Appetizers & Salads
Soup du Jour cup 4.00 bowl 6.00
Ask your server about our ever changing variety of soups.
Hatteras Clam Chowder cup 4.00 bowl 6.00
Borrowed from our neighbors to the South, this hearty broth
style chowder is full of fresh caught clams
Drunken Crab 9.25
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat tossed with cocktail veggies and Bloody
Mary vinaigrette, served with saltine crackers.
New England Mussels & Little Neck Clams 9.25
Poached in herb chardonnay broth with aromatic vegetables, garlic
and bay leaf served with a toasty baguette.
Baked Brie 10.25
Classic French brie served with a raspberry melba sauce and
housemade pita points. Spice it up with roasted garlic and
jalapenos… add $2.00
Seasoned squid rings lightly fried, served with a lemon twist
and housemade marinara.
Crab Rangoon 9.75
Deep fried wonton purses with lump crabmeat and cream cheese,
served with sweet chili sauce.
Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers 8.50
Plump jalapeno peppers stuffed with zesty cream cheese, baked,
not fried, served with tortilla chips and fresh salsa. A 3 alarm fire.
Bangkok Shrimp 10.25
Crispy fried rice noodle wrapped shrimp with Thai toasted coconut
Steamed Edamame Beans 7.00
Go Green!.. with Edamame beans in the pod with sea salt flakes.
Pelican Wings 9.25
Crispy fried chicken wings tossed with your choice of buffalo sauce,
citrus chipotle, Black Pelicans housemade BBQ sauce or Big Daddy’s
Serpent Sauce (HOT!) served with creamy Bleu Cheese dressing.
Oysters Orville 8.50
Plump, roasted oysters topped with spinach, Prosciutto ham
and baby swiss cheese.
Spicy Fried Cajun Fish Bites 8.50
Today’s catch tossed in Cajun spices and lightly fried, served
with housemade ranch dressing.
Wood Fired Flat Bread 7.50
Herbed garlic oil, a sprinkling of Greek pepperoncini, feta,
romano and parmesan cheeses.
Tuna Tataké 10.25
Sliced and marinated sushi tuna with seaweed salad, flying fish
roe and crispy wonton strips.
Gulfstream Tuna Bites 9.50
Fresh locally caught tuna served grilled or blackened with
tortilla chips and housemade salsa.
Key West Rock Shrimp and Crab Dip 10.25
Mixed with cream cheese, a hint of citrus, thyme and artichoke,
served with crisp tortilla chips.
Basket of Onion Rings 8.50
Golden fried beer battered onion rings with a roasted red
Southern Style Fried Green Tomatoes 8.50
Marinated in creamy buttermilk, served with zesty marinara
and crumbled feta cheese.
“A Mediterranean Classic with a Curry Twist” 8.00
Spicy chickpea spread with curry, sesame, soy, cilantro and scallions, over Napa cabbage slaw served with fresh pita points.
Our Housemade dressings include Ranch, Zesty Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Sesame Ginger, Honey Mustard & Mediterranean.
Caesar Salad 8.25
Crisp romaine lettuce with creamy Caesar dressing, housemade
croutons and Parmesan cheese.
Greek Salad 8.25
Feta, kalamata olives, pepperoncini, red onions, and tomatoes
on top of crispy mixed greens, served with our classic Greek
The Popeye 9.25
Baby spinach, wood oven roasted tomatoes, goats cheese, red
onions and a warm mushroom bacon vinaigrette topped with
housemade garlic croutons.
Nuts & Berries 9.25
Crisp romaine lettuce with candied nuts, fresh fruits and berries,
served with housemade balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese.
Mediterranean Chop House Salad 9.25
Crisp romaine lettuce, kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, pepperoni
and Italian vinaigrette over wood fired flat bread with pepperoncini
House Salad 5.00
Crispy mixed greens and fresh vegetables with your choice of
our housemade dressings.
Add to any Salad:
Chicken Breast: 4.25
Tuna Steak: 6.00
Salmon Filet: 5.50
Grilled Shrimp Skewer(6): 5.50
Crab Cake: 6.25
Fried Oysters: 7.00
Mrs. Gail’s Chicken Salad: 5.25
All sandwiches are served with french fries and a dill slice.
With Cheese add .50¢ • Maple Pepper Bacon add 1.50 • With Beer Battered Onion Rings add 2.25
* Denotes Vegetarian
”Mrs. Martha’s” Tuna Salad Sandwich 8.50
Fresh Gulfstream tuna salad served in our housemade pita bread with lettuce and tomato.
