Trip Advisor awards Outer Banks Boil Company its highest honor for Family Friendly Dining

By on November 8, 2023

Travel Giant TripAdvisor Ranks This Outer Banks Restaurant #1 in the United States and #6 in the World for Family Friendly Dining

Outer Banks Boil Company, an experience driven, seafood takeout and catering company that specializes in signature seafood boils, has been awarded  Trip Advisor’s highest honor,  the Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Award.  According to the travel giant’s website the Corolla location  has been ranked as the #1 Family Friendly Dining Restaurant in America and ranks at an even more impressive- #6 in the world!

“We are stoked to be recognized by TripAdvsior as the #1 family-friendly restaurant in the US and #6 in the whole  world! All thanks to our customers who wrote such incredible reviews about their OBBC experience and the entire OBBC Corolla team for their amazing work and  consistent commitment to excellence!

Just over 10 years ago we started this business with one goal in mind; to make more than meals, but memories for each and every family we have the opportunity to serve. Outer Banks Boil Company was built to replicate a family beach tradition and to this day we honor that foundation as we have become tradition for countless families over the years.

This award is a true TEAM accomplishment and testament to our shared goal of always delivering quality ingredients, unreasonable hospitality and a unique dining EXPERIENCE to each and every family we serve!

CHEERS to the team and everyone who has made this all possible! “, remarks founder Matt Khouri.

In 2012 founder Matt Khouri had just graduated from the Cameron School of Business at UNCW with a desire to implement his senior project business plan in the Outer Banks.  Despite the fact that the  “business plan” received a “c”  from his professor, Matt  was undeterred.  Working from his apartment and swapping favors to get kitchen space in other local restaurants,  all while juggling 3 other part time jobs, Matt’s plan was taking off. With each passing year word spread and demand for the Outer Banks Boil Company experience grew, Matt gave up another part time job until he opened the Corolla location in 2016.

“Congratulations to the 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best winners,” said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at TripAdvisor. “The travel resurgence we’ve seen throughout the past year has even further heightened the competition. Ranking among the Best of the Best demonstrates that you have provided exemplary experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labor shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt. Cheers to another successful year!”

About Outer Banks Boil Company

What started as a college project for UNCW alum Matt Khouri,  the Outer Banks Boil Company is a unique seafood catering and take out concept that creates a  fun dining experience that gathers people around the table to enjoy a delicious and perfectly prepared signature seafood boil as an alternative to the traditional restaurant experience.  The brand currently has 11 locations in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida with additional locations in various stages of development. For more information about Outer Banks Boil Company, please visit

About Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 1 billion reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type. The subsidiaries of Tripadvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP), own and operate a portfolio of travel media brands and businesses, operating under various websites and apps.



Barnhill Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

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