We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Gem in Manteo”
Review of 1587 Restaurant

1587 Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 35 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to 1587 Restaurant! Here you will find World-Class chefs who blend the freshest of ingredients including herbs grown from the Inn's own gardens, today's Atlantic seafood, meats & fowl, and vegetables from the Outer Banks' finest growers. You'll dine in an atmosphere that is elegant but relaxed as you gaze through the large windows that frame a view of quaint Shallowbag Bay and a moonrise that is truly spectacular!
East Windsor, New Jersey
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gem in Manteo”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We have been enjoying this restaurant for 16 years now and we are never disappointed. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is so relaxing. If you come to Outer Banks this is a great restaurant for date night. One that should not be missed! Please make sure to order the seared scallop appetizer. It is to die for! If they ever take it off the menu, the customers would be so disappointed. All of the food is so fresh. You can't go wrong with any of their dishes. Pay special attention to the fresh fish options. So delicious!

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Nancy L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

199 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Outer Banks NC
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Best Restaurant in Manteo, Bar None!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

From the minute you walk in the front door, you will be treated like family. Not only is this restaurant quaint, romantic, but beautiful with a waterfront view. This reataurant has many crowning jewels. First, the food. It is my favorite restaurant in all my places of travel. I eat out often and find my way back there consistently. I love the innovative menu. If you are looking for fried seafood and meatloaf, skip it. If you have a pallatte for a meal to tickle your taste buds, c'mon, the front door is open and Theresa or Jackie will be glad to show you to your table. Perhaps a drink at the copper top bar before dinner? Matt, Brian, or Billy will be glad to serve you a killer martini or a craft beer of your choice. They do have Bud for those pallettes also! The servers, all of them, want you to have a dinng experience not just come for dinner. I feel like part of the family whenever I go there. As if that isn't enough, Donnie Just, proprietor extraordinaire, offer his local customers three different discounts a year that NO one in the restaurant business does for their customers. I love 1587, the Tranqul House Inn, which is beautful, and would certainly, without reservations, recommend this restaurant and Inn to all who travel here. Bon Appetit!

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Patty27954
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Happy Anniversary dinner”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had early reservations for our Valentine/ anniversary dinner and the food and staff were great. However, we heard others with late reservations experienced some menu choice shortages and did not have the same experience we had. So if you go here, be prepared for a great meal and a romantic atmosphere - but get in early.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Steve G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richmond, VA
Level Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Expected More”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

After all the great reviews of this place we had high expectations. We ate here on Valentine's Day so the menu was limited (they did not tell me this when I called to make reservations). We were limited to one steak dish, one chicken dish, and one lobster dish. I'm very picky about my steak and therefore rarely order steak in restaurants. I decided to take the plunge. My steak had a lot of grissle and was slightly overcooked. I should have sent it back and would have, had I known the price (which was not on the menu !).
The only good thing about this place is the ambience. We had a nice table overlooking the water.
Overall, for the prices, I expect more.

Visited February 2014
2 Thank dsexton789
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West Newbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant on the Outer Banks”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Had dinner at the restaurant on a quiet weeknight. We had a great seat at the window overlooking the water. The food and service were both excellent and we wish we could have gone back before we left the Outer Banks. The atmosphere was excellent - great place to go if you want to have a very romantic evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank firemarshalbill1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed 1587 Restaurant also viewed

Manteo, Roanoke Island

Been to 1587 Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing