dine on the Crystal Coast

Seafood

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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El’s Drive-In

If you are looking for a fast food restaurant that serves the best fried chicken and barbecue, El’s Drive-In is the place to be. We have been satisfying the residents of Morehead City, NC and the metro area for over 55 years. Our restaurant is a local favorite for get-togethers, reunions, homecomings, and even wedding receptions.

3706 Arendell Street Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 648-7161

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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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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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The Ordinary

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.

109 South 6th Street Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 622-4376

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La Ceiva Mexican and Seafood Restaurant

La Ceiva Mexican and Seafood is an excellent place to stop by on the beach for authentic Mexican and local seafood as well as delicious Margaritas!

1010 West Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 499-9975

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Angie’s Lighthouse Cafe

Family friendly restaurant. We are serving the finest breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will have some of the best seafood that eastern N.C. has to offer.

833 Highway 58, Cape Carteret, NC, United States

(252) 393-1224

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Texas Steakhouse & Saloon

Texas Steakhouse offers fire-grilled steaks, salads of all kinds, seafood, chicken, ribs and other Texas classics. Take out too!

We are Steakology® experts here at Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, where there are menu items to suit every taste – from our signature fire-grilled steaks to our big-as-the-all-outdoors salads, seafood, chicken, ribs and other Texas classics.

Come on in and enjoy our fast and friendly lunch or dinner service – or bring a taste of Texas to your home or office with our carryout service

5025 Executive Dr., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 240-2633

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Sharky’s Bar & Grill

A place you can come for a great meal, a place to watch almost any game, play pool, throw some darts and have a few drinks after a long day.

3557 Cedar Island Rd (34.60 mi) Cedar Island, North Carolina 28520

(252) 515-9131

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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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Musashi Japanese Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Musashi Japanese Steak and Seafood Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant serving traditional Hibachi and Sushi in Moorehead City, North Carolina.

4330 Arendell St. # B, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 240-3431

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Southern Salt Seafood Company & Waterfront Restaurant

A historic Morehead City restaurant with a fresh new sea-to-table concept. Our fresh seafood is harvested by local fishermen; cleaned and prepared on site.

701 Evans St., Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 726-2166

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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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Jackie’s American Grille

At Jackie’s you will enjoy wonderful appetizers, house specialties, gourmet burgers, fresh seafood and signature steaks prepared by Chef Lewis Clements and his talented crew. Fine cuisine, modern ambiance and impeccable service will enable a truly memorable dining experience. To complement the unique dining, Jackie’s bar offers a full dinner menu, specialty cocktails, premium wines, and a wide array of craft, domestic, and drafts to suit every palate. Or maybe the bar menu, great company and nightly events is what you’re craving.

Accommodates 75 inside or 30 outside.

9106 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-8111

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Port of Call

A casual dining restaurant with a panoramic view of beautiful Bogue Sound! Located in the HEART of Salter Path, NC. We offer a mouth-watering menu adorned with certified angus beef, fresh local seafood, traditional Salter Path dishes, and many Port of Call originals. We have all ABC Permits and an extensive beer and wine menu that is sure to please. While you’re here, be sure to explore the rich heritage of the Salter Path people and become part of the evolution of this quaint fishing village.

1160 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC, United States

252-222-7677

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Shark Shack

Great Tranquil Atmosphere. Outdoor seating with great daily food and beer specials. Live Music on the Weekends and Cornhole ready for any day of the week!

100 S. Durham Avenue, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

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Captain Q’s Seafood and Smokehouse

Captain Q’s boasts a “gigantic” array of as much seafood as you can imagine & is the “Ultimate Dining Experience”  Seafood lovers will indulge in the freshest seafood from the Crystal Coast. Mouthing watering, All You Can Eat Crab Legs, Calabash Seafood, Oysters Rockefellers, Seafood Low Country Boil, Deviled Crabs, Blackened Salmon, Seafood Cakes. If your appetite doesn’t call for seafood, that’s not a problem. Indulge in the Smokehouse seemingly “Never Ending” carving station Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib.  Smokehouse array of meats, BBQ Beef, Glazed Ham, St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Sausage & more.

There’s still more.. an extensive variety of Savory Homemade Soups, Outrageous Salads, Raw Bar, Fresh Desserts & Breads. Sail on in for a True Nautical Dining Experience at Captain Q’s Seafood & Smokehouse.

1010 West Fort Macon Rd Ste 27 Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 499-0398

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Crab’s Claw

Pastry and Executive Chef Antoinette M. Oberci (Toni) has an extensive background with food, wine and pastries.  She and her staff specialize in quality Fine Caribbean Cuisine,  preparing only the freshest “Hand Selected”  locally caught fish.  The Restaurant is admired by many who come year after year to enjoy creative dishes while  overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Established in 1997, Celebrating 18 Years on the Crystal Coast!

201 W. Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-8222

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34° North Restaurant

A quick getaway to paradise is as easy as breezing into 34° North Restaurant. Guests, visitors, boaters, and locals alike will enjoy the newest dining destination on the Crystal Coast.

Our 200-seat waterfront restaurant features refined locally inspired Eastern North Carolina cuisine with fresh local seafood, hand cut chops, and seasonal ingredients. 34° North is renowned for its cuisine which is rooted in local farms and pristine waters.

Open to the public, 34° North Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, upscale dinner daily, and a full bar menu. The restaurant features a Weekend Brunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Dine on the wrap-around outdoor patio, a covered open-air dining space overlooking Taylor’s Creek and Rachel Carson Reserve, home to over 30 wild horses. Relax and enjoy a whiskey inspired classic cocktail, North Carolina beer, or glass of wine while you take in the amazing sunsets at 34° North Bar.

34° North Restaurant, located at the Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, 2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, 252-728-3000, www.34DegreesNorthrestaurant.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-3000

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Cox Family Restaurant

If you like home cooking, you will absolutely love Cox’s! It’s good food at a good price with great customer service! It’s the best around and you will definitely enjoy all our daily specials!! Come and visit us!

4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 726-6961

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Finz Grill & Eatery

Located on the Historic Beaufort, NC Waterfront, FINZ GRILL serves world class Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Wraps, Soups, Salads and More for lunch and dinner. While dining with us, relax, enjoy the view and the ambiance of our facility.

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

(252) 728-7459

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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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Nelson Bay Cafe

Nelson Bay cafe-family dining, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Specializing in local seafood, chicken and steaks. Daily lunch and dinner specials.

604 US Hwy 70, Sea Level, NC 28577, United States

(252) 225-0202

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La Perla

La Perla is a Spanish/Latin inspired Restaurant with Southern influences. Our menu changes seasonally. We are committed to sustainable seafood – our fish specials change depending upon what is caught fresh in local waters.

From September to April we have a wine dinner on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The dinners are 4 courses paired with 4 wines, and the wines are available for purchase.

305 Front Street, Beaufort NC

(252) 838-9032

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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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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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Dank Burrito

Restaurant and mobile food truck serving chef inspired tacos and burritos.

Dank Burrito is the winner of Mobile Cuisine’s National Food Truck Rookie of the Year for 2014.

4135 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 499-9677

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Royal James Cafe

The Royal James Café is a small destination located just off of Downtown Beaufort’s on-the-water Front Street, and is a local institution of sorts. A hang-out spot and restaurant since it was first opened more than 60 years ago, the café’s quiet exterior belies a fairly large restaurant as well as a slightly removed pool hall that’s filled with roughly a half dozen antique Brunswick pool tables. This makes Royal James Café a popular destination for the Happy Hour and evening crowd, but every day non-pool shark visitors can enjoy the establishment too, thanks to a hearty menu, rugged but inviting surroundings, and a casually laid-back atmosphere.

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

(252) 728-4573

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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 Ruddy Duck Tavern

The Ruddy Duck Tavern serves hamburgers, flounder, crispy duck and everything in between. No matter which fare you choose, you are sure to have a meal bursting with flavor. Ruddy Duck Tavern serves only fresh local seafood.

509 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 726-7500

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Oceanana Pier House Restaurant

Since 1959 the Oceanana Pier and Pier House Restaurant has been providing a fun place to eat and fish for families in Atlantic Beach. The Pier House was completely renovated in 2014 and our lunch and dinner menus have been updated to include excellent seafood at reasonable prices. And, as always, we still serve the “Best Breakfast on the Beach.

700 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-0863

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The Trading Post

This is the place to be. You can come enjoy a casually sophisticated atmosphere, enjoy great southern food, and make memories in the back yard.

8302 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594

(252) 424-8284

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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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Red Fish Grill

The Red Fish Grill menu strikes a balance of land and sea. Because we focus on local seafood, be sure to ask about our daily fresh fish specials!

