Featured Business Member – June, 2014
– by Tony Phillips
Olde Salty’s is located at 3 Boardwalk Ocean Front, Carolina Beach, NC. It’s a restaurant and bar owned by Brenda Armes. Brenda has owned Olde Salty’s since April 15th, 1994.
She also owned The Landmark restaurant at one time, but says she closed it “because she was competing with herself.”
Brenda and Olde Salty’s has survived over 5 hurricanes including Fran in 1996 which took off the front of her restaurant. That’s when Brenda opened the rear of her restaurant up as a smaller place named ‘A Little On the Side’. She did this so that her employees would still have jobs while the 2 months of construction restored the front.
Olde Salty’s is open year round and has much to offer visitors and locals. Regardless of the season, fresh food is served every day. Team Trivia is played each Wednesday night during the off season. Bowling competition is held in the back on Tuesdays and Shag dancing on Sundays. Brenda celebrates all festive holidays especially St. Patrick’s Day when she famously leads her own parade with shillelagh in hand around the boardwalk.
When asked how she came up with the name for Olde Salty’s, Brenda smiled and winked telling us that it was pulled from a hat in 1992 by then town Councilman Rick Burrows. I would love to have that slip of paper today.
Bring the family and friends to Olde Salty’s any day of the week for great food and fun but remember, unattended children will be fed to the sharks and no screamin’ kids are tolerated.
As Brenda says, “The Boardwalk is the best place in the world!”
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