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Apr 20, 2014 04:43 PM

OBX Corolla in August. Prime meats for our grill?

We vacationed here eight years in a row and had a fantastic time. Kids in college and just plain 'growing up' forced us to stay close to home. Have not been back since the summer of '07? Food Lion was just overtaken by Harris Teeter (great store). Any info if they carry prime steaks in the summer? We love the great coffee place with the bagels and crumb buns. Nick Diana's (wood grill) still pretty good? Any butcher shops or great fish markets open recently? Thanks in advance

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    1. Where are you coming from? Really far?
      I just ask because the best steak we just cooked last week in Corolla was brought by us from home.

      I think your best bet is Tommy's Gourmet Market in Duck.

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      1. re: monavano

        Per his profile information, the OP is from NJ.

      2. Most of the local fish is coming through the Seafood Industrial Park in Wanchese near Mantao. The fish is super fresh and more reasonable then other markets in the area.

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        1. re: chazzer

          As an FYI to the OP, Wanchese is an hour's drive from Corolla.

          1. re: carolinadawg

            And as you go up the OBX towards Corolla, you'll find seafood places that are well regarded on Yelp and such, and they have plenty of local, fresh seafood.

            Moreover, the OP is asking for PRIME MEAT ;-)

            1. re: monavano

              OP is also asking for fish markets...

              1. re: monavano

                Also O'Neals is 40% less then all the places that are well regarded on Yelp. In fact most of those well regarded on Yelp places buy the local fish from O'Neals

                1. re: chazzer

                  Look, if anyone wants to spend 3 hours round trip from Corolla to save money, have at it.
                  Not my idea of quality vacation time, nor my dogs!
                  Moreover, I do 99% of the food sourcing/shopping for my household, and know decent prices when I see them.

          2. If you can make it down to Nags Head, then get some meat from the Fresh Market.

            1. Depending on your route the Weeping Radish might be an option before you reach the OBX. If steaks aren't available it won't be a wasted trip because their sausages are wonderful!