For award-winning locally brewed beer and perfectly accompanying British pub-style cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Tavern in downtown Manteo. This longtime local brewery and restaurant has always been notable for bringing a touch of city style to the downtown Manteo waterfront, and now the menu offers the hearty pub fare and welcoming, friendly atmosphere of a neighborhood pub. The beer, all of it brewed in nearby Stumpy Point, has gained national and international awards and fame over the past few years. Patrons can enjoy all eight of their regular beers plus other seasonal offerings in both the tasting room/pub and in the cafe (as well as at other bars and bottle shops around town). The tavern offers a wide range for all tastes, ranging from British favorites like Welsh Rarebit, Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash and Cottage Pie to burgers, salads crab cakes and shrimp and grits. The signature Full Moon Crab Dip from this restaurant's predecessor is, blessedly, still on the menu. There's a kids' menu as well. Take a seat at one of the umbrella-covered outdoor tables on a warm day or night, or sit inside in the intimate restaurant with a similar view of the streetscape. The outside terrace is dog friendly. The tavern is open for lunch and dinner; call for hours. Dinner reservations are accepted. Live acoustic music and trivia nights are popular here.
Lost Colony Tavern
208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo