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If you live in North Carolina or have traveled many miles from the Mid Atlantic, Mid-West, Canada or anywhere else to bask in the incredible sun, fun, and beauty of Emerald Isle, you need to enjoy a special dining experience at Jackie’s American Grille. With the upcoming beautiful summer days, clear skies and warm water, the staff at Jackie’s is pleased to invite all vacationers and locals to experience one of The Crystal Coasts freshest landmarks.

Long time active resident Ryan

Ayre recently partnered with his father-in-law Steve Stefano to offer a perfect gathering place for friends and families. At Jackie’s you will enjoy wonderful appetizers, house specialties, gourmet burgers, fresh seafood and signature steaks prepared by Chef Lewis Clements and his talented crew. Fine cuisine, modern ambiance and impeccable Beach Body Chicken

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The upscale menu selections are not the only reason people keep coming

providing Emerald Isle diners with expertly crafted cuisine.

back – Kathryn’s has become Emerald Isle’s favorite place to enjoy a mar-

Voted #1 Fine Dining on the Crystal Coast five years in a row,

tini. Housing over 30 different variations of martinis, including both exotic

Kathryn’s remains Emerald Isle’s premier restaurant, drawing praise

concoctions and the traditional favorites, you are sure to find something to

from both traveling visitors and grateful locals alike.

suit your fancy. Kathryn’s offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass

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Owners Ken and Kathryn Ayre are thrilled to continue offering superior food

addition of a French legend: Veal Forestière. Together with existing beloved

alongside unparalleled employees. “The expertise and loyalty of our team

entrées such as the cold water lobster tail, the Carolina Classic (Kathryn’s

has contributed greatly to our long term success,” says Ken, who is very

take on shrimp and grits), and Maryland Crab Cakes, Kathryn’s menu is sure

grateful for his employees – many of whom have been part of the team since

to provide an unrivaled Crystal Coast dining experience.

the doors opened in June 2004.

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More than ten years later, the family business is still first-class all the way.

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The combination of the relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere, superb food, and

filet mignon paired with a variety of seafood accompaniments.

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Adorned with shells of all shapes and sizes, many hidden treasures can be found on the beaches of the Crystal Coast.

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Renaissance Man Jim Pile, Photographer And So Much More

I

t was the February of 1985.

grief and the loss of loved ones. He facilitates the middle

I was in the process of selling and compiling my first

school group at Mikey’s Camp.

edition of “TravelHost of Hampton Roads,” a weekly

International Brotherhood of Magicians, Order of Merlin.

sales calls one day, which led me to a small ad agency,

Part of his job description at VistaGraphics has required

Fischer-Pile Advertising, in the Hilton Village section of

that a new trick be performed at our annual Christmas party

Newport News.

and often a bonus trick at our summer sales meeting. He is an accomplished musician on the guitar,

That’s when I met Jim Pile. Jim bought in to this new TravelHost concept and

drum, saxophone and most any wind instrument you

signed The Inn Place on as an advertiser for the inaugural

can imagine. He plays piano and violin. He has written

issue. As a partner in the agency, Jim was quick to inform

close to 100 songs and has his own songbook. Our

me that he was also a professional photographer. I soon

Christmas parties sometimes take advantage of his

signed him to photograph images for clients’ ads. Now,

musical abilities as well.

32 years, hundreds of thousands of miles and millions of photographs later, Jim is retiring.

Jim once confided in me that he had just taken up photography shortly before we met,

You learn a lot about a man over 32 years. Many of our

learning on VistaGraphics’ dime as we

long-time customers know Jim very well, as he has been

depended on him more and more. Looking

taking their photos year-in and year-out. But, Jim continu-

back, I believe he must have been a fast

ously surprised me with something new that I was learning

learner because he delievered beautiful

about him for the first time. Here are a few things you may

work from the very beginning. On top of everything else, Jim is an

or may not know: Jim has a master’s degree in Film from Syracuse Univer-

accomplished family man with three

sity. He loves his Orangeman basketball, even when they

daughters, two stepdaughters, one

are losing. His undergraduate degree in Philosophy is from

stepson, three “in-law” children and

Gettysburg College in 1967.

10 grandchildren. They all refer

Jim is an ordained Methodist minister with a Master of Divinity from Drew Seminary in New Jersey. He occasionally fills the pulpit when needed, teaches Sunday

to him as a “Renaissance Man.” I couldn’t agree more. Jim, we’re all going to miss you,

School, sings bass in the choir, helps with Vacation Bible

and we wish you a happy,

School and acts in numerous dinner theaters raising

healthy and well-deserved retirement.

money for missions. Out of college, Jim was a Peace Corp Volunteer. Since 2000, Jim has been volunteering at KIDZ’NGRIEF, an organization dedicated to helping kids deal with

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Jim is an accomplished magician and a member of the

in-room guide for the region’s hotel guests. I was making

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WELCOME

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T

TO THE CRYSTAL COAST

he first time I set eyes on the Crystal Coast,

all points north. The sub-tropical climate makes for

mobile home. A few years later, the house beside

it was as a college student in the late ‘70s.

a long season of pleasant temperatures and virtually

theirs became available and my wife and I quickly

My parents had purchased a mobile home in

no winter as most of us know it.

jumped on the opportunity. There has never been

the Water’s Edge sub-division in Emerald Isle. This

As I grew to adulthood, the Crystal Coast became

one second of regret.

quickly became a favorite get-away for my folks and

a favorite destination of my wife and family as well.

their friends…fishing in the spring and the fall and

Whether it is full days on the beach, golfing at one

community years ago. We chose this location to

Something special drew us to this barrier island

playing golf any time of year.

of the local courses, fishing or exploring the Sound

vacation. I ultimately chose to expand my publishing

I quickly realized how special this place is. As

or my favorite day-trip to Cape Lookout, our family

business to the community 25 years ago. We chose

a young man, I can’t recall all the excursions into

continues to look forward to our own “island time.”

to invest further in the community by purchasing a

Bogue Sound; flounder gigging at night, setting

Dining is one of our favorite adventures. Our

beach house on the island. We now have the choice of

crab pots, gill nets, raking for clams or seining for

evening entertainment is generally centered around

shrimp. My dad kept a small john boat with a 10

where we are going to eat. When we are not dining

HP motor near the sound. It was ideal for getting

at one of our favorite restaurants on the island, our

a very special place to visit, vacation or live. I think

around in the shallow waters and exploring the

vacations here generally include a visit to one of

we both made a great decision.

warm waters. One afternoon, it allowed me the

many great dining destinations in the waterfront

perfect pace to keep up with a dolphin tracking

towns of Beaufort, Morehead City and Swansboro.

along beside my boat through two feet of water—

My wife would add that shopping in any of these

or maybe he was pacing me.

destinations is memorable and is definitely factored

Randy Thompson

in to our decision on where to dine.

Publisher

The emerald green waters of the ocean here are befitting the name of this barrier island. Warmed by

As fate would have it, my sister and her husband

the nearby Gulf Stream, I’ve always found the ocean

found and purchased a house in Emerald Isle that

temperatures here 12 degrees or warmer than most

was just a half a block from my mom and dad’s

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visiting and spending time here as often as we like. Like us, something drew you here. You too chose


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Beachcombers Paradise By Robert Enriquez

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dorned with shells of all shapes and sizes, hundreds of rare treasures can be found freckling the beaches of the Crystal Coast. Even if you’re a veteran shell collector, visitors will be surprised at the extensive variety of shells that can be found here. If you’re newer to the shelling world, you never know … maybe you’ll soon become a shell seeker yourself. Here is a snippet of the extraordinary shells that you may find while grazing the beaches of the Crystal Coast:

Cockle A commonly found shell, cockles are formerly edible clams, and often can still be found hinged appearing like folded wings.

Coquina You’ve probably encountered these tiny shells more often than you think. Shaped almost like long fingernails, their hues can be anywhere from a light purple to a brilliant orange.

Jackknife Jackknife shells are of a yellowish-olive color with a white interior and measures about five to six inches long. They are similarly shaped to a jackknife blade and can be sharp.

Lettered Olive Highly sought after along our beaches, lettered olive shells are smooth, shiny and cream-colored with brownish marks scattered around its conical shell.

Rosy Wolfsnail Known as the “cannibal snail” for its speed, ravenous appetite—often, they consume smaller snails in one bite—and predatory behavior. This shell is a rosy-brown hue.

Sand Dollar

Events are subject to change. We have provided the most accurate information available at press time. Please call ahead and confirm dates and times prior to making your plans.

Ongoing

Events 2017 May 31–Aug. 7: Morehead City Home Games 252-269-9767. MHCMarlins.com

Every Thursday, June 15–Aug. 17: EmeraldFest This popular outdoor concert series is back again with free concerts every Thursday. 6:30–8 p.m. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

June 9, July 14, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10: Friday Free Flicks Bring your folding chairs or blankets to watch free, family-friendly movies. 7 p.m. Emerald Isle Community Center. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

Oct. 14–Nov. 25: 15th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament Awarding excellent prizes to anglers catching all trout on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

JUNE

JULY

3: 9th Annual Kayak for the Warriors A 3.2-mile kayak and paddle board race through the Pine Knoll Shores canals and Bogue Sound benefitting Hope For The Warriors. Garner Park, Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4353, ext. 10. K4TW.org

4: Annual July 4th Celebration Kick off Independence Day with fireworks at the beach. 9 p.m. Atlantic Beach Circle. 252-726-2121. AtlanticBeach-NC.com

1: Warrior Reception and Auctions See the exhibits at the aquarium, and partake in delicious food and drinks. Benefits Hope For The Warriors. North Carolina Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4353, ext. 10. K4TW.org

3–4: Colonial Market Days: A Tryon Palace Renaissance Fair Held in the spirit of a traditional renaissance fair, this event celebrates the period of 1660-1720 with a lively outdoor market, encampments and a variety of entertainers. Tryon Palace, New Bern. 252-639-3500. TryonPalace.org

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8: World Oceans Day Answer the annual call to celebrate ocean conservation with themed crafts and activities. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores

The scotch bonnet has been the official state shell of North Carolina since 1965. Its cone-shaped shell is mostly a creamy, white color with reddish-brown streaks or spots covering its surface.

9–17: 59th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament More than 100 competing vessels and crews vie for substantial cash prizes in this non-profit fishing tournament. Morehead City Waterfront. 252-247-3575. TheBigRock.com

When you discover these disk-like treasures they are beige. Then, when exposed to the sun, they whiten to become the sand dollars you know and love.

Spiny Jewel Boxes The spiny jewel box is frequently found along the Carolina coast and its surface resembles tiny broken icicles.

Whelk Much larger in size, the whelk can be up to 16 inches long. Belonging to the same family as the conch because of its conical shape, large spiral and wide opening, you may even find whelks still living inside. The best time to go shelling is during low tide after a storm. As the cooler months roll around, the abundance of shells is far greater, with more opportunities to discover a new treasure or bring home a souvenir.

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June 19–Aug. 11: NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Summer Camps Summer camps combine fun and learning with hands-on, feet-wet experiences for children and youths. Advance registration required. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores

10: Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival Storytelling, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food and more. Historic Downtown Swansboro. 910-326-7370. SwansboroFestivals.com 23–24: 57th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour This signature event features walking tours of private and historic homes, narrated bus tours of the historic district, concerts and an antique car show. Beaufort Historic Site. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org 23–25: Antique Show and Sale Featuring more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room. Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org

1–2: Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition Summer Show The perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. Beaufort Historic Site. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org

4: Beaufort July Fourth Parade This annual event draws some of the most creative minds in town, including the Sweet Potato Queens decked out in their crazy costumes. 11 a.m. Front Street, Beaufort. 252-728-3917. BeaufortNCEvents.com 4: Beaufort July 4th Fireworks Live music, hot dogs, beverages and fireworks! 6 p.m. Grounds at Gallants Channel, Beaufort. 252-838-1524. BeaufortNCEvents.com 4: 4th of July Fireworks and Concerts The 4th of July is celebrated on the Crystal Coast with concerts and fireworks. Fireworks in Atlantic City, Morehead City and Emerald Isle. 252-726-8148. CrystalCoastNC.org 4: The Glorious Fourth Enjoy the anniversary of the birth of America with historical interpreters, games and crafts for all ages, exhibitions and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence. Tryon Palace, New Bern. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 800-767-1560. TryonPalace.org 4: Independence Night at Tryon Palace Enjoy an evening of food, fun, live music, and fireworks. Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center. 252-639-3500. TryonPalace.org 9: Beaufort Historic Site Summer Party Come celebrate Beaufort summers at a fabulous summer party with wonderful food, live music, open bar and more. 7–11 p.m. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org continued on page 16


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9–16: Shark Week Seven days of toothy times spotlight the mysterious and misunderstood world of sharks. Enjoy shark-themed programs, feedings, activities and crafts. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores 13: Night of Mystery at the Aquarium A special mystery theater event specifically for families with children; includes dinner and a G-rated theater performance. 5:30–9:30 p.m. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores

f the Home o urger • Walk-Ins Welcome rimpb Best Sh arolina’s C h • Good For Groups on Nort l Coast • Good For Kids Crysta Listed as one of Coastal Living Magazine’s best South Atlantic Seafood Dives, the Big Oak Drive-In offers shrimpburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs and the best BBQ on the beach! Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q Located in Salter Path, NC 252-247-2588 www.bigoakdrivein.com

13–15: Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tournament An exciting release-only billfish tournament. Beaufort Waterfront. 772-888-3269. BartaBillFish.com

AUGUST

4–6: International Owl Awareness Celebration Wise up about owls! Presentations, programs and activities focus on various owl species and their special talents. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores

vultures, partake in crafts and enjoy other interactive activities. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores 4: Labor Day at the Aquarium The Aquarium is open with regularly scheduled programs and regular admission fees. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores 2: Piggin’ and Grinnin’: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival Bluegrass and folk bands will come together to celebrate a genre of music prevalent in the lives of southern families for generations; plus delicious food trucks on site. Tryon Palace, New Bern. 11:15 a.m. 800-767-1560. TryonPalace.org 10: 41st Annual Grape Stomp Join in for a Gap Stomp Celebration filled with music, grape stomping, wine tastings and vineyard tours. 1–6 p.m. Duplin Winery, Rose Hill. 800-774-9634. DuplinWinery.com 16–30: 11th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament Excellent prizes awarded to anglers fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

12: Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Run The Yo, Ho, Ho 5K fundraiser race begins with a cannon blast, and pirates participate and cheer you on as you run, walk or swagger down the scenic Beaufort waterfront. BeaufortPirateInvasion.com.

16: Emerald Isle’s 12th Annual Day4Kids A fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more! 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Center. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

SEPTEMBER

16–17: Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars. Tryon Palace, New Bern. 252-639-3524. TryonPalace.org

1–3: International Vulture Awareness Learn about the problems these birds face and how you can help vultures while you experience close-up encounters with live

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27: Halloween Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, photo booth, cake walk, Trunk or Treat and more! Admission fee is one bag of candy per child. Emerald Isle Community Center. 6–8 p.m. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

6–8: North Carolina Seafood Festival The state’s second largest festival, this annual event celebrates local seafood with live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, rides and educational exhibits. Morehead City Waterfront. 252-726-6273. NCSeafoodFestival.org

28: All Hallows Eve Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with friendly ghosts, crafts, games, spooky stories, and of course, candy. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tryon Palace, New Bern. 252-639-3500. TryonPalace.org

13–15: 27th Annual Surf Fishing Workshop Expert instruction and hands-on experience are the trademarks of this popular, annual seminar. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores

NOVEMBER

2: Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar Learn about speckled trout–surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community Center. Free. 252-354-6350.

14–15: Annual Swansboro Mullet Festival Parade, food, live entertainment, street dance, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Downtown Swansboro. 910-326-7370. SwansboroFestivals.com 20–21: Havelock Chili Festival Join in on the 36th Annual Havelock Chili Festival, the state chili cook-off, with live entertainment, arts and crafts and food. Walter B. Jones Park, Havelock 252-447-1101. ChiliFestival.org 15: Fall Party at the Beaufort Historic Site Gala fundraising party featuring the works of a selected artist, with artwork available for purchase. 6:30–8 p.m. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org 26–27: Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea Bring on the ghosts, goblins and goodies. Children collect candy from booths among the exhibits and enjoy other Halloween hijinks. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores

11: Free Admission Day and Food Drive at the Aquarium Free admission for all, no past or present military connections required. Be sure to contribute non-perishable food items to an on-site food drive for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 252-247-4003. NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores 18: Jumble Sale The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Beaufort Historic Site. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org 19: Community Thanksgiving Feast A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Beaufort Historic Site. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org

DECEMBER

Santa by the Sea Event Santa by the Sea brings a bit of the North Pole to the aquarium for a memorable and magical event. Date to be determined. Check NcAquariums.com/Pine-Knoll-Shores or call 252-247-4003 for more information. 2: 6th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Featuring all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Emerald Isle Community Center. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org 9: 4th Annual Santa and a Movie Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a short Christmas movie classic! 6 p.m. Emerald Isle Community Center. 252-354-6350. EmeraldIsle-NC.org 9: Beaufort Holiday Art Walk Celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. 2–5 p.m. Begins at Beaufort Historic Site. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org 10: Christmas Candlelight Homes Tour Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. 5–8 p.m. Beaufort Historic Site. 252-728-5225. BeaufortHistoricSite.org

25: 14th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade An exciting town festival followed by the official Christ Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park. 3 p.m. Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. 252-354-2916. EmeraldIsle-NC.org

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ATLANTIC BEACH TOWN PARK Located in Cateret County, Atlantic Beach is a small town whose population explodes every summer with visitors. That’s because once you’ve visited Atlantic Beach, you can’t help but love the charming community and amazing beaches. There’s even a local town park that features classic playground fun like a large jungle gym with slides, a swing set and a merry-go-round. There’s even a basketball court and a shaded picnic area nearby. But 2016 saw big changes for the Atlantic Beach Town Park. Local leaders have made it their goal to bring even more family oriented entertainment to the area. Now when you come to Atlantic Beach you can enjoy a splashpad, mini golf and the region’s only skatepark!

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More to Come Atlantic Beach is not stopping there. There are plans to make the Town Park and nearby boardwalk better and better every year. Future visits to the park may allow you to stop in for concessions, experience new activities and more! Be sure to come back to experience each exciting addition.

EMERALD ISLE BOAT RAMP & PLAYGROUND For over five years, Emerald Isle has served as a haven for boaters itching to the explore the Bogue Sound and nearby Intracoastal Waterway. That’s because their public boat ramp is the perfect place to launch into the open sea. But with the addition of an all-inclusive, family friendly playground, the Emerald Isle public boat ramp is now a great place to bring the family for an amazing day of fun, fishing and family memories.

LOCAL PARKS BRING FAMILY FUN TO RESIDENTS AND VISITORS he Crystal Coast is the perfect place to plan a family vacation. Peaceful shorelines, fun water activities and tons of delicious restaurants. But the towns of Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle have an added draw. Both towns have channeled funds into building exciting parks that bring joy to residents of the Crystal Coast and visitors just passing through. Each park has its own draw—from state-of-the-art playground equipment to the region’s only skatepark. When staying in the Crystal Coast, plan on visiting both of these fabulous locations.

Skatepark rules make sure that visitors have an amazing and safe experience.

Splashpad On a hot day, the idea of jumping in a fountain is an irresistible draw to any tiny tike. Now your little guys can jump on in! At the Atlantic Beach Town Park Splashpad, kids are invited to play in their very own interactive water fountain. Sounds of laughter will bubble out of your kids as easily as the streaming jets. It’s great for big kids and small kids alike! Bring a bathing suit and towel, or jump in fully clothed, it’s the perfect way to cool off. Mini Golf In late summer of last year, Atlantic Beach’s very own miniature golf opened. This brand new, 18-hole course features challenging obstacles, a waterfall and fountains as well as fun for the whole family. And the price just can’t be beat! Admission is only $3 a person and free for kids under five. Town Skatepark Atlantic Beach has opened up its park to the skater and BMX community. The beautiful Atlantic Beach sand dunes make the perfect backdrop for those testing out new skateboard skills. It also serves as the only skatepark location in Cateret County. Have fun skating the bowl, dropping in on the half pipe or grinding the rails. The Skatepark also features special BMX hours for those wanting to bring their bikes by.

Public Boat Ramp Why pay to launch into the serene Bogue Sound? The Emerald Isle public boat ramp is free and open to the public. It’s also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There’s plenty of space for vehicles with boat trailers and it offers four separate launching ramps. Bring your motor boat or your kayak for a day of adventure on the Crystal Coast’s beautiful waterways. This lovely location offers amazing vistas and fishing opportunities from its own pier jutting out into the sound. The t-shaped pier is the perfect location for great inshore fishing or crabbing. When you need some refreshment, nearby picnic shelters make for a nice shady spot to enjoy your meal. Jean Preston Memorial Playground Spring of 2016 saw the dedication of an exciting, new addition to the Emerald Isle. The Jean Preston Memorial Playground has everything you would expect from an exciting new play place. The brightly colored play equipment includes ladders, slides, bridges and plenty of places for kids to exert the maximum amount of energy. But this special playground doesn’t want any child to feel left behind. So often, children in wheelchairs are left to watch other kids laugh and play while they are left on the sidelines alone. But specialized playground equipment in this all-inclusive park allows children in wheelchairs to join in the fun. Special swings are designed to accommodate special needs children and their guardians. The playground also includes the state-ofthe-art AeroGlider. The glider sways back and forth, providing an exciting ride for children of all abilities. The playground is named after former North Carolina senator and Emerald Isle native, Jean Preston. The town wanted to honor all the good Senator Preston did before her passing in 2013. The playground was dedicated on what would have been her 81st birthday. It’s a proper memorial to the late senator because of her passion for education and love of children. — Rebekah Conley


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rom the beach to Blackbeard, putt-putt to parasailing, the Crystal Coast offers exciting activities for all ages For some kids, a plastic bucket, shovel and plot of sand are all they need for a day’s worth of entertainment. From swimming to sandcastle building, shell searching to just plain goofing around, family fun on the beach is what makes a vacation to the Crystal Coast so memorable. But beyond the beach, you’ll also find numerous activities to entertain the whole family, from the 5-year-old balls of energy to those hard-to-please teenagers. Spend a day at one of the many amusement parks in the area, which offer everything from bumper boats to go-kart racing, rock climbing walls to water slides. Many attractions stay open well after the sun sets, ensuring a full day’s worth of fun. Mini-golf is particularly popular both during the day and night. Challenge the family to 18 holes of putt-putt through waterfalls and windmills on one of the area’s lighted and extravagant courses. Even the kids will enjoy a history lesson at the Crystal Coast’s own captivating museums and historic areas. Visit the Beaufort Historic Site, and get a glimpse of what this coastal region was like during the 18th and 19th centuries. Costumed guides tell fascinating stories about Beaufort’s past, including tales about the town’s most infamous visitor, the pirate, Blackbeard. Afterward, catch a glimpse of some of Blackbeard’s treasures and personal belongings at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Then, at the North Carolina History Education Center located in New Bern, you can discover 60,000 square feet of interactive fun for all ages. Get up close and personal with nature at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, which showcases local wildlife from the land and sea and provides interesting facts about the region’s

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ecosystem. For a more hands-on experience with nature, hop on a ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore, where you can explore maritime forests and pristine beaches, or head to Shackleford Banks and look for wild ponies grazing on the beach or seeking shade under the trees. Lookout National Seashore, where you can explore maritime forests and pristine beaches, or head to Shackleford Banks and look for wild ponies grazing on the beach or seeking shade under the trees. Book these ferries online at IslandExpressFerryServices.com. There are several nature cruises that take visitors to places inaccessible by foot, with knowledgeable guides pointing out plant life, birds and animals on shore. Of course, there are dozens of ways to get out on the water and explore. Rent a speedboat or wave runner, and set your own course across turquoise waters. The wind and the ocean spray will be a welcoming cool-off after a day spent sunning on the beach. Other ways to explore the wide-open seas include sailing, sunset cruises, parasailing, dolphin-watching trips, fishing charters, kayak excursions and much more. From toddlers to teenagers and parents to grandparents, visitors of all ages flock to the Crystal Coast year after year to enjoy the beaches and wide variety of activities and attractions. With all of these entertaining options, plus miles and miles of beautiful beaches to explore, the Crystal Coast tops the list of any family seeking the ultimate beach vacation.


LIGHTHOUSE

CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE By Landie Dalleo

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ape Lookout is a throwback, a time capsule, a hold-out. Unchanged and pristine, preserved in its integrity and glory. A protected refuge in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the world around it. The island itself is one of many in a string of barrier islands, the southernmost part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. It is uninhabited and unspoiled, home to many sea, sky and land creatures, but no people other than its many visitors. It is primitive, simple and pure, where peace and serenity prevail. Stretches of smooth beach and sparkling sea are the splendor of this island. That and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, the beacon and the heart of the very southern end of the outer banks. The simplicity and beauty are confirmed when standing at her top deck with the most spectacular view of the surrounding sea, shades of sapphire and celadon. The sky and the smooth, flawless sand are perfect for dipping toes, taking leisurely walks and camping with friends. Rich in history herself, “Our Diamond Lady” has resided on the shore of Cape Lookout for over 200 years. She spent her days and nights long past saving sailors and unsuspecting ships from the surrounding treacherous shoals, shallows, sudden storms and fog that could arise quickly and unpredictably, taking more lives than Blackbeard himself. While the shores around her have remained a constant, she herself has evolved and grown, adapting slowly with the times. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse was originally only 96 feet tall, built on a sand dune and painted with wide red and white stripes. The telltale light was maintained by whale oil

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hauled up and down the stairs which was burned by a full-time lighthouse keeper. The light was inadequate—mediocre in good weather and worse than that in bad. She has grown since in size and technology. Now 163 feet and emitting an electric light, Cape Lookout Lighthouse is one of the few that flash all day long—every 15 seconds. She is also one of the few in the Outer Banks that is accessible only by boat, but the trip is well worth it—her panoramic view from the top is unequalled. Island Express Ferry Service LLC is contracted by the National Park Service to bring passengers to and from the island and to drop them off…right there at the dock of the Lighthouse. As a bonus, on the way there, the ferry passes by the east side of Shackleford Banks where you can see the wild Banker Horses roaming the wild grasses and dunes of yet another beautiful barrier island. The ferry also drops off visitors to Shackleford Banks as well. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse sports her trademark diamond pattern, originally referred to as a diagonal checkerboard. This particular design creates an optical illusion of sorts. If you see white diamonds on a black background you are in an east/west direction. If you see black diamonds on a white background, you are oriented north/south. Climbing to the top can be interesting as well. More of a challenge than one might think… 207 narrow steps, like climbing to the top of a 12-story building. Find out if you can make it to the top, and more importantly, you’ll find out just how worth it the trip is.


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A year later, Newman Willis moved to Atlantic Beach with his wife and became the first permanent resident as well as the town’s first mayor. In just a few more short years, the area was marked out for streets, and property lots were sold. More structures followed as well as the construction of the boardwalk along the oceanfront.

There are several public access points to the shore, so sunbathers, swimmers and surfers can spread out and enjoy a little piece of paradise As one of the oldest towns on the Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach sprouted up from a beach pavilion built in the late 1800s to provide oceanfront entertainment for tourists staying across the sound in Morehead City. Over a century ago, Bogue Banks became home to one of the first bathing pavilions in order to accommodate guests of the New Morehead City Hotel, who were accustomed to bathing in the ocean. Word spread, patrons flocked to the area, and the Atlantic Beach resort was formed. By the 1920s, and after several business deals, a new Atlantic Beach opened in an area known as the “Circle” on Bogue Banks.

This new area boasted two bathhouses—one for men and one for women—and quickly prospered with the addition of a bridge that connected Atlantic Beach to the mainland. During the Great Depression, the Atlantic Beach property encountered several setbacks but was eventually held by the Manufacturers Bank and Trust Co. of New York. With the prospect of a thriving resort area in mind, the Atlantic Beach and Bridge Company was created to rebuild the resort and operate the toll bridge. In 1930, the beach and resort reopened for business.

Today, the pavilion no longer exists, but the site on which it stood is now part of the Atlantic Beach Circle, a reference point for locals and visitors alike. Souvenir shops, a small boardwalk, restaurants and more keep the Circle a popular social spot for both teenagers and families. Despite starting out small, the town of Atlantic Beach is a flurry of activity during the summer season. The miles of beautiful beaches that make up Atlantic Beach are its most popular attraction. There are several public access points to the shore, so sunbathers, swimmers and surfers can spread out and enjoy a little piece of paradise. Whether you set

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ATLANTIC BEACH out to build a sandcastle that can withstand the waves or just plan on getting your feet wet, the sandy shores are sure to please. While Atlantic Beach maintains its small-town feel, there are numerous activities available to visitors. Because of the ideal location on the coast of North Carolina, fishing and boating are two favorite pastimes. Water lovers will find many other ways to get out on the ocean or sound, from waterskiing to sailing and kayaking to windsurfing. For those who prefer a relaxing experience, set out on a dinner cruise and watch the sun set over the water. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the water besides swimming and surfing. Rent a charter boat and explore the open water or cast a line with a buddy, take a paddleboard lesson and witness the scenic marshes or witness Atlantic Beach from a birds-eye-view while parasailing above the Atlantic. With all there is to do on the water in Atlantic Beach, you will surely be satisfied with your adventurous day and sun-kissed skin. There’s plenty to do for landlubbers too—golf courses, amusement parks, movie theaters, nightclubs and shopping are just a few options. There are also plenty of biking and jogging paths to be enjoyed, a recent civic improvements. Unique gift stores, classic surf shops and quaint businesses are in abundance, and there are area amusecontinued on page 26

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ments and entertainment options to fit all ages. Serving Atlantic Beach for over 20 years, the local book mart is home to a variety of excellent reads and comic books that will be a great accompaniment when you’re on the beach or in the comfort of your cottage rental. The many surf shops carry the latest trends in watches, clothing, sunglasses and any equipment you will need for a day out on the water. From bike shops to skate shops and other fine establishments, you’ll find all you need for an enjoyable vacation in Atlantic Beach. Adjacent to Atlantic Beach is Fort Macon, a Civil War fortress that features 385 acres of pristine beach and maritime forest. Located at the eastern end of Bogue Banks, the park is surrounded by three sides of water— the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and the Bogue Sound making access to the sand, sun and surf conveniently easy. The area is home to much undisturbed natural beauty, which is why the salt marshes and estuaries are perfect for exploring. Though the park’s most important feature is a Civil War fort with a unique story to tell. Learn about the fort’s fascinating history in the museum and historic area on your own, or take a tour of the four museum rooms featuring exhibits, displays and restored quarters offering a look into the lives of Civil War officers and soldiers. If you happen to be visiting during the Fourth of July, show your pride and shag skills at the annual Independence Day Celebration. Residents and visitors look forward to a full day of festivities, which includes a live band and fireworks. If you want to explore the surrounding areas, the Atlantic Beach Bridge makes roaming abroad easy. Spend a day in Morehead City. Or, from there, you can book a trip to see the Cape Lookout lighthouse, visit Sugarloaf Island or catch a glimpse of the wild horses on Shackleford Banks. After a day exploring, you will have worked up a good appetite. Restaurants carry cuisine with southern flair, local seafood, Mexican dishes, Italian specialties and more. Then when you’ve got a sweet tooth, the folks here can cure those cravings, too, with milkshakes, fudge, taffy … if you name it, you can find it at the local ice cream and candy shops. Once you’ve made your rounds shopping, exploring historic sites, dining or daytripping, stay in the exciting variety of vacation rentals available here. For a week, a month or even as your second home, Atlantic Beach has a wealth of homes and cottages complete with ocean views, marine décor and more. Or stay at one of the many inns, motels or luxury hotels with on-site restaurants—many of which are just a short walk to the beach. No matter what vacation means to you—exploring a fortress, catching a wave or just relaxing—Atlantic Beach has something for everyone. For more information about Atlantic Beach, visit AtlanticBeach-NC.com. For more information about Fort Macon State Park, call 252-726-3775.


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amed after its beautifully lush maritime forests, Emerald Isle is a laid-back beach community comprised of unspoiled beaches, pristine forests, quaint beach cottages and loads of activities for the whole family. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the island was explored and used by English colonists and also by pirates, such as the infamous Edward Teach, also known as “Blackbeard.” Sailing from Teach’s Hole at Ocracoke Island to the north around Cape Lookout, Blackbeard claimed the area as pirate territory. By the early 1720s, Beaufort was an official seaport, which is why it was sacked twice during the summer of 1747.

In 1893, a group of families came to the island and settled there, creating the town of Middletown. Still, it remained largely uninhabited until the 1950s, when cottages first began to dot the beaches. It was then that Henry K. Fort of Philadelphia purchased what is now Emerald Isle and part of Cape Carteret as an investment. He saw the success of neighboring Atlantic Beach and imagined Emerald Isle expanding to a resort of the same caliber. However, Fort couldn’t secure enough support to build a bridge, and his dream of a resort community was abandoned.

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Sunburn Tips ARE SOME PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO BURN?

After Fort’s death, the land was inherited by his daughter Anita Fort Maulik, who ultimately sold the property to a group of investors from Southeastern North Carolina. The land, not yet known as Emerald Isle, was purchased for $350,000, the largest amount in Carteret County history at the time. The seven investors then divided the land into 54 blocks, each a little more than 1,000 feet wide, and development was underway. Ferry service began in 1960, connecting the mainland to the beaches and increasing the number of visitors to the budding coastal village. When the Cameron Langston Bridge was built in 1971, development continued, bringing in more beach rentals, attractions and restaurants to the family-oriented beach community. Today, Emerald Isle is abuzz during the summer

Yes. The most susceptible are people who are blue-eyed, fair-skinned, tan poorly or have red or blonde hair.

SHOULD I USE A SUNBLOCK? Yes. There is evidence that sunblock helps prevent skin cancer and sunburn, and retards the aging effects of the sun. Use a sunblock with the highest number, preferably 15 or greater, if you are more likely to burn. Sunblocks should be applied at least once an hour while you’re in the sun and more often if you are perspiring or swimming. The sun is most damaging between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Use a sunblock with a higher protection factor on the areas that are more exposed: the tip of the nose, ears, collarbone, top of the feet and shoulders. On

RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS YOUR CHILDREN AND THE SUN Children under one year of age should be kept out of the sun. Use lightweight, light-colored clothing, and always cover his head with a hat. Use a sunscreen with a protection factor of 15 for best results. Apply liberally and often. Don’t use a sunblock with a protection factor of more than 4 on children under 6 months of age. There is a possibility that the skin may absorb the chemical, and the child’s system may not eliminate it.

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and peacefully serene throughout the rest of the year. While more than 3,500 people are lucky enough to call the town home, during the summer the population quadruples as families flock to the Bogue Banks for the ultimate beach vacation. From surfing to sunning, mini-golfing to shopping, the opportunities for fun are endless in Emerald Isle. A surf rod and a bucket of bait will start your fishing adventure—try your luck on the pier or on a charter boat. If you are not much of an angler, you can also stop at one of the many local seafood stands or markets to purchase the freshest catches—they will even ice down your selections for your return home. There are also plenty of other ways to get out on the water—go crabbing, look for shells at the beach or launch your kayak from a public access point,

While jellyfish look beautiful and harmless,

such as Cedar Street Park. The park is located at the

that area. Keep all sunblock and sun medications

their tentacles are an entirely different situation.

end of Cedar Street right on the Bogue Sound, giving

away from the eyes.

The tentacles are long, spindly appendages that

you public access to the water and pier. Motorized

hang from the underside of the jellyfish. When they

boats and personal watercrafts, as well as kayaks

come in contact with the skin, the result is a red

and canoes, are available for full and half-day rentals

welt and severe pain. Gently wash the area with a

at local businesses. If you are feeling adventurous,

your lips, use only those products designed for

CAN MEDICATIONS ADD TO SUN SENSITIVITY? Yes. Some examples are Tetracycline, diuretics

mild soap and water, then apply liberal amounts of

windsurfing access is also available! Traveling with a

and major tranquilizers, such as Thorazine or

meat tenderizer (MSG, Accent, etc.) to the still-wet

furry friend? Pets are welcomed to join in on the fun

Stelazine. These have the potential to cause a

area. Benadryl will help lessen the reaction. If the

(as long as they are on a 6-foot leash!).

bad burn from an amount of sun that would not

reaction worsens, see a physician.

ordinarily be harmful.

WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT A BAD BURN? Take a cool bath—not ice cold—and don’t use bath salts, oil or bubble bath. Take it easy on your skin—no scrubbing, no shaving. Use a soft towel to pat the skin dry. Try a sunburn remedy or first-aid spray, one with lidocaine or benzocaine for quick

KIDS’ CORNER Since 80 percent of skin damage occurs in

Interested in exploring rare and pristine maritime forests? A walking and bike path, known as “The Emerald Path,” along Emerald Drive and Coast Guard Road offers spectacular views of beaches, marshes

the first 20 years of life, it’s up to the parents to

and coastal ecology. The path is just about 11 miles

jumpstart their children on a lifetime of protective

from the Indian Beach town and stretches all the

skin care.

way from The Point at Bogue Inlet. Travel your way

—Dr. Victor Gong

around to the key destinations in town while getting in some exercise at the same time! Or navigate the

pain relief. Use a light moisturizer and a dusting

hiking trails at Emerald Isle Woods Park, a 41-acre

of powder, which eases chafing. In general, try to

nature preserve on the sound. Open year-round

stay out of the sun. If the sunburn is severe, if you

from sunrise to sunset, the park is home to a floating

blister, or if you feel faint or nauseous, see a

dock, N.C. Bird Trail, picnic pavilion, pier, walking

doctor immediately.

and hiking trails and four grills.

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EMERALD ISLE Of course, the beaches are the main attraction in Emerald Isle—find sandy beaches, untouched turquoise waters and plenty of space to spread out for a game of volleyball or a mid-afternoon nap. Surfers know Emerald Isle as one of the best places to catch a wave along the Bogue Banks, with plenty of great breaks, particularly around the Bogue Inlet Pier. The Bogue Inlet Pier is not only a great place to cast a line, but it has a story of its own to tell. After the establishment of Emerald Isle came about in 1957, two of its original developers realized that they needed an attraction to draw people down to the west end of their new town. After much thought, they both agreed that they would build a fishing pier about 4 miles east of the Bogue Inlet. Now named “Bogue Inlet Pier,” the fishing spot became very successful and also attracted people to its surrounding amenities, such as the Camp Ocean Forest—where people could camp overnight and live in permanent mobile homes—and the Bogue Inlet Motel, which was built on Bogue Inlet Drive. Even after all these years, these

The Bogue Inlet Pier is not only a great place to cast a line, but it has a story of its own to tell.

make great presents and serve as a souvenir from

the annual events that occur only on Emerald Isle!

