Braudog (839) Yorktown, Virginia | July 3, 2005| Updated March 24, 2012
Revisited after many years away and upgraded my rating. This place is a pretty average brewpub, but pleasant enough, and conveniently located to the Wright Brothers Monument in Kitty Hawk. The food was good -- nothing to write home about, but fresh, hot and good, if a bit pricey. The selection of beer was decent, too. Of the two we tried, one was very good, one was slightly below average. Friendly (and pretty cute) bartender.
A lunch stop on my trip. Only six beers on tap at any time. Ambiance was nice, service was first rate. Food was pretty good. I was actually quite impressed with the beer - in a flight of four tasters two were exceptional and one was very good. Definltely worth checking out if you are in OBX.
Visited 05/06/15. A very large brewpub located along the commercial sprawl of the Croatan Highway. This part of the outer banks is entirely oriented towards towards the seasonal tourist trade, this place sort of feels set up to absorb a huge crowd. The brewpub feels like a large barn. There’s a few eating areas, one of which has an elevated stage. I sat at the bar and received prompt though disinterested service. Unfortunately, only 5 house beers were available, no guests. The house beers were without significant flaws, but very safe and underwhelming. The lemongrass wheat was the only beer that really exceeded my modest expectations. Prices were decent. Overall, this place is worth a stop if you’re in the area and interested in a few ticks. However, don’t lose any sleep if you skip a visit.
Decent beers, decent service and mediocre but expensive food. There’s not much going on in the Outer Banks - beer wise - so I guess this is the place to visit. We visited the place off-season so there was quite quiet.
A friendly place with great food and tasty beer. Stopped in for dinner while visiting my parents and wanted some local suds. I started with their Captain’s Porter which was a very nice porter then moved the the Kolsch (very refreshing) and the Hop Monster (it was OK). All the beer was a tad on the cool side but I’m sure in the summer that is fine since it can get hot outside. The beer was definitely fresh and the staff got them out to me quickly. The food here is a winner, too. Tasty and well priced especially for a place in such a touristy area. It was really nice to find some local beer in the Outer Banks. Good stuff!
Iphonephan (322) McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia | November 25, 2012| Updated September 7, 2013
Only 6 beers available -- all on draft. All good and some are very good. They are experimenting. Two of the beers were unrated. Good food. A nice place for lunch. Worth a stop if you are on the outer banks.
Be aware this is tourist trap. Nice large church like boulding. We waited to be served 45 minutes as they were that busy. Staff seemed bit lost with this volume. We waited long time to be served. Go there when is less busy.
argo0 (259) Washington DC | June 25, 2005| Updated May 7, 2012
No outstanding beers, but all of them are decent. Good upscale pub grub, and it’s a decent lunch stop. Dinner is a bit pricier, and IMO not worth it.
We make sure to stop by here everytime we go to the Outer Banks. The space is very nice and the food is very good. It is great for kids, has a solid regular menu and very nice specials (I had a great scallop dish). The beer is really just standard brew pub fare, but remember, you’re in the Outer Banks.