Tuesday, January 19, 2016

1718 Brewing Ocracoke

Many of our readers were disappointed when one of the island's most popular restaurants, the Cafe Atlantic, closed its doors more than a year ago. If I remember correctly, the Cafe, owned and operated by Bob & Ruth Toth, opened in 1988. Amy recently found these photos of the building when it was brand new.

This winter Garrick & Jacqui Kalna have been having the former Cafe Atlantic remodeled and expanded, and have plans to open a new venture there, the 1718 Ocracoke Brew Pub, in the spring.

I will publish more information about the 1718 Brew Pub as the grand opening approaches.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Capt. Horatio Williams and his schooner, the Paragon. You can read the story here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112115.htm


  1. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Wow, nearly 30 years in the food and beverage industry, Cafe Atlantic has something to be proud of to say the least. Will the 1718 Brew Pub be a fast casual approach to eating? Perhaps PH you can share your experiences with Pub Grub-- your most recent trip to Berlin did it offer opportunities for Pub Grub?? If so what meal is a go to fare for the Pub Grub fan??

    1. I don't know what Garrick's vision is for his new pub. I'll just have to wait and see. And I'm not much good at reviewing pubs since I seldom frequent them (I'm not much of a beer drinker).

  2. Cafe Atlantic was my favorite restaurant on the island. Sad it has been closed.