Renee’s Tuna Melt 9.00
Fresh tuna salad melt on toasted rye bread with cheddar cheese and sliced tomato.
Fresh Tuna Steak Sandwich 9.25
Fresh locally caught tuna, grilled or blackened, on a Kaiser roll with lettuce and tomato.
The Caesar Wrap 9.25
Grilled chicken breast with Romaine lettuce, zesty fried onions and Caeser dressing wrapped in a fresh tortilla.
“Mrs. Gail’s“ Chicken Salad Sandwich 8.75
Gail’s secret recipe that includes all white meat and walnuts stuffed in our housemade pita bread. Our biggest crowd pleaser!
Pelican’s Housemade Crab Cake 9.50
Jumbo lump crab cake lightly fried and served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce and tomato.
Fresh Seafood Po’ Boy 9.75
Changes daily. Please ask your server. Served on a grilled sub roll topped with Crescent City slaw.
Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich 9.00
Eastern NC style pulled pork bbq with housemade slaw on a fresh baked bun.
“BLT & Chee” Wrap 8.00
A family favorite. Crispy maple pepper bacon, lettuce, tomato and your choice of cheese wrapped in a fresh tortilla with basil mayonnaise.
Veggie Pita* 7.50
Our housemade pita bread stuffed with sweet peppers, carrots, cucumbers, red onions and tomatoes, served with ranch.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich 8.25
A grilled breast of chicken served with lettuce and tomato on a fresh baked bun.
French Dip 9.50
Thinly sliced prime rib on a toasted sub roll with provolone cheese and au jus.
Kitty Hawk Beach Burger 8.50
A juicy 8 oz. Angus Burger grilled to perfection, served on a sourdough roll with lettuce and tomato.
Pelican Specialty Sandwich Bar
Select Ground Beef 8.50 or Boneless Chicken Breast Filet 8.25 ~ Always Tastefully Prepared
Served on a fresh baked bun with french fries and a Kosher dill slice.
The Black & Bleu ~ Blackened with Bleu Cheese and fresh cut,
zesty fried onions add 1.25
The Tarheel ~ Barbeque sauce, Maple Pepper bacon, topped
with Swiss Cheese add 1.75
The Alpine ~ Mushrooms sautéed in a demi glace and topped
with Swiss Cheese add 1.25
The Cowboy ~ Barbecue Sauce, bacon and cheddar cheese served on Texas corn toast add 2.00
Tsunami Tuna 10.25
Sesame seared Yellowfin tuna with chilled soba noodle salad,
soy reduction, wasabi aioli and sweet chili sauce.
Vegetarian Pasta 8.25
Today’s Pasta tossed with the freshest seasonal vegetables and
tomato basil cream sauce.
Baja Lime Rubbed Mahi 9.50
Served with cumin black beans, guacamole, housemade salsa
and chipotle crème fraiche.
“Mrs. Martha’s” Fresh Tuna Salad 9.00
Fresh Gulfstream tuna salad served with baby greens, fresh
vegetables and your choice of dressing.
“Mrs. Gail’s” Chicken Salad 9.00
Gail’s secret recipe with all white chicken breast and chopped
walnuts, served with crisp greens, fresh vegetables and your
choice of dressing.
Chicken breast, mushrooms, roasted peppers and penne
pasta tossed in a creamy béchamel sauce topped with house
cheeses and baked in our wood fired pizza oven.
Fried Seafood Baskets-Golden fried, served with coleslaw and
french fries. No combos please.
Greek Spiced Seared Salmon 10.50
Served over garden rice with sautéed mushrooms, oven roasted
tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese and aged balsamic reduction.
New York Strip 17.25
Grilled to your liking and served with french fries and
housemade slaw. Have dinner for lunch!
“Dixie’s Finest” Shrimp & Grits 10.50
Plump shrimp sautéed with garlic, onions, tomatoes and
Tabasco butter sauce, served over jalapeno cheese grits.
Grilled Cheese Quesadilla 7.25
Served with guacamole, housemade salsa and cumin black beans.
With grilled chicken breast 9.25
Add a Side Salad to any sandwich or lunch entrée
with your choice of dressing for only 3.25
When the Wright Brothers telegraphed the world over 100 years ago from this very building, little did they know that through the power of flight we would be able to experience the flavors of the world. Now, you too can taste those exotic flavors in Black Pelican’s Global Cuisine.
