Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-Off



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The 8th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff to benefit the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research will be held on Sunday November 5th from 12-3 pm at Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar in Kitty Hawk, NC.



Local restaurants will compete to prepare the best shrimp dish. A large silent auction with donations from local businesses, live MC, OB drink specials, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and a dolphin conservation booth will round out the event!

For updates on this year’s event, check out our blog at obshrimp.com. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at the door or in advance at Ocean Boulevard and Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital. A huge thanks to all of the competing restaurants, our sponsors, and local businesses that have donated to this event in the past!


Last year’s winners were:

Chef’s Choice: A tie between Ocean Boulevard – Shrimp Arancini with Tomato Cream, Olives & Lemon (Shrimp in Saffron Risotto with Mozzarella & Fontina Cheese) and BJ’s! – Shrimp Etouffee over Cajun Rice

People’s Choice: Saltbox CaféThai Style Shrimp with Lime Sauce & Green Mango Dragon Noodles

Judge’s Choice: Beachside Bistro – Shrimp Dore [Door-aye] over grilled Scallion-Parmesan Polenta with Applewood Smoked Tomato Butter