Beaufort Waterfront: (within walking distance)

Aqua Restaurant:

114 Middle Ln / Facebook / Website / Chill eatery serving sophisticated, locally sourced seafood plates, with a selection of tapas.

The Spouter Inn:

218 Front St / Facebook / Website / Local seafood & baked goods served in a relaxed setting with a waterfront deck & boat docks.

Dock House Restaurant:

500 Front St / Facebook / Waterfront hangout offering a casual seafood menu & live entertainment in relaxed quarters.

Beaufort Grocery Co:

117 Queen St / Facebook / Website / Homey, wood-paneled bistro serving low-key lunches and more sophisticated New American dinners.

Blue Moon Bistro:

119 Queen St / Facebook / Website / Relaxed New American fine dining from local sourcing, served in quaint digs in a historic house.

Queen Anne's Revenge:

510 Front St / Facebook / Hub for local seafood, artisanal pizzas & craft beers, plus boutique labels from its wine shop.

Clawson's 1905 Restaurant:

425 Front St / Facebook / Website / Seafood, steaks, burgers & craft beers in a vintage space decked out with antiques & memorabilia.

Finz Grill:

330 Front St / FacebookWebsite / Breezy restaurant featuring a seafood-focused menu, cocktails & an outdoor deck with water views.

Beaufort Cafe:

817 Cedar St / Facebook / Great breakfast spot.


Morehead City Waterfront:

Red Fish Grill:

711 Evans St / Facebook / Website / Locally sourced seafood & daily specials offered in a relaxed venue with a bar & a few patio tables.

Ruddy Duck Tavern:

509 Evans St / FacebookWebsite / Seafood, gourmet burgers & thin-crust pizzas, plus beer, wine & spirits, in a waterfront setting.

Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant:

501 Evans St / FacebookWebsite / This circa-1938 seafood mainstay seats up to 600 in retro digs & offers overnight boat docking.

Floyd's 1921: (Not Waterfront!)

400 Bridges St / Facebook / Website / Southern dishes, steaks, seafood & live music in a white clapboard house with a patio & fire pits.