711 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 648-8269

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Morehead Burger Co.

Angus Beef, Local Seafood, Fresh Ingredients, Great Burgers!!!

4045 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina

(252) 646-8570

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Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar

Snapperz’s casual Key West atmosphere will invite you to enjoy a drink outside under the live oak trees, while the one of a kind locally designed mosaic fireplace will create the perfect setting for your dining experience. Or have a seat at our custom designed curved steam bar and have a bucket of fresh steamed oysters, clams, crab or shrimp shucked barside.

3710 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 240-1313

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The Fish Hook Grill

Seafood and casual American fare.

980 Island Rd, Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531

(252) 728-1792

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Off The Hook

Our restaurant features local products, but infuses dishes we have experienced as we traveled around the world during our careers in baseball and surfing, and from working on a ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

We’ve taken dishes from other areas, infused it with local seafood, and created a menu that has a Caribbean-Central American feel with a Carteret County flare.

Our atmosphere is a little more modern, more contemporary than you would typically find on the Morehead City waterfront. In our opinion, we have the best location and the best ambiance of any building in Morehead, and that’s for a building that’s been here since the 1920s!

We invite you to join us for dinner, Sunday brunch, or one of our live music events. Relax and relish our view of the Morehead City waterfront while enjoying your favorite beverage.

105 S 7th St. Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 499-9150

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Fish Hut Grill

Welcome to Fish Hut Grill, your home place for relaxation and refreshment! Located on the Crystal Coast in Emerald Isle we offer local seafood, burgers, wings, tacos and cold drinks!

301 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina, USA

(252) 764-9060

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Dank Burrito

Restaurant and mobile food truck serving chef inspired tacos and burritos.

Dank Burrito is the winner of Mobile Cuisine’s National Food Truck Rookie of the Year for 2014.

300 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 838-9396

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White Point Take-Out

Fresh Local Seafood and Special Homemade Items.

101 Core Sound Loop Road, Ext. Atlantic, NC

(252) 225-1500

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Flipperz Family Bar & Grill

Serving Emerald Isle, North Carolina since 2001, Our menu contains a variety of dishes, specializing in seafood, steaks, salads, and sandwiches. Flipperz offers customers a cozy dining experience for all ages.

311 Mangrove Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-7775

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Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q/Island Pizza

Home of the best shrimp burger on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! No one passes the Big Oak without stopping for a shrimp burger or barbecue sandwich. Drive-in with window service.

1167 Salter Path Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-2588

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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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Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar grew out of a vision for a local establishment that would appeal to families of all ages. A place where friends and family can enjoy a great meal of primarily Oysters and Shrimp! But we’re more than just a seafood restaurant, we serve up fresh, delicious meals and creative cocktails in an environment that exudes relaxation. We cater to locals and tourists, providing them a place to enjoy a good time and watch a sporting event on big screens while taking in some of the local history.

707 Arendell St Morehead City, North Carolina

(252) 222-3811

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Seaside Galley

A casual lunch spot located in Harkers Island on the Crystal Coast. Great locally made clam chowder. The specials on the chalk board often offer their wonderful Oyster and Shrimp baskets. They make their own tartar sauce which is also great for dipping your French fries. Ms Mila Guthrie, a native downeaster, knows how to cook seafood and where to buy it locally: a recipe for a great meal at a great price. Good home cooking with a relaxed nautical atmosphere.

311 Harkers Island Rd., Harkers Island, NC 28531, United States

(252) 728-6171

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Table 9

Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar

1104 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 499-9032

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The Dock House Restaurant

The Dock House Restaurant was established in 1978. The Dock House, as the locals call it, has been serving the folks in Beaufort, North Carolina on the beautiful waterfront over looking Taylor’s Creek for over 30 years. The Dock House is a well known spot for listening to live music in Carteret County. Check out our music calendar for events on our boardwalk or in our newly renovated upstairs lounge. If you are looking for a cool place to eat you have found the spot. Dine inside or out on our patio overlooking the wild ponies on Carrot Island and the Rachel Carlson Reserve across Taylor’s Creek.

