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Just a few days until shrimp!

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With just 5 days to go until delicious shrimp, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe has joined the competition and the chef line-up is now complete! Advance tickets are on sale at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital in Kitty Hawk as well as online at Get your tickets early, this event does sell out!


2018 Sponsors

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We are excited to announce our sponsors for the 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff! This year’s event will be sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites, the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Atlantic Dentistry, Towne Bank, Joe Lamb Jr. and Associates, Village Realty, Access Design, and Max Radio! Stay posted for more updates on this year’s upcoming cookoff!

And the winners are….

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Thank you so much to everyone that came out for the 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff! All of the chef dishes were amazing, the weather was beautiful, and a great time was had by all! Here are the winners of the competition:

1st Place Judge’s Choice:

Chef Tatanisha Spencer @ Sooey’s BBQ

Further South Shrimp Cocktail

1st Place Chef’s Choice:

2 way tie for Chef’s Choice!

Chef Max of Barefoot Bernie’s

Curry Shrimp with Rice and Peas


Chef Dylan of Ocean Boulevard

Thai Style Shrimp Ceviche


1st Place People’s Choice:

Chef Sam of Red Drum

Sesame veggie noodles with seared shrimp and cusabi dressing

Stay tuned as we set the date for the 10th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff in 2019!


Chef lineup nearly complete!

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With the 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff less than two weeks away, the chef lineup is nearly complete! Our competing restaurants this year will be: Ocean Boulevard, Sugar Creek, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Barefoot Bernie’s, Aqua S, Johanna’s, Sandtrap Tavern, and Red Drum Grill and Taphouse! Cant’s wait to try all of these delicious shrimp dishes soon! Advance tickets are now on sale online through as well as at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Vet Hospital in Kitty Hawk. Stay tuned for more updates on this event!

Advance Tickets On Sale!

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With less than a month to go, the chef line-up is nearly complete and advance tickets are on sale!  Chef Jeremy of the Sandtrap Tavern has joined the competition! Tickets are now available for purchase at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital in Kitty Hawk for $25 each as well as online! Tickets are also on sale the day of the event but get your tickets early as this event does sell out! And silent auction items are still coming in!

Tickets for Sale Next Week and More Chefs!

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Just over a month to go until delicious shrimp! Advance tickets will be for sale at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital in Kitty Hawk starting on Monday October 1st. Tickets are $25 each for entry to the event (cash or check). Get your tickets early to get to the shrimp faster on November 4th! This event sells out!

We’ve just received word that Chef Matt of Aqua,Chef Max of Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill and Bar, and Chef Tony of the Outer Banks Brewing Station have just joined the competition! That makes 7 delicious shrimp dishes so far! Silent auction items are coming in, things are coming together to make this the best cookoff yet!

More Returning Chefs!

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Also joining the competition this year will be Chef Randolph from The Saltbox Cafe and Chef Renee from Sugar Creek Restaurant! Silent auction items are starting to come in! Stay tuned to this blog for more updates!