What looks like a cozy little cottage in the woods serves stellar seafood. Crab beignets or cream-and-butter baked scallops might feature on the menu, and you'll also find vegetarian options such as spinach and chick pea curry over rice, and meat-based dishes like a pecan-crusted chicken breast in bourbon sauce. Enjoy your meal indoors or on a screened porch. The wine bar has a respectable wine list. If you need picnic fare, the Back Porch Lunchbox, just a block away on Route 12, has sandwiches, snacks, and sweets to go.
Jul 4, 2007
I guess the Back Porch must have changed hands or management or something since that review from August of last year. My fiancee and I ate there at the beginning of June during a trip to Ocracoke, and a couple weeks later when we went back to the Outer Banks with what turned out to be a few extra vacation days, we made a point of going BACK to Ocracoke just to eat at the Back Porch. The food was incredible. Very high end, well presented, but without
being too hoity-toity or snooty. And our server was the greatest! VERY knowledgeable about the food and wines. Second trip was even better except that the waitress from the first time wasn't around. Second waitress was great also, but the fist one was just too cool. You know the type. That rare person who's not just good at it, but it's almost like it's her calling. Oh, and the bread IS fresh-baked. Again, not sure what was up in August, but things have changed. No ugly pink unicorn either. I'd write more, but my mouth is already watering and it'll be at least 6 months before I get a chance to go back, so I don't want to torture myself going on and on about how great it is.