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

(252) 728-4506

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Bogue House Restaurant

BBQ – Seafood – Chicken

410 Cedar Point Blvd. (Hwy 24) Cedar Point, NC 28584

252-393-3030

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Snapperz Grill and Steam Bar

Snapperz has a coastal casual atmosphere comfortable for the whole family. At Snapperz we believe good food, good service and a good atmosphere are a winning combination for a night on the town for the whole family to enjoy, you can dine in our spacious dining room or head out to the Boat Bar, which is family friendly, and catch some live music ​on the weekends or your favorite game on one of our eight HDTV’s every Sunday.

8106 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-5722

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The Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Kitchen

At the Full Moon our motto is “Come as a stranger, leave as a friend!” We can’t wait to start making new friends in the Atlantic Beach/Morehead City area, while providing our customers with the freshest seafood and friendliest service around!

505 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, USA

(252) 222-7667

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Captain’s Table

Located in the heart of Morehead City on the Crystal Coast, the Captains Table serves breakfast all day along with regular menu.

4109 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 726-0253

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Clam Digger Restaurant

Motorcoach Parking Available

511 Salter Path Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 247-4155

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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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T&W Oyster Bar

A landmark in Western Carteret County, T&W Oyster Bar has been serving up the best selection of seafood and steamed oysters since 1971. Come check us out!

2383 Hwy 58, Swansboro, North Carolina 28584

(252) 393-8838

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Sanitary Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant

The Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant has been in business since 1938. In addition to a wide variety of seafood, we serve steak,chicken and several pasta dishes. Luncheon specials are served from 11 am – 3 pm; dinner menu available from all day. We now have our full ABC permit and are serving mixed drinks, frozen drinks, and more. There is ample parking in the front.

A floating dock is available for boaters (free if you’re just stopping in to eat, $25 to stay overnight).

501 Evans St., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 247-3111

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Blackbeard’s Grill & Steam Bar

Blackbeard’s Grill & Steam Bar is dedicated to serving quality foods that are prepared fresh using only local seafood and other ingredients. Local owners, who fished the area’s waters most their lives are dedicated to receiving the freshest seafood from their friends, family, and other harvesters in Eastern North Carolina. Without a doubt when you ask what our grill is known for the answer is simply, North Carolina Seafood. We are bringing fresh ingredients one step further, by incorportating them in our cocktails! Our Rum infusions will bring Caribbean flavors to the Crystal Coast.

1644 Live Oak St, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-3335

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Black Sheep

The Black Sheep Pizza Co. features brick-oven pizza, salads, charcuterie and cheese plates, craft beers, wines, and craft cocktails. We offer both indoor and seasonal outdoor seating on the Beaufort boardwalk.

Set among a collection of restaurants and shops on historic Front Street, Black Sheep is an excellent option for visitors who want to dine with an accompanying on-the-water view. Visitors and locals alike who would like to dine with view of Carrot Island and its wild horses, or experience the bustle of Taylor’s Creek, find the perfect spot in Black Sheep. Nestled in the heart of Beaufort, Black Sheep is a great destination for casual waterfront dining.

510 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 269-7272

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On The Rocks

On The Rocks Restaurant and Tavern offers casual dining with friendly service for locals and all who visit the Crystal Coast. From our 30+ item salad bar to lunch sandwiches and burgers to dinner entrees of steaks or local seafood, we strive to bring you the freshest and best flavors offered along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Our Executive Chef hand selects the highest quality foods and creates house recipes you’ll discover are loaded with flavor. Whether it’s one of our scrumptious appetizers like the Crow’s Nest with Smokey Chipotle Ranch or an amazing signature item like our Island Shrimp, you’ll discover exactly why locals love our dishes. And that includes the kiddos, they love our kids menu. We’ve sized our portions to satisfy… but save room for one of our desserts like our made-to-order funnel cake or key lime pie.

2604 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512, USA

(252) 773-4114

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Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub

Clawson’s homemade kitchen is known for killer shrimp & grits, fresh seafood, certified Angus Beef burgers and our variety of “Pub Food,” fresh sandwiches and salads and desserts.

All year long our pub offers beer features and drink specials. Each month we feature one North Carolina brewery, and we kick it off with a free tasting on the first Friday of the month.

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

(252) 728-2133

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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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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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Idle Hour Biergarten

The Idle Hour Biergarten is a modern, beach-side take on a German beer garden. Our food is all made from scratch in-house using fresh local ingredients.

121 East Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 773-0008

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The Crab Shack

Seafood served family-style.

146 Headen Ln., Salter Path, NC 28575, United States

(252) 247-3444

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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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