Restaurants in Morehead City, NC

Morehead City, NC, has a wide variety of restaurants. If you want to experience the history of Morehead City overlooking the water, visit Sanitary Fish Market which has been serving customers for 75 years or Captain Bill’s, which is the oldest restaurant in Carteret County since it dished up its first plate in 1938. Stroll along the waterfront to another favorite restaurant where locals gather at the Ruddy Duck Tavern. Park your car under the spreading live oak trees at El’s Drive-in near Carteret Health Care and the Carteret Community College and have a lip-smacking shrimp burger delivered right to your car window. Morehead City is home to a long list of well-known fast-food restaurants, but don’t be afraid to try one of these unique restaurants and many others which support local fishermen and farmers.

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Morehead City Restaurants

909 Arendell Street
Morehead, NC 28557
(252) 222-3272

Akai Hana offers traditional Japanese cuisine in a family-friendly relaxed atmosphere. For lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Saturday try a sushi burrito, a hand-held sushi wrap, in a middle or large size in many varieties. For dinner, Monday through Friday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, there...more about Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

2900 Arendall Street Suite #3
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 499-9044

The Banks Grill is a popular locally-owned and operated breakfast and lunch restaurant located beside Lowe's Foods in the Morehead Plaza Shopping Center. Every day of the week you can find a hot plate of biscuits made from scratch, enormous gooey, sticky cinnamon rolls, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink omelets and more. Their lunch menu is...more about The Banks Grill

  
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515 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-7800

Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzeria is a fun, casual spot with a low-key, coastal decor. Located at the corner of Sixth and Arendell streets, it's not far from the waterfront and is a favorite stop for specialty and build-your-own pizzas. Beach Bumz also offers paninis, burgers, subs, calzones, pasta and more....more about Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzeria

  
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4031 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-2777

Bistro-By-the-Sea Restaurant and Private Banquets, or as locals call it - The Bistro - is a favorite for both food and hospitality. Regulars love the friendly service, excellent cuisine and distinctive presentations at The Bistro. There is a piano bar with live entertainment on most weekends. Enjoy a variety of dinner...more about Bistro-By-the-Sea

  
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4665 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-3454

Captain Jim's Seafood is a fresh seafood market. You'll find fresh local shrimp, mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, triggerfish, scallops and much more.  Stop by and let the staff show you why they're a local favorite. Captain Jim's is a proud member of Carteret Catch. Being a member of Carteret Catch guarantees that they sell...more about Captain Jim's Seafood Market

  
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4650-C Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 648-8300

Circa 81 is a popular local restaurant with an award-winning chef. Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus all feature fresh,  farm-and-sea-to-table ingredients. The specialties include tapas (a small plate or appetizer typically served with wine or beer), cheese & charcuterie, and large plate entrees such as Duck Breast, Beef Should Tenderloin, and Grilled...more about Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria

  
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400 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 727-1921

Open Tuesday through Sunday, Floyd's 1921 offers creative and tasteful lunch and dinner items. Located in the historic Joseph C. Long house, it's easy to feel right at home in the cozy setting. The lunch menu offers salads, sandwiches and old Southern fixins', as they say, such as High Cotton Crab Cakes,...more about Floyd's 1921 Restaurant & Bar

  
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708 Evans Street
Big Rock Landing
Morehead City, NC
(252) 773-0703

Full Circle Cafe serves more than just wood-fired brick-oven pizza. Their menu includes unique appetizers like edamame pods or steamed port dumplings with tamari-ginger dipping sauce. The local seafood is tasty and masterfully prepared. Try the local shrimp scampi with fresh tomato, prosciutto ham, scallion, basil, with linguine. The chef could...more about Full Circle Cafe

  
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1012 Arendall Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 240-2800

The Infusion Cafe is remarkable and many faceted. Here you will find a tea room where with a 24-hour reservation you may be served a formal tea - a three-tiered server with a choice of teas from their wide selection. The Infusion Cafe is also a coffee house with acoustic music...more about The Infusion Cafe

  
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5380 U.S. Hwy. 70, Unit 1
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 240-0046

Kountry Kitchen offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and is sure to please with new dishes as well as long-time favorites. Kick off the day with a breakfast of eggs, homemade biscuits, grits, waffles, hot cakes and meats. You can even get sausage gravy and fried bologna here. The lunch/dinner...more about Kountry Kitchen

  
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Various Locations, NC

Fresh hand-tossed NY style pizzas and a variety of favorite Italian dishes are what keep the locals returning to Michaelangelo's. Ask about the all-you-can-eat-pizza offer and other dine-in specials. They also make your favorite sub sandwich with the freshest ingredients, Calzones, Stromboli, and even cheeseburgers and hot dogs. There are seven...more about Michaelangelo's Pizza

  
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711 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC
(252) 648-8269

On the Morehead City waterfront in the shadow of the Big Rock 17-foot tall bronze statue of a blue marlin, Red Fish Grill is the ideal restaurant to serve up tasty dishes from the sea. Their menu includes Fresh Grouper with Scallops wrapped in bacon, Blackened Wahoo served with wild rice...more about Red Fish Grill

  
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509 Evans St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-7500

So popular with the locals that it stays busy all year round, The Ruddy Duck offers casual dining on the beautiful Morehead City waterfront. Serving the freshest foods from sauces and dressings, to fish right out of the boat, is the priority of the chef here. Besides the memorable appetizers, Ruddy...more about Ruddy Duck Tavern

  
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109 South 6th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 648-8399

Located on the corner of 6th Street and Evans, Sammy's Seafood House and Oyster Bar serves all the steamed oysters you can eat on Wednesdays and Fridays. Open daily for dinner from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM, and open for lunch Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, they offer a fine selection of seafood platters as well as choice...more about Sammy's Seafood House and Oyster Bar

  
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501 Evans St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-3111

The Sanitary is a landmark on the Morehead City waterfront. In 1938 Ted Garner and Tony Seamon, both now deceased, opened a waterfront seafood market in a building rented for $5.50 per week. The name Sanitary Fish Market was chosen by the partners to project their compliance with sanitary seafood handling....more about Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

  
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3710 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 240-1313

At Snapperz a bucket of freshly steamed oysters, clams, crab or shrimp awaits you at the curved steam bar. A selection of Snappetizers includes an Insider favorite, the Seaweed Basket - thinly shaved breaded onions served with a spicy sauce.  The menu includes  a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and dinners from under the sea and...more about Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar

  
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5000 Highway 70 West
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 648-8298

A local favorite, Soundside Steak offers a wide variety of seafood dishes as well steak. Chef Kris Dykeman uses local ingredients for a light but filling meal. They use certified Angus Beef, FreeBird chicken which is organic and antibiotic-free, produce comes from Creekside Product an organic farm, and seafood comes from the...more about Soundside Steak Restaurant

  
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701 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-2166

Located in downtown Morehead City in the building old timers remember as Captain Bill's Restaurant, the Southern Salt Seafood Company and Waterfront Restaurant promises to serve the fresh seafood in town. From the boat to the cutting board to the grill and onto your plate, the seafood is seasoned and served...more about Southern Salt Seafood Co.

  
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4426 suite 9 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-3500

The Thai Sticky Rice restaurant offers fresh foods prepared by Thai chefs, offering you a taste of Thailand in Carteret County. From the appetizers, soups, noodle dishes, a variety of rice dishes, curry dishes, stir fry dishes, fresh local seafood dishes to the salads and kids meals, there is something for everyone.  The...more about Thai Sticky Rice

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