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The Brine and Bottle

7531 South VA Dare Trail, Suite 1D, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Ranked #14 of 71 restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Now serving dinner only, the Brine and Bottle specializes in seasonal Southern cuisine; unique wines; craft beer; and house-made canned goods, including, among others, old-fashioned bread and butter pickles and bacon jam.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There are quite a few great seafood restaurants in Nags Head that do high volume, are high quality but predictable. If you're looking for a more low key, gourmet food experience in an intimate setting, then check this place out. Menu options are more limited than other places, it is on the pricer side, there is limited space for groups... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Brine and Bottle is tucked away in an unassuming "shopping" mall on the sound front you'll find on your way to the town of Manteo. We had heard it was more of a couples type of place so my wife and I made it our vacation date night destination and we were not disappointed! Lynette was our server and... More

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Ocean View, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great dinner on the waterfront. The menu had interesting selections and the food and service was excellent. Woudl definately go back!

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Kill devil hills
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is homey and absolutely amazing you can literally order anything on the menu and you will love it. They change they're menu everyday and get new ingredients daily so everything's fresh the chief has great culinary experience they do take reservations. It's one of those places where u don't want the meal to be over. YOU MUST TRY!!!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you're looking for a quaint, rustic high quality food experience, The Brine and Bottle is your place. Overlooking the sound, this place through TripAdvisor is claimed to have an authentic feel to it. I got the rare sear tuna, which is locally caught off Hatteras Island, which comes with a tomato, green beans salad with a vinaigrette sauce lightly... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were looking for something a bit different than the bountiful raw/steamed/fried fish and seafood our here, and luckily found Brine and Bottle. Amazing food - 3 of us shared 4 small plates and 1 entree-sized, and one dessert, and ended up in foodie-heaven. Top quality food, innovative pairings with great preparation, and friendly and gracious service. Combined with eating... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited the Brine and Bottle on our vacation to Nags Head. I had the crispy duck breast and it was quite delicious. However, it was about 7 bites and for the price I would not consider that to be an appropriate portion. I ended up sharing my daughters pb&j sandwich and still left hungry. Another point to note... More

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Crozet, VA
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My newlywed wife and I went here after a sunset cruise on the first mate's recommendation. We were not disappointed! Not that hungry, we shared the bacon jam (amazing!) and the gazpacho with lump crab meat (even better!). They have jars of bacon jam to go, along with other delicacies, so I'm sure we'll have to go back to get... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Brine & Bottle is a marvelous stop on the Outer Banks. We dined outside on a beautiful summer night overlooking the Sound. Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. We began with the Bacon Jam, which was unusual and incredibly tasty. We followed with the Fried Green Tomatoes and the House made Mozzarella, both of which were delicious. We... More

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Arlington, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our first trip to the Brine and Bottle, and we will definitely return. The restaurant specializes in creative daily fare, including numerous small plates that are perfect for sharing. We started with the fried pickles: thinly sliced, breaded, and deep fried pickles that were delicious--a perfect balance of flavors, with homemade buttermilk dressing chock full of fresh chives.... More

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