We had a handful of new restaurants to try at the beach.
We decided to try Blackbeard's Grill and Grog in Beaufort, NC. It is at 1644 Live Oak Street. They are open for both lunch and dinner.
Where do I start? Wow! What an amazing place.
It was quiet when we walked in. It wasn't overrun with tourists and weekenders which always feels like a breath of fresh air to us.
We are very critical of restaurants. Not just the food on the menu, the food we put in our mouth, beer/wine selection... we are critical of the way a restaurant looks as well.
This little gem of a restaurant reminded us of the inside of a ship. Wood everywhere with neat bamboo sticks lining part of the walls. Holding around 16 dining and pub tables in the dining and bar area, it was a nice size restaurant.
Nestled in the rear of the restaurant was a great size oyster bar. We actually missed it until we went to the restroom. We both took a peek inside through the glass doors separating it from the regular dining area.
The bar area was amazing. Very rustic looking. There was even a fish decal (or maybe it was painted) that was in the middle of the bar top. Very neat. The beer selection was phenomenal. There were 29 beers on tap. A good beer list is always a plus in Beau's book.
They have a nice outdoor patio/bar area that was very fun and inviting. We walked out there to check it out and loved it. If it hadn't been wet from raining earlier, we would have loved sitting out there for dinner.
Now for the food... my favorite place of the restaurant experience.
We started with the Haystack Onions.They were thinly sliced fried onions served with creamy tigar sauce. I don't know exactly what tigar sauce is but it was wonderful. It tasted a bit like sour cream ranch and tartar sauce. It was a great starter. I also would like to try the Crock O'Crab Dip and the Fire Coral Shrimp. All of the starters sounded delicious.
Beau decided on the Sweet 'n' Spicy Scallops. They definitely did not disappoint. Bacon wrapped grilled sea scallops with a sweet and spicy plum glaze on a bed of lettuce, served with Asian slaw and fresh steamed vegetable. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The sweet and spicy plum glaze was just enough spicy for a little kick. The Asian slaw was a purple cabbage slaw with a great sesame, teriyaki flavor. It was wonderful. The fresh steamed veggie was broccoli which is one of Beau's favorites.
I decided on the The Pirate Burger. Their fish of the day was mahi. You can never go wrong with a fresh piece of fish. The sandwich was actually their fish of the day fried. I am not a fan of fried fish. I feel like it looses all flavor when it is fried. I requested that my mahi be grilled. They were more than happy to do that for me. The Pirate Burger was served with lettuce & tomato with a side of fries or kettle chips. I went with the kettle chips. It was also served with a very yummy homemade tartar sauce. It was the perfect combination of mayo, pickle and lemon (there may have been a hint of vinegar as well). Delicious. I kept stealing scoops of Beau's Asian slaw for my sandwich. It added a different texture and flavor that was wonderful. My recommendation is, if you order The Pirate Burger also order a side of Asian slaw to throw on top of it. You will thank me later. I promise.
After being open as Blackbeard's Grill & Grog for about two years (we were told), we are so glad we found this awesome place. It is not on the water which is a small drawback for some however, the food more than makes up for it. It is definitely worth the short few minute drive away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown scene. This place will not disappoint! We will definitely be back!!
We both highly recommend Blackbeard's Grill & Grog. We give it 4 thumbs up!
**If you give this place a try, please share your experience with us. We love to hear about other peoples food experiences in the places that we love.**