Masala Bay Grill – New Waterfront Restaurant On The OBX!

A Taste Of India With A View Of The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is in for a real treat as the first authentic Indian Cuisine Restaurant opens its doors. Located on the northern end of The Wright Memorial Bridge, Masala Bay offers locals and visitors a taste of delicious North Indian food on the Currituck Sound.

Masala Bay has a beautiful, waterfront setting and fills a gap in OBX dining, providing genuine North Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers a special experience; with attentive service, unique ambience, full bar and delicious food.

Open for lunch and dinner, Masala Bay delivers a variety of hearty dishes and also excellent choices for vegans and vegetarians. Take-out party platter options are available – a convenient option for home celebrations and Outer Banks vacationers.

Indian cuisine is a combination of subtle flavors and as exotic as the people of India. To create Masala, we delicately blend meticulous portions of fragrant, pungent and warm spices from the four corners of the country. The blending and preparation of spices is a centuries-old craft and indispensable to Indian cuisine.

Each dish will have its’ own distinctive flavor and aroma. Our traditional dishes are rooted in the soil of Northern and Southern India and they are prepared in our restaurant as we would in our own homes.

Masala Bay's creations are rich and intense including tender and juicy Chicken Tikka Masala, nuanced Lamb Vindaloo, perfectly seared Sea Bass and more. The garlic bread, robust chutneys, and well-chosen wine list alone merit a visit. Generations of Indian culinary tradition presented by gracious servers amid tasteful décor and a beautiful sound front setting awaits you.

Masala Bay Grill is a waterfront restaurant with simplistic interior that embraces coastal elements. Indoor seating creates the feeling of shared experiences and a community vibe that enhances the laid back atmosphere while outside patio seating takes full advantage of the Currituck Sound.

Dine amongst the beautiful birds that line the sound and take in the views for a luxurious evening without the pressures of a formal atmosphere.


Open Tuesday to Sunday
12pm - 3pm
5pm to 9pm

9175 Caratoke Hwy, Point Harbor, NC 27964
Call (252) 863-3001

Point Harbor
*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-863-3001 for current hours.
  • Tuesday11:30AM-10:00PM
  • Wednesday11:30AM-10:00PM
  • Thursday11:30AM-10:00PM
  • Friday11:30AM-10:00PM
  • Saturday11:30AM-10:00PM
  • Sunday11:30AM-10:00PM
The Cotton Gin

The Cotton Gin

For those traveling to the Outer Banks, The Cotton Gin is a beloved landmark with its large windmill and picturesque gardens. The Cotton Gin has stood in the same location since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing to a gift store with 4 locations. Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience in our main store in Jarvisburg, as well as our beach stores in Corolla, Duck, and Nags Head. Explore room after room filled with décor for your home and coastal fashions for both men and women. Discover the brands you really want, like, Vera Bradley, Vineyard Vines, La Mer Luex, Simply Southern, Lindsay Phillips, Scout, Pandora, Kameleon, Brighton, Spartina, Tommy Bahama, Southern Tide and Salt Life and Old Guys Rule - all under one roof!


Don’t forget the gourmet market, or shop our beautiful linens for your bedroom and bath. We also feature coastal books and fine art, or just a whimsical fun gift to bring home to family and friends. Stop by soon and don’t forget to try our estate grown wines in our stores or visit our vineyard and winery, Sanctuary Vineyards, located adjacent to the original Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg.


Most know The Cotton Gin as a must-stop shop for fine gifts, beachwear, souvenirs and so much more, but this retailer has a long-standing history within the Outer Banks. A local landmark that holds almost a century of memories, The Cotton Gin started from humble beginnings and continues to adapt to the times and tourists. Tommy Wright’s family has been in the Outer Banks for nearly 200 years. His great-great grandfather, Jacob Francis Wright, shipwrecked in Duck back in the early 1800s. Calling these barrier islands his new home, Wright and his family acclimated to their new environment.


Adaptation is a common theme for the Wright family. Tommy and his wife Candace, who continue to steer The Cotton Gin, have seen not only their business change with the times, but the Outer Banks as a vacation destination as well. A farm market in Jarvisburg eventually transformed and flourished into several retail locations dotting the Outer Banks.


“As the area changed and tourism took off in the 1960s, the family saw people coming for vacations, so they began to grow vegetables and things developed from there,” says Tommy Wright. The Wright family expanded upon the farm market and began to remodel a working cotton gin, later transforming the gin into The Cotton Gin general store in the late 1960s. While the additions to the farm store drew visitors, it was their encounters with the Wright family that kept people coming back year after year, which is something that remains true today.

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