An August 2001 trip
to Kitty Hawk by ziggypup
Quote: Beautiful beaches, great food, a bit of American history - from the Roanoke Colony to the Wright Brothers, upscale shopping and dining, and/or great junk food! A great vacation destination.
A man known only as "the richest man in Corolla" sits in his 4-wheel drive pick-up truck at the south end of Corolla beach, waiting to earn several hundred dollars for each car he tows out of the sand and out of danger of the rising tide!
Hotel | "Barrier Island Station"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2002
Barrier Island Station Kitty Hawk
1 Cypress Knee Trl
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina 27949
Fa-get-ta-bout the "all the crab legs you can eat" places, which are everywhere in the Outer Banks. If you want a great Italian meal, or just a great meal, go to Maione's. The owners spent 30 years in the restaurant business on the New Jersey shore before opening this restaurant in 2000.
We had a choice of sitting in the Atlantic City Room or the Carolina Room, and chose the Atlantic City Room, which had a beautiful mural of the Atlantic City coastline. (The Carolina Room had a mural of the Outer Banks.)
The night we ate there (which, as I said, was our last night in the Outer Banks, or I would have gone back to Maione's)the soup of the day was a wonderful crab bisque, so thick with crab meat that I practically had to use a fork! This was served with great Italian bread. I could have stopped eating after that, but didn't want to! I had the Veal Saltimboca, and my husband had the Veal Chop, both were excellent.
This restaurant isn't very popular with the Outer Banks locals, who are big on "all you can eat" and fried everything, so it wasn't very busy when we visited it last year. I hope enough tourists who appreciate and celebrate great Italian food can find it, and keep it in business, so it's still there when I go back to the Outer Banks!
Maione's was a great find!
Maione's of Nags Head
4933 South Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina 27959