Lifestyles of Carteret County
Restaurants of the Crystal Coast
Dine fresh on the Crystal Coast! As a coastal community with deep fishing roots, fresh-caught seafood is, of course, a specialty. In fact, the Carteret Catch initiative guarantees a fresh-fish experience in 20 local restaurants, who’ve partnered with local fishermen to bring diners only the freshest tastes of the North Carolina coast! But, whether you’re a fan of the ocean-caught, or looking for something a little more land-based, there are plenty of options to be found, especially in the bustling communities of Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, and Morehead City.
Coastal Italian dining with an exhibition oven kitchen and a charming outdoor terrace.
A unique, southern take on a German beer garden complete with German dishes served with traditional German beverages.
It’s as unique as its name, featuring casual fine dining, marshlike decor, and Thursday night karaoke.
Southern favorites, like spicy shrimp and grits, served up fresh, alongside award-winning beer.
Unique dishes like sweet potato ravioli with blackfin crab served in a charming waterfront bistro in the heart of the Historic District.
French grace meets southern hospitality in a country grocery setting complete with crave-worthy dishes like Thai Rubbed Roast Duckling.
Craving seafood? Head to this seafood shack for all your fresh-caught favorites, like fried shrimp and hushpuppies.
Gourmet sandwich shop serving up fresh veggies, homemade dressing, and the finest deli meats on premium breads.
All meals are paired with an accompanying martini, though you can choose from a booze-free seafood dish with a twist.
Take your order from classes to exotic, or choose anything in between, from hamburgers to Mediterranean shrimp.
Featured in Cooking with Paula Deen for having one of the Best Burgers in America—topped with chili, slaw, mustard, and chopped onions.
Unique and laid-back atmosphere meets beautiful presentation and undeniably delicious classic and twisted dishes
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The dining here is pretty exceptional—but it's not all about the food! Discover the world of possibilities that await in the Crystal Coast!