Something that almost never happens on the Outer Banks is a new business-especially a restaurant-opening in the dead of winter. But Ladles, a soup and sandwich shop in Kill Devil Hills, has defied all expectations and opened in December.
Judging by the lines at the cash register, new owners Laurie Harvin and Vicky Katona got it right. It probably has something to do with the food they’re offering . . . homemade soup fresh daily, sandwiches and salads made to order and reasonable prices.
It’s located in what was once an Arby’s just south of Nags Head Hammocks on the Bypass, it seems to be the perfect place to go for lunch on a cold winter’s day. Having tried just about everyone of them, it can be definitely said that they’re all good, although the chicken noodle and turkey chile stand out as particular favorites. However, other reviewers have shown a clear preference for the Greek lemon chicken soup and she crab soup.
The sandwiches are every bit as good as the soup and they sell their soup by the quart, half gallon or pot.
If it’s this busy now, who knows it will be like in the summer, but that’s a good problem to have.