Waterfront Restaurants In Morehead City NC Serving Seafood, Steaks, And More

Locally maintained, reader generated list of waterfront restaurants in Morehead City NC serving seafood, steaks, and other locally prepared favorites. If we missed any establishments in this list please use our CONTACT FORM to let us know. Please note, this is NOT a complete list of restaurants in the town, this is just a list of establishments that sit directly on the water. We also want to hear what you have to say, so please use the form at the end of this article to talk to us about this topic.

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10/2/2018 Update: Many of the restaurants in this article received extensive damage after Hurricane Florence due to waterfront flooding.

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Southern Salt
701 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 499-9528 (Click for mobile calling)

Best known for it’s seafood dishes and entrees, Southern Salt offers steaks, burgers and chicken entrees, soups and salads, steamed raw oyster bar. This establishment does have a kid’s menu. Also offers wine, craft beers, cocktails, domestic beers, and imports.

This establishment sits next to the Big Rock Landing weigh station in downtown and offers live music in the busy summer months.

Offers indoor seating as well as outside waterfront dining on a large covered deck.

Ruddy Duck Tavern
509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-7500 (Click for mobile calling)

Entrees include seafood platters, sandwiches (american and seafood), steaks, burgers, shrimp bowls, and flat bread pizzas.

Also offers soups (think clam chowder) and salads. This establishment does offer a kid’s menu.

Bottled beers as well as drafts, complete wine and champagne list, as well as specialty drinks and cocktails.

Sits just next to Jacks Bar in the downtown area near the docks and is a perfect setting for waterfront dining.

Indoor and outdoor seating.

Sanitary Restaurant
501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 247-3111 (Click for mobile calling)

Offers salads and cold plates, soups and salads, combination plates, pasta dishes, specialty sandwiches.

Offers a kid’s menu and senior menu.

Entrees include seafood platters (shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams), steaks, complete line of fish entrees.

The oldest waterfront restaurant in Carteret County NC with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Discussions and Comments

Were you surprised to learn that the downtown waterfront area only has three restaurants with outdoor seating? Do you enjoy live music while dining?

What is your favorite seafood entree or steak entree from these establishments? Considering oysters, scallops, clams, shrimp, and crabs, what is your favorite to eat? How do you like it prepared? What is your favorite species of fish to eat?

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Which of these establishments also has a to go menu? Do any take reservations, advanced seating, or host special events after-hours? Are all three open year-around? What are their hours of operation?

What is your favorite wine or cocktail to drink with seafood?

What else can we tell you about Morehead City waterfront restaurants in NC?

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Michael Sharp

Michael Sharp

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2 thoughts on “Waterfront Restaurants In Morehead City NC Serving Seafood, Steaks, And More

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    December 2, 2018 at 2:56 am
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    Southern Salt reopened after the hurricane on November 30 2018. I know Sammy was happy to get back in business.

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    November 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    I understand many of the waterfront restaurants suffered pretty significant damage from Florence and hope that everyone that owns and works at these establishments rebounds. I hope everyone locally rebounds. Morehead City is such a special place and our family loves coming to the area to vacation in what we believe is a big hidden treasure.

    I also understand the seafood industry took a big hit in their fisheries and we are also thinking about the many commercial fishermen and their families.

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