Dine in emerald isle

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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Great Wall

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant welcomes you to a pleasant and memorable dining experience. We feature authentic Hunan, Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine. We take pride in serving you the finest Oriental cuisine in the area. Our menu is a suggestion for your selection. The sauce is the magic ingredient, which blends the meat, poultry, seafood, or chicken with fresh vegetables to create unique dishes. Each dish is prepared to order.The spicy dishes are prepared to the degree of your taste. Please notice the dishes offered for the diet conscious – low in sodium and mildly seasoned. All dishes are cooked with vegetable oil.

8201 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, United States

(252) 354-3383


Flip Flops Donut Shop

Flip Flops Donuts have been described by customers not only as the lightest, fluffiest, best-tasting pastries they ever tasted but also the most generous in value. Our Flip Flops Donuts are the favorite breakfast food and day and night snack food option for the tens of thousands vacationers who visit Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast every year.

Flip Flops Donuts follows a  100 year old, original recipe using high quality, specially blended flour, pure vegetable shortening, and rich spices selected from among the world’s best.

7702-D Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 424-8171


Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill – Emerald Isle

Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill has some of the best Mexican food in the Morehead City, NC area with an atmosphere to match. Try us and you’ll be convinced!

140 Fairview Drive, Emerald Isle, NC

(252) 354-2800


Michaelangelo’s Pizza – Emerald Isle

We have been commiteed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service since 1989! We offer a wide variety of pizza, sandwiches and delicious Italian dishes for Lunch and Dinner.

8700 STE 11 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-7424



We are so pleased to welcome you to RuckerJohns! We are a family-owned business that first opened our doors in Emerald Isle over 25 years ago. Through the years our menu and locations have expanded, opening in Wilmington in 1993 and adding a third location in Greenville in 2008. As we have grown, our commitment to quality has remained the same. You can always expect fresh, delicious food made in-house daily. We cut our own fries, prepare our own salad greens and our dressings are homemade. We hand cut our steaks in-house and use Certified Angus Beef, even for our hand-pattied burgers. We use all-natural turkey and ham for our sandwiches, and our coffee is Certified Fair Trade. Everything is made to order, and your satisfaction is our utmost priority. If you have any special requests or dietary needs we are happy to accommodate you.

8700 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-2413


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


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


Surf’s Up! Grill & Bar

A locally owned restaurant, Surfs Up Grill & Bar  is the perfect spot to watch the waves, listen to tunes, and relax with friends and family. We offer delicious menu options and drink specials paired with a stunning view! Cool off with one of our frozen drink options (non-alcoholic available) while hanging out with friends or family. Watch your favorites sports teams on one of our several HDTV’s! Our friendly staff, spacious location, and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for private events, business meetings, or friendly gatherings. Our restaurant is conveniently located at the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle.

102 Bogue Inlet Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, USA

(252) 424-8252


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


The Shark’s Den Sports Bar & Grill

Nestled in Emerald Plantation on Emerald Isle, Shark’s Den is a locally owned and operated sports bar and grill, serving fresh, quality food that is prepared to order. From 18 different wings sauces and 13 variations of burgers, to hand-tossed salads and gigantic sandwiches, we’ve got something for you!  We offer a wide selection of craft, imported, and domestic beers as well as a full bar and a modest wine selection.  Stop in and try one of our 16 beers on tap, with 8 brewed in North Carolina!

8700 Emerald Drive #16, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-3030


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


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


Shepard Barbecue

Barbecue that breaks the boundaries of conventional cliches but still respecting techniques made and mastered by legends before us. We use all wood, and all heritage breed animals. We source local ingredients all over NC.

129 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle, NC

(910) 546-8184


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


9026 Reed Street, Emerald Isle, NC


Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries – Emerald Isle

Craving the timeless taste of delicious French Fries, ice-cold Pepsi and a juicy cheeseburger, fixed just the way you like it? Bring the whole family to Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries! At Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, we’re all about the American classics you know and love, from crispy onion rings to old-time rock n’ roll. Along with our fun, 50s-style atmosphere, you’ll enjoy favorites like our famous frozen custard, delicious hot dogs, mouthwatering cheesesteak sandwiches, delicious hot wings, and much, much more.

8700 STE 22 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-7100


4J’s Cafe and Bake Shop

Lattes, Cappuccinos, Chai lattes, Fruit Smoothies, Protein Shakes, Frappes, Cakes, Pastries & Cookies. We can also ship across the country!

8802-3 Reed Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, United States

(252) 354-4336


Circle Pizza and Subs

Visit Circle Pizza and Subs in Emerald Isle, NC if you are in the mood for pizza, Italian subs, pasta and much more.

7702-A Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC

(252) 354-8885


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



Have you ever sat back and thought “All I want to do is drink coffee and pet my dog”? Well now you can! Our mission at Muttigans is to provide a place you can hang out with your best friend whether they have fur or not. We call ourselves pet friendly, but your furbabies are not just tolerated here – they are truly welcome!

In addition to being a coffee shop serving some of the best lattes, smoothies and baked gods around, we are also a pet supply store.

We specialize in healthy food and treats, fun toys, supplies and a great selection of gift items for pet lovers.

Come by, grab a cup of coffee, spend time on our porch swings or rockers while your furry family member enjoys snacking on bully stick!

Our motto is “Paws and enjoy life” and we are here to help you do just that.

8101 Emerald Dr Emerald Isle, North Carolina

(252) 354-3410


El Zarape Mexican Restaurant – Emerald Isle

El Zarape Mexican Restaurant is a family owned authentic Mexican restaurant that features delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily.

8802 Reed Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-1120


Stir It Up

Come for the organic, free trade coffee; our locally baked and our gluten free treats, and an all-organic tea bar.  Stay for the small town charm, friendly faces, and work of local artists.

8700 Emerald Drive, Suite 1 Emerald Isle, NC

(252) 354-2643


Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Want to have your Ben & Jerry’s ice cream the way it was originally intended? Head into our locally owned and operated Emerald Isle ice cream shop and dig into any of our euphoric ice cream flavors in the way the first scoops were served up by Ben and Jerry themselves.

8204 Emerald Drive Unit 2 Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-8448


Lazzara’s Pizza & Subs

At Lazzara’s, we strive to give you the freshest pizza with a wide variety of toppings at affordable prices. We use only the most wholesome and natural ingredients with no additives, preservatives, nor artificial coloring. We use only 100% real cheese. Our dough is made fresh daily. Each pizza is carefully prepared to order beginning with our hand-tossed dough. Our quality ingredients ensure the best possible menu items available for your friends and family. We look forward to your visit and our service will be second to none!

9104-C Coast Guard Road Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-1211


The Sweet Spot

Come satisfy your sweet tooth at The Sweet Spot, the best spot in Emerald Isle to get hand dipped ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes and sundaes. You’ll also find a large selection of saltwater taffy, Jelly Belly’s, fudge, truffles, gummies and gourmet foods. We serve 48 flavors of Hershey’s® Premium Ice Cream, made with only the best and freshest ingredients. In addition to these yummy treats we also have a great selection of  jewelry, unique gifts and art work.

8201 Emerald Drive, ​Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-6201


The Village Market

The Village Market is a locally owned gourmet deli and sandwich shop that has grown to be an inviting breakfast and lunch destination for the Emerald Isle community.

7802 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-6592