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Black Pelican oceanfront restaurant is one of the Outer Banks’ premier restaurants serving lunch and dinner daily. Black Pelican is where you can enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches and some of the barrier island’s best wood-fired pizzas complete with a beautiful ocean view from the dining rooms and outdoor deck. The restaurant is big enough to handle large parties, but the setting is intimate enough for a cozy date.

The menu ranges from appetizers such as Hatteras Clam Chowder and Calamari, to salads and lunch entrees and sandwiches, such as Greek Spiced Seared Salmon and “Dixie’s Finest” Shrimp and Grits. Dinner entree favorites include Prime Rib, Citrus Rosemary Brined Roasted Chicken Breast and Vegetarian Pasta.

The gourmet wood-fire pizzas are a popular favorite, with combinations you are unlikely to find anywhere else. The personal-sized pizzas offer delightful combinations of house cheeses (fontina, gruyere, mozzarella, romano and parmesan blend) and sauce options of creamy bechamel, tomato, pesto or herbed garlic oil, with a variety of unique toppings.  Consider the BBC (beef, bacon, cheddar) pizza or the Black Pelican pizza of tomato sauce, shrimp, Andouille sausage, sweet peppers, scallions, house cheese and oregano. Vegetarians will like the Greek, Primavera or Five Cheese pizzas.

Don't overlook desserts here. Save room for delicious homemade cakes, cheesecakes and other desserts, which will catch your eye from the dessert case as you make your way into the dining room.

The restaurant is housed in an old life saving station, which is full of character showcasing Outer Banks maritime history. The building was originally Lifesaving Station # 6, constructed in 1874. Station #6 and its crew provided aid for boats and crews that were stranded along the oceanfront. The building also served as an active weather bureau. where the Wright Brothers used information to plan their experimental flights. In 1903, after their successful First Flight, the Wright Brothers sent the telegraph announcement from Station # 6.

The restaurant’s store offers unique souvenirs and interesting gifts and local artwork. 

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8 Best Beach & Fishing Coolers 2017

8 Best Beach & Fishing Coolers 2017

Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage while relaxing on the beach. Nothing is worse than reaching for an icy drink and finding your cans swimming. Coolers are essential for family days on the sand. A good modern cooler will keep food and drinks fresh for days. In addition to beverages, fishermen rely coolers to keep bait fresh, and hopefully the catch of the day. Walk onto any beach or pier in North or South Carolina and you’ll see a plethora of cooler models and sizes. Cooler technology has advanced rapidly in modern years. Top-end hard-sided coolers can keep ice frozen for a week. Soft coolers are easier for one person to carry onto a beach, but can still keep food cool for days. Cooler materials and price points vary wildly, so we put together this guide with our recommendations for your coastal vacation.