Who is the Outer Banks Restaurant Association?

More than just an industry support organization, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association represents a diverse and exceptionally talented community famous for culinary creativity and warm southern hospitality. As an association, our goals are many but focus on promoting the (formerly) best kept secret about The Outer Banks, our fantastic dining options. Our beautiful strip of sand has always been a mecca for beach-goers and nature enthusiasts, but our gifted chefs and inspired entrepreneurs are showing our visitors – one plate at a time – that our culinary creations are worth the trip on their own!

Organizationally, the core of the OBRA is made up of restaurant owners and managers, but the strength of the association lies in its diversity of affiliates and associate members. Of course many of our top suppliers are represented, as well as a solid sampling of our media and advertising partners, but many do not realize that anyone can join as an Associate member. You need only to be passionate about food! Some of our most devoted members are just big fans of eating out on the Outer Banks! To be a Restaurant level member you do have to operate an existing restaurant in Dare County, (Coastal) Currituck County, or Ocracoke (Hyde County) .

To learn more about OBRA or to consider membership, please go to our About Us page

To learn more about OBRA’s Culinary Scholarship Program, please go to our Scholarship page

To view a list of current OBRA Restaurant Members, please go to our Restaurant Member page

To view a list of current Associate support members, please go to our Associate Member page

To purchase OBRA Restaurant Gift Certificates, please go to our Gift Certificate purchase page