Dine in beaufort

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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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



“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


Mezcalito Grill & Tequila Bar

We are a modern Mexican cuisine restaurant that also infuses Latin dishes in the menu. Making us an out of the normal Mexican restaurants around. We start from home made salsa and chips to our mixes creating fresh margaritas daily.

521 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 292-8311


Roland’s Barbecue

Roland’s Barbecue has become a staple for all things barbecue in Beaufort, NC and the surrounding areas over the last 25 years. We have taken our passion and taste for great barbecue to build something amazing. Roland’s has become known for amazing barbecue, chicken, and seafood, along with catering service that can’t be beat.

1507 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-1953


The Spot Grill

The Spot Grill in Beaufort is serving up the best Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs around. This restaurant has been cooking up these old fashioned American favorites for over 60 years!

202 Wellons Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-4020


Finz Grill

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


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


No Name Pizza & Subs – Beaufort

No Name Pizza & Subs is owned and operated by Chris, John, Zack Manousaridis and Billy Michailidis. They’ve been in the area and serving the community since 1982. Chris and his brothers Zack and John and Billy, are known throughout Carteret County for their hard work and dedication to the community and to their customers. They have helped and watched the area grow from a small community to the beautiful area it is now.

408 Live Oak St., Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-4978


Dragon King

Chinese restaurant and buffet. Best Chinese food in town! Eat in or take out.

1728 live oak street Beaufort, North Carolina

(252) 728-2121


The Beaufort Cafe

This Beaufort restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Beaufort Cafe is one of the best restaurants on the beautiful Beaufort waterfront.

817 Cedar Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-4400


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


City Kitchen

City Kitchen is a true gem here on the Crystal Coast. Enjoy coastal views while dining on fresh, local and delicious menu options! And not only is the food outstanding but this is also an incredible spot to watch the sunset. Not to be missed! We are open seasonally so please be sure to call before giving us a visit!

114 A Town Creek Drive, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 648-8141


Turner Street Market

Serving breakfast, coffee, teas, deli sandwiches, snacks and other grab & go items.

133 A Turner Street, Beaufort NC 28516

(252) 838-9381


Dank Burrito – Beaufort

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


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


Ribeye’s Steakhouse of Beaufort

Located in Beaufort, each steak is served with an endless salad bar, choice of sweet or regular baked potato, and texas toast. We also serve our tasty “Simply Grilled” menu, consisting of your choices of grilled boneless chicken breast, grilled shrimp, grilled pork chop, and grilled salmon or tuna. Simply Grilled entrees are served with your choice of potato or steamed veggies and texas toast. Our fresh made endless salad bar may be added to Simply Grilled items for a small charge.

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

(252) 728-6105


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


The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Stop by and relax. Share some quality Beaufort Time with friends.

We offer specialty coffees, teas, ice cream and freshly-baked pastries and cookies for your pleasure.  Look for our breakfast and lunch specials – and check out our collection of exotic wood gifts and fine artisan chocolates – great gifts with a special Beaufort touch.

120 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-3066


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


Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store

We invite you to stop by and relax with a glass of wine or beer and a great selection of lite-fare. We offer free high-speed broadband for our customers, and we’ll never rush you along! You’ll feel at home while savoring coffee, tea, chocolates, cookies and tasty home-made soups, sandwiches, pizzas, quesadillas and more. Coffee shop specialties are available from the adjoining Beaufort Coffee Shop.

120 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-3066


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


Taste of China

Taste of China offers delicious dining and takeout to Beaufort. Taste of China is a cornerstone in the Beaufort community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

1506 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-7733


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


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 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.

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 whisky 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) 838-7250