Coastal Provisions

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Specialty food store turned restaurant with the addition of our Wine Bar & Oyster Bar serving great fresh local seafood, steaks, creative small plates and the largest selection of oysters in the Outer Banks. Please be advised that your party may be assigned to a high-top or low-top table based on availability unless you specify otherwise. For Parties of 7 or more please call us directly at 252-480-0023
What 237 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There are vegan options which is great. The lack of a 5th star was due to the oyster stew: 6 VERY small oysters and the taste of the stew was not my favorite. The WHaoo was GREAT!

n
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice menu with great local fish. Great service.

L
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside. It was hot and humid but tables are in the shade so it was pleasant.

However, the flies were horrible. Probably because of the weather and recent hurricane, and I'm not sure what can be done about that. For outstanding ambiance, eat inside until the weather is perfect.

JC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, fantastic service, unbelievable value. Fresh fish is to die for. One of the very best on the Outer Banks.

BM
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ability to see the seafood in the counter prior to ordering.
Wonderful oysters and fresh fish. Also enjoyed the fresh vegetable mix.
Staff is very friendly. Service has always been very good.

R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service, good wine selection, food just ok.

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

2nd time, we’re making it a Labor Day tradition. Excellent quality, service could be better but they’re trying. Great oysters and steaks. Just wow each time! Have to reserve early though, they’re popular!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Crab cakes have very little crab in them.
They used to give bread and an assortment of spreads. Now it’s an appetizer and they charge $6 for it.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. I wish we got our waitresses name, but she was exceptional. Only thing I did not care for is being told they had another reservation after us and that we needed to be done by 7:45. Doesn’t allow to linger over drinks and possible dessert. We left our table at 7:48. Overall food was great, 3 of us for the scallop pasta and the other the crab cakes. Two got an order of oysters, one the cooked oysters, and one got the lettuce wraps. All good, will definitely come back on our yearly trips to the OBX.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expectations were high, and they were exceeded. Oysters were amazing, wine selection was both unique and high quality, main course was delicious, and service was over the top. We went twice during our vacation!

LC
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

While the food was delicious, the attitude of the maitre d' was extremely unpleasant.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, ate outside against my wishes (kids, not restaurant), lots of bugs. No fault of restaurant. We were aware that would be the case, which was distracting, but my kids REALLY wanted to eat outside. I would suggest eating inside.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in obx great food and bev and service

BD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, very knowledgeable about the oysters, which were amazing!

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding!! Service is what you would suspect from a mainly seasonal help staff. It was very good but not real professional. Wine selection was amazing and if you like oysters this is a good place for you. The atmosphere was casual,nothing fancy. Highly recommend for a great meal.

MI
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She did a great job explaining the menu and directing us with a wine selection. She was also very attentive. Food was excellent as usual. Moderate noise level due to the fact that there was live music. I could have done without it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in town and oysters are perfect. So many to choose from and very knowledgeable about their seafood. We will be back!

L
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, not great as it has been in the past. Really liked the dessert especially the whipped cream on the key lime tart it had lime zest in it making it the perfect topping for the dessert.

SV
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and choices of wine!! Interesting setting.
My teenage grandson was a little uncomfortable with all the wine bottles at first, but the staff and the food won him over.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was a little bland and portions were small for the price.

L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a awesome meal.

RS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding, the server was friendly and jubilant. The atmosphere of the restaurant is right up a foodies ally.

RI
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Food seemed good, just lacked seasoning. I'm not one to reach for salt/pepper right away, definitely had to add it to my food. Environment was a nice, especially for wine enthusiasts. Hostess was not very warm, but thank goodness our server made us feel welcomed.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seafood was excellent. They could never get the steak cooked properly

AH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. We had the fish bites, oysters, filet mignon and crab cakes. We can back for lunch.

T
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place in the OBX. We visit from Scotland every year. Oysters, cold Sancerre, Shrimp and grits, swordfish and scallop pasta. We shared a rich creme brûlée between 3 as we were all stuffed! Very attentive and friendly service too. We will be back next time!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really enjoy it at Coastal Provisions. Brittany is wonderful. We were disappointed she was outside Friday night. We also enjoy Alex. Amanda is super organized, communicative and friendly. Always a visit when in OBX.

RH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Uncomfortable to be told length of ti.e to eat.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent by any measure . . .

G
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very fresh, love oysters. Fresh grilled tuna, fixed perfectly

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the nicer places on the Outer Banks. We appreciate the attentive service and enjoy the tasty dishes. The menu changes daily, so there is always something new to try. CP can be pricey . . .

L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and tasty food in a fun environment . . .

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite dining experiences in the OBX.

r
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Coastal Provisions for a ten-person family lunch. Every year we come by on Wednesdays for oysters. The service was great and the food outstanding. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the various oysters being offered that day. Those who ordered other items were pleased with their sandwiches, salads, etc.

BS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and service was amazing. Love the reasonable prices for a bottle of wine. Hope to come back soon.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great concept but food lacked any taste and was expensive. Halibut and grouper are baked not pan-seared or grilled. No flavor at all. And it wasn’t just the fish,vegetables and potatoes lacked flavor. My daughter had chicken added to her small salad, they served it on a plate so small the chicken was falling on the table (not that there was a lot of chicken). The apps were the only highlights for the food- oyster rock and mini crab cakes were good. Service and ambiance were fine.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and the outdoor seating is excellent.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the restaurant was so accommodating of our large party that included 3 children. The food and drinks were outstanding! I can say with certainty we will be back for our next vacation.