For Your Enjoyment
Black Pelican dinner guests receive a complimentary basket of hearth baked, fresh pita bread. Additional baskets are available for 2.00. Enjoy!
Fresh Fishes – Tastefully Grilled 19.00
Choose one of our fresh cut fish filets served with garden rice and sautéed seasonal vegetables. Select your choice of:
Tuna, Salmon, Mahi or Our Fresh Catch of the Day
At your discretion, choose one of our four tasteful options to flavor and enhance your selection this evening.
Ala Oscar Asparagus, crabmeat and hollandaise add 6.25
Ala Greek Sautéed mushrooms, oven roasted tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese topped with a balsamic reduction add 4.00
Ala OBX Blackened with Carolina roasted corn salsa add 3.25
Ala Amandine Toasted almonds with a delicate white wine butter sauce add 3.25
PELICAN SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
Pelican’s Housemade Crab Cakes 22.00
Delicately fried jumbo lump crab cakes with Tuscan remoulade,
garden rice pilaf and vegetable du jour.
Southern Fried Flounder and Shrimp 20.25
Lightly breaded fresh NC flounder and plump shrimp fried to
perfection, served with garden rice pilaf and vegetable du jour.
Add crab cake for 6.00. No substitutions please.
Tuna Nagano – A House Specialty! 19.25
Thinly sliced Cajun sesame seared ahi tuna served very rare and
chilled with Napa cabbage salad, pickled ginger, soy and wasabi.
Try it with warm or cold saki.
“Dixie’s Finest” Shrimp & Grits 19.75
Plump shrimp sauteéd with garlic, onions, tomatoes and Tabasco
butter sauce served over jalapeno cheese grits.
Baked Shrimp and Crab 22.25
A boat of fresh shrimp and jumbo lump crabmeat baked to
perfection and topped with a beurre blanc sauce, served with
garden rice pilaf and vegetable du jour.
Wanchese Fishermans’ Risotto 22.25
Scallops, shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat and bacon sautéed with
sweet corn, tomatoes and baby spinach folded into creamy
roasted garlic risotto topped with crispy sweet potato nest.
Golden Fried Scallops 29.00
Served with Saffron rice and fresh vegetable du jour.
The Frogmore Clambake19.00 For 2 37.00
A Kitty Hawk tradition featuring steamed shellfish and vegetables
that include plump mussels, clams, oysters, spicy shrimp, and
Andouille sausage plus steamed corn on the cob and red potatoes.
PORK, BEEF & CHICKEN SELECTIONS
Slow Roasted Pork Shank 18.50
With ancho raspberry reduction, Kahlua mashed sweet potatoes
and vegetable du jour.
Classic Filet Oscar 32.50
8 oz. beef tenderloin topped with lump crabmeat, asparagus and
hollandaise sauce, served with housemade mashed potatoes and
vegetable du jour. Served without Oscar toppings 26.25
Rack of Ribs 19.50
Slow Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs, char grilled in our own
Black Pelican barbeque sauce, served with housemade mashed
potatoes and vegetable du jour.
Black and Bleu Strip Steak 23.00
Blackened New York Strip Steak crusted with Bleu Cheese and
zesty fried onions, served with demi glace, housemade mashed
potatoes and vegetable du jour.
Prime Rib – A Black Pelican Specialty!
Captain’s (16 oz.) 21.50 • 1st Mate’s (12 oz.) 17.50
Served with housemade mashed potatoes, vegetable du jour and au jus.
Find out why wintertime Friday’s are so popular at the Black Pelican.
OBX Chicken and Ribs 19.50
Blackened Chicken Breast topped with Carolina roasted corn salsa and BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs served with Kahlua mashed sweet potatoes and fried okra.
Chicken Marsala 19.00
Grilled Chicken breasts with mushroom marsala demi glace, smoked Gouda mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable du jour.
Carolina Combo 19.00
Eastern Carolina pulled pork barbecue and fried corn meal dusted catfish with cool cucumber relish, southern coleslaw and butter grilled jalapeno corn toast.
Marinated Grilled Portabella Mushrooms* 16.00
Over smoked Gouda mashed potatoes topped with sautéed
mushrooms, spinach, roasted tomatoes and feta cheese, finished
with aged and white balsamic reductions.
