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The Brine and Bottle

7531 South VA Dare Trail, Suite 1D, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Ranked #12 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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208 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to get away from the group for awhile and enjoy an evening all to ourselves. I had seen Brine and Bottle on Guy's Diner's show on TV and thought we should give it a try. Our table was on the outside deck which overlooked the sound which set the mood perfectly. We started off with the fried green... More

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Arlington, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped by for a look-see and stayed for a glass of wine and a few small plates. The location is out off the causeway between Nags Head and Manteo, but worth the drive. Try the Bacon Jam with Saltines, the Fried Pickles with Ranch-Chive Dressing, the Chicken Liver Pate or the Shrimp and Grits. All worth the cost. And the... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were fortunate enough to enjoy some great food and excellent service again here. All while sitting outside enjoying the water. Keep in mind that this is not a cheap place, but it will be one of your best meals in the OBX. Order a lot and share.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Sorry guys, I just wasn't impressed with your restaurant. But you can't please everyone, thats why there are millions of restaurants. Didn't like the atmosphere, too staunch. Food tasted pretty good, but I'm one of those people that are not impressed by fancy visual food with liquids drizzled over them. Anyway, it's worth a try, we all have different tastes.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Saw this restaurant on Guy Fieri host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives so we figured we'd check it out. Boy, were we not disappointed! Deck dining overlooking the sound cannot be beat! A menu that changes regularly and is chocked full of local seafood delights. It is a bit pricey for the portions but you won't be disappointed. Pretty good... More

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Burke, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Brine and the Bottle is located in a nondescript "shopping" arcade on the Nags Head to Manteo causeway. It is small and recommendations are usually necessary to dine inside. The menu changes nightly, although several items seem to be regular items on the menu. The food is up-scale gourmet and the portions are generally small. We have dined here... More

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Edenton, North Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I never like leaving lukewarm reviews, but while I loved the flavors and the interior of the place, as well as the view, the portions are skimpy. We sampled the quail small plate--yes, we know it's a small plate, meant for trying several items, like tapas. Even so, the portion was skimpy for $14. The staff seem smug, with the... More

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Seymour, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We visited for my birthday this year and were very interested in the menu choices. If you have a big eater in your group, there may be some disappointment, but the food was very good and had a great presentation. Try the bacon jam - it was very good and we bought some to bring home. We had a few... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants on 0BX. Consistently great food and a very very good wine selection. The staff is extremely knowledgeable on the Wine and pairings with food

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