What can the Outer Banks Restaurant Association do for you as a member?

  • Increase the visibility of your restaurant as part of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association (OBRA) year-round marketing efforts.
  • Benefit from the revenue provided by our events...Taste of The Beach, Fall Restaurant Week, and Spring Restaurant Week.
  • Expand your exposure on the high traffic OBRA website and Facebook group
  • Enjoy invaluable food service industry networking.
  • Improve your brand through the philanthropic efforts of our Association.
  • Influence marketing decisions at the regional level through our Association’s seat on the Dare County Tourism Board.
  • Amaze the world as an exclusive participant in the Outer Banks’ premier culinary extravaganza, OBX Taste of The Beach Weekend. (Recognized as a Top 10 Wine & Seafood Festival in the nation, awarded by Coastal Living magazine.)
  • Access to free ServSafe exam proctoring service.
  • Advertising credits available from select Associate members.
  • Benefits through Affiliate Membership in North Carolina Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Membership such as:
  • 20% discount on ServSafe products and required exams.
  • Discounts on services, insurance, credit card processing, music licensing, and more.
  • Access to restaurant industry legal counsel.Marketing & Sales

There has never been a better time to join the restaurant association. Sign up today for your chance to be part of all of these things and the exciting new opportunities being created everyday at the OBRA. Read our new Membership Benefits Guide to familiarize yourself with all the benefits of becoming a member of OBRA.


What are the membership dues per year?

Full-Service Restaurant Membership for one year (Sept-Sept) is $250 if paid by check or $258.75 if paying online*. We also offer a Small Restaurant/Take Out Membership for non-full-service or small (under 25 seats) eating establishment for $100 for one year (Sept-Sept) if paid by check or $103.50 if paying online*. Associate Membership is also available for one year (Sept-Sept) for $200 if paid by check or $206.30 if paying online* to any person/business interested in assisting the association in meeting its goals.

*paying online - Includes cc fees that OBRA incurs when processing your membership.

OBRA Application DOWNLOAD 
mail in a check with your application made out to
OBRA, P.O. Box 2283, KDH, NC 27948 


OR join online...

  1. Click the PayPal button below and pay for your membership
  2. Download and fill out the Application Form and mail or scan and email it to us


Full-Service Restaurant Membership - $250 plus an online payment fee


Small Restaurant/Take Out Membership - $100 plus an online payment fee


Associate Membership - $200 plus an online payment fee


When are the meetings?

OBRA meets monthly - usually on the first Wednesday - September through May (we are all so busy in the summer!) We meet at a different restaurant each month - where our host provides light refreshments - and we discuss upcoming events, marketing, membership, community issues and pending state and local legislation that may affect our industry.

Meeting dates and locations for 2022 season coming soon!


(New officers are elected at our October meeting each year.)

Andrea SullivanThe Jolly Roger Restaurant
(410) 490-7687

Vice President
Summer Copeland, Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant
(252) 205-5872

Jason Whitley, PowerPay Restaurant Solutions
(252) 475-1972

Lori Howell-Clark, East Carolina Radio
(336) 687-3661

Marketing Manager 
Quinn Capps, OBRA
(252) 216-9362