Restaurant - Beaufort

Aqua Restaurant

Address: 114 Middle Ln., Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-7777



Small Plates ~ Big Plates ~ Great Wines

Aqua originated as a tapas restaurant in 2003, and has grown into a favorite spot for locals and visitors year-round.

Fresh, local flavors take priority at Aqua, and diners are likely to find sun-ripened local tomatoes, fresh-caught grouper, regional cheeses and more among the menu choices.

Food is only so good without a proper drink in hand, and Aqua’s large but moderately priced wine selection, beer choices and varied specialty martini list leave few wanting.

Bottled wine discounts on Friday, a $10 wine tasting twice monthly on Tuesdays and wine dinners throughout the year allow enthusiasts to sip and explore.

Experience Aqua, only in Historic Beaufort, North Carolina.


Beaufort Grocery Co.

Address: 117 Queen St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-3899



Open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays) for lunch and dinner, the luncheon fare consists mainly of creative homemade soups, salads, deli-type sandwiches, fresh baked bread and a large assortment of Wendy's delectable varieties of cheesecake and other unique desserts. Take out service, including prepared picnic baskets are available. Brunch is also served on Sundays as a complement to the daily luncheon fare.


In the evening, the Beaufort Grocery Company transforms into one of the area's most sophisticated dining establishments with daily seafood specials and a wide variety of other entrees, appetizers and desserts further complimented by one of the premier wine lists in the region.

Blackbeard's Grille & Grog

Address: 1644 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-3335



Blackbeard's Grill and Grog is dedicated to serving quality foods that are prepared fresh using only local seafood and other ingredients. Local owners, who fished the area's waters most their lives are dedicated to receiving the freshest seafood from their friends, family, and other harvesters in Eastern North Carolina. Without a doubt when you ask what our grill is known for the answer is simply, North Carolina Seafood. 

We are bringing fresh ingredients one step further, by incorportating them in our cocktails! Our Rum infusions will bring Caribbean flavors to the Crystal Coast. 

Seafood, Steaks, and Sandwiches. Craft beer tastings and daily specials. 

Blue Moon Bistro

Address: 119 Queen St., Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-5800



Farm to Fork, Fresh local Cuisine in a Causal, Coastal Atmosphere.

Offering daily specials and a comprehensive wine list. Reservations recommended. Open for dinner only. Gift certificates available.

Boardwalk Cafe

Address: 510 Front Street, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

Phone: 252-728-0933



Boardwalk Cafe is one of the best restaurants on the beautiful Beaufort NC waterfront. This Beaufort NC restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located on the boardwalk over-looking the water and Carrot Island, Boardwalk Cafe allows you to watch the sailboats, dolphins, and occasionally the wild horses while enjoying your meal. All food is cooked to order and served by friendly staff. Boardwalk Cafe is a wonderful restaurant to have a great meal while enjoying the waterfront view.

City Kitchen

Address: 232 W Beaufort Rd., Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-648-8141



City Kitchen is found within the Town Creek Marina, and is a private and scenic eatery that has a prime waterfront view. The menu changes on a regular basis, and features a number of fresh seafood dishes as well as meats and proteins, which are divvied up into “Little” and “Big” categories. Stand-outs for frequent patrons include the Duck Bolognese, the Thai meatballs with coconut curry, and the crab cakes with soy citrus sauce and cilantro Aioli. Patrons will find a little Asian infusion in the coastal classics, and can enjoy a wide range of dishes that veer from pub food staples and burgers to more refined steaks and seafood creations.


In addition, City Kitchen has a colorful and shaded outdoor Tiki bar where mariners and visitors alike can settle in for a cool cocktail and a view of the adjacent water. While City Kitchen is geared towards mariner guests and boat owners, anyone cruising through the northern section of Beaufort can pop in to see what’s on the menu, or just enjoy the active on-the-water view. Sunset is an especially fine time to go, as the setting from the docks and outdoor porches serves as a front row seat to the show.  

Clawson's 1905 Restaurant

Address: 425 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-2133



Great seafoods, steaks, ribs, salads and homemade desserts on the Beaufort Waterfront. Lunch, Dinner all ABC permits. Private Dining rooms available.  

Friday Friday of every month is Friday Night Flights - Free North Carolina Craft Beer Tastings & Live Music!

Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store

Address: 120 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-3066



Stop by and relax with a glass of wine or cold beer while checking your e-mail on the free wi-fi! They'll never rush you along. Grab a bite to eat from their extensive menu, and stay late for a good time with locals and friends!

Dock House Restaurant

Address: 500 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-4506



The Dockhouse Restaurant was established in 1978.  The Dock House, as the locals call it, has been serving the folks in Beaufort, North Carolina on the beautiful waterfront overlooking Taylor's Creek for over 30 years.  The Dock House is a well-known spot for listening to live music in Carteret County.  If you are looking for a cool place to eat you have found the spot. Dine inside or out on our patio overlooking the wild ponies on Carrot Island and the Rachel Carlson Reserve across Taylor's Creek.

Finz Grill

Address: 330 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-7459



Come by land or sea!

Located on the Historic Beaufort, NC Waterfront, FINZ GRILL serves world class Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Wraps, Soups, Salads and More for lunch and dinner. While dining with us, relax, and enjoy the view and the ambience of our facility.



Classic Down East Seafood

Choice Cut Ribeye

International Cuisine

Full Service Bar and Lounge


Floating Dock Access for Boaters

Front Street Grill at Stillwater Cafe

Address: 300 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-4956



Great food and a coastal ambiance, can only equal an extraordinary dining experience! Front Street Grill at Stillwater is located in the renovated historic Topsail marine boathouse on the beautiful Beaufort Waterfront.

Stillwater has been renovated to reflect Beaufort's port history, and the restaurant's location offers spectacular views of Carrot Island horses, Taylors Creek dolphins and panoramic sunsets.

The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch / inside and out.

The outside waterfront bar serves light food and drinks all day, in season.

We look forward to seeing you in Beaufort which was just voted "Coolest small town in America"


Boat dockage available for guests

No Name Pizza & Subs

Address: 408 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-4978



A local's favorite, featuring subs, pizza, burgers and Italian and Greek specialties. Beer and wine. Credit Cards accepted. 

Old Salt Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Address: 133 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-2002



Old Salt is a family restaurant committed to great local seafood and incredible service. Everything here is made fresh under the supervision of our wonderful chef Louis Lindic. There are a selection of dessert, lunch, and dinner specials made daily in addition to our regular menu. We also have a wonderful bar in our establishment where we will be happy to make drinks according to your specifications or our own wonderful recipes! We look forward to serving you! 

Queen Anne's Revenge

Address: 510 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-504-7272



Join us and enjoy our selection of over 400 craft beers and wines, fresh local seafood, fresh salads, and Dave's Famous Pizza!

Excellent sunset views of Taylor's Creek from inside the restaurant or out on the deck!

Full service coffee shop

Live music every weekend


Beer, Wine and Food Specials Daily

Ribeye's Steakhouse

Address: 509 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-6105



Casual local chain featuring rib-eye steaks with baked potatoes & salad, plus cocktails & desserts

Lunch - Sun-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner - 7days a week - open 2:30pm

Bar - 7days a week - 5:30pm-open late

Roland's Barbecue

Address: 1507 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-1953



BBQ, Catering, Pig Pickings 
Eat in or Take out. 
Lunch and Dinner 

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 8:00pm 

Royal James Cafe

Address: 117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-4573



The Royal James Café is a small destination located just off of Downtown Beaufort’s on-the-water Front Street, and is a local institution of sorts. A hang-out spot and restaurant since it was first opened more than 60 years ago, the café’s quiet exterior belies a fairly large restaurant as well as a slightly removed pool hall that’s filled with roughly a half dozen antique Brunswick pool tables. 

Open everyday 11:00am - 9:00pm 

The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery

Address: 218 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: 252-728-5190



The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery is renovated and remodeled with the addition of a new bar and lounge area. Located in Historic Beaufort, North Carolina, The Spouter Inn offers a fabulous meal in a charming relaxing waterfront setting. Panoramic views of Taylor's Creek, island horses, porpoise and sunsets compliment your dining experience.

Our dedication to quality, consistency, and true southern hospitality make us a favorite among locals and visitors for over 30 years. Come by land or sea, dock the boat while you dine on our outdoor waterfront deck. Find us on Facebook for Special Events, Wine Tastings and Live Music!

Dinner reservations recommend and accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY (252) 728-5190.

We accommodate small gatherings to large special events.

Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch!


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