Enjoy These Seafood Restaurants In Atlantic Beach

When you’re exploring a new area on vacation, you’re sure to want to try some of the best local cuisines. So, it only makes sense that you would want to try some of the best Atlantic Beach seafood restaurants since you will be right on the shoreline! Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite seafood restaurants near our Atlantic Beach rentals. Be sure to check out one (or a few!) of them when you’re in town! If you are looking for something with less seafood, we also have a list of the top 5 restaurants in Atlantic Beach!

Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar

Amos Mosquito’s offers a unique coastal dining experience that’s both elegant and comforting. Every evening (except Sunday), guests are welcomed in to experience delectable seafood options such as shrimp and chicken pesto alfredo, mango-glazed tuna, scalloped scallops, and more. You can also choose from a wide range of land options as well as a full sushi menu on Thursday nights! Finish off your meal with delicious s’mores or the chocolate crème brulee. Everything is prepared with only the freshest ingredients and is all cooked to order to ensure the best taste every time. 

Delicious shrimp served at a favorite seafood place near our Atlantic Beach rentals

Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar is located at 703 E. Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach. They are open Monday through Wednesday from 4:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 4:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Ruddy Duck

For something a bit more laid-back and casual, Ruddy Duck is easily one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Atlantic Beach, NC. They’ve been serving locals and visitors alike since 2008 and have created a loyal customer base thanks to their emphasis on sustainable practices and organic local ingredients whenever possible. Popular menu options include the Just Fish Sandwich, the Nacho Burger, the Scampi Linguine, the Asian Shrimp, and the Pecan Fish. They also have a wide range of pie options for dessert, like Key Lime and Banana Cream! It’s all offered in their stunning location in Morehead City that puts you right on the water while you dine. 

Ruddy Duck is located at 509 Evans Street in Morehead City. They are open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Shark Shack

The Shark Shack is a family-owned and operated restaurant serving up some of the freshest seafood on the Crystal Coast. You’ll immediately feel welcome when you arrive thanks to the laid-back décor, inviting outdoor patio, and the rhythmic reggae music playing through the speakers. When it’s time to pick a menu option, you’ll get to choose between crab cakes, fried oysters, clam strips, grouper bites, and so many other seafood options! On top of the permanent menu staples, this eatery also features changing daily specials to keep things new and exciting. The Shark Shack is a great option for those traveling with pets since their outdoor dining section welcomes dogs! So don’t hesitate to book one of our pet friendly rentals in Atlantic Beach so you can take your four-legged friends with you!

Delicious fish at a local Atlantic Beach seafood restaurant

The Shark Shack is located at 100 S. Durham Avenue in Atlantic Beach. They are open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Island Grille

Searching for a cozy and romantic place to dine near our Atlantic Beach oceanfront rentals? Make a reservation at the Island Grille! This establishment has been here for 20 years and is one of the best places to enjoy a date night or celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant’s specialty dish is the IG Signature Filet, but we’re here to talk about seafood! You can select decadent options like shrimp and scallop grits, jumbo crab cakes, and the fresh catch. Pair your selection with a unique cocktail like the Morehead Mule or the Cinnamon Bun Martini. Make sure you add this to your list of things to do for couples in Atlantic Beach!

Island Grille is located at 401 Money Island Drive in Atlantic Beach. They are open daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Crab’s Claw

The tagline for The Crab’s Claw says it all: “Oceanfront Fine Caribbean Cuisine.” Stop in for delicious Caribbean classics such as the seafood paella, Sunshine Salmon or Mahi, Caribbean grouper, or crab cake dinner. You’ll also find other menu options such as the sauteed shrimp, steamer pots with your choice of seafood, and the Cajun Fried Flounder sandwich. It’s all served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean! 

The Crab’s Claw is located at 201 W. Atlantic Boulevard in Atlantic Beach. They are open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Red Fish Grill

Searching for somewhere that can be both laid-back and elegant? Red Fish Grill is the answer! The establishment presents a casual atmosphere that families and guests of all kinds can enjoy, while the food is a bit more sophisticated. Enjoy favorite selections like the bacon wrapped scallops, baked shrimp penne, seared tuna steak, and stuffed flounder. They also have land options like burgers and sandwiches for you to enjoy! Not only is the food delicious, but the setting is picturesque, and the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. 

Red Fish Grill is located at 711 Evans Street in Morehead City. They are open Wednesday through Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Table 9

Table 9 is another great destination to get that balance of casual and upscale. Plus, its convenient location is near some of our most popular Atlantic Beach condo rentals! Every dish on the menu here is prepared with the utmost care, and you can taste the difference from the first bite. Start off with some shrimp wontons or buffalo oysters, move on to crab-stuffed mahi or seared yellowfin tuna, or select a mouthwatering Chef’s Choice option like the OBX seafood fettuccini or lobster ravioli. You can’t go wrong no matter what you decide! 

Table 9 is located at 1104 W. Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On the Rocks

Last but not least, On the Rocks is an awesome restaurant and tavern that is proud to welcome both locals and travelers. The house recipes have all been created thoughtfully to utilize the best ingredients in the area and put them together in unique and delicious ways! While menu options might change depending on what’s in season, some recent favorites have included the Island Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp and Grits, Flounder Platter, and Steamed Snow Crab. If you happen to visit from Wednesday through Saturday, you can enjoy live music while you eat!

On the Rocks is located at 2604 W. Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach. They are open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These restaurants are certainly some of the most popular eateries in the area, but this list is by no means all-inclusive! There are tons of other mouthwatering restaurants for you to check out near our Crystal Coast rentals! If you are looking for a nice after dinner walk, we have your guide to Crystal Coast beaches as well. Not only do we keep popular rental properties in Atlantic Beach, but we also have properties in areas like Morehead City and Beaufort. No matter what you want to do while you’re in town, we’ve got a comfortable and fully stocked rental that’s just minutes away. Contact us today to learn more about our Atlantic Beach rentals and to start planning your vacation!