Enjoy food prepared by world-class chefs at Manteo’s 1587. Named for the year the English colonists attempted settlement on Roanoke Island, the restaurant is located in the Tranquil House Inn. The chefs work with the freshest of ingredients including herbs grown from the Inn’s own gardens, and Atlantic seafood, meats & fowl, and vegetables from the Outer Banks’ best growers.
The view from the window-lined dining room has you staring out across Shallowbag Bay, truly one of the finest vistas on the Outer Banks. The décor is elegant, but relaxed as diners are welcome in casual or dressy attire. The cuisine has drawn the attention of travel writers including those from Southern Living and the Food Network’s Best Of series.
Appetizers include Marinated Grilled Portabella topped with Artichokes, Zucchini Ribbons, roasted Red Peppers, Chevre and a Balsamic Drizzle; Sesame-seared Scallops with Asian Slaw and Wasabi Soy Aioli; Parmesan Reggiano Risotto “Paella Style” with Shrimp, Mussels and Chorizo, and Char-grilled Quail stuffed with Granny Smith Apples, Walnuts, and Cherries over a Green Apple Vinaigrette and roasted baby Beets. Enjoy a variety of entrees including beef tenderloin, steaks, Osso Bucco, bouillabaisse, chicken and vegetarian choices. The salads and desserts alone are simply divine! They do catering as well as offering a world class onsite dining experience.