Restaurants in Beaufort, NC


Stroll down Front Street in Beaufort and you will see not only a stunning view of boats on Taylor Creek and Beaufort Inlet Channel, but a variety of outstanding restaurants. Stop in for the freshest seafood at local restaurants like the Spouter Inn and Front Street Grill. The charm of Beaufort is its history, so why not dine at the Blue Moon Bistro located in the historic Dill House circa 1827 or at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant for a trip back in time. One of the benefits of a friendly town is following the locals to their favorite place to eat lunch like No Name Pizza and the Beaufort Cafe. Don't leave Beaufort until you've traipsed down Queen Street, a narrow side street, to find the remarkable cuisine in Beaufort Grocery - just not on Tuesday, the only day the chefs stop to put their feet up.

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Beaufort Restaurants

Blue Moon Bistro Beaufort RestaurantsBlue Moon Bistro  $$$119 Queen St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 • map(252) 728-5800

Blue Moon Bistro offers upscale casual dining in a relaxed, historic setting in Beaufort. It's not considered fine dining because there are no coats and ties needed here, but the food, service and experience would make you think otherwise. Offering a laid-back atmosphere, the Blue Moon concentrates on quality food, drinks and service. Dinners are prepared from...more about Blue Moon Bistro

Cedars Inn and Restaurant Beaufort RestaurantsCedars Inn and Restaurant  $$$305 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516 • map(252) 838-1463

The Cedars Inn Restaurant, located inside The Cedars Inn in downtown Beaufort, NC, is not just for inn guests, but welcomes anyone who wants to experience fine dining in a charming and relaxed atmosphere. The two-story building where the restaurant is located was constructed by William Borden in 1768 and served...more about Cedars Inn and Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant  $$-$$$$114 Middle Ln.
Beaufort, NC 28516 • map(252) 728-7777

Aqua's menu brings you the freshest seasonal items available, all presented with a creative touch. Aqua's small plates offer an exciting array of tastes in "just right" portions that are ideal for sharing or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua's big plates feature choice beef and fresh North...more about Aqua Restaurant

Beaufort Grocery Co.  $$$-$$$$117 Queen St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-3899

Located between Front and Ann streets, you'll find the feel of a country French bistro right in the historic district of Beaufort. At Beaufort Grocery Co. everything served is exquisite, and the service is professional and friendly. Favorite lunch choices might include a Cobb or Indo Asian Salad or one of their board specials....more about Beaufort Grocery Co.

Blackbeard's Grill and Grog  $$$-$$$$1644 Live Oak St
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-3335

Discover the bountiful treasures at Blackbeard’s Grill and Grog where the shrimp is spicy and the clams and crab are steamed to perfection - nothing short of what Blackbeard himself would have demanded. Try the crab-filled crab cakes or their Prime Rib - you won't be disappointed. The local owners serve...more about Blackbeard's Grill and Grog

Boardwalk Cafe  $-$$510 Front St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-0933

Boardwalk Cafe is a wonderful place to have great food in a relaxed atmosphere while learning about the area's history and enjoying the waterfront view. Open at 7 AM, breakfast offerings include waffles, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage and a heart-healthy menu section, too. Lunch is served through 4 PM and features sandwiches,...more about Boardwalk Cafe

Clawsons 1905 Restaurant & Pub  $$425 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 • map(252) 728-2133

Clawson's 1905 is a favorite destination of Insiders and visitors throughout the day and throughout the year. Clawson's has received recommendations from Frommer's, Fodor's, and Traveler Magazine. An architectural focal point in the middle of downtown, Clawson's 1905 is housed in what was Clawson's General Store back in the early 1900s....more about Clawsons 1905 Restaurant & Pub

Cru Wine Bar and Coffee Shop  $-$$120 Turner St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 • map(252) 728-3066

Cru Wine Bar and Coffee Shop is the perfect place to meet friends and relax. Within a block of the Beaufort waterfront, this wine bar and coffee shop features a high bar and several living room–type seating areas, perfect for meeting friends or making new ones. Cru Wine Bar has an outstanding selection of...more about Cru Wine Bar and Coffee Shop

Front Street Grill at Stillwater  $$$-$$$$300 Front St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-4956

Front Street Grill at Stillwater is considered one of the premier restaurants on the North Carolina coast. Starters might include such dishes as crispy calamari with ginger aioli, crab spring rolls with plum sauce, baked oysters and goat cheese salad. Favorite dinner entrees focus on fresh seafood and prime choice meats....more about Front Street Grill at Stillwater

No Name Pizza & Subs  $408 Live Oak St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-4978

No Name is a great place for pizza and subs (everything from meatball to vegetarian), burgers and spaghetti with meatballs. The Greek salad is loaded with feta cheese and served with a loaf of garlic bread. No Name serves pasta dishes, Greek dishes, sandwiches and chicken. The baklava is a must-have....more about No Name Pizza & Subs

Ribeyes Steakhouse  $$-$$$509 Front St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-6105

Ribeyes is a favorite destination in Beaufort. Located on Front Street, the steakhouse offers customers choice Omaha brand grain-fed beef (you guessed it, only rib eyes served here), boneless chicken breasts and pork chops. Their seafood includes salmon, tuna and shrimp. Everything here is grilled, not fried, and comes with a fresh salad...more about Ribeyes Steakhouse

Royal James Cafe  $117 Turner St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-4573

The Royal James Cafe has a character all its own that keeps people coming back again and again. It offers a simple line of quality fast food, including shrimp burgers, steamed shrimp and Down East clam chowder. The signature sandwich is a 90/10 lean double cheeseburger with secret chili sauce. With an...more about Royal James Cafe

The Spouter Inn  $$-$$$218 Front St.
Beaufort, NC • map(252) 728-5190

A sign with a whale spouting (thus the Spouter Inn) marks the Front Street entrance to this intimate dining establishment, which is over the water and offers a panoramic view of Beaufort Inlet and Taylor's Creek. The Spouter Inn restaurant offers fresh local seafood, just off the boat. The lunch menu...more about The Spouter Inn

Down East Restaurants

Captain's Choice Restaurant  $-$$977 Island Rd.
Harkers Island, NC • map(252) 728-7122

Captain's Choice is located on Harkers Island and offers a good menu selection and lots of local flavor. There are always lunch specials and plenty of meats, seafood and vegetables, along with chowders and salads. Dinner is a seafood and steak event, all prepared to order. A huge seafood buffet is...more about Captain's Choice Restaurant

Driftwood Restaurant  $$-$$$3573 Cedar Island Road
U.S. Hwy. 12
Cedar Island, NC 28520 • map(252) 225-4861

On the banks of Pamlico Sound, the Driftwood includes a motel, restaurant, campground and gift shop, but locals refer to all those things at the complex by simply saying "at the Driftwood." The restaurant is known far and wide for the weekend prime rib special. Other entrees feature all types of...more about Driftwood Restaurant

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