More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.
The Channel Bass is under new ownership, and they are rocking a great menu and also offer live entertainment. Dine year round in a roomy yet casual atmosphere filled with tables and booths where you can enjoy everything from a burger and fries to a seafood dinner. The eatery features a full bar with draft and bottled beer and wine and mixed beverages. They have entertainment twice a week, which you can enjoy in the outdoor eating area. Lunch specials include old time favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, fish tacos, chicken tenders and oyster burgers. Munch on Hatteras nachos, Philly steak and cheese, calamari, steamed shrimp and skin-on French fries.
Dinner entrees are laden with fish choices including the catch of the day, shrimp, scallops, seafood cakes and platters, flounder, oysters, mussels and clams. Meat lovers will appreciate the 16 ounce hand cut, top choice ribeye. Order white or red wine or champagne by the glass or bottle. Draft beers include Guiness, Flagship IPA, Blue Moon, Bud Light and Yuengling. Enjoy a late night menu that includes snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, oysters Rockefeller and more. The kid’s menu is definitely kid-friendly with hamburgers, fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs and mozzarella sticks. Whether lunching, dining or have a late night snack, The Channel Bass has got you covered.