The North Carolina Coast Restaurants

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  • 1. Blue Moon Beach Grill

    $$$ | Seafood

    Once in a blue moon, you have to taste life on a sandbar," says the sign over the bar at this small, quirky, and locally popular restaurant...Read More

  • 2. The Blue Point

    $$$$ | American

    The Outer Banks' first farm-to-table restaurant, this upscale foodie haven marries Southern roots with contemporary flair and Currituck Sound...Read More

  • 3. The Flying Melon Café

    $$$$ | Seafood

    One of the, if not the, top restaurants in Ocracoke, the Flying Melon focuses on seafood with Louisiana Creole and Southern twists (the owners...Read More

  • 4. Basnight's Lone Cedar Café

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Hearts were broken when this restaurant, owned by powerful North Carolina senator Marc Basnight and family, burned in 2007, but it was rebuilt...Read More

  • 5. Beaufort Grocery Company

    $$$$ | American

    Despite the name, Beaufort Grocery Company is actually a quaint little restaurant in Beaufort's historic district, run by a couple who have...Read More

  • 6. Catch

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Native Wilmingtonian chef Keith Rhodes is a James Beard Award nominee and Southeast finalist who sources local seafood for inspired Asian- and...Read More

  • 7. City Kitchen

    $$$ | American

    Dining at the marina is a pleasant experience with City Kitchen, a small-plates restaurant and cocktail bar with outdoor seating and excellent...Read More

  • 8. Clawson's 1905 Restaurant and Pub

    $$ | American

    A combination of fresh seafood, local beers, and live music make this waterfront restaurant a popular spot, especially for lunch. Housed in...Read More

  • 9. Cow Café

    $ | Café

    Find ice cream and cow-themed gifts and toys at this black-and-white-spotted café. Sandwiches, "cowlossal" all-beef hot dogs, "cowsadillas,...Read More

  • 10. Howard's Pub

    $$ | Ocracoke Village | American

    This long-established pub is a boisterous and friendly place to eat and drink, with a quick-footed staff who aim to please. Don't miss the fresh...Read More

  • 11. K38 Baja Grill

    $ | Midtown | Mexican

    Named for a popular surfers' point break in Baja, Mexico, where some friends once shared memorable roadside fish tacos, the K38—the mothership...Read More

  • 12. Owens' Restaurant

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks lifesaving station, is more like a museum...Read More

  • 13. Sam and Omie's

    $$ | Seafood

    Named after two fishermen, father and son, this no-nonsense shack opened in 1937 and is one of the Outer Banks' oldest restaurants. Fishing...Read More

  • 14. The Spouter Inn

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Dining at a shaded table on the Spouter's deck overlooking Beaufort Harbor and Taylor's Creek is one of life's treats; as boats glide by you...Read More

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