Emerald Isle. While browsing the shops, stop by one

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delicious treats, from candies to ice cream.

North Carolina has to offer. Enjoy coastal seafood,

If you are in the mood for some fun entertainment and good quality time with the family, attend one of

craft beer and wine as you relax and have a great time all along the majestic Atlantic Ocean. In addition continued on page 32

attractions can still be found in their same locations with minimal renovations. Much effort has been contributed over the years to keep the pier alive and well to give both locals and visitors public access to the ocean and provide a fabulous place to fish. If walks on the beach or a sunset cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway is your desire, head to Emerald Plantation, a beautifully landscaped, private gated community of luxury townhouses and single-family

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and swimming pool are other amenities that are available at Emerald Plantation. Once you have taken in all of the history Emerald Isle has to offer, why not treat yourself to a day of shopping? Emerald Isle offers a variety of quaint shops, boutiques, specialty stores and surf shops that are home to an array of items to satisfy all ages. You will find book and toy stores for the kids, trendy apparel, jewelry and accessories at local boutiques for the ladies, several surf shops for the beachgoers and even an outlet where everybody can find something they love. If you are searching for a special something for your significant other, there are also several gift shops throughout the area that offer all sorts of items and knick-knacks to choose from that

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EMERALD ISLE offer a driving range and practice area, where you can loosen up before hitting the greens for a friendly competition with family or friends. If you get hungry, stop by the golf courses’ restaurants for a delicious bite to eat. There are also plenty of family attractions in Emerald Isle, including go-kart tracks, water parks, mini-golf and more. Kids can enjoy a pirate cruise in search of hidden treasures, teens will be amazed while on a dolphin tour and the whole family will have a great time at the local family entertainment center home to arcades, go-karts and inflatables. Although there is plenty to do during the day on Emerald Isle, save some energy for a night out on the town! There are several restaurants, bars and lounges open in the area that are upbeat throughout the

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night and offer great food and drinks to go along with live entertainment. You’re never far away from the many other

to great entertainment, several local restaurants serve

months. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some

a variety of tasty samples. Pair these samples with dif-

great music by the sea!

ferent craft beer styles available from local breweries. Also hosted on Emerald Isle is the EmeraldFest

If you are eager to play a round of golf, then you’re in luck! Emerald Isle is home to several beautiful golf

Concert Series, featuring live music right on the

courses, the finest you will find in the state. Designed

oceanfront. The eclectic mix of music will surely suit

by famous golf sensations, these golf courses will

the taste of every attendee. These free concerts are

bring you a relaxing afternoon game of golf that is

held every Thursday evening during the summer

both leisurely and fun. Some of the golf courses even

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attractions and activities just down the road in Atlantic Beach and Morehead City. These towns offer plenty of activities both on and off the water, great shopping, unique dining atmospheres and, of course, beautiful views. After experiencing all Emerald Isle has to offer, you will surely fall in love with the place and quickly realize why it is known as the Gem of the Crystal Coast.


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Cucumber-Basil Gimlet Ingredients 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 small cucumber, sliced 1 and 1/2 ounces basil simple syrup (recipe below) 2 ounces gin Cucumber slice & basil leaf for garnish Basil Simple Syrup 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Method

Make Basil Simple Syrup: Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat, and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Strain into an airtight container, cover and chill. Mix Gimlet: Put lime juice and cucumber in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Fill half-way with crushed ice, and add basil simple syrup and gin. Shake well, and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with basil and cucumber slice.

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Ingredients 2 oz. moonshine 1/2 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce orange juice 1/2 ounce grenadine 1/2 ounce simple syrup 3 blackberries, muddled Club soda, splash Method Shake with ice, and top with soda. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Sparkling Strawberry Martini Ingredients 4 ounces fresh strawberry juice (recipe below) 1 ounce simple syrup 3 ounces vodka sparkling wine, splash Fresh strawberry slice for garnish Strawberry Juice 2 cups fresh strawberries 1 cup water Method Make Strawberry Juice: Puree strawberries and water in a blender until smooth, then strain into a jar through a fine mesh sieve. Mix Martini: Add strawberry juice, simple syrup and vodka to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled glass, and top with a splash of sparkling wine. Garnish with strawberry slice.

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CRUISES

From Asphalt to

Silk-Sand Beaches Captain George J. Aswad Founder and President of Crystal Coast Lady Cruises, Morehead City Ferry and Island Express Ferry Services

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ifteen years ago, Captain George and his wife Patricia came to Beaufort with their dinner boat “The Emerald Queen.” They went to a local shipyard to do some minor improvements. George and Pat were quickly affected by the grace and charm of the area. “We were strangers, but greeted by owners Ted, Gary and Becky Smith, like family. They made us feel at home.” After doing an overhaul, 297 days later they headed to NYC forever changed. “There was something missing in our lives when we left. Pat and I decided we were going to make a big change…and move to Beaufort. Where life is the way it’s supposed to be.”

George and Patricia first opened a small restaurant in Havelock called Crabby Patty’s. Over the years, they expanded and Crabby Patty’s became a well-loved local hotspot. A tragic fire destroyed the restaurant in September 2016. They were devastated but moved forward to another location. In November 2016, they had their Grand Opening, which is now run by their daughter Jennifer…but customers still get the warm hellos and hugs from Patty. Captain George has been in the business for over 39 years, coming here from NYC, where he was running The Staten Island Ferry, which carries over 21 million passengers a year. He also had dinner cruise and party fishing boats, with his wife, Patricia, son George, Jr., and daughter Jennifer. The scenery has changed—from the Manhattan skyline to a backdrop of crystal clear waters and cotton candy skies. Instead of being surrounded by asphalt, he is now surrounded by silk-sand beaches. George says he only wishes he’d come here sooner. George’s vast experience in ferry transportation, and his ability to increase tourism enabled Island Express Ferry Service to be awarded the concessioner contract with the National Park Service in 2013. His focus on high safety standards and a belief in preserving the pristine beauty and cleanliness of the park were two other factors. Island Express Ferry’s fleet has the privilege of dropping passengers off at Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks. “Being chosen as the Park’s concessioner is an honor,” says George. He has surpassed the expectations of the

Park Service every year and continues to strive to do more for the park and the community. Captain George has been on boats his whole life. He is the co-owner and operator, along with his lifelong friend Stuart, of Island Express Ferry Service, Crystal Coast Lady Cruises and Morehead City Ferry Service. Whether planning a ferry trip out to Shackleford Banks to camp under the stars, to Cape Lookout to climb the lighthouse or to await low tide to scoop sand dollars from Sand Dollar Island, George has got you covered. Whether it’s spotting a pod of dolphins, watching the wild Banker Horses of Shackleford or finding dozens of perfect shells to take home. It all brings a certain satisfaction and feeling of well-being to the young and the old.

Pat and I decided we were going to make a big change… and move to Beaufort. Where life is the way it’s supposed to be.

The Crystal Coast Lady is Captain George and Pat’s baby, a one-of-a-kind cruise ship where 265 passengers can ride in luxurious comfort while taking in the breathtaking scenery. On the Crystal Coast Lady, marvel at it all while dining on home-cooked food and sipping cocktails. Be it stories of Blackbeard, the Banker Horses, who legend says escaped from sinking ships and swam ashore to Shackleford Banks, or stories of shipwrecks, it is a wonderful, magical place. Captain George and his beautiful wife of 35 years, Patricia will join in the romance when they renew their vow’s on board the Crystal Coast Lady later this year. A marriage, a team, a long history and friendship worth celebrating. 2017/2018 | Crystal Coast | 35


BEAUFORT

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fter crossing the drawbridge from the west into the quaint town of Beaufort, you’ll know you’ve found a special spot to visit. Breathe in the fragrant, salty air as you stroll leisurely down the tree-lined streets and past historic homes and buildings.

Investigate the mysteries of local legend Blackbeard the Pirate at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Learn all about the Cape Lookout National Seashore by visiting the National Park Visitor Center on Front Street in downtown Beaufort. From the Visitor Center, you’ll be able to step out the door to catch the ferry to the famous lighthouse. Or, if you prefer, you can sit back and relax on the patio of a historic inn and toast to another relaxing day in this seaside paradise. Ultimately, it is the history of the town that gives Beaufort its distinct character and unique setting. 36 | CrystalCoast.guide | 2017/2018

Both quaint and bustling, Beaufort is a small North Carolina port town but with enough attractions, amenities and activities to rival any seaside destination, earning it the number one pick of Travel and Leisure Magazine’s “America’s Favorite Small Towns” in 2014. Settled in 1709, Beaufort is North Carolina’s third oldest town. Originally inhabited by the Coree Indians in their village, Cwarioc, meaning “fish town,” Beaufort was then inhabited by French Hugenots and eventually settled by the British in 1709. In 1713, Robert Turner, who held the original land grant for 200 acres, laid out the town and named the streets just as they are today. The town was named in honor of Turner’s friend Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, and was incorporated in 1722. continued on page 38


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Our trip departs each evening for a 7-8:30 p.m. cruise that promises a view to take your breath away. The red and yellow North Carolina sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they’re yours to enjoy as we sail from the Beaufort waterfront. Complimentary beverages are included.

CAPE LOOKOUT CRUISE

The beauty of the Cape Lookout lighthouse and its pristine surroundings is unparalleled. You’ll really appreciate the stability and comfort of this 45-foot catamaran as we briskly make the six mile ocean voyage to one of the premier anchorages in America. Our 6 hour cruise departs at 12 noon for the 1-1/2 hour sail to Cape Lookout where you’ll enjoy 3 hours at two different locations. Our first destination is the tip of Cape Lookout. We beach the boat and serve a delicious catered lunch from the Beaufort Grocery Co. Restaurant. When you taste their signature sandwiches, salads and desserts, you’ll see why locals and visitors alike have made Beaufort Grocery Co. a favorite. On board stairs offer easy access on and off the boat for unbelievable swimming, snorkeling(bring your own equipment) and some of the best shelling on the east coast. Large clean restrooms and a freshwater deck shower are provided. Our second destination at the Cape Lookout lighthouse government dock allows time to visit the Keeper’s Quarters museum, the National Park store and the east beach of South Core Banks. While here you can get spectacular photos of the Lighthouse and on specific days you may climb the 160’ tower. Your bathing suit, camera and a beach towel are all you will need to enjoy a memorable day on the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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BEAUFORT

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By the late 18th century, Beaufort was becoming an active seaport. Inhabited by sailors, privateers, fishermen, soldiers and planters, it was a diverse community with a common thread—the sea. While Beaufort’s active sea trade allowed it to connect with seaports thousands of miles away, its geography kept it isolated from the interior of the state. This isolation has helped the town retain its historic appearance. As the seaport became active, so did the lingering pirates, one in particular you may have heard of—Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard. He and his crew would come into the Pamlico Sound to visit and resupply, and the Beaufort harbor became their comfortable place for rest and rejuvenation. Most were appalled that these pirates were allowed to roam the land freely and were tolerated by government officials. According to popular belief, Blackbeard was a frequent visitor to the area, perhaps residing at the Hammock House when in the neighborhood. Legend has it that he would anchor his ship in the creek, row to the house, and tie up on the porch post. Other stories depict Blackbeard burying treasure in the

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Hammock House yard, although none has been found to this day. In the 20th century, Beaufort Tours through the historic continued to grow. There were spurts district of building and great influxes of people moving to the area, followed by quiet lulls for the town. In the early 1900s, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church School was revitalized after a more than 30-year lapse in teaching. In 1906, the railroad expanded from Morehead City and started making regular visits to Beaufort. In 1907, the railroad station on Broad Street was built, and a new, large brick courthouse was built on the square. Still standing today are the homes of Beaufort’s early sea captains, seafarers and merchants. Beaufort boasts more than 150 homes in the Historic District that are more than a century old and several private residences that are more than 200 years old. In many of these homes, you will see the influence of the West Indies architecture brought to Beaufort from generations of sea trade. The Beaufort Historical Association is the best place to visit to find out about the local history. They own and operate the Beaufort Historic Site, which depicts 18th- and 19th- century life in coastal Carolina. The two-acre site is located in the heart of the Beaufort’s National Registered Historic District and includes 14 buildings, nine of which are historic and six authentically restored, ranging from a 1778 primitive cottage to the apothecary shop and doctor’s office of 1859. Three gardens, including an herb garden, vegetable garden and a pollinator garden that is currently being added to the site, offer visitors insight into food preparation and local plant life. The Site also houses the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, the oldest gallery in Carteret County located in the circa 1732 Rustell House, which showcases and sells juried artwork by more than 100 local and regional artists. Tours of the historic buildings as well as the Old Burying Grounds are offered on a daily basis, as well as a narrated tour of the town aboard a 1967 open-top double-decker bus. Visit the Safrit Historical Center, which serves as the welcome center for Beaufort and surrounding areas and houses the Old Beaufort Shop, where visitors can purchase gifts, toys and handcrafted items created by local artists. At the North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, visitors can watch the construction and restoration of wooden boats and ship models. An outstanding exhibit of artifacts collected from Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and a variety of field trips, lectures and programs for all ages round out the offerings of this excellent museum. Beaufort’s rich history is only surpassed by the sheer beauty of the coastline that surrounds the town. Walk along Beaufort’s waterfront and look across Taylor’s Creek to herds of wild horses grazing just as their ancestors did. Ferry services along with kayak and standup paddleboard rentals are available to transport you to the wildlife refuges of the Rachel Carson Reserve including Horse Island, Middle Marsh, Bird Shoals and Carrot Island. continued on page 40

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This year, the long-anticipated Gallants Channel Bridge will be opened to residents and visitors to the Crystal Coast. Conti Enterprises, Inc. was contracted to begin work on this project back in March of 2014. Although construction improvements are projected to continue until late 2018 the opening of the new bridge will bring profound changes to the town of Beaufort and Carteret County. The contractor expects the final traffic pattern for the new alignment of U.S. 70 to be in place by September 2017. The Gallants Channel Bridge is a high-rise which replaces the old bascule bridge, or drawbridge, which served to connect Beaufort. For years, commuters were frustrated by the traffic which occurred, especially during peak summer season when visitors to Beaufort and the Crystal Coast would flood into town. Delays were also caused by bridge openings, bringing cars to a halt as they waited for boats to pass. Now, the 65-foot high fixed-span bridge will allow traffic to flow freely. The opening of the new bridge also means that the existing drawbridge will be removed. The same project creating the new Gallants Channel Bridge will also bring improvements to U.S. 70, a major highway through the Crystal Coast. The expansion of the highway to four lanes means that the frustrations of summer traffic will be minimized. With a new bridge on the horizon and open roads, get ready for smooth sailing on Crystal Coast roadways. For the most current status updates about the US 70 & Gallants Channel Bridge project, visit NCDOT.gov/Projects/GallantsChannelBridge —Rebekah Conley


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MOREHEAD Morehead City will celebrate its 160th anniversary this year, paying homage to its long history as an important shipping and fishing port in North Carolina’s history. The town was established by a group of investors who sought to take advantage of the deep channel of Beaufort Inlet and build a rail to Goldsboro. The town was laid out in city blocks, much of which still exists today. In the mid-nineteenth century, John Morehead, the 29th Governor of North Carolina, purchased 600 acres of property from a powerful family in Carteret County, where the Shepard Point Land Company was formed and the first lots were sold. Due to the large port that was developed, Morehead City grew significantly and continued to experience a steady demographic and economic growth until the Civil War. However, during the fight, federal troops occupied the town. Morehead City eventually became a popular vacation spot by those traveling up, down and to the East Coast and not only an important part of history, but of North Carolina’s economy. See Our Coupon on Page 96

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s the second oldest town in North Carolina (this year the town celebrates its 307th anniversary!), New Bern has a classic Main Street feel, ripe with historic buildings and landmarks. Named after Berne, Switzerland, New Bern was founded by Swiss and German immigrants in 1710 and has been a critical part of North Carolina history ever since.

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In the latter half of the 18th century, New Bern was the first permanent seat of the colonial government of the state. Then, after the Revolutionary War, the former palace of British governor William Tryon became the original state capital building of the independent state until the 1790s, when it was destroyed by a fire. More than 150 years later, a new palace was built and reconstructed from the original drawings and plans. A visit to the historic building and beautiful gardens or a trip to the North Carolina History Education Center is a great way to start off a day exploring New Bern. Learn more about the town’s fascinating past on a walking, carriage or trolley tour through the historic downtown area. Successful merchants and sea captains built many beautiful homes in the town, and the downtown buildings have been preserved beautifully. Professional guides tell stories of the town’s long history and explain interesting architectural details. Afterward, explore today’s New Bern, with its variety of quaint shops, antique stores, restaurants and specialty stores.

WEDGED ON A SECTION OF LAND, WHERE THE NEUSE AND TRENT RIVERS MEET, NEW BERN BOASTS EXTRAORDINARY WATER VIEWS AND NUMEROUS RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. Wedged on a section of land, where the Neuse and Trent Rivers meet, New Bern also boasts extraordinary water views and numerous recreational opportunities. Tee off at one of the area’s topnotch golf courses, set sail on the stunning Neuse River or just relax in one of the waterfront parks. A variety of restaurants, familiar hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts offer guests an abundant choice of dining and lodging. Just 15 miles down Highway 70 East is the small, cozy community of Havelock, which took the name of the British General, Sir Henry Havelock. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is located in Havelock. Home of the Harrier Jet, Cherry Point occupies nearly 16,000 acres in Craven County and is the largest Marine Corps Air Station in the world. For more information, contact the New Bern/ Craven County Convention & Visitors Center at 800-437-5767 or visit VisitNewbern.com.


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MOREHEAD CITY As the unofficial capital of the Crystal Coast, Morehead City has the largest variety of shops in the region. Stroll through the inviting waterfront district to find gift shops, bookstores, art galleries and more. The historic downtown area has many similar shops offering local handmade crafts, clothing and accessories and other unique items. Beyond the downtown and waterfront, the retail options in Morehead City are almost limitless—find nautical supplies, pet products, furniture, jewelry, wine shops, seafood markets and traditional grocery and convenience stores across the town to supply any need (or desire!) that might arise during your vacation. NEW BERN The historic town features many unique shops and galleries. Stop by the pharmacy, now known as the “Birthplace of Pepsi,” and pick up an old-fashioned Pepsi souvenir while enjoying continued on page 48

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here. Swansborough, as it was originally known, was incorporated in 1783, making it the oldest town in Onslow County. Named after Samuel Swann, prominent in North Carolina’s pre-Revolutionary history as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, the town became an established seaport in 1786. Today, Swansboro is known as a quiet and unique waterfront town, with a vibrant arts community and many special events throughout the year. In fact, the oldest festival in North Carolina, the Mullet Festival, takes place here the second Saturday in October. Business showcases, oyster roasts, open houses, arts festivals and firework displays bring people from around the area to this small town year-round. Opportunities for recreation abound. Vacationers are invited to use the local wildlife boat access ramp. Explore the White Oak River by canoe or kayak, or rent a boat for an exciting fishing charter. Cyclists will love the 25-mile Swansboro Bicentennial Bicycle Trail, which travels along the Croatan National Forest and Cedar Point Recreational Area. Venture by ferry or private boat to Hammock’s Beach State Park on Bear Island to experience Onslow County’s coastal shores in a rustic setting. Bear Island served as an Indian hideout in the Tuscarora Wars of 1711 and 1713. Another gem among Swansboro’s notable sites is Huggins Island. Comprised of 225 acres and located at the mouth of the White Oak River, the island is important because its natural habitats and vegetation include a maritime swamp and lowland marsh that provide homes for coastal wildlife. So slow down a bit and experience the nostalgic atmosphere of Swansboro, a friendly and historic seaport with many stories to tell. For more information, visit VisitSwansboro.org.

