Spectrum Picks

Staff Recommendations

Best Breakfast
Fat Fellas 
Four Corners
Cox Family Restaurant

Casual Lunch and Dinner
The Rhum Bar at Stillwater
Beaufort Grocery
Ruddy Duck Tavern
Yellowfin Pub
Shark Shack
Monkey Bar and Grill

Blackbeard’s Seafood

Fine Dining
Front Street Grill at Stillwater
Amos Mosquitoes
Beaufort Grocery 
Table 9
Island Grill
City Kitchen
Parrott’s on 11th

Full Circle
Circa 81

Down East Dining
George’s Takeout
White Point Takeout –
Fish Hook Grill 
– Harkers Island

Best Italian
Casa San Carlo
Taste of Napoli  

Best Shrimp Burger
El’s Drive In (cash only)
Big Oak Drive In (cash only)
White Point Takeout 
– Atlantic  

Best Pizza
Ioanni’s Grill
Jack’s Waterfront Bar
No Name Pizza and Sub
Black Sheep  

Best Cheeseburger
Ruddy Duck Tavern
El’s Drive In
No Name Pizza and Sub

Morehead Burger Company

Best BBQ
Fat Fellas  
Social Q Smokehouse

Best Wings
Ioanni’s Grill
Monkey Bar and Grill
Beach Tavern

Best Coffee Shops
– Morehead Waterfront
Mug Shot 
– Morehead
Cru Bar 
– Beaufort
Atlantic Beach Coffee

Pre-made Food and Snacks
Friendly Market

Best Seafood Markets
Atlantic Beach Seafood
Blue Ocean Market
Capt Jim’s Seafood Market  

Unique Atmosphere Bars
Arendell Room

Circa 81
Promise Land
The Green Room
Fishtowne Brew House

Night Scene
Jack’s Waterfront Bar
Off the Hook  

Wine Bars
Promise Land
Cru Bar – Beaufort

Sports Bars
Ioanni’s Grill
Taps and Tackle

Best Pool Hall
Royal James Cafe
Beach Tavern

Best Marinas
Anchorage Marina
Radio Island Marina
Coral Bay Marina  

Beach chairs, Umbrellas, Cribs and more
Island Essentials
Beach Butler

Inshore Fishing Charters
Salt Air Ventures

Crystal Coast Adventures

Offshore Fishing Charters
Bill Collector
Due South
Dancin’ Outlaw

Sailing Cruises
Lookout Cruises

Unique Shopping
Posh Pelican in AB
Oyster Belle in MHC
AB Surf Shop
Big Rock Tournament Store
Dee Gees
Z and Z Designs
Marsh’s Surf Shop
Island Proper

Beaufort Linen

Tackle Shops
EJW Outdoors
Chasin Tails Outdoors

Great Golf
Country Club of the Crystal Coast
Brandywine Bay Golf Club|
North River Golf Club  

Water Sports
Kayak and SUP
Jet Ski Rentals

Great Day Trips
See the Tryon Palace in New Bern

Take the Cedar Island Ferry to Ocracoke (Long Day)

Take the ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore Park

Take a ferry to Shackleford Banks

Ferry to the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve  

Fort Macon State Park

Great for a Rainy Day
NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores

NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort

Beaufort Historical Site

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum in Harkers Island