The Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen

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A Kitty Hawk Restaurant for Elevated Comfort Food and Drinks

The Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen is the latest culinary concept from celebrated Outer Banks restaurateur Tommy Karole, known for several northern Outer Banks restaurants, including the perennially popular Paper Canoe in Duck. Karole and Paper Canoe Head Chef Eric Anderson now bring their signature hospitality and innovative cuisine south to this casually hip Kitty Hawk restaurant at milepost 4.5 on the Bypass.

The Pony and the Boat (yes, the Lyle Lovett song “If I Had a Boat” inspired the name) offers fresh takes on comfort food classics – like Mom would make if Mom was a chef with a passion for sourcing top-quality ingredients and a commitment to creative preparation. For ultra-satisfying and sometimes surprising renditions of chicken pot pie, fried chicken, hand-carved turkey sandwiches, Outer Banks seafood, pot roast and stellar Southern-style sides, this Kitty Hawk restaurant offers something for everyone, including vegans, vegetarians and kids. This is comfort food done right, the kind you’ll want to savor with a glass of wine, an N.C. craft brew, a craft cocktail or with a selection from an extensive list of bourbons.

The Kitty Hawk Restaurant with a Friendly, Neighborhood Feel

The Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen welcomes diners into an inviting space with warm, reclaimed barn wood and wood treated in the Japanese fire-touched method of yakisugi. From the fireplace, natural light and inverted rowboat hanging from the cathedral ceiling in the main dining area to the stainless steel accents, subtle lighting and soothing blues in the spacious bar, this Kitty Hawk restaurant has the casual-cool feel of a modern neighborhood pub. Sit at the bar, in a cozy private booth or in the spacious main dining room, where tables can be configured for groups large and small.