Shopping Continued some cola from the recreated soda fountain. A farmer’s market featuring local produce and handcrafted items takes place every Saturday morning. But the main shopping attractions in New Bern are the antique stores and art galleries. There are a great variety of antique shops in the historic downtown area alone as well as numerous galleries featuring arts and crafts. Unique gift stores offer everything from home and body essentials to cast iron pots and pans. BOGUE BANKS (Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle) From beachwear to novelty items, surfboards to colorful kites, shopping in the beach communities of Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle—as well as the mid-island towns of Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores—is mostly centered on enjoying the beach lifestyle. However, there are many boutiques with fashionable clothing and accessories that are well worth browsing. Surf shops in this area are well known and respected for their wide variety of merchandise. Beyond surfboards and bikinis, find clothing, sandals, accessories, sunglasses, bags, hats and more. BEAUFORT Strolling around Beaufort’s historic waterfront district is appealing in itself. But add to that a plethora of interesting shops and galleries—all within walking distance—and you’ve got one special place. There are also numerous activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained while the serious shoppers get to business. So while the kids are exploring a museum or visiting historic homes, discover treasures and unique items in the many specialty shops that line the two main routes—Front Street and Turner Street. Find handmade dolls and china at the Beaufort Historic Site’s gift shop, which features regional cookbooks, works by local artists, nautical accessories and much more. SWANSBORO Old-fashioned shops line the main street of this historic riverfront town. Enjoy lunch with a view of the White Oak River, and then browse through the quaint stores and galleries on Front Street and the adjacent blocks. Find plenty of antiques as well as 1950s-era treasures, reproductions and vintage apparel. Gift stores and art galleries feature a variety of locally made crafts, paintings, pottery and other collectibles. Small, scenic and easy to explore on foot, Swansboro is a great place to leisurely discover stores and chat with the storekeepers. You’ll certainly find their friendliness and charm quite refreshing.


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DIVING The Crystal Coast is one of two spots in North America where the warm waters of the Gulf Stream head toward the coastline, making for perfect diving conditions. Clear water, exciting shipwrecks, colorful fish and frequent large animal encounters are just a few of the reasons that Morehead City is number one among North American diving destinations and among the top five dive spots in the world, according to the readers of Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine. KAYAK AND CANOE Spending the day on the inland waters is one of the most treasured activities here on the Crystal Coast. Explore the quiet marshes and estuaries while gazing across a natural habitat filled with coastal birds and marine life. You may even encounter a bottlenose dolphin on your journey. Pack a picnic lunch, and once you get hungry, stop at a peaceful island to revitalize your energy and bask in your surroundings. STAND UP PADDLEBOARD One of the newest sports to hit the coast is stand up paddleboarding (otherwise known as SUP). Paddlers stand on a long board, similar to a surfboard, while they use a paddle to swiftly glide across the water. You can take a leisurely route, but the sport has been adapted as an opportunity to exercise once you get the hang of the upright form and stride, it’s well worth the effort and can be an enjoyable sport for beginners. We think the best way to enjoy SUP is in a group, so bring your loved ones along and follow your trusty guide to encounter waters unknown. PARASAILING Feel the thrill of soaring high over the Crystal Coast. Parasailing is becoming more and more popular as guests get the best views of the region from high in the air. Perfect for ages 6 to 96, this calm ride offers panoramic views of your favorite Crystal Coast destinations like the Morehead City waterfront, Fort Macon, Cape Lookout Lighthouse and other sights on these amazing barrier islands.

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ith miles and miles of shoreline, there are many ways to enjoy the water in the Crystal Coast. Take a dip in the ocean after a hot, sunny day or experience the serenity of the open water in a kayak or on a paddleboard. Let yourself be lulled by the soothing sound of the waves or plan an exciting, jet ski adventure. The amazing waters surrounding the Crystal Coast are the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy a fun vacation on the water.

JET SKI OR WAVE RUNNER Looking to pick up the speed a little? Try your hand at zipping across the waves on a personal watercraft vehicle, such as a Jet Ski or wave runner, available at many rental spots and marinas along the Crystal Coast. Choose among various models from our local businesses, and invite your family and friends to join you on your expedition while you’re at it! While you can ride by yourself, you can also ride with a small group of two to three people. Whether you feed your adrenaline rush or just want to enjoy the peace and quiet, the tranquil waters of the Crystal Coast make for the perfect setting. Don’t forget to bring your camera along to capture some excellent shots so you can cherish your memories here. With so many activities and miles of coast, the Crystal Coast offers an endless list of possibilities on the water.

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contemplate how unusual it is to look up at a fish instead of down. The big King hits the water with a splash and shows its impressive speed, ripping line off the reel trying to outrun the sting of the treble hooks. Beyond the horizon of the reef, fifty miles offshore, a sport-fisher trolls the deep blue water of the Gulf Stream. Eight trolling skirts and ballyhoo perform a delicately orchestrated dance of color, bubbles and flash behind the boat. Green and yellow streaks suddenly interrupt the dance as a pack of Mahi race in to start a show of their own. Crossing lines and cart-wheeling through the air, the lit-up fish test the boat’s ability to organize the chaos of multiple hookups. This Is Fishing On The Crystal Coast! Our area is home to some of North Carolina’s most exciting and diverse saltwater fishing opportunities. The Crystal Coast prides itself on having a wide range of fishing options year-round in an unspoiled and beautiful environment. To enjoy salt-water fishing anywhere in North Carolina you need a recreational fishing license, which can be purchased cheaply and easily online (ncdmf.net). The spring season begins with red drum, flounder and speckled trout beginning to ease their way out of the rivers and estuaries toward the sound. At the same time, sea mullet, grey trout, bluefish, black drum and bonita are moving inshore and just off the beach as the water temps break 70 degrees. Further into the Atlantic Ocean, fishing for tuna, kingfish and wahoo heats up in the Gulf Stream, while bottom fishing for grouper, snapper, sea bass and triggerfish is on fire along deeper structure. During the summer, the Crystal Coast is an angler’s paradise. Those fishing in the sound and estuaries inshore can expect to find redfish, flounder, speckled trout, sheepshead, bluefish and more feeding on the masses of shrimp and mullet that fill up the creeks and bays in the summer months. Those venturing offshore in the summer will be wise to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to capitalize on the best bite for Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, Mahi, Billfish and more. As the fall approaches, all of these fish get bigger, more plentiful and more aggressive. Schools of baitfish and shrimp flood out of the marshes and rivers and concentrate the redfish, trout and flounder in the channels inshore. Many pelagic fish move closer to the beach and the inlets as the bait floods out into the ocean. Mackerel, Grouper, Bottomfish and others invade the reefs and bait schools to fatten up for the winter.


FISHING In the winter, cold temps slow down the bite some, but there are some excellent opportunities for catching in the cold. Redfish and Trout will be huddled up in the creeks inshore, feeding slowly but surely. Offshore, bottom fishing and wahoo fishing can be fantastic during the winter as long as good weather offers a day to get out there. Bluefin Tuna will be showing up in the winter as well. These giants can test the limits of what can be caught on a rod and reel. The Crystal Coast is definitely fishing-friendly. There are several fantastic Marinas, Tackle Shops, Oceanside Piers, Public Beach Accesses, Public Boat Ramps, State Parks, Public Docks and other ways to explore and enjoy this fishery. These can all be found easily online. If you want to get out on the water but don’t have your own boat, there are many local fishing guides and charter boats that can put you on the fish year-round both inshore and offshore. Depending on the time of year, the charter option can put you and your family or friends on redfish, speckled trout, flounder and sheepshead inshore, and mackerel, cobia, mahi, grouper and bottom fish offshore. There are even options for more extreme fishing like bowfishing, spearfishing and gigging. With so many different species to catch year-round, inshore and offshore, in such a scenic and unspoiled environment, offering anglers of any age or experience a chance for a big one, it is easy to see why the Crystal Coast is really a premier saltwater fishing destination. Now stop reading and GO FISHING! By Captain Rob Koraly, Sanbar Safar

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ust across from the Beaufort Inlet is a spot of untouched beauty and unparalleled natural wonder. This secret gem is only accessible by private boat or ferry, and should be a part of every visitor’s agenda. The Rachel Carson Reserve is a place where you can truly step into nature in all its unrestrained beauty. As the modern world expands its influence, it is difficult to find spots untouched by technology and development, but this reserve is one of those rare places. Lounge on pristine beaches, walk amazing trails and encounter the wildlife, you may even see some wild ponies roaming in the seagrass. The Rachel Carson Reserve consists of several islands located between the mouth of the North and Newport Rivers. In the 1940s, the reserve’s namesake, Rachel Carson, recognized the importance this location played in the coastal ecosystem. As development threatened to take the area over, local conservation groups started purchasing parcels of land. With the help of the State of North Carolina, Town Marsh, Carrot Island, Horse Island, Bird Shoal and Middle Marshes were acquired and preserved as the Rachel Carson Reserve. They are now part of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve. Because it is an untouched reserve, this location is essential to scientists, students and the public as an outdoor laboratory where coastal life can be easily observed and studied. Nature Wild and Free At the Rachel Carson Reserve, you should expect to encounter tons of species of animals from wild horses to bottlenose dolphins. But don’t expect to find all the comforts of home. This location is intended to preserve nature, which means that you should plan ahead when planning to visit this coastal wilderness.

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The two nature trails on Town Marsh make for an exciting and primitive experience. There are no facilities, so visitors are asked to think ahead. Expect to encounter marshy areas, slippery mud and sharp objects like seashells. Closed toe shoes should be worn, but even these could get wet and muddy. Creature Encounters The reserve is a unique location where a diverse array of habits are found. It serves as a transition between the fresh water rivers and the salty sea. In each environment you will encounter plant life and creatures you may have never seen before. The salt marsh is flooded twice a day by lunar tides, so the species here have learned to adapt quickly to these continual changes. See fiddler crabs scurry across the sand or tube worms trying to pass themselves off as local vegetation. Expansive and barren mud flats stretch before visitors at low tide. An abundance of birds, both rare and beautiful, wade through the waters, some even stopping to nest here. 200 species of birds call the Rachel Carson Reserve their home. The shrubbery throughout the area creates the perfect home for the various mammals that live here. See the adorable river otter, rabbits, raccoons, foxes and more. Most people visit this location for a glimpse at the small herd of feral horses. Horses didn’t live here until they were introduced in the late 1940s. They were allowed to roam free, and have since gone wild. Visitors should be sure to give them at least 50 feet of space, as they can be unpredictable and potentially dangerous. —Rebekah Conley

Take to the Trails Two trails are available that offer visitors a taste of the many beautiful habitats found here. Canoe, kayak or paddleboard This area is only accessible by water, making it the perfect location to enjoy these activities. Get some of the best views from the water, and maybe even see a dolphin or two. The Carrot Island Boardwalk Get a scenic view of the Middle Marshes and the Shackleford Banks from the viewing platform. It’s also an excellent place to encounter the various species of birds. Search for sand dollars and seashells These ocean treasures make the perfect souvenir, and can easily be found on the pristine beaches of Bird Shoals. Swim or snorkel The tidal pools of Sand Dollar Island create an amazing place to swim or snorkel in safety.


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lthough taking a dip in the surf and fishing are among the top activities here on the Crystal Coast, there is another exciting water-related activity that is sure to be enjoyed by your entire family and friends while you are visiting this beautiful area. Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) are both among the fastest-growing activities all across America. After all, it’s great exercise, gets you outdoors into beautiful scenery and it is fun for the entire family. Make sure to bring your camera and collect some great shots of nature’s paradise during your trip. Many water sport locations throughout the Crystal Coast offer kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as other fun water activities you and your family may want to try. They often offer guided tours of the best locations or you can trek off on your own personal adventure. Whatever you choose, you are sure to have a fun-filled paddling experience. Everyone will enjoy the excitement during a guided paddle down Taylors Creek along the Rachel Carson Reserve where important coastal habitats are found: tidal flats, salt marshes, ocean beach, soft bottom, shell bottom, sand dunes,

shrub thicket, submerged aquatic vegetation and maritime forests. Many bird species use the reserve for nesting and migratory habitat, and the reserve is also home to a herd of approximately 30 wild horses. You may even be treated to an exciting Atlantic bottlenose dolphin sighting just feet from your kayak. Paddle through the small canals of Atlantic Beach and experience marine life and other historic scenery. At the right time, you can even witness the fleet of offshore fishing boats unloading their catches of the day. You can also paddle down the Intracoastal Waterway, and during low tides, you can take your kayak or paddleboard on small sandbars to pick up sand dollars and other shells. Many locations now offer eco tours, a fun way to learn about the local environment. An eco tour could include exploring the vital salt marsh nurseries and sandy white beaches. You can do some shell collecting, bird watching and experience dolphin sightings. Whether it’s kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, these paddling experiences will help make your vacation to the Crystal Coast a memorable one that you will not soon forget.

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From coastal marshes and sand dunes to farmland and forests, the Crystal Coast’s varying terrain creates a wonderful canvas for any golf architect. Famous course designers have all lent their talents to mold this seaside landscape into stunning fairways and greens, creating championship courses and many memorable holes. Courses here on the Crystal Coast blend seamlessly with nature, many with water views of the ocean, inlets or sounds, and some even provide views right over the Intracoastal Waterway. Inland courses are set amid towering pines, pristine forests and coastal marshes. Don’t be surprised if you are joined by herons, deer and other wildlife, even just a few miles away from the bustling beaches. The natural beauty of this area shines throughout all area courses, providing a serene environment and total relaxation. But don’t get too relaxed. There are definitely some challenging holes throughout the Crystal Coast—challenging enough that golfers keep returning again and again to lower their handicap. Of course, most courses were designed with both the professional and beginner in mind, so even a first-time golfer can enjoy a day out on the links at nearly all of the nearby courses. Most golf courses also offer lessons for every level of golfer. Whether you need to tweak your swing or get a full introduction to the game, onsite pros are there to assist. Club rentals are also available. Top quality service and club houses are standard at area courses, so if you can’t get your game up to par—or under par, we should say—stop by the clubhouse for a refreshing beer and meal. Then, explore the pro shop and find top-of-the-line clubs, clothing, shoes and anything else you’ll need to live the golfing lifestyle. With sub-tropical weather, golfers are lured here year-round. But perhaps the best time to hit the links is during the spring and fall, when the temperatures cool and the beach crowds return home. So try one, try all—Crystal Coast golf is an experience all visitors will enjoy. Keep in mind that most courses require scheduled tee-times, so it is recommended to call ahead.


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PLACES OF WORSHIP One Harbor Church OneHarborChurch.com.......................252-422-2899 1605 Fisher Street, Morehead City, Sundays 9 and 11 a.m.

VISITORS CENTERS Crystal Coast Tourism Authority PUBLIC LIBRARIES 3409 Arendell St., Morehead City, 800-SUNNY-NC, Bogue Banks Library CrystalCoastNC.org 320 Salter Path Rd., Cape Carteret Tourism Office Sales Pine Knoll Shores.........................252-247-4660 US-58 at Cameron Langston Bridge, Tax Cape Carteret, .....................252-393-3100 Carteret County Library New Bern-Craven County Convention 6.75% 1702 Live Oak St., Beaufort.........252-728-2050 and Visitors Center New Bern-Craven County Pubic Library 203 S. Front St., New Bern, 800-437-5767, 400 Johnson St., New Bern.................252-638-7800 VisitNewBern.com Western Carteret Public Library IMPORTANT NUMBERS Any Emergency.................................................... 911 230 Taylor Notion Rd., Cape Carteret... 252-393-6500 Fire and Rescue...................................252-639-2931 Coast Guard Search and Rescue........252-247-4545 NC Highway Patrol...............................252-726-5766 Weather................................................252-223-5327 Atlantic Beach Police Dept...................252-726-2523 Beaufort Police Dept............................252-728-4561 Emerald Isle Police Dept......................252-354-2021 Morehead City Police Dept..................252-726-3131 New Bern Police Dept..........................252-672-4100 Carteret County Humane Society........252-247-7744 American Red Cross............................252-637-3405

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s the morning sun glistens over the horizon along the Crystal Coast, hardworking shrimpers cast their first skimmer trawls into the calm coastal waters. Steadily, they guide their boats through the same shallow waters that have provided a livelihood for fishermen in this area for nearly 400 years. Tourists flocked to Carteret County each year to take advantage of the beautiful beaches and fresh local seafood. One of the most popular catches from the coast is North Carolina shrimp. This region’s relatively warm ocean waters, strong tidal currents and proximity to rivers and creeks create the ideal environment for producing highquality shrimp. Three types of shrimp are available in North Carolina: brown shrimp, white shrimp and pink shrimp. Brown shrimp is the most abundant species, offering a firm texture and strong shrimp

flavor. The state also harvests smaller amounts of white and pink shrimp. There is a multitude of shrimp in North Carolina. In fact, the state harvests about 5 million pounds of shrimp annually. Despite the availability of fresh, locally-caught shrimp, many vendors are relying on seafood sourced outside North Carolina, and sometimes even outside the country. This is a detriment to fishing families that have called Carteret County home for generations. Fortunately, the tides could be turning for local fishermen. Carteret Catch is a nonprofit organization that helps the local seafood industry in Carteret County by encouraging residents and visitors to purchase local seafood when it is seasonally available. The organization is composed of commercial fishermen, seafood retailers, wholesalers, restaurant owners and other people who are interested in

preserving and expanding the local seafood industry. Look for the Carteret Catch logo at seafood markets and restaurants. That lets you know you are receiving quality shrimp found in the waters of North Carolina. It also lets you know you are putting money back into the pockets of loca fishermen and their families. Carteret Catch aims to serve as a knowledgeable guide to educate people on what shrimp is available throughout the year, how to recognize if it is fresh and how to cook it. Speaking of cooking, there are a variety of easy and delectable dishes to whip up while you’re enjoying your time along the Crystal Coast. Try basic scampi with lemon, butter, garlic and white wine. Light the grill, and toss on some shrimp kabobs marinated in lime juice, coconut milk, rum and honey. Maybe you can spice things up with a shrimp and sausage jambalaya, or make a classic Calabash-style shrimp served with cocktail sauce that the kids will enjoy. To find seafood retailers and restaurants that support fishermen in Carteret County, go to CarteretCatch.org. You can also learn more about the state’s seafood industry at NC-Seafood.org. —John M. Aydlett, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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CUISINE

CRYSTAL COAST CUISINE

Inspired by the Sea W hen you come to the Crystal Coast, chances are your first dining adventure will be in search of the area’s famed seafood. The great thing is, you won’t have to look far. The Crystal Coast is best known for its wide array of seafood which can be found throughout the year. Each season holds its own special delicacy. If you come in the fall, expect to find an abundance of green tail shrimp. A winter vacation will ensure the freshest oysters. When the first big thaw of spring comes, crabbing becomes big and soft-shell crab appears on the dining scene. As the waters warm, the diversity of seafood to be found is astounding—flounder, ahi tuna, wahoo, grouper, triggerfish and snapper, just to name a few. Twenty to thirty different species of seafood can be found abundantly in the Crystal Coast waters.

