I have been to the Shoals Club many times since it opened and I just wanted to take a few minutes to convey what a great job the club staff did over the Labor day weekend celebrations.
There were three nights of food, drink, and music and we attended all three. Pulling off a single event like this including decorations, food for 500+ three nights, live music, and lots of partying guests is a challenge in itself. But to do it 3 nights in a row, and do it well - that's something to be proud of!
The food all 3 nights was excellent. Very different each night, with a unique theme 2 of those nights and the special favorites on Saturday night. Too many things to list them all individually but especially good was the Caribbean Chicken on Friday, the beef tenderloin on Saturday.
I wanted to mention a very special thanks to Tabitha, and Woody, club managers who helped us sort out a ticketing snafu, and who are very much responsible for pulling all of this off so well.
If you are on the island and have a chance to dine at the Shoals Club, you should go. The view is incredible with 270+ degree ocean & Cape Fear views. The atmosphere is one of understated sophistication- comfortable for a club-casual dinner with friends, or a more dressy romantic dinner for two if that's in your plan.
Service by the pool can be a bit slow at times, but I understand well the labor and logistics challenges of operating a restaurant on an island. Never once has it been totally unacceptable - and since I am always there on vacation it's just a good opportunity to relax & have another drink while we wait.
The food quality this year (2013) has been the best I can remember in the last 5 or 6 years. Cheers to the chef's who have moved up there into the drivers seat this year!
Whenever I go to the Bald Head, my stay never feels complete until I have had at least one good meal at the Shoals Club.