Here are some of our favorite restaurants, with ordering hints and links to help you decide where and what to eat!
Beaufort Restaurant Guide- Great guide to some of the best restaurants and fun culinary events in Beaufort!
Aqua Restaurant – 114 Middle Ln, Beaufort
Outdoor patio dining, tapas, great bar!
Beaufort Grocery Co – 117 Queen St, Beaufort
Excellent casual restaurant. Lively café with great food and a small sidewalk patio for outdoor dining.
Blue Moon Bistro – 119 Queen St, Beaufort
This is tops for fine dining in Beaufort.
City Kitchen – above Town Creek Marina, 232-A West Beaufort Rd, Beaufort
Fabulous! Waterfront dining on Town Creek. Fantastic chef! Splendid food. Beautiful water views.
Front Street Grill at Stillwater – 300 Front St, Beaufort
Great food and atmosphere. Waterfront outdoor dining and bar. Order the “painkiller” at the bar!
The Spouter Inn – 218 Front St, Beaufort
Waterfront dining and outdoor seating. They have their own bakery! Great crabcakes. Go here for a crabcake appetizer and a drink and pick up some baked goods. Docks for guests arriving by boat.
Royal James Cafe – 117 Turner St, Beaufort
Beer, burgers, pool tables.
Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store – 120 Turner Street, Beaufort
Cozy wine bar and coffee shop. Serving a few nice food items daily like soups and quesadillas. You can pick up a great sandwich in the coffee shop to take on your picnic.
Boardwalk Cafe – 510 Front St, Beaufort
Beaufort Cafe – 817 Cedar St, Beaufort
Basic diner type breakfast.
The Spot Grill – 202 Wellons Dr, Beaufort
Hole in the wall not to miss! Local seafood. Fried fish plates, shrimp burgers, shrimp baskets, burgers and such.
No Name Pizza – 408 Live Oak St, Beaufort
Easy, casual. Drive thru window for pick up! Good pizzas!
Island Grille – 401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach
Barbara’s favorite! Tiny. Excellent food.
Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant – 703 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach
Great food! Fun setting. Waterfront on Bogue Sound with nice views.
Pescara – 208 West Dr, Atlantic Beach
Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q – 1167 Salter Path Road, Salter Path
Walk up window serving burgers, smoked pork, seafood sandwiches and best shrimp bugers on the Crystal Coast!
Dank Burrito – 4135 Arendell St, Morehead City
Great modern burritos! Super casual. Keep an eye out for their food truck too!
Grumpy’s (formerly Pete’s Diner) – 907 Arendell St, Morehead City
BEST breakfast! Very reasonably priced. Get the home fries…made fresh! They also make their own corned beef hash. Great skillets, omelets and benedicts!
Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzaria – 515 Arendell St, Morehead City
Great pizza. Also great burgers and sandwiches, homemade fries and potato chips!
Full Circle Cafe – 708 Evans St, Morehead City
Great upscale pizza and burgers! Beautiful and small. Downtown Morehead.
Circa 81 – 4650 Arendell Street, Morehead City
Great small bistro with tapas portions available and a tasty Sunday brunch.
Ruddy Duck Tavern – 509 Evans Street, Morehead City
Lively and casual waterfront dining. Great food. Servings tend to be very large.
El’s Drive In – 3706 Arendell Street, Morehead City
Classic drive in since 1959, serves up some of the best shrimp burgers, cheese burgers and bbq around town!