Chef Clarke Merrell is well acquainted with the Crystal Coast’s seafood scene. As the owner of several food businesses, including the popular restaurants Circa 81 and the Dank Burrito both located in Morehead City, his livelihood comes from an understanding and appreciation for the sea’s bountiful yield.

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“The ability to get the fish and cook it the same day is pretty inspiring,” Merrell explains. “You can have something on your plate that night that was swimming that same day. If you go inland, you can’t say that. When it’s fresh, it’s fresh.” Until about thirty years ago, regions of the Crystal Coast were more or less isolated, and seafood was their main source of food. “You didn’t have modern-day luxuries back then, says Merrell. “There were no chain stores. You ate what you caught and it was served in a local restaurant.” Dining in the Crystal Coast today is quite different. There are a diversity of flavors and styles of restaurants, including steakhouses and even ethnic fare such as Chinese, Italian and Thai. Merrell’s restaurants feature tapas and burritos. Yet because of the abundance of seafood found in the


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Crystal Coast, these locations take some of their inspiration from the sea. Tapas, or small plates, featuring crab meat. Burritos highlighting soft-shell crab or oysters. “Fresh seafood is pretty hard to beat,” says Merrell. Although seafood is a mainstay in Crystal Coast cuisine, area restaurants realize that there are some people who don’t like seafood (gasp). The area is no longer as isolated, and has ready access to other delicious proteins. The steak and

seafood combo is a popular tourist draw, but there are plenty of options to be had. “You have to have a broader field,” Clarke Merrell explains. “You have one shot to get visitors into your restaurant. If there is someone that doesn’t like to have seafood, you have to have a little bit of everything.” Each restaurant is in competition to get visitors into their door, especially those serving seafood. Yet this is more of a friendly competition than anything else. “We have great relationships with each other,” says Merrell. “If I called up another restaurant and needed to borrow some eggs, they would give them to me.” Area eateries just want to make sure that the customer is having a great dining experience. “Most of all we want to make sure that folks have a good time when they’re down here,” Merrell explains. “It’s our duty to do that.” The relationship between each of the restaurants is important. Just as important is the relationship between the restaurants and their suppliers. As much as possible, Area resturants are seeking

to serve the freshest ingredients available. That means a more farm to table, or sea to table approach. This important movement ensures that you are tasting high quality ingredients, indigenous to the region. Resturants work closely with fish markets, as well as crab and oyster suppliers, finding just the right products to serve to thier customers. Besides seafood, when in season there are certain fruits and vegetables that you will want to get your hands on. Whether cooked up with a delicious entrée or purchased from a farmer’s market, visitors look forward to mid-summer. This is when these delectable items are at their best. Many farms abut the seaside towns of the Crystal Coast, growing such treats as tomatoes, sweet potatoes and the famous Bogue Sound watermelon. No matter where you go in the Crystal Coast, the seafood tradition has left its mark. So, enjoy succulent fish that you purchase from a local market and cook it up on a propane grill on the back of your boat. Enjoy visiting a small-town, mom and pop seafood joint with authentic home cooking. Enjoy an adventurous fusion restaurants, where you can expand your palate with new and scrumptious flavors. Just make sure that you get out and enjoy Crystal Coast cuisine. —Rebekah Conley

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ou’ll find craft beer has arrived on our Shores! It is no longer the PBR your parents cut their teeth on, Budweiser or Coors you are so used to drinking. Beer has matured to a respectable accompaniment to even the most gourmet of meals. It can be paired and is now being offered with many dishes that are prepared in the finest restaurants around this beautiful coastal region. There are many styles of beer that can appeal to almost everyone, even those folks that say, “I don’t like beer.” From lighter pilsners and amber ales, darker porters and stouts, to even fruit-flavored beers with raspberry and cherry lambic or peach ales, there are plenty to choose from. The most interesting are those aged in oak, brewed with bourbon or fermented with grapes, such as Pinot Noir or Muscat, to make an interesting and tasty brew. The most exciting trend is the new love for sour beers. Normally, it’s not love at first sip, so take a few sips! Why has craft beer finally arrived on our shores? Why did lighter-style beers control the market for so long? The answer to our drinking preferences and habits began in 1783. In North Carolina after the Revolutionary War, beer started to decline in consumption drastically due to poor transportation

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and the ease of turning grains into whiskey. Even though the first commercial brewery, The Single Brothers House, had opened 10 years earlier in 1773, North Carolinians continued to show little interest in the taste for beer. Even as a hundred years passed, the farming of hops—a key flavoring ingredient—decreased rapidly. A southern farmer at that time may have lost interest in raising the crop seeing that their investment would be bleak as the temperance movement was on the rise. In fact, 12 years prior to prohibition, North Carolina became the first state to pass their own laws, which made alcohol illegal. Activist groups, such as the Anti-Saloon League, charged the way to make alcohol carry a stigma of violence and appear to contribute to the orphaning of children and severe health risks, etc. Even when the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, beer lovers didn’t have much to celebrate because abolishing federal control didn’t mean the same for North Carolina’s own 1908 prohibition law. Our Alcoholic Beverage Control Act wasn’t lifted until two years after prohibition. At that time, the state allowed individual counties to determine whether or not the sale and manufacturing of alcohol would be legal in their county.

While alcohol (liquor) was to be controlled by state-run ABC stores, beer would experience a cap of 6% alcohol by volume (ABV) sold within the state and no county variances. Brewpubs remained illegal in the state until 1985. When Uli Bennewitz opened North Carolina’s first brewpub, Weeping Radish, the restriction of the ABV limit was lifted in 2005, when the state legislature passed House Bill 392 raising the limit to 15% alcohol by volume. The grassroots campaign organizers stated, “We called, we wrote, we conquered—we popped the cap!” By popping the cap, the growth of craft beers has been overwhelming in North Carolina. This is an exciting time to travel our salty shores. Next time you are offered a beer, try not to say, “I don’t drink beer,” because there are too many styles of beer that I bet you haven’t tried yet. We encourage you to go on a craft beer adventure while vacationing here. The Crystal Coast has so many restaurants, music venues and stores offering lots of craft beer choices, so we say, “Go explore our 85 miles of coastline, and find your crafty beer experience along the way.”


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311 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 • 252-247-4702

Take-Out Service

Bella Pizza

L/D

Children’s Menu

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415 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic beach NC • 252-247-2430 • www.atlanticbeachseafood.com

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Dairy Queen

17

8307 Emerald Dr. • Emerald Isle • 252-354-9024

WI-FI

Beer/Wine/ Spirits

8927 Crew Dr. Emerald Isle NC 2859 • 252-424-8400

B

Take-Out Service

Caribsea

Children’s Menu

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8802-3 Reed Drive • Emerald Isle • 252-354-4330

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Flipperz

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Jackie’s American Grille

4/76/77

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Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar

5/78/79

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L/D

311 Mangrove Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 • 252-354-7775

9106 Coast Guard Rd Emerald Isle, NC 28594 • 252-354-8411

8002 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle • 252-354-6200

Pizza Inn(BP Station)

7/56

Rucker John’s

33/87

L/D

Trading Post Restaurant (The)

66/91

B/L/D

7

L/D

7902 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle • 252-354-4468

8700 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle • 252-354-2413

8302 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC • 252-424-8284

Crabby Pattys

916 East Maina St. • Havelock • 252-444-1211

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4135 Arendell St • Morehead City • 252-499-9677

Sanitary Restaurant

88/89

501 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-247-3111

Shuckin Shack

42

707 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557

Snapperz Grill and Steam Bar

L/D

9/45/90

L/D

Big Oak Drive Inn & BBQ

16/94

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Clam Digger Restaurant at the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores

65/81

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Riverside Steak & Seafood

48/86

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3710 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-240-1313

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Appetizers

EDAMAME Boiled salted soybeans in the pod, served hot or cold 3.95 SEAWEED SALAD Healthy seaweed in a sesame marinade 4.50 GYOZA Pan-fried dumplings VEGETABLE 4.75 PORK 4.75 APPETIZER SAMPLER Two vegetable spring rolls, two vegetable gyoza, two potato croquettes and shiitake mushroom tempura 9.95 YAKITORI Two skewers of grilled chicken teriyaki and scallions 4.95 TEMPURA Lightly battered and deep fried VEGETABLE 5.25 CHICKEN 5.95 SHRIMP 7.95 SHIITAKE MUSHROOM 6.25 FRI ED OYSTERS Lightly battered and golden fried oysters 5.25 BROILED GREEN MUSSELS* Served with smelt roe, mayo with tangy ponzu sauce 6.50 SUNOMONO* Octopus sashimi over cucumber salad with tangy ponzu sauce 6.95 TUNA TATAKI* Lightly seared tuna sashimi served over avocado and cucumbers in tataki sauce 10.95

Sushi Combos Served with miso soup.

SUSHI PLATTER* 6 or 10 pieces of nigiri with a California Roll (6) 14.95 (10) 19.95 SASHIMI PLATTER* Sashimi served with a bowl of rice (9) 17.95 (15) 24.95

AKAI HANA Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Dinner Entrées

Served with miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and rice. TERIYAKI Served with sweet teriyaki sauce and a side of broccoli and carrots VEGETABLE 12.95 CHICKEN 14.95 STEAK 19.95 SALMON 21.95 TEMPURA Shrimp and vegetables lightly battered and golden fried VEGETABLE 12.95 SHRIMP 19.95 MIXED 16.95

AKAI HANA

JapaneseRestaurant & SushiBar FEATURING A VARIETY OF

FRESH, LOCAL SUSHI AND SASHIMI AVAILABLE À LA CARTE

BREADED CUTLET Deep fried, served with a tangy sauce CHICKEN 15.95 PORK 15.95 COMBO PLATTER Chicken, steak or salmon teriyaki plus Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura and a California Roll CHICKEN 19.95 STEAK 23.95 SALMON 25.95

909-A ARENDELL STREET MOREHEAD CITY

252.222.3272 AKAI HANA.COM


tapas & cocktaileria

restaurant

4650 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 648-8300 • www.circa81.com

CIRCA 81 MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

SMALL PLATES SOUPS & SALADS Tomato Basil Bisque She Crab Soup Caprese Salad House Salad Sesame Tuna Salad CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE Pimento Cheese Lady Edison Extra Special Country Ham Ashe County Cheeses Variety of North Carolina cheeses, table crackers, fruit chutney.

Jamón Tasting

Circa 81 offers something for everyone, using fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy a fabulous martini, great glass of wine and homemade dessert, along with any of our extensive menu selections. | 2.5 miles West of the Atlantic Beach bridge in Carteret Village | Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2pm | We accept Visa/MasterCard, & AmEx. All ABC Permits | Prices range from 3.99-29.99 | $10 pitchers of Sangria every Sunday. | $5 Mojitos every Mon | $5 Martinis every Thurs | Catering Available Carry out Available | Kids Menu Available | Find us on Facebook & Twitter @Circa81 for our daily features and special offers. Crab Cake Homemade with jumbo lump crab, served with Wasabi aioli and grilled pineapple relish.

Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Roasted sweet potatoes, cream cheese, cinnamon, cumin, and a hint of cayenne pepper, served on a flour tortilla with sweet and spicy pepper jelly.

Black Bean Quesadilla Whole black beans, cilantro, Monterey Jack and Havarti cheese, served with a chipotle sauce and sour cream.

Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche With a hint of Patron.

Seared Sesame Tuna Wasabi and soy ginger dipping sauce.

Potatoes Brava Sliced potatoes, grilled to a crisp with a spicy brava aioli.

Jamón Serrano, Benton’s ham.

Medjool Dates

Jamón Serrano

MEDIUM PLATES Mushroom Port Ragout Blend of Cremini mushrooms, port wine, garlic, and basil, served on a sub roll with havarti cheese, spinach and roasted tomatoes.

Eggplant Sandwich Grilled eggplant, fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette, and roasted tomatoes on whole wheat

ABC Granny Smith apples, crisp bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and toasted sesame honey dressing on “French toasted” whole wheat bread.

The Havana Thinly sliced ham and turkey with cream cheese and spicy fruit jelly, served on a sub roll and grilled Cuban style.

Crab Cake Sandwich Lettuce, tomato, red onion & red pepper aioli, on a Kaiser roll.

Bacon, almond, chevre, sunchoke.

Prosciutto Chicken Melt

Ashley Farms Duck Breast

Benton’s Ham

Charred beets, celery root, shaved fennel, Braeburn apple, citrus

Grilled chicken breast topped with prosciutto, honey basil mustard and melted Monterey Jack cheese, served on a grilled Kaiser roll.

Cured and smoked Appalachian ham aged 18-24 months.

Brussel Sprouts Harissa Aioli, sea salt, lemon

Moo & Brie

Chef’s Tour

Dry, cured Spanish ham by Redondo Iglesias, aged 18 months.

Variety of cheeses, sampling of hams, olives, seasonal pickled items, crackers, chef’s choice of accompaniments.

TAPAS 2-3 items recommended per person.

Truffle Honey Pork Belly smoked gouda cheese grits, toasted benne, pea tendrils

Asparagus Smoked salt, cured yolk, parmesan, poached egg

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Wings Serrano Ham Hush Puppy with Malt Vinegar Aioli LARGE PLATES Duck Breast

Fried Smoked Gouda Truffle Mac & Cheese Hot Crab Dip

Roasted Brussel sprouts, Arugula, red wine demi-glace, roasted sunchoke

With parmesan flat bread.

Yellowfin tuna, smoked gouda grits, wilted spinach

Shrimp & Grits

Beef Shoulder Tenderloin

Pork Wings

Mixed Grill

Fried grit cake, chorizo sautéed shrimp & Cajun cream sauce. Mini pork shank.

Blackened Tuna

Garlic demi-glace, wild mushroom, broccolini, mashed potatoes Local blackened yellow fin tuna, pan seared duck breast, beef tenderloin, cipollini onions and mushrooms, served over fingerling potatoes.

Tuna Nachos Yellow Fin Tuna served with blackbean corn salsa, and lime crema, with melted pepperjack, and white cheddar cheese sauce.

Thinly sliced Angus beef, creamy brie, caramelized Cajun onions, and horseradish mayo, on a sub roll.

Turkey Bacon Avocado Hot smoked turkey, crisp bacon, pepper jack cheese, grilled tomatoes, and avocado spread, served on rye swirl bread.

Sesame Tuna Sesame encrusted local Yellowfin tuna, grilled med-rare with a wasabi mayo, lettuce and tomato, served on a Kaiser roll.

Hatteras Burger

Lettuce, tomato, bacon, cajun onion, cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg.

Pressed Chicken Sandwich With Monterey Jack cheese, red onion, basil-pesto spread, spinach, and tomato on a sub roll and pressed Panini style.

Cavatappi Pasta Grilled chicken, mixed vegetables, smoked gouda cream sauce

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A Circa 81 Project

dankburrito @DankBurritoNC #DankBurritoNC National Food Truck Rookie of the Year

Chef Inspired Tacos & Burritos

DRIVE THRU OPEN

4135 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

WE DELIVER (252) 499-9677 Find our food truck schedule at dankburrito.com

TACOS & BURRITOS Enjoy two 6” tacos or one 12” burrito. Bowls are also offered. Cajun Fried Mahi Tacos

Mahi, Pico, lettuce, chipotle mayo, cilantro, lime Cajun Fried Mahi Burrito or Bowl

Mahi, Rice, beans, pico, lettuce, chipotle mayo, cilantro Jerk Chicken Tacos

Chicken, pineapple mango salsa, sour cream, cilantro, lime Jerk Chicken Burrito or Bowl

Rice, beans, chicken, pineapple mango salsa, sour cream, cilantro Prime Rib Cheesesteak Tacos

Rice, steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, American cheese, garlic aioli Prime Rib Cheesesteak Burrito or Bowl

Asian Pulled Pork Burrito or Bowl

Rice, beans, pulled pork, soy ginger slaw, sour cream, cilantro Carne Asada Tacos

Steak, pico or kimchi, sour cream, cilantro, lime Carne Asada Burrito or Bowl

Rice, beans, steak, pico or kimchi, sour cream, cilantro Tree Hugger Tacos

Rice, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro choice of slaw or salsa Tree Hugger Burrito or Bowl

Rice, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro choice of slaw or salsa Pork Belly Tacos

Pork belly, kimchi or bahn-mi style pickled veggies, sweet thai chili sauce, cilantro, lime Pork Belly Burrito or Bowl

Rice, steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, American cheese, garlic aioli

Pork belly, rice, kimchi or bahn-mi style pickled veggies, sweet thai chili sauce, cilantro

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos

Teriyaki Tacos

Pulled pork, soy ginger slaw, sour cream, cilantro, lime

Dank yum-yum sauce,choice of chicken or shrimp, grilled zucchini & mushroom, rice and cilantro

Teriyaki Burrito or Bowl

Dank yum-yum sauce, choice of chicken or shrimp, grilled zucchini & mushroom, rice and cilantro Plain Jane Tacos

Choice of grilled chicken or ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream Plain Jane Burrito or Bowl

Choice of grilled chicken or ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, rice, beans, sour cream

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner

Queso

Chips & Salsa Bar

Housemade, seasoned chips and salsa. Chips and Salsa come with all entrée meals Dank Salad

Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cheese, red onion, egg, cajun ranch or oil & vinegar, ranch, honey mustard, add a protein of your choice Black Beans & Rice

Honey Truffle Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Creme Brulee

Rice, Chicken, Ranch Slaw, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Lime

Drinks (Tea, Fountain, Beer & Wine Available)

Honey Truffle Buffalo Chicken Burrito or Bowl

KIDS MENU

Rice, Beans, Chicken, Ranch Slaw, Sour Cream, Cilantro

EXTRAS Truffle Mac & Cheese

handcrafted with smoked gouda and Beaufort Olive Oil Co truffle oil, add a protein of your choice Guacamole

Made fresh daily! Add it to any taco, burrito or bowl or as a side for chips.

Vanilla or Nutella flavor

Kids Burrito

Choice of grilled chicken or ground beef, Rice, Beans, Cheese, Lettuce Taco

Choice of ground beef or grilled chicken, cheese, lettuce. Comes with chips and a drink Chicken Tenders

Comes with chips and a drink Cheese Quesadilla

Comes with chips and a drink

BOOK DANK BURRITO FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT OR CATERING DANKBURRITONC@GMAIL.COM

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MENU ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR AVAILABILITY.

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MODERN COASTAL CUISINE WITH RICH HISTORICAL INSPIRATION

8921 Crew Drive Emerald Isle, North Carolina 252-424-8400 www.caribsearestaurant.com

CARIBSEA MENU SAMPLING

Modern Coastal Cuisine | Upscale seafood restaurant utilizing modern cooking techniques, practicing safe sustainable seafood and farm to table produce. Catering events & weddings. | Open for lunch & dinner | Call for reservations.

