon Lemonade

Made with Meyer lemon juice, real sugar and water. No refills.
$3

Lavender Lemonade

Fresh steeped lavender tea, Meyer lemon lemonade. No refills.
$4

Pomegranate Soda

Hint of fresh ginger and lime. No refills.
$4

Aqua Panna

Still water.
$5

S. Pellegrino

Sparkling water.
$5

Draft Root Beer Weeping Radish Brewery

Locally brewed. No refills.
$5

House Made Ginger Soda

Fresh ginger, real sugar, soda and a splash of lime. No refills.
$4

Rosè La La

Jaques Pelvas Brut Rosè, splash of Chambord.
$11

Classic Mojito

Bacardi rum, fresh muddled mint, raw cane sugar, a splash of soda. Make it special with Kill Devil Silver Rum, house-made ginger syrup and a splash of soda.
$9
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With Kill Devil Silver Rum$11

Magic Coffee

Kill Devil Pecans & Honey Rum, chilled coffee and vanilla-infused molasses served in a chilled martini glass.
$11

Manteo Summer Breeze

Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, peach liqueur and a blend of cranberry and orange juice.
10

Barrier Island

Hendrick’s Gin, St Germain Elderflower liqueur, house made ginger syrup, lime juice. On the rocks or in a martini glass.
$13

Lavender Lemonade

Choice of Tanqueray gin or Absolut vodka, house-made lavender tea and lemonade.
$10

The Bloody Pirate

Smirnoff vodka, robust housemade Bloody mix with a skewer of steamed shrimp, house pickle chips, olive and a wedge of lime.
$10

Hurricane Ginger

House-made ginger syrup, lime juice, soda water and Krakken Rum.
$10
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Upgrade to Bulleit Whiskey$11

Shallowbag Bay

Mother Earth Gin, real pomegranate juice, house-made ginger syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice, finished with a splash of soda.
$11

Queen Elizabeth

Smirnoff vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and Kahlua in a chilled martini glass.
$10

Cosmo at The Avenue

Stoli Orange vodka, Cointreau, real pomegranate juice and lime juice served in a chilled martini glass.
$12

Platinum Margarita

Patron Anejo, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice and a splash of pineapple juice.
$13

Caipirinha

Leblon Cachaca, muddled with lime and raw cane sugar, served over ice. A Brazilian favorite, once rarely found outside of Brazil, now in the OBX!
$10

Lost Colony Kitty Hawk Blond

Across the street! (4.4%)
$6

Lost Colony Holy Hand Grenade Imperial Stout

Across the street! (10%)
$8.50

New Belgium The Hemperor HPA

NC (7%)
$7

Goose Island IPA

IL (5.9%)
$6

Landshark Lager

FL (4.7%)
$5

Wicked Weed Lieutenant Dank IPA

NC (6.5%)
$6.50

1911 Rosè Cider

NY (6.7%) 16oz. can. (GF)
$7

Bull City Ciderworks Off Main

NC (6%)
$6

Premium Domestics & Imports

Blue Moon$4
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Corona$4
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Stella Artois$5.50

Domestics

Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, Bud, Bud Light, Coors Lite
$3.50

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

HI (4.4%)
$4

Green's Triple Belgium Blonde

Belgium (8.5%). (GF)
$12

Dogfish 60 Minute IPA

DE (6%)
$6

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

GA (5.7%)
$5

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Long Leaf IPA

NC (7.1%)
$5