What’ll ya have? On the menu in Beaufort you can find just about anything from fresh-caught seafood as the star of carefully prepared entrees to handcrafted sandwiches and burgers pattied in house, most served with a view of the waterfront.  You can even sample several restaurants on the Beaufort Culinary Tour. And don’t forget, there’s plenty of places to pop in and have a cold drink … you might even catch one of our local musicians performing live music if you time it right.

The Accidental Bakery

You can find our bakery at 210 Wellons Drive, Beaufort, where we have fresh, always from scratch baked goods, Nicaraguan coffee, hot tea, and more. We cater, do events, and are at the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market every Saturday in the season. We’ve got a great place to sit, free wifi, and an amazing smelling shop – come say hi and sit a spell.


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.

Beaufort Café

Located at the corner of Live Oak Street and Hwy 70, Beaufort Café specializes in breakfast. They serve breakfast platters, pancakes & waffles, breakfast sandwiches, and omelets. You may also call ahead and use their drive thru.

Backstreet Pub

The Backstreet Pub has been called the friendliest, funkiest little bar from Maine to Venezuela. Housed in a century-old former bakery, it is famous among sailors who course the ICW and who have covered the walls with nautical memorabilia. But the Backstreet is also a local hangout. For fishermen and writers, waitresses and tugboat captains, retired spies, deep sea divers and just about anyone looking for a cold beer, a fine wine and some decent conversation. Someone like you, for example.

Beaufort Culinary Tours

Experience the Crystal Coast’s premier guided culinary and food tours. You’ll stop at several of the best local culinary treasures. You’ll nosh and sip on some of the most delicious flavors on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks. Here’s your chance to enjoy Southern culinary dishes from restaurants offering fresh, local products that support our local fishermen and farmers.

Beaufort Grocery Company

Located in Beaufort’s Historic District on Queen Street, between Front and Ann Streets, the Beaufort Grocery Company brings subtle grace and charm reminiscent of a French country Bistro to the local scene. 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.

Blackbeard’s Grill & Steam Bar

Blackbeard’s Grill & Steam Bar 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.

Black Sheep

Every family has at least one or two: the misfit, the eccentric, the black sheep. They forge their own path. They march to their own drum. And it goes without saying, they tend to hang out in Beaufort. At Black Sheep, we value great ingredients and even better people—quirks and all—to bring you food we love to eat. Our brick-oven pizzas, hot and cold sandwiches, and salads feature the freshest local ingredients, and our artisanal charcuterie plates are inspired by flavors from down the street and across the ocean.

Blue Moon Bistro

Casual fine dining in the heart of downtown historic Beaufort Farm/ocean to fork, made from scratch daily cuisine. The chef/owner focuses on using regional ingredients.

City Kitchen

Located above Town Creek Marina, City Kitchen boasts delicious menu items and exceptional sunset views from the waterfront verandas and outdoor decks.


Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub is a family-owned and operated independent restaurant in beautiful Beaufort, North Carolina. Clawson’s homemade kitchen is known for killer shrimp & grits, fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef burgers and our variety of “Pub Food,” fresh sandwiches and salads and desserts.


CRU is a Special Place for food and drink and sharing good times with friends. The world’s great wines are grown at Special Places called CRU. Cru of Beaufort offers great wines at affordable prices. Come find out why CRU is the Coolest Place in the Country’s Coolest Town.

The Dock House

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 over looking 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.

Front Street Grill

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. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch / inside and out. The outside waterfront bar serves light food and drinks all day, in season.

Finz Grill

Finz Grill features fresh local classic Down East seafood, Choice cut Ribeye steaks, burgers, wraps, soups, salads and more for lunch and dinner. It’s comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. Finz Grill features North Carolina craft beers and a complete selection of signature frozen drinks. While dining you’ll relax, enjoy the view and the ambience of this local favorite.

The General Store

The General Store is located on Lot 10 in Old Town Beaufort, NC. It has been run, with love, by the same family for over 35 years. Today, it is a wonderful place for the whole family. 32 flavors of hand-dip ice cream, fudge made on the premises, a large selection of name-brand tees, toys, and old fashioned candy are just a few of the reasons to come into The General Store!

La Perla

La Perla is a Spanish/Latin inspired Restaurant with Southern influences. The menu changes seasonally. La Perla is committed to sustainable seafood – the fish specials change depending upon what is caught fresh in local waters.

No Name Pizza

No Name Pizza & Subs is owned and operated by Chris, John, Zack Manousaridis and Billy Michailidis. They’ve been in the area and serving the community since 1982. Chris and his brothers Zack and John and Billy, are known throughout Carteret County for their hard work and dedication to the community and to their customers. They have helped and watched the area grow from a small community to the beautiful area it is now.

Old Salt

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. 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

Queen Anne’s Revenge is a charming full service restaurant and bottle shop on the Beaufort boardwalk.​ It is known for fresh local seafood, hundreds of craft beers and boutique wines, and most of all delicious homemade artisan pizzas.

Roland’s Barbecue

Homestyle Southern cooking barbeque and seafood.

The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery

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.

The Fudge Factory

Our master candy makers are still making fudge the old-fashioned way, by hand. Each batch is individually cooked in a large copper pot and poured on a cool marble table. It is paddled by hand and while it is still warm, it is formed into a loaf and sliced. Our fudge is made with only natural ingredients and is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. A little fudge is great for your heart!