Vegetarian Pasta* 15.25
Today’s Pasta tossed with the freshest seasonal vegetables and a
tomato basil cream sauce.
* Denotes vegetarian
To ensure the highest quality, pizzas from our wood-burning oven are served immediately.
No substitutions on specialty pizzas please. Thank you for your cooperation. Dinner size pizzas are about 9 inches.
NOW AVAILABLE… Gluten Free 10” Crust upon request…. add 2.50 to dinner pizza price.
House Cheeses consist of fontina, gruyere, mozzarella, romano and parmesan blend.
Classic Pepperoni 13.25
Tomato sauce, lots of pepperoni, house cheeses and oregano.
White Seafood 14.25
Creamy béchamel sauce, shrimp, scallops, house cheeses,
scallions, oregano and a pinch of Old Bay.
Tomato sauce, Andouille sausage, tender steak, bacon,
pepperoni, house cheeses and oregano.
Basil pesto sauce, sliced roma tomatoes, house cheeses, scallions,
Chesapeake Bay 15.25
Creamy bé chamel sauce, lump crabmeat, sweet corn, crispy
bacon, house cheeses and Old Bay seasoning.
Creamy béchamel sauce, roma tomatoes, baby spinach, crispy
bacon, house cheeses, and oregano.
Creamy bé chamel sauce, pineapple tidbits, house cheeses,
oregano, scallions and your choice of chicken or bacon.
Herbed garlic oil, sliced roma tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese,
kalamata olives, house cheeses, oregano, pepperoncini and scallions.
Bar-B-Que Chicken 14.25
Housemade barbeque sauce, wood fired roasted chicken, smoked
gouda, red onions, house cheeses, fresh cilantro and oregano.
Black Pelican 14.25
Tomato sauce, shrimp, Andouille sausage, sweet peppers,
scallions, house cheeses and oregano.
Basil pesto sauce, mushrooms, sweet peppers, onions, spinach,
tomatoes, pine nuts and house cheeses.
BBC (beef, bacon, cheddar) 14.25
Tomato sauce, tender steak, crispy bacon, oregano, cheddar
and house cheeses.
Pelican Five Cheese* 11.25
The classic pepperoni with red onions, sweet peppers
and jalapeno peppers (Some like it hot!)
* Denotes Vegetarian
Create Your Own Pizza lunch 6.25/dinner 11.25
Choose from the following toppings: tomato sauce, creamy bé chamel, barbeque sauce, basil pesto sauce or herbed garlic oil base with mozzarella and oregano.
VEGETABLES 1.30 Choose Sliced Roma Tomatoes • Baby Spinach • Pineapple • Jalapeno Peppers
Scallions • Pepperoncini • White Mushrooms • Kalamata Olives • Sweet Peppers • Red Onions • Corn • Roasted Red Peppers
MEATS 2.00 Choose Crispy Bacon • Pepperoni • Tender Steak • Andouille Sausage • Chicken
SEAFOOD 2.50 Choose Shrimp • Scallops • Anchovies • Crabmeat
SPECIALTY CHEESES 1.30 Choose Feta • Smoked Gouda • Fontina/Gruyere • Cheddar
1/2 lb 10.00 – 1 lb 18.50
Oysters (served steamed only)
1/2 doz – Market doz. Market
Clams (served steamed only)
1/2 doz – 6.00 doz 10.00
New England Mussels
1/2 doz – 7.50 doz 13.50
Snow Crab Legs
1/2 lb – Market 1 lb – Market
Dungeness Crab Legs
1/2 lb – Market 1 lb Market
The Frogmore Clambake 19.00 For 2 37.00
A Kitty Hawk tradition featuring steamed shellfish and vegetables that include plump mussels, clams, oysters, spicy shrimp, and Andouille sausage plus steamed corn on the cob and red potatoes
Fresh Vegetable Platter 9.00
Steamed sweet corn, red bliss potatoes and traditional vegetable medley, served with melted butter and parmesan cheese.