All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

DINNER MENU

CHARCUTERIE AND SPECIALTIES

PRIME

FISH Crab Cakes

Baked Oysters

Prime Steak Sandwich*

Green Tabasco butter, bacon lardon, Thom’s collards & béchamel

Blackened filet, gorgonzola cheese sauce, tomato relish,

Charcuterie Board

baked demi baguette

Bacon confit, smoked fish pate, duck terrine

Caribsea Burger*

Pork Cheeks

Gruyere or Smoked Gouda cheese, bacon confit, roasted garlic aioli,

Sous vide pork cheeks, sweet pea crème risotto, squash blossoms

Kaiser bun, caramelized onions

LOCAL FAVORITES

Pimento Burger*

Mixed salad, grilled asparagus, sous vide egg, Mache-lemon dressing

Charleston Shrimp and Rice Grits

Rice middlins, house cured bacon, shrimp, cremini & shiitake mushrooms

Pan Seared Scallops

Sea Island pea cake, bacon jam, sorrel crème fraiche

Fin-Fish Program

100% Local and Sustainable

PRIME Delmonico

Confit Potatoes, charred red spring onions, red wine & shallot jus, shiitake mushrooms

Filet Mignon

Crab Dip Lump crab, cream cheese, smoked paprika, red pepper soufflé & house cured bacon

Caribsea Burger

Smokey pimento cheese, iceberg, fried green tomato, smoked mayo

Grilled Chicken Sandwich Gruyere or smoked gouda, pickles, tomatoes & iceberg lettuce, roasted pepper aioli

Beef burger, bacon confit, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, red pepper

SPECIALTIES & GREEN

aioli, roma tomatoes. Served with house make confit steak fries

*Pimento Grilled Cheese

Cucumber-mint yogurt, oven roasted tomatoes, ancient grain, fresh mint

Prime Steak Sandwich

Smokey pimento, lardon, tomato onion jam

RAW Tuna Tartare

Blackened steak, gorgonzola cheese sauce, tomato relish, baguette

Bahn mi (Vietnamese Po’boy)

Steak Diane

Pork jowl & cheek, pickled vegetable, cilantro, mint, Asian mayo

Local “raw” tuna, fried capers, red onions, basil aioli, parmesan crisp

Beef shoulder tender, confit “Lyonnaise” potatoes, cognac cream sauce

West Coast & East Coast Oysters

Curry Chicken Salad Pita

Blackened Shrimp & Scallops

Curried pulled chicken, shallots, apples, jicama, carrots, pita, lime, arugula

Gorgonzola cheese sauce

Wedge Salad

Smoked butter, “chateau” fingerling potatoes, summer squash ribbons

New Zealand Lamb

West or East coast oysters, selection of mignonettes, cocktail sauce & lemons

Caribsea Roll

Maki “roll” of the day

GREEN Simple Salad

Mixed field greens, fried goat cheese crouton, cherry tomato, balsamic vinaigrette

Asparagus Salad

Grilled asparagus, roasted heirloom tomato vinaigrette, caramelized onions

Wedge Salad

Baby Iceberg, lardons, heirloom tomatoes, gorgonzola, avocado, onion, peppercorn dressing

Shrimp Scampi Linguini

avocado, peppercorn dressin

LUNCH MENU

Simple Salad with Gorgonzola

FISH

Mixed field greens, balsamic vinaigrette & gorgonzola cheese

Crab Cake Sandwich Remoulade, iceberg, tomatoes, Kaiser, Maché

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich Pan fried, iceberg, heirloom tomatoes, smoked mayonnaise

Flounder Po’boy Pan fried strips, iceberg, tomato relish, southern tartar sauce

Shrimp & Grits Rice middlins, house-cured bacon, NC Shrimp, cremini & shiitake mushrooms

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Baby iceberg, lardon, heirloom tomatoes, onion,

Linguini pasta, scampi butter & parmesan

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of food-borne illness. Guests may choose a cook-to temperature on select items and consume at your own risk


Leave your worries behind and discover the beauty of paradise! 600 Front Street, Beaufort, NC • (Across from BB&T bank) (252) 728-8687 • crystalcoastlady.com

CRYSTAL COAST LADY CRUISES MENU SELECTION

All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

Two hour themed dinner cruises will be held Sunday through Saturday and include different menu options each night Reservations are required for each cruise | All ABC Permits | Please call for information on all cruises & excursions We offer military and senior discounts (Call for information) | We offer Private Charters for receptions, parties, and reunions Large fully enclosed upper deck, climate controlled cabin and four restrooms Specializing in weddings on the famed Shackleford Banks

Dining with the Crystal Coast Lady While Enjoying Beautiful Views Waterfront dining in downtown Beaufort has been redefined, thanks to the efforts of one special lady … the Crystal Coast Lady, docked on Front Street between Queen and Pollock. This new 110-foot super cruiser combines relaxing scenic tours with lunches, dinners and Sunday morning brunch. The Crystal Coast Lady offers a fully enclosed upper deck, a giant bow that gives passengers a chance to step out over the water, a kid’s “steering station” and accommodations for up to 265 passengers. Those looking for true waterfront dining will certainly have plenty of options this summer. Our dining cruises can accommodate individuals, families, small and large groups and any special event. Enjoy the outstanding cuisine and professional ambiance of one of our dinner cruises.

LUNCH CRUISE Adults $28.00 Child 3–11 $15.00 Under 2 Free

Variety of Deli Meats (Ham, Turkey, and Roast Beef) • Assorted Cheese Platter Crisp Tossed Salad with our House Dressing• Homemade Slaw Variety of Breads & Rolls• Dessert • Sweet Tea

SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH THE DOLPHINS Adults $35.00 Child 3–11 $20.00 Under 2 Free

Bakery assortment of Fresh Breads, Muffins, Brunch Sweets, Bagels • Medley of assorted Cream Cheese Spreads & Jams Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Cheese, Peppers, Potatoes Variety of Deli Meats (Ham, Turkey, and Roast Beef) • Assorted Cheese Platter Crisp Tossed Salad with our House Dressing Homemade Slaw • Dessert • Sweet Tea • Complimentary Mimosa (over 21)

SUNDAY: CAJUN COUNTRY DINNER (MAY THRU SEPTEMBER)

Adults $37.75 Child $17.50 Under 2 FREE

Shrimp & Grits, New Orleans Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Cornbread, Dinner Rolls, Crisp Tossed Salad and our House Dressing, Paddlewheel Banana Pudding, Sweet Tea

MONDAY: SOUTHERN HOMECOOKIN’ DINNER Adults $37.75 Child 3–11 $17.50 Under 2 Free Southern Fried Chicken • Shrimp & Grits • Macaroni & Cheese Tossed Salad • Cornbread • Sweet Tea and Desserts

TUESDAY: BBQ DINNER Adults $37.75 Child 3–11 $17.50 Under 2 Free Down East Style BBQ • Fried Chicken Crisp Tossed Salad with our House Dressing Hush Puppies • Homemade Slaw • Baked Beans Dinner Rolls • Dessert • Sweet Tea

WEDNESDAY: ITALIAN DINNER WITH WINE TASTING Adults $42.00 Child 3–11 $21.00 Under 2 Free Baked Ziti • Authentic Italian Meatballs Chicken Parmigiana • Tossed Salad with House Dressing Dinner Rolls • Dessert • Sweet Tea

THURSDAY: TROPICAL ISLAND DINNER LIVE ENTERTAIMENT FROM MAY 18TH - SEPTEMBER 14TH

Adults $42.00 Child 3–11 $21.00 Under 2 Free

Peel and Eat Shrimp • Beef Teriyaki • Mango Glazed Chicken Tri - Color Pasta • Caesar Salad• Dinner Rolls • Banana Pudding • Sweet Tea

FRIDAY: SEAFOOD DINNER Adults $42.00 Child 3–11 $21.00 Under 2 Free

Peel and Eat Shrimp • Blackened Mahi and Blackened Grouper Crisp Tossed Salad with our House Dressing Homemade Slaw • Dinner Rolls • Baked Beans • Dessert • Sweet Tea

SATURDAY: CAPTAIN’S DINNER Adults $42.00 Child 3–11 $21.00 Under 2 Free

Baked Ham with Pineapple Glaze • Country Fried Chicken Peel and Eat Shrimp • Crisp Tossed Salad with our House Dressing Red Bliss Potatoes • Medley of Steamed Vegetables • Dinner Rolls Dessert • Sweet Tea *Tax Not Included *Gratuity Not Included On Board Cash Bar with full ABC Permits • Proper ID Required Items and prices subject to change Cancellation Policy: To avoid charges please cancel 24 hours in advance.

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BREAKFEAST OMELETS

All Omelets are served with your choice of grits or hashbrowns and toast or biscuit.

GF Queen’s Creek Veggie Omelet

7.99

GF Coast Guard Channel Cheddar Hashbrown Omelet

8.99

GF John Deere Whole Meat Lovers Omelet

9.99

GF Hammock’s Beach Spinach & Feta Omelet

8.99

Green Peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and swiss cheese

Onions, green peppers, hashbrowns and cheddar cheese

Sausage, Ham, Bacon, Red Onions and Cheddar cheese

Sautéed Spinach and Feta Cheese…that’s it! Add tomatoes for an additional $.50.

GF Sneads Ferry Southwest Omelet 8.99 Sausage, green chiles, onions, jalapeños, banana peppers and cheddar cheese

Serving Lunch And Dinner Year Round!

PLATTERS

All Platters are served with your choice of grits or hashbrowns and toast or biscuit.

Intracoastal Platter GF 3 Eggs any style, Sausage and Bacon

7.99

GF 2 Eggs any style, Sausage and Bacon

6.99

GF 1 Egg any style, Sausage and Bacon

5.99

AR 342 Gravy & Biscuits

6.99

Sea Buoy Taters

6.99

PANCAKES Flippin’ Cakes

5.99

Sweet ‘Tater Cakes

5.99

Beaufort Inlet French Toast

5.99

2 Homemade biscuits smothered in sausage gravy

Sauteed onions , peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Smothered with cheese.

Best ‘darn pancakes you’ve ever put in your mouth!

Ever heard of Sweet Potato Pancakes? Now you have! Add strawberries & whip cream - $1.00 2 Slices of your traditional French toast with a twist

BISCUITS & SANDWICHES Bear Island Croissant, Biscuit or Sandwich Country Ham - $3.99 add Egg for $1.00 Bacon or Sausage $3.99 add Cheese for .50¢

Bogue Inlet BLT

5.99

Crispy bacon, lettuce and fresh tomatoes with a thin spread of mayonnaise.

WE OFFER FRESH SEAFOOD BY THE POUND. Breakfast (seasonal) Fri-Sun 7am -11:00am. Lunch and Dinner Sun. - Thur 11am - 9pm. Sat. and Sun. 11am - 10pm.

311 Mangrove Drive • Emerald Isle, NC 28594 (252) 354-7775 • (252) 354-4447 • www.flipperz.net

CEREAL

2.99

BEVERAGES

2.25

Assorted variety

GF - Gluten Free

Ask server about additional Gluten Free items Selling Prepared or Raw: Shrimp, Scallops, Flounder, Oysters, Mahi & Tuna


LUNCH/DINNER IN THE BEGINNING Chicken Nachos Shrimp Nachos GF Seared Tuna

9.99 9.99 10.99

Flipperz Sampler Platter

11.99

Local Po-Boy

FROM THE GALLEY

All Sandwiches and Burgers are served with Fries or our Homemade Chips. Add or request extra bacon for $1. Add jalapeno peppers, banana peppers, or chili .50¢. All burgers cooked Pink(M), or No Pink(WD).

11.99

Fried select oysters with lettuce, tomato, stuffed into a hero

GF Flippin Grilled Cheeze

7.99

Price Depends on Choice of Seafood or Meat Selected Chicken salad, tuna salad or chicken philly

Buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and potato skins served with chunky blue cheese dressing and marinara sauce

GF Patty Melt

10.99

Veggie Wrap

Buffalo Wings

GF Lon’s Hamburger Steak

10.99

A dozen medium or nuclear with blue cheese or ranch dressing

9.99

Eight ounces of Angus ground beef, grilled & topped with sautéed mushrooms, peppers, onions and finished off with brown gravy

Chicken Tenders

6.99

Crispy fried chicken tenderloins with dipping sauce. Try them loaded for 8.99.

GF Pimento Cheeze Burger

10.99

Fried Green Beans

6.99

GF Flipperz Classic Burger

10.99

Mozzarella Sticks

6.99

Breaded in toasted onion batter

Golden deep fried and slam packed with cheese, served with marinara sauce

Overstuffed Potato Skins

6.99

Four golden-fried potato skins with cheddar cheese and bacon

GF Cheezy Pleazy Fries

6.99

A full basket of our own fries topped with melted cheddar cheese and bacon

GF Flipperz Incredible Chips

4.99

A full basket of hearty shaved potato chips, fried to perfection

Pickles and Peppers

6.99

GF Patrick’s Firecracker Shrimp

9.99

GF Mal’s Cheesy Chicken Chips

9.99

Deep fried and served with a special sauce

Ten flash fried shrimp tossed in a sweet and tangy firecracker sauce

Homemade chips loaded with blackened chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, and served with our homemade ranch dressing.

PLATTERS FROM THE SEA

Lunch Only

Crabcake Platter GF Fried Flounder GF Shrimp Platter

11.99 11.99 10.99

Oyster Platter (Fried Only)

12.99

(Fried or Blackened)

FROM THE GARDEN GF Flipperz Chef Salad

9.99

A huge bed of seasonal greens, covered with turkey, ham, hard boiled eggs, cheese, and vegetables, topped with crisp bacon bits

GF Louisiana Purchase

10.99

A generous portion of local blackened shrimp, served over mixed greens, topped with cheese and bacon bits

GF Kendall’s French Quarter

9.99

Seasonal greens, cajun grilled chicken, and mixed vegetables topped with cheese and bacon bits

GF Great Caesar

6.99

Fresh lettuce tossed with our own Caesar dressing, garlic croutons, and shredded parmesan cheese. With chicken or shrimp 9.99

GF Sea Side Salad

12.99

GF Brynn’s Spinach Salad

10.99

Five to six ounce grilled or blackened mahi or tuna over a large salad topped with everything. Fresh spinach leaves, grilled chicken, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and walnuts. Add shrimp for 13.99.

FROM THE HOMESTEAD All Entrees are served with a soup or salad and a choice of potato or vegetable. Up charge bisque $1.00.

21.99

“All The Way Burger” Ground chuck grilled to order, topped with mayo, mustard, lettuce, onion, tomato, and pickle.

GF 8 Ounce Grilled Filet Mignon

25.99

South Philly Cheese Steak

GF 6 Ounce Sirloin

17.99

GF Bone-In Grilled Pork Chop

14.99

GF Grilled Chicken Breast

14.99

9.99

Shaved Angus ribeye grilled to perfection, smothered with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and mayo, topped with melted provolone cheese & stuffed into a fresh hero (jalapeño peppers upon request) Chicken Philly 13.99

GF Pat The Builder’s Ribeye Sandwich12.99

Five to six ounces of Angus beef seasoned, grilled and served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and cheese

GF Kris’ Classic Club

9.99

Our triple decker, stacked with turkey & ham, lettuce, tomato, cheese, crispy bacon, and mayo on toasted white or whole wheat

GF Beth’s Bronx Bomber

9.99

Our classic reuben, trimmed corn beef with kraut & melted swiss cheese, served on toasted rye bread with your choice of 1000 island or spicy mustard

GF Marinated Grilled Chicken

All Entrees are served with a soup or salad and a choice of potato or vegetable.

Chesapeake Crab Cakes

22.99

Catch of the Day

23.99

Our signature recipe, two freshly made crab cakes prepared from back fin crabmeat (Tuna or Mahi)

24.99

GF Sue’s Salty Dog

4.99

Burlington BLT

6.99

Our very own homemade chunky chicken salad with almonds, lettuce and tomato piled high on white or wheat

A real good one, topped with your choice of chili, kraut, slaw and whatever else you can think of (Add a second dog $2.00)

Seasha’s Fried Flounder Sandwich 10.99 Six to seven ounce piece of flounder lightly breaded in-house, fried just right and served on a bun with crispy lettuce and tomato

Crab Cake Sandwich

FROM THE SEA

Combination Platter

7.99

A generous portion of golden-fried local shrimp, on a fresh bun, topped with a pile of coleslaw

Two tender breasts marinated and grilled to perfection

9.99

Mendy’s Chicken Salad Sandwich

Isle Shrimp Burger

A thick 8oz. grilled pork chop

18.99 17.99 18.99

A lightly breaded breast, deep fried and served with pickles. (Add the works for 50¢ extra)

Six ounce grilled blackened mahi or tuna, on a bun with lettuce and tomato

Certified Angus beef grilled to perfection.

Fried Flounder Shrimp Platter Oyster Platter

GF Flipperz Chicken Filet Sandwich 7.99

GF Sea Side Sandwich or Wrap

Certified Angus tenderloin of beef grilled to perfection

GF Peel -N- Eat Shrimp (1/2lb.) 16.99

Crispy fried chicken tenderloins with dipping sauce. Try them loaded for 8.99.

You guessed it, just the basic with mayo, on white or wheat

Certified Angus beef grilled to perfection.

9.99

A chicken breast, marinated in our very own sauce, served on a fresh bun, topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon and melted swiss cheese

Chicken Tender Basket

All platters served with hushpuppies and slaw.

7.99

Stuffed with veggies, American, and provolone cheeses, with ranch dressing

GF 10 Ounce Grilled Ribeye

Homemade pimento cheese.

12.99 8.99 12.99

Freshly made crab cake prepared with back fin crab meat, topped with provolone cheese

4.99

Lil Sailor Shrimp Basket Weller’s Grilled Chicken Basket Golden-Fried Chicken Tenders Hot Dog Grilled Cheese Peanut Butter & Jelly

8.99 7.99 5.99 4.99 4.99 3.99

Corn Dog Little Flippz Burger

4.99 6.99

SIDES GF Cole Slaw Onion Rings Soup Du Jour Potato Salad GF Steamed Veggies French Fry Basket Seafood Bisque GF Baked Potato

2.99 3.99 4.99 2.99 2.99 2.99 5.99 2.99

GF Side House Salad Sweet Potato Fries Fried Okra GF Baked Sweet Potato Homemade Chips

5.99 3.99 2.99 2.99 3.99

WRAPS

10.99

Grilled Onions and Swiss on Grilled Rye Bread.

GF Kaili’s Spaghetti

(With Marinara Sauce, or Shredded Parmesan Cheese.)

GF Flippin Burger

Homemade Chips, Ranch dressing, and Slaw.

6.99

Nutella & Marshmallow Fluff on gluten free bread.

10.99

Seared Tuna w/ginger, wasabi & soy

Are served with Applesauce, Fries or Chips.

GF Sally’s Sandwich

Grilled with provolone, swiss, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a chutney

GF Mushroom Swiss Burger

Smothered fresh sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese.

FOR THE LITTLE SAILOR

(steamed or chilled)

Sweet and golden fried

(1lb.) 20.99

Your choice of 3 of the following: shrimp, scallops, fried flounder, or oysters.)

GF Snow Crab Legs 1lb and 2 sides

Market Price

Steaks and Burgers can be cooked to order. Consuming raw, or uncooked meats, poultry, shellfish and eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

(Braiden’s way only, no crust)

(Loaded .50¢)

• Serving lunch and dinner year round • Seafood, Steaks, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads – all made fresh to order • Famous for our Seafood Bisque • Prompt, courteous service • Friendly, comfortable atmosphere • Ask about GEORGE’S MIX! • Visit our Penny Bar • Children’s menu • All ABC permits • We accept Visa or Mastercard • Menu items and prices are subject to change. • While at Flipperz, be sure to walk next door and visit Madras & Khakis Retail.


The best kept secret on Atlantic Beach is out.

