|Eats & Treats in Hatteras|
RIP section: recent restaurant closures listed just so you don't go looking for them.
RIP - Hatterasman Drive In - Did not reopen for 2018 and is for sale...
Hatteras Village Rt12 and Eagle Pass- This Icon of Hatteras eating has changed owners a few times over the years and is now closed again.
RIP -Teach's Island Bar and Grill - Located in the Village at Slash Creek in the old Channel Bass spot, this is a new location for this restaurant for 2013. They had been at Teach's Lair Marina, but outgrew that space and have moved to this location.
RIP - Capt. Rolo's - Capt. Rolo's was located in Frisco, 53060 Hwy 12, sound side on Rt 12. it has been sold and is currently being renovated into something else.
RIP - Finnegan's Dining Haul. (Buxton/Lighthouse Rd) We ate there a few times; most notably during one New Year's Eve (I'm sure we had a good excuse at the time) and listened to live music from a Jerry Garcia look-alike. Anyway, they had lots of refrigerated beer.
RIP - Hurricanes - (previously Finnegans) Closed and empty to the walls, Dec 2013. Even the paint job couldn't save this place. Was in Buxton right at the Lighthouse Rd.
RIP - Cafe 12 - This was located in the Food Lion S/C in Avon, and used to have the weird name of "The Pickled Steamer." Name was changed along with the owners and they moved to more space a few doors down. Now they are closed for good. We are hoping that the old Pickled Steamer folks will come back - those Hatteras Flats were the best; never had a disappointing meal.
RIP - Island Perks - Has closed the Buxton location, opened another place at Hatteras Landing but now are closed again and gone for good...
RIP - Channel Bass - This icon of Hatteras eateries was sold in '06 and renamed to "Captain Jacks" but then closed in the first season, and came back again with the original name! However after just one season it is now closed again and for sale. It was Teach's Bar n Grill for a short time and now it is gone for good as the building was demolished in 2107.
RIP - Buoys - Located in downtown Buxton, Buoys went away over the 2008 winter. Rusty's is in the space now and is a great place to eat.
RIP - The Shrimp Shack in Hatteras Village on Rt12 - Went by just the other day and the sign is gone and it looks empty. Looks like it will change names once again as it was the old "Fish Tales / Garys" space. It finally became Outriggers but they closed after just 3 or 4 months and the place after sitting empty for a season became "Midvales."
RIP - Midvales - I don't know, was it their sign (a hand-drawing of a door)? I don't think even Robert Irvine could have pulled off a makeover here. This one didn't last long and the building is now empty again (Fall 2013 to present 2021).
RIP - Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack - OH NO! Sooeys in Frisco has joined the RIP section, but the other three locations; Nags Head, Duck and Corolla that seem to be still around - but they have abandoned us South of Bonner Bridge. I liked them enough to leave the description here - The name says it all! This is NC down east style BBQ that is really very good. Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beef available, but my favorite is the Pulled Pork. Their vinegar based sauce is just right and the sides won't leave you disappointed either, especially the beans. They always have a fish dinner special and it is usually the fresh caught local fish.
RIP - Austin Creek Bakery - It used to located in Hatteras Landing Marina but is now closed and gone for good. The only bakeries are the Gingerbread and Orange Blossom.
RIP - Wahine's Surf Grill - This spot was located in Buxton at the very North end on the sound side just before the "skinny part" of the island. They are now closed and the Island Perks coffee shop has opened in this space. Now they are RIP and Fattys is in this space.
RIP - Austin Creek Grill at Hatteras Landing Marina – The Austin Creek is now closed and "Dirty Dicks Crabhouse" is open in this space. Crabhouse is RIP too and moved up to Avon.
RIP - Gringos Tacos at Hatteras Landing. A small building centrally located on the dock. They had assorted tacos (beef, chicken, seafood) that was inexpensive and go down easy with a nice ice cold beverage.
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