What is TRiOWINE, BEER, CHEESE and more! 

  • Serving our full menu all day, 7 days a week
  • Weekend brunch
  • Over 30 wines by the glass
  • 24 craft beers on tap
  • Unique local and imported goods
  • Craft beer from NC and beyond
  • Wines for every taste and budget
  • 70+ artisanal cheeses

TRiO is an exciting retail and tasting destination with an inviting yet cosmopolitan vibe that sets us apart from other casual venues on the Outer Banks. We're all about simple pleasures, authentic flavors and good times. A place to feed your passion - for wine, beer, cheese, casually inventive food and more.

Comprised of both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop as well as a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO offers the best of the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment on premise or in the comfort of your home. We believe that wine, beer and cheese are timeless, just like the Mother Vine represented in our logo. Read more about who we are and the story behind our logo.

More than just a restaurant and bar, TRiO is a gathering spot.

In the TRiO Bar and Bistro, we've created an environment that is simple and classic, yet immediately comfortable; a gathering spot for locals we see often and occasional visitors who quickly become friends. We have table and bar seating in our main bar downstairs and in our upstairs mezzanine, where we also have comfortable lounge seating perfect for group get-togethers. In keeping with our community-driven space, we regularly host tastings, painting parties and other events

Retail Shop

In our retail store, we've gathered vast selections of wine, beer, cheese and more from around the corner and around the world. From quality and value, to high-end and exceptional, not to mention "Wow, I've never even heard of that one!", we've got you covered.  We offer more than 2,000 wines, several hundred craft beers, dozens of artisanal cheeses hand cut to order, and gourmet food items plus all of the accessories and accompaniments to go with them. Our knowledgeable staff shares a passion for our product and is always happy to help both the novice and our more seasoned clientele in making their selections.

Kitty Hawk
*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-261-0277 for current hours.
  • Monday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Saturday10:00AM-11:00pm
  • Sunday10:00AM-11:00pm
Sailing the Outer Banks
Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Serving our customers on the Outer Banks since 1994, Big Buck's ice Cream is dedicated serving you “The Best.” We offer a full line of super-premium ice cream products, smoothies, chocolates, and custom-made ice cream cakes! 2 locations are open all year: Duck  and Manteo, at The Waterfront Shops.


We offer a full line of Espresso Drinks from Hot Vanilla Cappuccinos and Hot Chocolate to Iced Caramel Lattes & Frozen Mochas, all made to order. Big Buck’s fresh fruit smoothies are lactose-free and made to order. Also offering lactose-free sorbets made from the best fruits available. Old time favorites are sure to please! Choose from a delicious collection of milkshakes, sundaes and banana splits.


Savor the moment with our Homemade Chocolate! Chocolates are made daily in each location. We offer a large selection from Dark to Milk to White. Milk Chocolate Oreos & Almond Toffee, Dark Chocolate Berries and Cherries Clusters & Hand-dipped Peppermint Patties with a Drizzle of White Chocolate, Extra-Dark Sea Salt Caramels & our famous homemade caramel chocolate pretzels oh & don’t forget the ever-popular caramel pecan turtle, just to name a few treats!


Belinda Pleva grew up serving ice cream out of her parent’s shop. She loved being part of what she calls “a happy business.” “I love it when people come into the shop and you hand them something, and it makes them smile,” Pleva says. “That moment when you hand an ice cream cone over to a little kid and their eyes just light up. That’s what I love about the ice cream business.”


In 1994, Pleva opened up her own ice cream and chocolate shop, Big Buck’s Ice Cream, in the brand-new Timbuk II Shopping Center in Corolla. Business was good, but something was missing.


“I was never satisfied with the ingredients in the ice creams and chocolates you could purchase back then. I wanted to serve my customers delicious flavors with ingredients they could actually pronounce,” Pleva says.


Pleva took a trip to Italy to study the gelaterias. She fell in love with the incredible flavors, and when she returned home to the Outer Banks, she began working tirelessly to perfect the flavors in her own ice cream.


Big Buck’s homemade ice cream combined the flavors of the Italian gelaterias and the richness of American ice cream. It quickly became a tourist favorite. After having the same unsatisfactory experience with the readymade chocolates she was selling, she also took a trip to Brussels to learn more about making handmade chocolates. Pleva brought the chocolate-making experience right back with her, and the result was the finest quality of chocolates on the Outer Banks.


After her huge success in the Corolla shop, Pleva was able to open up three more shops—one in Kitty Hawk, one in Manteo and one in Duck.

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