Coastal Provisions

4.5
202 reviews
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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
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite dining experiences in the OBX.

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r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and the outdoor seating is excellent.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our service was great. Food was ok. The breading on the shrimp lacked seasoning. Overall atmosphere was great.

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HG
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places on the Outer Banks - food is always wonderful, service is great, and the beer and wine selection is outstanding.

I wish I remembered our waiter's name - he was fantastic. He knew quite a bit about wine, beer, and the menu, and I hope he is attending culinary school. :)

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JM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Provisions has become one of our favorite Outer Banks restaurants. Their chefs seem to know that when preparing fresh fish, the fish should do the talking. There is no need to try to overwhelm the palate with the accompanying sauces, herbs or spices or sides. In short, keeping it simple.
Service has always been excellent with friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. We had an oyster sampler appetizer that was to die for and they always have quite a few varieties of oyster available, if that is your thing.
They have an extensive variety of wines available by glass or bottle to pair with your meal or to take home with you.

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j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a fantastic value. My wife and I will definitely be going back next time we are in Duck

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is good, our server was excellent. For the portion size, meals are over priced.

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JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were there on Memorial Day. We decided to sit outside since the weather was nice. We had our two young kids with us which became a bit of an issue since they don’t have a true kids menu. Shame on us for not checking ahead. But for the the adults it was not too much better. They were out of three main items on the menu. They have us an excuse that they only serve local fare and it was a busy weekend. They then offered a replacement that was not locally sourced. As mentioned we sat outside and that was not good. We spent more time waving away flies than we did eating. Once we were able to settle on something from the scarce menu and received our food, the flavor was very good. What we took most issue with was the obvious disdain the server had with us. Maybe we asked too many questions or maybe the kids, or maybe our disappointment of the missing items that we really wanted. In any case, the service e was poor. To add irony, they left the item we ordered but they were out of on the check. I did remind them i could not be charged since they were out. If you want great food, go and eat inside with no kids. Otherwise, Steamers is right next door and looked really fun.

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RD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved everything! Was recommended by a local friend. Even the garden salad and bread were exceptional we had the mahi-mahi and the scallops pasta entrees - best scallops ever! The key lime pie dessert alone is worth the trip!

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NF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our local favorite. We’ve been there dozens of times for their great lunch sandwiches, crab cakes, threeB salad, 1/2 price oyster Wednesdays and dinner. The food is always excellent and the service attentive.

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VG
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great for oysters and local fish. Good wine values.

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R
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful restaurant BUT need to expand their Tequila offerings beyond Patron

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OL
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a first time visit and we were not disappointed. The service was great and the food was delicious. We really liked the market atmosphere, it made the experience very comfortable and inviting. We will definitely visit again.

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OT
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience, from hostess to dessert! Hated to take the last bite of the softshell crabs.

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j
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and priced accordingly. Especially noteworthy: raw oyster selections and the crab cakes. We lucked into a really great waiter (Derek) on the evening we visited. Personable, knowledgeable and very helpful. Live music also was offered that night; pleasant, but it also added to the overall noise level. The only real disappointment for us was the seating which can be tight if you're dining as a couple. Adjoining tables are too close for any degree of privacy. Try to get a table for 4 or one of the high tops if you can. The spacing is better.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal!

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Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation with friends who had never been to Coastal Provisions before. They enjoyed it as much as we did. Food was great as well as the service

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HS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The staff are helpful and the food is carefully prepared, well presented and delicious. Everyone we have told to try Coastal Provisions has returned with rave reviews. Thank you for your standard of excellence.

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JC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, outstanding food, overall great

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Overall it was a nice experience. The only down side was the quality of food compared to their prices. My surf and turf was not worth $35.

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DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn't know what to expect. We have been coming to OBX for 25 years and this was a new place for us. Wanting seafood, we saw that the reviews were good so we gave it a chance. It didn't disappoint. The Four Bread appetizer was outstanding, as were the steamed mussels and clams. Crabcakes were really tasty with 99% crab meat. The Scallop / Pasta dish was to die for. A must visit in the OBX.

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GG
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We really liked the vibe of this restaurant. If seems like the kitchen has very high standards, so the food quality seemed very high. The hostess was not very helpful or friendly, but our server was amazing. He was a young guy, in great shape that used to work at the Sanderling in Duck. We sat outside, and the service was excellent. We had the Oysters Rockefeller, Oyster Po'Boy Tacos, Steamed Clams, and Kale Caprese.

We had a great lunch, and we will be back!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant! We were only at the Outer Banks for two days. We ate there both nights because it was so good# I highly recommend this restaurant!

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E
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Coastal Provisions for the very first time. The food quality was outstanding. Our server, Alex, was outstanding , attending to our every wish. One of the best overall experiences in a restaurant in the Outer Banks of NC. *** rating!

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b
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The rockfish special was the best that I ever had. They also had an amazing wine list.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable atmosphere and fabulous oysters. Followed recommendations from server and had wonderful selection of oysters and wine. Also purchased take home OBX clam chowder, Hugh recommend as well!

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TD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coastal Provision never disappoints. One of our favorite restaurants in the OBX.

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MI
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. We had grilled Wahoo that was cooked to perfection. Could not give 5 stars this time due to noise level and slower than normal service as there was a party of 15 that took priority.

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MI
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service tonight as compared with some of our previous visits. Loved the server’s wine recommendation. We ordered the Rockfish and the Monkfish and shared them. Both were excellent.

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S
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for New Years. The food, wine, and service were amazing!!!!

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P
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very memorable experience. 5pm New Years Eve dinner for 9 was perfect. Despite pre-fix dinner, they were gracious enough to adjust a menu item for us when I called in advance. As well as dealing with a tough allergy issue (garlic). The food was amazing, every one loved it. Service was great. We loved being able to pick a wine bottle from store after being helped on selection. Great wine. Also have full bar.

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DD
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome all around.

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T
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu, lots of choices. Fresh raw oysters from throughout the east coast. Service was excellent. You can buy bottles of wine in their market and drink it at dinner without a corkage fee.

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K
Ottawa
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best oysters we have ever had!! Everything was so very fresh! Service was excellent. Highly recommend, this is a gem!

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for half-priced oyster Wednesday. Asked for complimentary bread but was charged for 4 bread. However, service was great that we overlooked it. Not the first time we have been charged for something we did not get. Will be more watchful when paying in the future.

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