Outer Banks Restaurant Tours offers our popular tours from mid-May through the end of September on Mondays and Tuesdays. Each restaurant tour is comprised of five or six restaurants and markets that are in close geographic proximity to each other. The Duck Tour is a walking tours; others are driving tours on which participants will be chauffeured from restaurant to restaurant. The group will gather at a specified location and then proceed as a group to each restaurant on the tour. At each restaurant, there will be a brief presentation by the owner or chef or manager, followed by a small sample of a signature dish paired with a tasting of wine or beer. The restaurant tours will last approximately four to five hours, including meeting and travel time. At the conclusion of the tour, participants on the walking tour will be on their own to do as they please. Participants on the driving tours will be transported back to the original meeting place.
Still wondering if a restaurant tour is for you? Undecided if you are enough of a foodie or wine or beer enthusiast to enjoy a restaurant tour? Take our quiz by answering YES or NO to the following statements to make sure:
You know what an oenophile is.
You own a serrated knife.
You hold your own Iron Chef competitions.
You know what is really inside a can of Chicken of the Sea tuna.
You have made pasta from scratch.
You can pronounce Gerwurstraminer.
You can pronounce beer.
You make your own aioli.
When traveling, you research restaurants in advance.
You like to eat at least once a day.
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you will love our restaurant tours! We’ll bring out the foodie inside you!!
- The Walking tour is capped at 14 participants; driving tours are capped at 10 participants.
- Participants must be 21 or older because alcohol will be served on the tour. IDs will be checked by the tour operator prior to departure.
- It is the nature of these tours that the group needs to move in a timely manner from place to place. In addition, there are some restaurants on each tour that have space limitations and where negotiating stairs is necessary.
- The vehicle used for the driving tours also has space restrictions. For these reasons, we are not able to accommodate children or teens who are not of the required age to participate in the tastings or children who are in strollers or who are being carried. Every person going on the tour must be 21 or older. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
- Tours will be held rain or shine. Participants on the Duck Walking Tour especially are advised to wear comfortable shoes and to come prepared with rain gear in the event of inclement weather. If it is necessary to cancel a tour due to severe weather, such as violent thunderstorms or a hurricane, participants will be contacted by Outer Banks Restaurant Tours.
- During the summer months, the weather in the Outer Banks is typically hot and humid. Therefore, participants on the Duck Walking Tour are advised to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a bottle of water. If you have difficulty walking or tolerating heat and humidity, please consider taking one of our other tours.
- Tips are not included in the tour price. Tipping of the wait staff at the restaurants and the tour guides is customary in the tourism industry. Tour participants may wish to carry some cash on hand for this purpose.