AND NOW YOU KNOW IT, TOO. The Island Grille is where fine dining meets casual oceanside ambiance for an unforgettable evening of food, wine, and fantastic service. Our menu changes as ingredients come into season, but we are pleased to offer a few highlights that you can count on every time you visit.

ISLAND GRILLE

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BOGO TWO ENTRÉES

FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

Signature Entrées THE ISLAND GRILLE S I G N AT U R E F I L E T M I G N O N Stuffed with feta cheese, sundried tomato, smoked bacon and fresh basil, finished with a roasted red pepper cream sauce. Served over chef’s choice of potato and vegetable

S H R I M P A N D S C A L LO P G R I T S Sea scallops and tiger shrimp sautéed with cremini mushrooms, baby spinach and smoky bacon over Gouda grits

M A RY L A N D C R A B C A K E D U O Served with curry and saffron remoulade and lightly dressed mixed greens ADD TONIGHT’S VEGETABLE SIDE

TO N I G H T ’ S F R E S H C AT C H Island Grille is a proud member of Carteret Catch, your guarantee of the freshest seafood.

401 Money Island Drive Atlantic Beach

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The Island Grille is proud to participate in Carteret Catch, which ensures that our finfish is locally and sustainably caught. Our fish is delivered from local markets daily. Please ask your server about tonight’s finfish feature.

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Jacked Up Shrimp

Bell Cove Village • Corner of Emerald Drive & Coast Guard Road • Emerald Isle (252) 354-8111 www.jackiesamericangrille.com

JACKIE’S AMERICAN GRILLE MENU SAMPLING

Inside and outside seating available | We have all ABC permits Open 7 days a week for dinner | Ask about our weekend brunch

All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

Steakhouse Burger

If you live in North Carolina or have traveled many miles from the Mid Atlantic, Mid-West, Canada or anywhere else to bask in the incredible sun, fun, and beauty of Emerald Isle, you need to enjoy a special dining experience at Jackie’s American Grille. With the upcoming beautiful summer days, clear skies and warm water, the staff at Jackie’s is pleased to invite all vacationers and locals to experience one of The Crystal Coasts freshest landmarks.

Long time active resident Ryan

Ayre recently partnered with his father-in-law Steve Stefano to offer a perfect gathering place for friends and families. At Jackie’s you will enjoy wonderful appetizers, house specialties, gourmet burgers, fresh seafood and signature steaks prepared by Chef Lewis Clements and his talented crew. Fine cuisine, modern ambiance and impeccable service, coupled with our motto: “Good food, Good Friends, Good Times”, will keep you coming back time and time again. In Emerald Isle, Happy Hour is Every Hour! To complement the unique dining, Jackie’s bar offers a full dinner menu, specialty cocktails, premium wines, and a wide array of craft, domestic, and drafts to suit every palate.

Beach Body Chicken

So,

come visit Steve, Ryan and their enthusiastic, well trained team this year, and take part in the memorable experiences they have to offer. “Vacationers save money all year, they can go anywhere. “Why come to Emerald Isle, because it’s beautiful and peaceful”. Why go to Jackie’s, “because it’s the best”! Steve Stefano, Owner Please come join us!

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Prime Rib Plate

Bell Cove Village • Corner of Emerald Drive & Coast Guard Road • Emerald Isle (252) 354-8111 www.jackiesamericangrille.com

JACKIE’S AMERICAN GRILLE

Inside and outside seating available | We have all ABC permits Open 7 days a week for dinner | Ask about our weekend brunch

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

PRE-MEAL PIGGIN’ WINGS

BURGERS & TOASTIES

Braised miniature pork shanks, crispy fried onions, Hickory BBQ

JACK’ED UP SHRIMP

Fried crispy, tossed in spicy cream sauce

JACKIE’S CRAB CAKES

Sweet Jumbo Lump Blue Crab, lemon aioli, tomato, arugula

FLASH-FRIED OYSTERS

Burgers are 8 oz. patties of Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck. Items are served with choice of: Steak fries, Potato hash, Vegetable medley, Orzo mac & cheese, Beer-battered onion rings

THE CLASSIC AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER

Butter lettuce, tomato, red onion, American cheese, jumbo pickle, toasted brioche bun

CARPE DIEM BURGER!!

Chef’s daily creation Market price

Cajun tartar sauce

SOUTHWESTERN CREAMY CRAB DIP

THE CAPRESE

Jalapeno corn salsa, pita chips

Grilled chicken, roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella, arugula, basil pesto aioli, toasted brioche bun

MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS

NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER ROLL

Extra virgin olive oil, capers, feta cheese. Served with artichoke, and Kalamata olive brochette

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Served with homemade cilantro-lime cocktail sauce

GREENS & THINGS JACKIE’S STEAK SALAD

Romaine, baby greens, grape tomato, onion, cucumber, shredded carrots, side creamy asiago dressing

GRILLED CANADIAN SALMON

Baby greens, fresh orange, red onion, red bell pepper, grape tomato, sunflower seeds, fried goat cheese, side lemon poppy seed vinaigrette

TRADITIONAL CAESAR

Tossed with asiago dressing, homemade croutons With Grilled Chicken, Shrimp, Grouper, or Fried Oysters

KALE SALAD

Dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, mandarin orange, side lemon poppy seed vinaigrette With Grilled Chicken, Shrimp, Grouper, or Fried

SPINACH SUMMER SALAD

Baby spinach, strawberries, red onion, pecans, feta cheese, side strawberry champagne vinaigrette

PIZZA PIE OF THE DAY 10 inch thin crust pizza

STEAKHOUSE NY STRIP Aged 12 oz. Certified Angus Beef ® strip steak, garlic smashed potatoes, fresh green been medley

JACKIE’S FILET Aged 6 oz. Certified Angus Beef ® center cut tenderloin, garlic smashed potatoes, asparagus, bourbon bacon butter

THE PRIME RIB Horseradish cream sauce, garlic smashed potatoes, haricot verts, au-jus Queen Cut or King Cut

Lobster salad, fresh tarragon, baby greens, butter roll

OYSTER ROLL PO’ BOY

Traditional Po’ Boy on a butter roll

THE BRIOCHE BRISKET

Slow cooked brisket, Cole Slaw, crispy fried onion, brioche bun

JAG SIGNATURES FRESH COASTAL CATCH

Chef’s daily seafood creation Market price

LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE

Cold water lobster, yellow and white cheddar cream sauce, Panko parmesan bread crumbs rotini pasta

FISH N’ CHIPS

Beer battered grouper, steak fries, creamy coleslaw, side of malt vinegar and tartar sauce

BEACH BODY CHICKEN

Joyce Farms airline breast, herb and lime marinade, strawberry salsa, jasmine rice, grilled asparagus

EGGPLANT PORTOFINO

Lightly fried, layered with wilted spinach, grilled mushrooms, fire roasted bell peppers, Mediterranean veggie brochettes

HOUSE SALAD

Dressings: creamy asiago, poppy seed vinaigrette, Caesar, strawberry champagne vinaigrette, ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese

SOUP OF THE DAY

ISLAND FAMOUS JAG FRIES

GRAB YOUR ORDER FORM and build a totally custom gourmet masterpiece.

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Veal Forestiere

Lamb Lollichops

Soft Shell Crabs

F

Polenta Encrusted Fried Goat Cheese

Cold Water Lobster Tail

Filet Mignon

or over a decade, Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar has been

The upscale menu selections are not the only reason people keep coming

providing Emerald Isle diners with expertly crafted cuisine. Voted

back – Kathryn’s has become Emerald Isle’s favorite place to enjoy a martini.

#1 Fine Dining on the Crystal Coast five years in a row, Kathryn’s

Housing over 30 different variations of martinis, including both exotic

remains Emerald Isle’s premier restaurant, drawing praise from both

concoctions and the traditional favorites, you are sure to find something to

traveling visitors and grateful locals alike.

suit your fancy. Kathryn’s offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass

Kathryn’s strives to provide diners with creative selections, featuring fresh,

and bottle at a great value.

local seafood and Certified Angus Beef. This year Kathryn’s introduces the

Owners Ken and Kathryn Ayre are thrilled to continue offering superior food

addition of a French legend: Veal Forestière. Together with existing beloved

alongside unparalleled employees. “The expertise and loyalty of our team

entrées such as the cold water lobster tail, the Carolina Classic (Kathryn’s

has contributed greatly to our long term success,” says Ken, who is very

take on shrimp and grits), and Maryland Crab Cakes, Kathryn’s menu is sure

grateful for his employees – many of whom have been part of the team since

to provide an unrivaled Crystal Coast dining experience.

the doors opened in June 2004.

In addition to the menu, Kathryn’s offers nightly features, including

More than ten years later, the family business is still first-class all the way.

innovative creations of locally sourced grouper and soft shell crabs, as well

The combination of the relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere, superb food, and

as filet mignon paired with a variety of seafood accompaniments.

dedication creates a dining experience you do not want to miss! For more information, please visit kathrynsbistro.com.

8002 Emerald Drive • Emerald Isle • 252.354.6200 • www.kathrynsbistro.com


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KATHRYN’S BISTRO & MARTINI BAR MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

8002 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle (252) 354-6200 www.kathrynsbistro.com

Classy-Casual Atmosphere | Serving Dinner Nightly | Granite and Mahogany Martini Bar | Food with flair! Dinner 5pm ‘til… | 30 kinds of martinis | Featuring an extensive wine list to choose from and over 2 dozen of these selections are available by the glass | Catering Available 10 to 1,000 people. Call us for your special events! 252.354.6200 | All ABC permits | Major credit cards accepted

APPETIZERS

FROM THE GRILLE

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna

Filet Mignon

Frito Misto

Ribeye

Escargot

Bavette Steak

Pickled Ginger, wasabi Quenelle, Sweet & Spicy Pickles, Crispy Wontons, Soy Sesame Sushi Rice, Soy Glaze. Calamari, Crispy Oysters, Tempura Battered Shrimp with Key Lime Cilantro Classic French Preparation in Garlic Butter

Firecracker Shrimp

Cajun Ale Butter, Apple Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Corn Grit Cake

6 oz. and 8 oz. aged CAB center-cut Tenderloin, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Broccolini & Cabernet Reduction Aged CAB 14 oz. center-cut, Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables Aged CAB 10 oz. cut, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Red Wine Demi, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Pork Tenderloin

Soft Shell Crabs

Sweet Chili Glaze, Garlic Smashed Potatoes & Roasted Sweet Corn Relish

Oysters Decadence

Wild Mushroom Sherry Cream Sauce, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Broccolini.

Lamb Lollichops

Raspberry Beurre Blanc, Lemon Scented Jasmine Rice, Seasonal Vegetables

Polenta Encrusted Fried Goat Cheese

Grilled Portabella, Broccolini, Squash, Zucchini, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Risotto Stuffed Tomato, Beurre Blanc, Balsamic Glaze

Stuffed with Lump Crabmeat, Spinach & Asiago Cheese Baked with Applewood Bacon, Spinach & Asiago Cheese Broiled Lamb, Feta Creme Fraiche Sauce, Pitted Imported Olives, Roasted Tomato, Fried Capers, Caper Berries. Roasted Garlic, Port Wine Poached Pears, Arugula, Candied Walnuts.

SALADS & SOUPS Caesar

Romaine Hearts, Croutons, Romano Cheese with House Made Dressing

Kathryn’s Romaine

Applewood Bacon, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Peppercorn Gorgonzola Dressing

Bistro Salad

Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Carrots, Sunflower Seeds Dressings: Peppercorn Gorgonzola, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Cabernet Vinaigrette

She Crab & Corn Soup

Crab & Roasted Corn in a Creamy Bisque, finished with Sherry

Additions

Grilled or Blackened Chicken Grilled or Blackened Scallops Grilled or Blackened Shrimp Crispy Oysters Grilled or Blackened Catch Lobster Tail Jumbo Lump Crabcake Items that can be prepared Gluten Free, Please Ask Your Server for Details

Free Range Chicken Breast Salmon Fillet

Vegetable Napoleon

At Kathryn’s, we take pride in serving the highest quality beef, pork, and chicken available on the market. All of our steaks are center-cut CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® aged to our specifications.

SPECIALTIES Cold Water Lobster Tail

Garlic Butter, Fresh Lemon, Jasmine Rice, Broccolini.

Carolina Classic

Shrimp, Applewood Bacon, Scallions, Crimini Mushrooms, Garlic, Lemon & Cheddar Grits

Sea Scallops

Lemon Scented Tarragon Beurre Blanc Jasmine Rice, Broccolini.

Lump Crab Cakes

Roasted Sweet Corn Veloute, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Rice, Seasonal Vegetables

Penne Pasta

Choice of Alfredo, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream, or Garlic Butter Sauces

Seafood Coquina

Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Asiago Cream Sauce, Breadcrumbs, Seasonal Vegetables

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Filet

Coriander Dusted, Soy Shiitake Mushrooms, Wasabi, Spinach, & Smashed Potatoes

Veal Forestiere

Sauteed Veal Cutlets, Roasted Mushroom, Red Wine-Grainy Mustard Demi, Pickled Cipollini Onions, Smashed Potatoes, Broccolini.

Kathryn’s seafood is always fresh and local when possible.


121 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 773-0008 • www.idlehourbiergarten.com On the Circle along the Atlantic Beach Boardwalk

IDLE HOUR

The Idle Hour brings together a few of life’s greatest joys—tacos, burgers & beer. The Idle Hour is a casual, beachside restaurant and bar with a large outside seating area where you can sip German beer or the beach’s best margaritas under palm trees. Open for Lunch and Dinner the Idle Hour is family and pet friendly.

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

STARTERS CHIPS & SALSA 5 corn tortilla chips served with fire-roasted tomato salsa & pineapple salsa. add guacamole for 1.50

CARNE ASADA PAPAS 10 French fries smothered in cheese, grilled steak, onions & avocado cilantro sauce.

CRAB TOSTADA 10 crab salad on a fried corn tortilla with lettuce li avocado.

TWO BUTTER TOASTED BAVARIAN PRETZELS 8 coarse sea-salt, house beer cheese sauce, honey whole grain mustard.

24-HOUR HOUSE MADE FRIED PICKLES 6.95 IH spiced brined cucumbers with German dressing dip.

CHICKEN WING LOLLIPOPS 9 harissa rubbed chicken wings with cilantro ranch dressing.

BOWL OF SIDES 6 choose between fries, onion strings or black bean corn salad.

TACOS & ‘DILLAS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CAN BE SERVED AS TWO TACOS OR ONE QUESADILLA. QUESADILLAS ARE SERVED ON FLOUR TORTILLA WITH MEXICAN CHEESE BLEND, ONION AND CILANTRO.

LOCAL FISH 10.50 2 grilled, blackened or beer battered and served with lime cabbage, onion relish, avocado cilantro sauce & sweet chili salsa.

CARNE ASADA 9.75 2 grilled steak with lettuce, onion relish, fire roasted tomato salsa.

SHRIMP 10.50 2 grilled, blackened or beer battered and served with lime cabbage, onion relish, avocado cilantro sauce & sweet chili salsa:.

BAJA CHICKEN 9 2 marinated chicken with lettuce, onion relish, avocado cilantro sauce: 2 for 9 TACOS ARE SERVED ON 6” FLOUR TORTILLAS (CORN AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST). TACOS & ‘DILLAS ARE SERVED WITH A SIDE OF BLACK BEAN SALAD

GREENS CHOPPED SALAD 7.50 a mix of greens, corn, onion, black beans, cheese with avocado cilantro dressing. add fish, shrimp, carne asada or chicken for 4

BURGERS & BRATS IH HOUSE BURGER 10 havarti, shaved onion, pickles & our house sauce.

THE CURE BURGER 12.50 bacon, over-easy egg, beer cheese & pickled jalapeno.

BRATWURST, CHEDDARWURST, FRANKFURTER or HOT SAGE SAUSAGE 9 served all-the-way with onion, kraut, pickles, ale mustard & beer cheese. OUR BURGERS ARE COOKED TO ORDER & SERVED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF SIDE: FRIES, ONION STRINGS or BLACK BEAN CORN SALAD

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Located inside

THE INN AT PINE KNOLL SHORES 511 Salter Path Road Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 252-247-4155 • www.theinnatpks.com info@theinnatpks.com

CLAM DIGGER RESTAURANT

HOURS Breakfast 6:30-11:00 • Lunch 11:00-2:00 • Dinner 5:00-9:00 Daily breakfast & lunch specials Located inside THE INN AT PINE KNOLL SHORES

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

BREAKFAST MENU Healthy Start

SANDWICHES

All American Breakfast

Cheese Burger Shrimp Burger Oyster Burger Fish Tacos Classic Club

Fresh seasonal fruit w/ yogurt & Oatmeal or Granola 2 eggs w/ choice of: Home fries or grits, bacon or sausage, choice of bread

Omelet

3 eggs w/any combination of ham, bacon, sausage, tomato onion, green pepper, mushrooms, spinach, swiss, cheddar, or feta w/home fries or grits, choice of bread

Lumber Jack

2 eggs & 2 flavored Pancakes with choice of: Country ham, bacon or sausage patty, Home fries or grits

Pancakes Stack of 3 or Stack of 2

Stack of fresh homemade pancakes s/w your choice of Bacon, sausage, Country sausage or Ham

A Ia Carte Cold Cereal w/milk Fresh Fruit Cup Whole Fruit Grits Home fries Bacon or Sausage Country Ham Bagel w/cream cheese White or wheat toast English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

On toast, English muffin, or Bagel Bacon or Sausage Country Ham Add Cheese for additional cost.

