The Ordinary

The Ordinary

109 South 6th Street Morehead City, North Carolina 28557 | (252) 622-4376

In Colonial America, the local tavern or inn was often called an “Ordinary” because that term was used to describe any business where one could buy a complete meal. The “Ordinary” was the most important business in any community as it offered travelers a welcome relief because traveling, whether by horseback, cart, wagon or coach was difficult and tiring. “Ordinaries” or taverns were often located near well-traveled roads, which also made it convenient for locals, as well. At the “Ordinary,” a traveler could enjoy good food and drink in a hospitable locale. Locals also liked going to the “Ordinary,” as it was a place where they could exchange information, gossip and conduct business while enjoying the same hospitality, food and drink enjoyed by the travelers. Here on the Crystal Coast, we have our mission for The Ordinary: the goal of re-creating the hospitality that the colonial “Ordinary” provided to its community. At The Ordinary, you will find an inviting tavern offering good food and drink with a friendly staff. The Ordinary is a modern version of the colonial tavern where locals and visitors alike will feel welcome and enjoy returning again and again.