The Blue Point Bar & Grill
First opened in 1989, Blue Point is a local beachside eatery, breathing some serious life into the sleepy little town of Duck. The space itself is expansive and airy, opening up onto a full-service patio, complete with water-facing adirondack chairs. The oceanic local favorite is built of wood beams and heavy tables, all of which are surrounded by walls dressed in slate and punctuated by floor to ceiling windows. The lengthy oyster bar serves as the dining room's center point, and each table setting includes one of the restaurant's signature deep blue wine glasses. The place is known for its seafood dishes like the "she-crab soup" and the pistachio-encrusted, seared scallops, but beyond fish, the menu items range from grilled Angus beef tenderloin to braised North Carolina pheasant with house-made gnocchi. It is a mistake, however, to travel to Blue Point, without ordering at least one tray of the joint's famous right-out-of-the-ocean oysters.