With less than a week before the grandest love event of the year, many have already made plans to celebrate their special Valentine. For those of us who are still struggling to come up with the perfect way to celebrate our loved one, however, there is hope. Here are just a few of the ways you can celebrate with the ones you love on Hatteras Island.
Dinky’s Waterfront Restaurant in Hatteras village will reopen for the first time since November 2018, just in time to help lovers enjoy a romantic soundside dinner. They are offering up a multi-course meal complete with appetizer, salad, and a choice between two soups. For the entrée, valentines have the choice between seafood lasagna, grilled porkchop, grilled tuna, or baked grouper. Even if you and your loved one cannot celebrate on the actual day, it’s no problem. Dinky’s will be open Wednesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 16 from 5-9 p.m. to set the mood for your special day.
Café Pamlico also offers a luxurious soundside dining experience. Located inside the Inn on Pamlico Sound in Frisco, they will be serving a five-course meal with your choice of two splendid options for each course on both February 14 and 16. The price is $60 per person with an optional wine pairing or bottle of prosecco for $20 per person. As always, they offer a 20% discount for locals, as well as a 10% discount for homeowners, who check in at the café on Facebook. Lovers should call 252-995-4500 to make reservations soon, however, as tables in the Café are filling up fast.
Continuing their tradition of Thursday night wine tastings, the recently established Pamlico Deli will host a free wine tasting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Cupid’s birthday. They will follow this up with a delightful dinner of filet mignon, Caesar salad, and chocolate-covered strawberries from 7:30-9 p.m. for just $20 per person. Already developing a reputation for its incredible sandwiches, wines, beers and rotating specials, this family-run business based in Frisco is becoming a favorite spot that locals love.
Boardwok South, located in the tri-villages, just recently opened back up for the season and will host romantics on February 14-16 from 5-8:30 p.m. with $10 specials nightly. They offer traditional Asian cuisine with a local twist. With a unique menu ranging from spring rolls to lo mein, and a wide selection of beer and wine, this place will impress your beloved. Gift cards are also available online if you are looking for a last-minute gift to treat that special someone.
If you and your honey enjoy the night life, Turner’s High Moon Bar in Avon will be open during their regular hours from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. with the kitchen open until midnight. They will also feature live music and dinner specials to set the tone for a romantic evening. Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, Turner’s is always a rocking good time.
If you’re the type that likes to celebrate early in the day, however, the Fessenden Center in Buxton will be hosting a senior luncheon catered by the incomparable Dee Callahan at noon on February 14. The cost is $10 per plate and includes a drink and dessert. This event is sure to leave both your hearts and stomachs full. You can sign up at the Fessenden center or call 252-475-5650 to register.
Sun Flowers Florist in Hatteras is a great resource for folks who want to surprise a loved one with a bright and beautiful bouquet on Valentines’ Day. Specializing in unique, distinctive, one of a kind, airy arrangements, this local florist is adept at creating personalized arrangements that can show your Valentine that you care, and are tuned in to their personal tastes. For more information, including a gallery of past arrangements, visit https://www.sunflowershatteras.com/.
Floral Creations in Frisco is a perfect spot to get flowers for your valentine. Artfully arranged and now offered with the addition of an adorable stuffed bear for only $9.99, these flowers are sure to show how much you care. Whether ordering in store or on their website (www.floralcreationsobx.com), they encourage you to order early as supplies are limited. Just like your beloved, every bouquet at Floral Creations is beautiful and unique.
If you are looking to get away with your, look no further than Cape Hatteras Motel located in Buxton. Their winter rates range anywhere from $109-$163 per night, and as part of their special Winter Wonderland Package, you get the third night free when you stay two nights, plus a complimentary wine and chocolate for Valentines bookings. Reservations can be made online through their website: https://www.capehatterasmotel.com/.
With so many options to celebrate your love on Hatteras Island, you certainly cannot go wrong. Whichever way you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, (even if not at all), be sure to let someone special know how much they mean to you. We all need that in our lives.
If you are an island business hosting a Valentines event, please feel free to let us know at [email protected], and we will be happy to add your event!