Had our last dinner in the OBX here . . . total last minute/spur of the moment/let's drive in and see if they'll seat us experience as we were heading back from a day at Frisco Beach with three small kids. I walked in to see if they would even allow us in - we were coming straight from the beach and had no reservations after all - but even though the young hostess hemmed and hawed about it, a woman who I believe to be the proprietor graciously intervened, and not only invited my whole family in, but gave us a prime table outside, overlooking the Sound at sunset!
The food was nothing short of incredible. Instead of an entree, I ordered every appetizer on the menu except the soup - pear salad, tuna ceviche, seared scallops and the beef skewers - and every dish offered a fresh and different taste from the others, and standing alone, was the best of its kind of any similar dish anywhere else on the OBX. The restaurant was kind enough to offer parmesan and butter covered pasta for our kids old enough to eat solid food (ages 5 and 3) even though it wasn't on the menu, and even though we were just going to have them split the orange duck (I was actually looking forward to trying that, LOL). There was a live NC home grown roots music/blues musician performing, and my kids really enjoyed boogeying to his music after dinner.
The grounds around the restaurant are beautiful - they have their own vegetable gardens which really got my wife's attention - and the Inn there looks like a five-star accommodation. But besides the truly terrific food, I was mostly impressed with the fact that the Cafe was gracious enough to indulge my family's spur of the moment whim, and to allow us to experience one last terrific dinner on the OBX in every sensory way imaginable. Easily the best restaurant my wife and I experienced on the trip, and maybe in the past six months.
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