Once you have your coastal recreational fishing license in hand, it’s time to start thinking about gear. Anglers will find tons of options when it comes to equipment for casting into the surf, from custom designed rods and reels at local tackle shops, to name brand varieties that are designed for multiple areas along the coastline. Here are just a few of the most popular gear options for surf fishermen. Keep in mind that there are endless options available, and your local bait and tackle store staff will be happy to point you in the right direction if you have any questions about what you’ll need for successful surf fishing in any given area along the North Carolina coastline.
Dining out in the Outer Banks can be a daunting task. Leaving the beach early, hour long waits for tables, expensive drinks, and mediocre food are just the start! Let Outer Banks Boil Co. solve your dining dilemma with our unique approach! Choose either our at-home catering or one of our pots to-go. Maximize your beach time and enjoy a meal and experience you won't soon forget! Outer Banks Boil Company offers an alternative to the traditional restaurant experience. Our highly acclaimed Traditional Coastal Boils are available catered at your location or in our convenient and easy Best Pot To-Go.
What is a boil?
Jumbo Shrimp, spicy andouille sausage, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob and sweet Vidalia onions are layered, seasoned ( with our own special blend) to perfection and expertly cooked together. Served with our homemade cocktail sauce the Outer Banks Boil Company has been dubbed the "Best Pot on the Beach". We pride ourselves on providing quality, fresh and when available, local ingredients. Our spicy andouille sausage is shipped up from Louisiana (for that true low-country boil taste), Want to take it up a notch? You can add seafood such as snow crab legs, clams, mussels and lobster tails!
You Steam (takeout)
Our BEST POT TO-GO provides you with the opportunity to experience our acclaimed Coastal Low Country Boil without the full-service catering.â¯ Succulent Jumbo Shrimp, spicy andouille sausage, fresh sweet corn, buttery red bliss potatoes, all layered, seasoned to perfection and ready to steam. Snow crab? Lobster Tails? Clams? Mussels? Yes Please!!!!!
So easy! Just add liquid (water, beer, white wine)â¯and place on your stovetop and let the magic happen. Thatâs it! Nothing complicated about it, just steam, serve and enjoy âthe Best Pot on the Beachâ! Oh, and by the wayâ¦cleanupâs a breeze!
CALL ahead and we can have your pot ready to go when you arrive, or stop in, place your order and weâll put your pot together while you wait. For groups 10+, ask us about our âWe Steamâ catered service.
An Alternative Dining Experience
Outer Banks Boil Company Brings the Restaurant Experience to You
Matt Khouri grew up vacationing in Corolla with his parents and two brothers. With three young boys, going out to eat during vacation was never an appealing option for the Khouris. Instead, they opted for doing their own low country boils on the beach. It was simple and tasty, and Khouriâs parents could spend the time enjoying each otherâs company on the beach, rather than chasing their kids around restaurants crowded with tourists.
This family tradition inspired Khouriâs senior project at UNC Wilmington: a business concept for bringing done-for-you seafood boils to families on vacationâno prep work, cooking or cleanup required. The school project didnât exactly win any awardsâKhouri spent more time surfing than studyingâbut it was enough to get him started. He launched the Outer Banks Boil Company out of his Corolla apartment in 2012.
âThe vision was to mitigate the hassles of dining out and to bring the restaurant experience to folks at their vacation homes,â Khouri says.
What began with just a few catering gigs grew into a full-fledged business, which moved out of Khouriâs apartment and into its first brick and mortar location in 2016. Customers were loving having their beach boils brought to them, cooked on site and cleaned up, so they could enjoy a stress-free dining experience.
Khouri soon added a scaled-down version that was still simple but more nimble: the Best Pot To Go. Customers could order their pot, pick it up from the location and bring it home. From there, they just need to add water, beer or wine to the pot and let it steam for 30â45 minutes.
After Khouri added takeout to the catering-only model, the business exploded. In 2017, a second Outer Banks Boil Company location opened up in Carolina Beach. The next year was Ocean City, Maryland, and the year after was Kitty Hawk. In 2019, the company began franchising nationally. The Charlottesville, Virginia location opened last year, and this year franchises have opened in Virginia Beach and St. Petersburg, Florida.
âWe see it as the way of the future for dining, pandemic or not,â Khouri says. âOf course people will always go out to eat, but what we offer folks is an alternative dining experience. Weâre not just creating a meal, but also a memory for our customers.â
Khouriâs secret to success is keeping it simple. All of the signature seafood boils are made with the standard base of potatoes, corn on the cob, andouille sausage, sweet vidalia onions and shrimp. From there, customers can choose to add on other seafood like clams, mussels, scallops, snow crab legs and lobster tails. The produce and seafood are fresh and locally sourced whenever possible.
âThe best part about what we do is getting to see those families who return year after year. Weâve watched peopleâs kids grow up,â Khouri says. âOuter Banks Boil Company is a great way for friends and families to not just enjoy an amazing seafood feast, but really focus on the quality time spent together.â
âBy Chelsea Sherman
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785 Sunset Blvd
Corolla, NC 27927
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3701 N Croatan HWY Unit F
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
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