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Raleigh, North Carolina
May 29, 2012
November 6, 2005
We went to a timeshare presentation at the BIS, and for listening to their spiel, one of our gifts was a certificate for a discount at the Black Pelican. We arrived fairly early, as they were not accepting reservations—as we left, there were many groups of people waiting for their turn to dine. The Black Pelican is located on the beachfront road in Kitty Hawk in a typical Outer Banks establishment, up on stilts.
Although not inexpensive, the meal was excellent. The rock oysters were delicious, as were the salmon and shrimp dishes we ordered. Our non-seafood lovers raved about the pizza and pasta. Since it was our last night, we decided to splurge on dessert. Irish cream cheesecake, brownie sundae, and Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake were decadent choices. Each dessert could easily be shared by two or more people. The service was excellent—we would go there again.
From journal Hot, Hot, Hot on the Outer Banks
March 9, 2004
Our experience was mixed. We ordered a couple of appetizers - a blooming onion that was so heavily battered that flour was the only flavor in evidence; a take-off on oysters Rockefeller with tiny little oysters hidden under huge mounds of spinach and cheese which overwhelmed them (I think they were there); and shrimp coated with coconut - here again, the coating overwhelmed the shrimp. The chef seems to be a bit heavy-handed. The main courses were generally more satisfactory. An excellent tuna fillet encrusted with sesame seeds; two dozen steamed oysters in the shell, plump and juicy; a surf-and-turf of New York strip and six large, well-seasoned shrimp; and then the disappointment - a seared sashimi grade tuna which had been seared hours earlier and then chilled almost to the point of being frozen, then sliced and served ice cold. It set my teeth on edge and was so cold that it was hard to taste anything. When this was brought to the attention of the waiter, I was informed that that is how it is served (never before in my experience). Finally, we thought we would top this meal off with a dessert. We ordered a key lime pie to share. Another disappointment! Rather that the creamy smooth pie we are all used to, this was more like a mildly key-lime-flavored cheesecake. Our waiter finished off the evening very ungraciously by literally growling at us when we (two married couples!) asked for separate checks.
From journal The Outer Banks in Winter
October 28, 2003
Th food was great and the staff friendly. Located across the street from the ocean, it is quite scenic. Oh yeah, and go for their Black Pelican wine.
You will be back.
From journal Flyin' in Kitty Hawk
August 1, 2002
From journal The Outer Banks of North Carolina