Akai Hana

Visitors who are taking a stroll along Arendell Street, or who are in the downtown region for a local art show or special event, can satisfy a craving for something different and the Japanese bistro and sushi bar, Akai...

Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzeria

Visitors who are in the mood for a casual appetizer or meal, or just a Happy Hour drink after a long day of exploring Downtown Morehead City, can settle into a table or bar stool at Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzeria.

Bistro-by-the-Sea

Bistro-by-the-Sea is an inviting restaurant and private banquet facility that is conveniently found in the heart of Morehead City along Arendell Drive. Overseen by husband and wife team Chef Tim and Libby Eaton, the...

Captain’s Table

Captain’s Table may not be the fanciest dining destination in the Crystal Coast and southern Outer Banks region, but visitors who crave big portions and home cooking will be pleased with the extensive menu and...

Chefs 105

Chefs 105 stands out along the waterfront Evans Street in downtown Morehead City. The unique semi-circular building with a brick façade and lush landscaping will entice patrons before they even settle into a...

Cox Family Restaurant

Simple no-frills dining meets exceptional southern fare at Cox Family Restaurant – an established and well-loved eatery that’s conveniently found in the heart of Morehead City along central Arendell Street...

Crispino’s Pizza

Crispino’s Pizza is a centrally located and acclaimed pizza joint that caters to hungry families of all tastes. The small pizza restaurant has casual in-house dining for parties large and small, with beer and wine...

Dank Burrito

Dank Burrito started as a Food Truck and a side project for Clarke Merrell – the Executive Chef and Owner of Morehead City’s acclaimed Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria. But with a new location and a devout...

El’s Drive-In

Located along busy Arendell Street and flanked by palm trees, El’s Drive-In is a perfect post-beach spot for Crystal Coast vacationers. The small brick restaurant looks like it’s been a classic Morehead City...

Floyds 1921 Restaurant & Catering

Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant and Catering is a longstanding Morehead City destination for inspired lunch, dinner and catering services, and has been a Crystal Coast landmark of sorts since first opening its doors in...

Georgia B’s

Settle in for a bright and cheerful start to the morning with a hearty breakfast or lunch at Georgia B’s This small and colorful restaurant is found on the edge of Downtown Morehead City along Arendell Street, and...

Ioanni’s Grill

Tucked away along busy Arendell Street in central Morehead City, Ioanni's Grill is a fine destination for visitors and locals who are in the mood for something a little different. Specializing in pizza, pasta, Italian...

Kountry Kitchen

When it comes to classic southern home cooking, Crystal Coast visitors will find it hard to find a larger selection or a more down-home atmosphere than Morehead City’s Kountry Kitchen. This family restaurant...

La Perla Restaurant & Bar

La Perla Restaurant & Bar is a new addition to the Morehead City dining arena, and this unique eatery offers a breath of fresh Caribbean air to the Crystal Coast. Opened in 2015, La Perla’s dishes have a...

Luigi’s Pizza

Crystal Coast vacationers can satisfy a pizza craving with a quick visit to Luigi’s Pizza. Well-known among Carteret County locals as one of the most satisfying pies around, Luigi’s features gigantic, New...

Minoda’s Japanese Steak House, Izakaya & Sushi Bar

Dive into a satisfying dinner experience with a visit to Minoda’s Japanese Steak House, Izakaya & Sushi Bar. This expansive restaurant is found along Highway 70 on the edges of Morehead City, and offers a...

Musashi Japanese Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Though the exterior of Musashi Japanese Steak & Seafood Restaurant may dissuade new patrons from thinking of the restaurant as a “date night” destination, the cozy interior and beautifully composed...

No Name Pizza and Subs

Don’t let the name – or rather, the lack of a name – fool you. No Name Pizza and Subs is a popular eatery that has been a local and longtime vacationer recommendation since it first opened in 1982...

Parrott's on 11th

Parrott’s on 11this a carefully crafted neighborhood restaurant that has plenty of warm southern hospitality and historic appeal. Found within the original Phillips Bell house – a historic residence in...

Pete’s Diner

Crystal Coast vacationers who want to eat where the locals eat should make a stop at Pete’s Diner. Located in a happening section of Arendell Street on the borders of the Downtown region, the seasonally-opened...

Pita Plate

Vacationers who are exploring the abundance of stores and shopping centers along Arendell Street and Highway 70 can enjoy a relaxed and refreshing lunch at the Pita Plate. Specializing in easy-going Greek and Lebanese...

Red Fish Grill

Diners can admire the adjacent Morehead City waterfront while dining on a feast of fresh local seafood with a visit to Red Fish Grill. Located in the heart of the downtown area, this small but popular eatery has a...

Ruddy Duck Tavern

Ruddy Ruck Tavern is a popular spot with the Happy Hour crowd, thanks to a fun pub-style atmosphere and a fantastic waterfront location along Evans Street in the heart of Downtown Morehead City. The menu is causal and...

Sammy’s Seafood House & Oyster

Located just a block away from the Downtown Morehead City waterfront, Sammy’s Seafood House & Oyster Bar is a fine destination for hungry visitors to satisfy a seafood craving. The menu is a fine...

Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant may be one of the most famous restaurants in the Crystal Coast and southern Outer Banks region. Located on the edge of Downtown Morehead City, with a huge sign that can’t be...

Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar

Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar is a solid destination for a little Crystal Coast vacation atmosphere – an environment which perfectly complements a varied menu chock-full of seasonal and local seafood specialties...

SoundSide Restaurant

Locally-owned SoundSide Restaurant is a top destination for seafood and steak fans, with a friendly atmosphere and convenient locale along Highway 70 / Arendell Street. The restaurant utilizes a wealth of top...

The Banks Grill

Settle in for a big hearty breakfast or a post-beach lunch with a visit to The Banks Grill. Known for classic breakfast and mid-meal staples, this small restaurant with a diner-style menu has a loyal following among...

The Old Siam

Enjoy a garden of Thai delicacies with a visit to The Old Siam. Located within a subtle but welcoming and well-sized wooden structure along Arendell Street, this restaurant is a favorite destination for Crystal Coast...

Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Company

Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Company is a haven for Morehead City beer lovers, thanks to an extensive selection of more than 30 craft beers on tap. Most varieties are regional, and change regularly with the season...

Tsunami Buffet

Tsunami Buffet is where the locals go for an all-you-can eat feast that has every Japanese dish under the sun. Located in a busy section of Morehead City, and surrounded by shopping centers and large department stores...

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Sugarloaf Island

Sugarloaf Island

Visitors to the central Crystal Coast region who want to embark on a wild island adventure without venturing too far away from the mainland can enjoy a relatively easy trek with a visit to Sugarloaf Island. Veritably hidden in plain sight, this unique little island is located just a shell’s throw away from Morehead City, and yet feels like it’s worlds away from the busy downtown area.