“GO GREEN!” with steamed Edamame beans in the pod with sea salt flakes 7.00
Side Orders & Beverages
Boiled Red Potatoes 2.00
2 Piece Basket of Pita 2.00
Seasonal Vegetable du Jour 2.00
Bucket of Fries 4.50
Ear of Corn 1.60
Fried Okra 2.80
Jalapeno Cheddar Grits 2.00
Traditional Vegetable Medley 2.00
Sour Cream 60¢
Mashed Potatoes 1.80
Steamed Bean Medley 2.00
Sweet Potato Mashers 2.00
Fresh Brewed Tea (sweet & unsweetened) • Hot Tea • “Kill Devil Coffee” Regular or Decaf • Pepsi • Diet Pepsi • Sierra Mist • Dr. Pepper • Mug Root Beer • Pink Lemonade • Milk • Chocolate Milk • Fiji Water • Black Pelican Bottled Water • San Pellegrino
House Pours Glass
Redwood Creek Chardonnay $5.5
Redwood Creek Pinot Grigio $5.5
Woodbridge White Zinfindel $5.5
Redwood Creek Merlot $5.5
Redwood Creek Cabernet $5.5
On The Lighter Side Glass/Bottle
Vinhas Atlas, Portugal $6/22
A refreshing twist on Pinot Grigio.
Crisp, Citrus… Refreshing.
Relax Riesling, Germany $6/22
Peach, Apple… Semi-Sweet.
The Lightkeeper, North Carolina $6/22
Blend of Muscadine, Cabernet & Merlot
Strawberry, Cherry, & Grape… Fresh.
A portion of the proceeds from this wine go to
fund the mission of the OBX Conservationists.
Winning Whites Glass/Bottle
Rex Goliath Pinot Grigio, California $6/22
Peach, Pear, Apple… Slightly Spicy.
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, Italy $7/26
Tropical Fruits… Crisp.
Maso Canali Pinot Grigio, California $8/30
Tropical Fruit Flavor…Unique Body.
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand $6/22
Crisp, Grapefruity… Vibrant.
St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc, California $7/26
Lime, Honeydew, Pineapple… Bright.
Toasted Head Chardonnay,California $6/22
Vanilla & Butterscotch… Creamy Finish.
Simi Chardonnay, Sonoma $7/26
Apricot, Pineapple… Citrus.
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, California $8/30
Fruit, Vanilla….Lingering Finish.
Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, California $9/38
Oaky, Buttery, Full Mouth Feel.
Riveting Reds Glass/Bottle
Mirassou Pinot Noir, California $7/26
Deep Red Fruit, Floral, Spice.
Estancia Pinot Noir, Monterey $7/26
Spice, Berry Flavors… Supple Finish.
Red Rock Merlot, California $6/22
Black Cherry, Plum, Boysenberry… Soft.
Wild Horse Merlot, California $7/26
Cherries, Herbs, & Smokey Oak… Dry.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Corolla Wild Horse fund.
Alamos Malbec, Argentina $6/22
Cassis & Black Raspberry…Rich.
McWilliams Shiraz, Australia $6/22
Rich, Blackberry…Well Balanced.
Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel $6/22
Jammy flavors & spices… Smooth.
Da Vinci Chianti, Italy $7/26
Plum, Peppery Notes… Lively.
Apothic Red, California $6/22
Blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, & Merlot.
Rhubarb, Blackberry… Intense.
Dreaming Tree Red Crush $7/26
Smokey Berry & Raspberry Jam.
A special Blend by Dave Matthews & Steve Reeder.
Coastal Collage, North Carolina $7/26
Bordeaux… Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc.
Black Cherry & Currant… Oak.
A portion of the proceeds from this wine go to the
North Carolina Coastal Federation.
Louis Martini Cabernet, California $7/26
Currant, Plum… Smooth.
Liberty School Cabernet, California $8/30
Black Fruits, Pepper… Satisfying.
Lafayette Brut, California $6.00 Split
Chandon, California $8.00 Split
Charles de Fere, France $28.00
Moet & Chandon White Star, France $70.00
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, France $80.00
Draft & Bottled Beers
Select 16 oz. or pitchers of:
Stella Artois • Bass • Bud Light • Guinness • Blue Moon • Fat Tire
Corolla Gold • Pelican Nut Brown Ale • Black & Tan (16 oz only)
Budweiser • Bud Light & Bud Light Lime • Miller Lite • Coors Light • Yuengling
Michelob Light & Michelob Ultra • Landshark • Ice House
O’Doul’s • Haake/Beck
CANS… ALL SIZES…
Busch • Pabst Blue Ribbon • Fosters (25 ounce) • Tecate • National Bohemian • Kirin Ichiban (24 ounce)
IMPORTS & MICROBREWS
Amstel Light • Heineken • Corona & Corona Light • Sierra Nevada • Red Stripe
Samuel Adams • Ranger IPA