Brian and Dara Packer knew they had found something special when they walked into Outer Banks Boil Company during a beach vacation in Delaware.
They loved the concept of being able to pick up a pot full of fresh, tasty seafood to boil at home. Even more, they loved that they could hire the professional staff to come to them to cater for a large group. It wasn’t until they relocated from Maryland to St. Augustine that they knew they had found the perfect place to open their own location.
They were quickly joined by General Manager Scott Dailey, who cut his teeth at the Outer Banks locations in North Carolina. And voilà, Outer Banks Boil Company is now open at 711 A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine Beach.
“It’s such a fun concept,” said Brian Packer, co-owner with wife Dara. “We obviously love the food — it’s delicious. But the real bonus is the connections we make with our customers. When we steam your boil for you, whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, family reunion, football tailgate — you name it — we do all of the work while showing you and your guests how to boil.”
Outer Banks Boil Company offers boils for in-house catering or pick-up to steam at home.
With the catering service, staff arrives an hour before it’s time to eat. They handle the cooking, serving and clean-up and can bring tablecloths, utensils and plates.
With the takeout option, diners can select a boil and schedule a convenient time to pick it up. The traditional boil is jumbo shrimp, red bliss potatoes, andouille sausage, corn and onions and is served with lemon, butter and Matt’s cocktail sauce. Variations feature clams, crab legs, lobster tails and more. They offer sides and dessert to round out the meal.
“Seafood boils are a dining tradition that is as relaxed, laid back and fun as the beach communities we serve,” said Packer. “Whether it’s your home, office or vacation rental, we bring everything you need — leaving only full bellies and smiles.”
Outer Banks Boil Company is open seven days a week from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, go to staugustine.outerbanksboilcompany.com.