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This Year’s Shrimp Crawl 2020 is Saturday and Sunday, November 7th-8th!

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The 11th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff will be a Shrimp Crawl! 2020 has been a very different year, so we will be different too! The Outer Banks Shrimp Crawl will be held over the weekend of November 7th and 8th, 2020 throughout the Outer Banks to benefit the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research! Local chefs will compete to prepare the best shrimp dish appetizer. Take the weekend to visit up to 5 restaurants and vote for your favorite shrimp!  The event will also featured a virtual silent auction with donations from local businesses.

Sponsors for this year’s event will be the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Kitty Hawk Kites, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Joe Lamb Jr. Realty, Access Design, and JAM Media Solutions! Stay posted for updates on participating restaurants and sponsors!

Tickets are available online through PayPal for this year’s event! Tickets are $25 each; please select Group A or Group B restaurants. Click here to purchase tickets online!


Shrimp tomorrow!

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The 11th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff/Crawl starts tomorrow at local restaurants throughout the OBX! Tickets are available online for $25; one ticket is good for Group A or Group B restaurants. Bring your PayPal receipt to each restaurant and vote for your favorite!

Silent auction is now open through 8 pm on Sunday! Check out all of the amazing items donated by local businesses here!

And the winners are….

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Thank you so much to everyone that came out for the 11th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff/Crawl! 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:

Judge’s Choice:

Group A: Chef John of Sandtrap Tavern with Shrimp Sampler Flight-Shrimp/Kale Mousse, Mini Poblano Shrimp Cake, and Jalapeno Shrimp Toast

Group B: Chef Max of Mama Kwan’s Tiki Bar and Grill with Stuffed Shrimp Sauteed over Rice & Mama’s Cucumber Salad then drizzled with Wasabi Aoli and a Red Bean Sauce


People’s Choice:

Group A: Chef Brad of Two Roads Tavern: Shrimp Sesame Garlic Noodles

Group B: Chef Tunga of Fresh Fit Cafe with Shrimp Avocado Toast

Stay tuned as we set the date for the 12th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff in 2021!

Chef lineup now complete!

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With the 11th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff/Crawl less than two weeks away, the chef lineup is now complete! Our competing restaurants this year will be: Mako Mike’s Beach Grill & Bar, Sandtrap Tavern, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe, Jack Brown’s, Two Roads Tavern, Shipwrecks Tap House and Grill, Mama Kwan’s Tiki Bar and Grill, Fresh Fit Cafe, and Hurricane Mo’s! Can’t wait to try these delicious shrimp dishes soon! Tickets are now on sale online at this link! Stay tuned for more updates on this event!

Advance Tickets On Sale!

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Advance tickets are on sale online!  Tickets will be available for purchase for $25. Click here to purchase tickets now!

Another Returning Chef!

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Also joining the competition this year will be Sand Trap Tavern! Silent auction items are starting to come in! Stay tuned to this blog for more updates!

Chefs return!

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We have confirmation that Shipwrecks in Kitty Hawk will be returning this year to prepare a dish for this year’s cookoff as well as Two Roads Tavern! Mako Mike’s Grill and Beach Bar will be joining the competition this year! That makes three great Shrimp dishes so far, with more to come!