dine on the Crystal Coast

Fine Dining

Few experiences stir the senses like dining on freshly caught seafood along the ocean’s edge. Our long history of fishing combined with North Carolina’s rich culinary culture has created a landscape of restaurants with roots as deep as the waters. Our Carteret Catch program even ensures you know which ingredients are caught or grown locally.

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Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar

Amos Mosquito’s is a casual, fine dining restaurant that serves an eclectic, made from scratch menu. We have a unique, outdoorsy décor and a covered patio overlooking Bogue Sound.

703 E. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

252-247-6222

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Island Grille

This is your beach hideaway, where fine dining combines with a casual Oceanside ambiance to provide you with an unforgettable evening. Spotlighted in Southern Living Magazine, NC Boating Lifestyle Magazine, Metro, and This Week Publications, The Island Grille enjoys a well-earned reputation as a favorite wine-and-dine haven for locals and vacationers alike.

401 Money Island Dr., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 240-0000

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Aqua Restaurant

Our menu is created to bring you the freshest seasonal items available presented with a creative touch. Aqua’s small plates offer you an exciting array of tastes in ‘just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature the freshest North Carolina seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.

114 Middle Ln., Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-7777

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Beaufort Grocery Co.

The Beaufort Grocery Company Located in Beaufort’s Historic District on Queen Street, between Front and Ann Streets, the Beaufort Grocery Company brings subtle grace and charm reminiscent of a French country Bistro to the local scene.

117 Queen St., Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-3899

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Front Street Grill at Stillwater Cafe

Great food and a coastal ambiance, can only equal an extraordinary dining experience! Front Street Grill at Stillwater is located in the renovated historic Topsail marine boathouse on the beautiful Beaufort Waterfront.

300 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-4956

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The Spouter Inn

Waterfront dining in historic Beaufort with panoramic views. Choice of indoor dining, bar or covered waterfront deck. Come relax in our bar and lounge area. Located in historic Beaufort, The Spouter Inn offers a fabulous meal in a charming, relaxing waterfront setting. Panoramic views of Taylor’s Creek, island horses, porpoises and sunsets compliment your dining experience.

218 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-5190

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Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar

Voted #1 Fine Dining in the Crystal Coast two years in a row, Kathryn’s offers first-class service and an incomparable menu. Kathryn’s is committed to ensuring a dining experience to remember. Visit Emerald Isle’s premier restaurant tonight to find out why diners are raving about Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar!

8002 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-6200

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Bistro By The Sea

The Bistro-by-the-Sea Restaurant and Private Banquet Facility is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Chef Tim Coyne, and General Manager Libby Eaton. We are conveniently located on Hwy 70 within a short walk to the Hampton Inn which is located on the water of Bogue Sound of Morehead City.

4301 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 247-2777

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Circa 81

Focusing on providing guests with a great dining experience is our top priority at Circa 81. Using some of the best ingredients from local providers, Circa 81 takes pride in offering a farm / sea to table menu as much as possible, supporting local fishermen and farmers.

4650 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 648-8300

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SoundSide Restaurant

We take pride in that SoundSide Restaurant is locally family owned. We strive for the highest quality in food, beverages, service, and atmosphere.

If you are looking for the best beef in Morehead City, NC come to SoundSide Restaurant where our chef will prepare your favorite cut of Certified Angus Beef over live charcoal!

5000 Hwy 70 West, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 648-8298

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The Cedars Inn Restaurant

Open nightly for dinner starting at 5 pm. Reservations are recommended. The Cedars Inn Restaurant is also available for special luncheons, business meetings, receptions, and other catered events. Please contact us for more information.

305 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 838-1463

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Parrott’s on 11th

Our menu is based on simple Carolina comfort food where the taste and quality stand for what we believe in. Parrott’s is your destination when dining downtown.  Coming to Parrott’s you will get a full experience- not only with our food prepared by Executive Chef Michael Perry, but also great wine and spirits. Oh yeah, and the service is great too.

105 S. 11th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 773-0532

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Pescara Wood Oven Kitchen

Coastal Italian restaurant located on the Atlantic Beach Circle featuring traditional, rustic Italian fare made with ingredients sourced from local farmers.

208 West Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 499-9300

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City Kitchen

Located on the second floor of Town Creek Marina in Beaufort, City Kitchen serves dinner and weekend brunch.

We are open seasonally so please be sure to call before giving us a visit!

232 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 648-8141

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Caribsea Restaurant

Seventy feet below, off the shores of Cape Lookout, lies a remarkable story, mostly untold. At 0758 hours on March 11, 1942, a cargo freighter and her crew of 28 men, sailing alone from Santiago, Cuba, to Norfolk, VA, met their fate in that stretch of coastal waters known as “Torpedo Alley.”

Spring of 2016, we will narrate this spectacular tale rich in historical inspiration through modern coastal cuisine, affording you the finest dining experience on the Crystal Coast.

Her name? Caribsea.

Sustainable local seafood utilizing modern cooking techniques. From local boats to our table–prepared with a Southern flair.

Prime certified angus beef. Aged up to 36 days in-house for maximum flavor, and simply prepared, showcasing the best of American ranchers.

Special techniques in preparing seafood and beef ensure food safety and  maximum flavor and texture.

8921 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, United States

(252) 424-8400

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Moonrakers

“Moonrakers,” named after the rectangle sail flown at the uppermost height of a three-mast 17th-century ship, will be a state-of-the-art, upper-casual dining, full-service restaurant with rooftop dining and bar lounge area located in the Beaufort Historical District.

A dining destination offering friendly, neighborly service, along with excellent food, Moonrakers Coastal Cuisine features a captivating dining room and bar overlooking the waterfront on the ground floor including 14-foot open ceilings, display kitchen, custom mural, acoustical sails, dedicated wine wall and a wood fired brick oven. The comfortable décor is centered around an inviting, light and airy coastal theme atmosphere featuring amazing original artwork of the area and sounds of local musicians for entertainment. The ground floor also includes a covered open-air dining space overlooking the coastal waterway.

The open-space second floor caters to larger group events accommodating up to 110 guests. Additional space and booking information is available, please call.

Finally, Moonrakers’ rooftop features an elevated Sky Deck with bar & lounge. At 35 feet, the name is appropriate and represents an important aspect of what the restaurant experience offers, amazing views of the waterfront and surrounding historic Beaufort.

326 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 838-0083

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