Egg fried or scrambled BEVERAGES Coffee Tea Milk: small or large LUNCH MENU

Starters

Shrimp Cocktail Crab Dip with Toasted Pita Points Nachos (s/w Queso, Pico, Guacamole)

Loaded with Beef Nachos Outer Banks Seafood Chowder Soup of the day Bowl or Cup Crab Cake

Appropriate garnishments, with choice of French fries, chips or fresh fruit

ENTREES

CUTTY SARK LOUNGE MENU

s/w Hush puppies & choice of side

Stuffed Flounder

Fillets rolled w/Crabmeat & laced w/Hollandaise over Rice

Shrimp & Grits Double Cut Pork Chop

Wings

w/Bourbon butter & Baked potato

Jumbo Soft Shell Crab

(s/w mayo)

Chicken

(in season) s/w cocktail or tartar sauce

(fried or grilled)

Ribeye Steak Grilled Chicken Capraise

SALADS Taco Salad Grilled Chicken Caesar Garden Salad

8 oz or 10 oz

Seafood Calabash

Southern Salad Sampler

Shrimp, Chicken, and Egg with Lettuce, Tomato, and Saltines

Seafood Calabash

(Broiled or Fried & served with Cole slaw & Hush puppies) Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Oysters, Flounder, Crab Cake Sides: Side salad, French fries. Collard greens, Rice, Today’s Vegetable

DINNER MENU

Starters

Shrimp Cocktail Crab Dip with Toasted Pita Points Nachos (s/w Queso, Pico, Guacamole)

Loaded with beef Nachos Crab Cake (s/w remoulade sauce)

SOUPS & SALADS Outer Banks Seafood Chowder

Soup of the day Garden Salad

2 or 3

Tomato Ragu, Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto over pasta

Seasonal Greens w/ Tomato, Roasted Garbanzo Beans, Avocado, Olives, Carrot, & Cucumber

Bowl or Cup

Come by for your favorite mixed beverage & daily drink specials Open 5pm daily

(Broiled or Fried & served with Cole slaw & Hush puppies) Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Oysters, Flounder, Crab Cake Sides: Dinner salad, Cole slaw. French fries, Baked Potato, Roasted Potato, Collard greens, Rice, Today’s Vegetable

NIGHTLY SPECIALS Sunday: Flounder Plate Monday: Oyster Plate Tuesday: Locals 10% off Wednesday: 3-Seafood Combo Plate Thursday: Shrimp Plate Ask your server about our Friday & Saturday night specials

DESSERT MENU • Big Blitz with Snickers Bar Pie • Carrot Cake Bar • New York Cheesecake • Italian Cream Torte 10% gratuity will be added to all To Go orders. An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more.

s/w seasonal fresh vegetables & croutons

Traditional Caesar Add Chicken $1.50

s/w remoulade sauce

SEE OUR AD IN THE VISITORS GUIDE OR GO GUIDE

APPETIZERS 6, 12 or 18

Deep fried Buffalo or Secret Asian plum

Sliders 3 Angus beef patties w/caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese & Dijon mustard on Kings Hawaiian Rolls

Muenster Cheese Fries Melted cheese w/chopped bacon, diced jalapenos, red onions, scallions & tomatoes

SALADS/SOUP Spinach Salad Dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, julienne red onions, & blue cheese crumbles w/ Balsamic vinaigrette

Arugula Salad Crispy bacon lardons, candied apples, roasted beets, & fried goat cheese fritters w/ Sherry walnut vinaigrette

WRAPS California Wrap Thinly sliced turkey breast w/ bacon, swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado spread, roasted red onions, spinach & smoked paprika aioli

Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Breast w/ pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato & corn & black bean salsa

SANDWICHES Grouper- Blackened grouper filet Sauerkraut, gruyere cheese, Cajun remoulade on marbled rye bread

Hangover Burger Angus ground chuck cooked to temp of choice, w/ crispy hash browns, American cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, & a sunny side up egg

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130 Golfin’ Dolphin Drive, Located at the Golfin’ Dolphin Cape Carteret (252) 393-6565 • www.mymacdaddys.com

MAC DADDY’S

Voted: Favorite Family Fun Place on Crystal Coast | Voted: Favorite Party Place for Tweens/Teens | 24 Lanes of Bowling | Specializing in birthday parties Largest Arcade on the Crystal Coast | Snack Bar Seating | Sports Bar & Grill | Conference Centers for your Corporate Events | Cosmic Bowling Choose from 20 Big screen TV’s for your sports viewing | Offering a variety of seating options including standard tables, bar seating, comfortable couches and chairs | Look for our Daily Lunch Specials | Also visit MacDaddy’s snack bars-serving burgers, hot dogs and pizza | HOURS: Please see our website for seasonal hours | Carry Out Available | Beer and wine only | Visa, MasterCard | Items and Price Subject to Change

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

STARTERS

ALL STAR SANDWICHES

Additional side of Any Dressing or Sauce 50¢

Cheeseburger Mini Macs

5.50

Our Famous Bite Sized Sandwiches with Sauteed Onion, Grain Mustard, and Pickle. Served in 3’s.

Build Your Own Quesadilla

5.25

Filled with Cheddar & Jack Cheeses, and served with Diced Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Chipolte Mayo and Salsa. $5.25, Add Mushroom, Tomato, Jalapeno, Green Pepper or Onion for 50¢( each) Add Chicken or Beef $7.95, Add Shrimp $8.95

Sandwiches and Wraps served with French Fries, Kettle Chips, or Potato Salad

Carolina Pulled Pork Bar-B-Que Sandwich

7.95 9.25

9.95

Kettle Chips

3.50

Beer Battered Mushrooms

6.25

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo on Grilled Texas Toast. Traditional, but Bigger.

6.95

Tender Meatballs, Marinara, and melted Mozzarella Cheese stuffed in a Hoagie Roll.

We fry them to order! A generous basket of chips with Ranch dip, Blue Cheese or Chipotle Mayo

With 10 beers on Tap, why not try a basket of your Favorite Pint? Served with your choice of Ranch or Marinara.

Potato Skins

Covered in Cheddar Jack Cheese, and Bacon, with a side of Sour Cream.

Nachos

7.95

Corn Tortilla Chips with 3 Cheeses, Diced Tomato, Sour Cream, Jalapenos, and Salsa. Add Chicken or Beef 9.95

SOUPER BOWLS & SALADS MacDaddy’s Chef Salad 9.95

Ham, Turkey, Swiss, American Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, Bacon, Tomato, Cucumber, Onions and Croutons atop Fresh Greens.

Chicken Caesar

Meatball Sub Grilled Chicken

6.95 7.25 7.95

6 oz. Tender Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast on a Toasted Kaiser.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

8.95

Grilled Chicken Breast dipped in Buffalo Sauce, Topped with Bacon and Blue Cheese.

Philly Steak Sandwich

9.25

7.95

Grilled Steak, Onion, Mushrooms, & Peppers, Provolone Cheese stuffed in a toasted Hoagie. With cheese $9.95.

8.95

Grilled Philly Steak, Onion, Peppers, Diced Tomatoes, Taco Seasoning, and Cheddar Jack Cheese in a toasted Hoagie Roll.

Traditionally made with Romaine, Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese, and Croutons. Get it with Grilled Shrimp $9.95

Tuna Salad

Grilled Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Swiss Cheese, and Mayo on Texas Toast.

Texas BLT

Southwest Philly Steak Sandwich

8.95

½ lb. Burger Topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Onion, Jalapenos and Nacho Cheese.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Served with Toasted Pita Points and tortilla chips.

Shrimp Burger

Crispy Golden Fried Shrimp served with Fries and Slaw. Your choice of cocktail or tartar sauce.

7.95

Two Grilled All Beef Dogs all the way (Chili, Mustard, Slaw and Onions)

Chicken Club

Fried Shrimp Basket

Served with French Fries, Kettle Chips or Potato Salad

Delicious Golden Fried Shrimp with Lettuce and Tomato served on a Burger Bun and side of Slaw.

The stuff that made the Carolinas famous, topped with Slaw.

Hot Dog Platter

MVP BURGERS

9.25

Jalapeno Burger

9.75

Taco Burger

9.75

1/2lb. Burger with Taco Seasoning, Cheddar Jack Cheese, our Famous Chipotle Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion.

Mac’s Big ’Ole Beach Burger

8.50

½ lb. All Beef Patty Topped with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion. Add Bacon $1.25

Mushroom & Swiss Burger

9.25

½ lb. Burger piled high with Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese.

Blue Cheese Burger

9.50

½ lb Burger topped with Bacon and Blue Cheese.

MacDaddy’s BBQ Burger

9.25

½ lb. All Beef Patty Topped with Cheddar, Bacon, BBQ Sauce and a big’ ole Onion Ring, just for good measure.

MAJOR LEAGUE ENTREES Add a Side Salad with your choice of dressing to any Entree for only $2.50

Salisbury Steak

10.95

8 oz. Chopped Steak smothered with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, and Brown Gravy. Served with your choice of two sides.

Chicken Primavera

10.95

Fried Flounder Fish Sandwich

Cobb Salad

4 oz Golden Fried Flounder with Lettuce, Tomato on a Toasted Hoagie Roll and side of Slaw.

Grilled Boneless Breast of Chicken tossed with Fresh Vegetables and Alfredo Sauce on a bed of Linguini Pasta. Served with Toasted Garlic Bread. Get it with Shrimp $15.95

MacDaddy Classic Club

Spaghetti & Meatballs

9.95

Grilled Chicken and Fresh Greens topped with Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Avocado, Cucumber, Bleu Cheese, and your choice of dressing.

Chicken Taco Salad

7.95

White Meat Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Cheddar Jack Cheese in a Fried Tortilla Bowl. Get it with Ground Beef .95¢

Justa Salad

4.25

Fresh Greens with Tomato, Red Onion, Cucumber, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Croutons, and your choice of dressing.

8.95

7.95

Oven-Roasted Turkey, Honey Ham, Swiss Cheese, American Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo. Served on Texas Toast.

A hearty portion of pasta served with our special sauce and tasty meatball topped with Parmesan.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

Breaded and Golden Fried Chicken Tenders with your choice of two sides.

7.95

Southern Fried Chicken, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Ranch Dressing, wrapped in a Flour Tortilla.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

7.95

Fresh Tuna Salad with Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion on your choice of Wheatberry Bread or Texas Toast.

Chicken Tender Basket

Country Fried Steak

9.95

Two Country Fried Steaks Covered in Country Gravy with your choice of two sides.

POWERHOUSE PIZZAS Mac’s Supreme [10” Pizza $11.25] [16” Pizza $18.95] Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Pepper, Onion, Mushroom.

Mac’s Meat Lover’s [10” Pizza $11.25] [16” Pizza $18.95] Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Canadian Bacon, Burger, and Bacon.

Philly Steak Pizza [10” Pizza $11.25] [16” Pizza $18.95] Shredded Steak, Green Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms on top of Alfredo Sauce and Mozzarella.

White Pizza [10” Pizza- $8.25] [16” Pizza $11.95] Mozzarella, Fresh Roasted Garlic, Basil Herbs and Alfredo Sauce.

Margarita Pizza [10” Pizza $9.25] [16” Pizza $14.50] Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Herbs with either Olive Oil or Marinara Sauce.

Veggie Lover’s [10” Pizza $10.50] [16” Pizza $17.25]

Our special Tuna Salad served on a bed of fresh lettuce with tomato, cucumber, onion, eggs and topped with cheese.

8.95

8.95

8.95

Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion, Black Olive, and Mushroom.

WINGS Minimum Order is 3 of each

Buffalo Wings [Nekkid, HOT or Mild]

.69¢ Each

Get as many as you want! Served with Ranch or Bleu Cheese for dippin’.

Big Boss Wings

.79¢ Each

Pit Smoked and served with your choice of two sides.

Take a walk on the wild side! Choose from BBQ, HOT BBQ, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki or Sweet Thai Chilli. Served with Ranch or Bleu Cheese for dippin.

Fish & Chips

Mac’s Ribs

NC Pulled Pork BBQ Two 4 oz Golden Fried Flounder served with Chips and side of Slaw.

SEE OUR AD IN THE CRYSTAL COAST VISITORS GUIDE

9.95 8.95

.90¢ Each

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Pier House Restaurant 700 E. Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 • 252-726-0863

OCEANANA PIER HOUSE RESTAURANT

Oceanfront Dining | Local Seafood | Family Friendly | Reasonably Priced Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

BREAKFAST No. 1 BREAKFAST

BURGERS, DOGS & SANDWICHES 6.95

Two eggs with ham, bacon or sausage. Grits or hashbrowns, toast, butter & jelly

No. 2 BREAKFAST

5.95

One egg, ham, bacon or sausage. Grits or hashbrowns, toast, butter & jelly

No. 3 BREAKFAST

5.75

Two eggs, grits or hashbrowns , toast, butter & jelly

No. 4 BREAKFAST

4.50

One egg, grits or hashbrowns , toast, butter & jelly

No. 5 BREAKFAST

1.75

Toast, butter & jelly

No. 6 BREAKFAST

7.95

Hot cakes with ham, bacon or sausage

No. 7 BREAKFAST

6.50

Hot cakes

No. 8 BREAKFAST No. 9 BREAKFAST

HAMBURGER CHEESEBURGER BACON CHEESEBURGER CAROLINA BURGER CAROLINA DOG CHICKEN SANDWICH CLASSIC GRILLED CHEESE SHRIMP BURGER

9.25

Served with homemade slaw & fries or chips.

OYSTER BURGER

No. 10 BREAKFAST

Topped with lettuce, tomato & homemade tartar sauce

SHRIMP BASKET 6.50

5.95 8.95 10.25 10.25 13.25

with fries & slaw

French toast

OYSTER BASKET

BREAKFAST SANDWICHES EGG HAM, BACON OR SAUSAGE HAM, BACON OR SAUSAGE WITH EGG & CHEESE COUNTRY HAM, EGG & CHEESE

with fries & slaw

3.15 3.95 4.75 6.75

served with black beans and Rice.

SEAFOOD

CRABCAKE SANDWICH

No. 11 BREAKFAST

8.95

Grilled, blackened or fried

One egg with country ham. Grits or hashbrowns, toast, butter & jelly

7.95

DINNER ENTREES

Served with homemade chili & slaw

10.25

French toast with ham, bacon or sausage

5.95

Served with homemade chili & slaw

Served with homemade slaw & fries or chips.

Two eggs with country ham

7.25 7.95 8.95 8.95

SOUP, SALAD & STARTERS FISH STEW bowl 5.95 CHILI CHEESE FRIES BLACKENED SHRIMP NACHO HOUSE SALAD CAESAR SALAD GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR FRESH CATCH SALAD

Sandwiches typically come with lettuce & tomato and are served with French fries or tortilla chips & salsa.

SEAFOOD TACOS

16.95 9.95

2 grilled fish or shrimp tacos with chips & salsa.

FRESH CATCH SANDWICH Grilled, blackened or fried locally caught fish. Topped with lettuce & tomato. Served with fries or chips

10.95

Fried, blackened or grilled local fish

Served with soup, salad or slaw & baked potato or fries.

CRAB MEAT ENCHILADA

17.95

GRILLED OR BLACKENED FISH GRANDMA’S PAN FRIED PORK CHOPS

19.95 15.95

Two 6oz. chops topped with a vinegar based glaze.

SEAFOOD DINNERS

All Plates Served with Baked Potato or French Fries, Salad or Slaw

SHRIMP PLATE OYSTER PLATE CAROLINA CRAB CAKES FLOUNDER PLATE CAROLINA CRAB CAKES OYSTER PLATE SCALLOP PLATE COMBINATION PLATES -CHOICE OF TWO -CHOICE OF THREE -CHOICE OF FOUR

Combination plates are for fried seafood. Items can be grilled or blackened for an additional 3.00.

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16.75 21.95 19.85 16.75 19.85 21.95 21.95 19.50 21.95 23.95

KIDS’ MENU Ages 12 & under. Served with fries.

HOT DOG GRILLED CHEESE CHICKEN FINGERS

4.75 4.95 5.95

DRINKS TEA, LEMONADE & SODAS JUICE

2.00 1.95

Orange, Apple, Cranberry or Tomato

Each night we offer chef’s specials that feature local seafood served in modern, Southern style

cup 3.95 7.25 10.25 5.25 5.25 9.95 11.75

COFFEE COLD BEERS

Can Beers Only. Imports & Craft Brews 4.50

WINE

Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Red Blend, or Bubbly

1.95 3.00 7.00


208 West Drive Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (252) 499-9300 www.pescararestaurant.com On the Circle near the Atlantic Beach Boardwalk

PESCARA

Homemade Pasta | Wood Oven Pizza | Local Seafood | Oceanview Deck Named one of NC’s “Exceptional Places to Eat” by Our State Magazine.

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

ANTIPASTI

SQUID INK FETTUCCINE

THE MEATBALLS

littleneck clam, north carolina shrimp, wood roasted octopus & arrabbiata con sarde

12.50

cheese studded meatballs, pomodoro sauce & creamy polenta

FRIED CALAMARI

12.00

arrabbiata sauce & garlic anchovy aioli

ROASTED EGGPLANT SPREAD

9.95

truffle, artichoke, pine nut & herbed focaccia

ARTICHOKE FRITTE

12.00 small 12.95 large 21.99

selection of italian meat, cheeses & spreads

CHOPPED KALE & FARRO SALAD

11.50

marcona almond, pancetta, tomato, & orange honey poppy seed dressing

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

artichoke, egg, pine nut, parmesan & roasted garlic anchovy dressing

CIOPPINO

15.95

seafood stew with clam, shrimp, local fish & winter vegetables in a tomato saffron shellfish broth

INSALATA MISTA

8.50

arugula, kale, romaine, onion, fennel, artichoke, baby bell pepper, olive oil & red wine vinegar

18.95

linguine, marinated eggplant steak, prosciutto, burrata cheese & pomodoro sauce

23.95

19.50

cracked pepper linguine, clam, cauliflower, lardon & grana padano

VEAL TENDERLOIN MARSALA

34.95

dulce de leche gelato topped with warm espresso, biscotti, chocolate & whipped cream

wood roasted baby carrot, marcona almond,butter & thyme veal sauce

MARGHERITA

13.95

tomato, basil, mozzarella, & parsley pesto

FOUR CHEESE

15.95

CARNE

16.95

house-made sausage, salami, prosciutto,calabrian chili, & mozzarella

16.00

32.00

10.50

flourless chocolate torte with amarena cherry whipped cream

TIRAMISU

10.00

classic Italian desert with cocoa and coffee flavors

GELATO TASTING

7.00/10.00

Choose between a selection of three or five scoops: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate hazelnut, or dulche de leche

CAFFE, ESPRESSO & DIGESTIVOS 2.50

ESPRESSO

3.75

ALLA ROMANA

CAPPUCCINO

4.50

FRANGELICO COFFEE

7.00

16.00

white pizza with mozzarella, anchovy, basil & parmesan

CLAM & GARLIC

16.00

coffee, frangelico, house whipped cream

white pizza with clam, bacon, garlic, parsley & parmesan

ESPRESSO COCKTAIL

COCKTAILS

espresso, stoli vanil vodka, kahula

RAMBLE ON GOING TO CALIFORNIA

8.50

LEMONCELLO

5.50

GRAPPA DI BARBERA 8.50

AMARI 8.75 8.75

8.75

7.50

amaro montegro, aperol, campari, cynar or frenet branca

AMARI FLIGHT

9.50

see what amaro is all about—choose three tasting size pours

a mojito muddled with thyme & topped with san pellegrino blood orange soda

HERE COMES THE SUN

7.75

vodka,blood orange syrup, san pellegrino grapefurit soda

PISCO SOUR

pancetta wrapped veal tenderloin with marsala demi-glace & truffle potato purée

CHICKEN PARMESAN

FASHION KILLA

22.00

CHOCOLATE TORTA

COFFEE

a classic featuring pisco, a light South American brandy, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup & bitters

breaded chicken breasts topped with pomodoro sauce, mozzarella & basil over linguini pasta

9.50

arrabbiata sauce, meatball, prosciutto, calabrian chili, olive & Italian cheeses

bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, peach puree & simple syrup

parmesan mushroom broth & fig demi-glace with creamy polenta

CRACKED PEPPER CLAM LINGUINE

AFFOGATO

18 OZ BONE-IN NY STRIP

an italian riff on a margarita with amaretto, blanco tequila and fresh squeezed lime juice

FIRE ROASTED

BRAISED SHORT RIB

23.00

PERFECT DAY

ENTREES EGGPLANT PARMESAN

SHRIMP & RICOTTA RAVIOLI

DIAVOLA 11.50

10.00

our chef’s choice of seasonal crème brulee

a mix of Italian cheeses, herbs & olive oil

SALAD & SOUP

DOLCE CRÈME BRÛLÉE

WOOD FIRED PIZZA

arrabbiata sauce & lemon aioli

SALUMI PLATTER

24.00

9.75

9.75

a new take on an old fashioned with bourbon, luxardo maraschino liqueur & bitters

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506 W Corbett Ave. Hwy 24, Swansboro, NC (910) 326-8847 • www.the-riverside-swansboro.com

RIVERSIDE STEAK & SEAFOOD

Serving fresh North Carolina seafood, hand-cut aged beef and nightly specials. | Dine in a historic home. Try our delicious Sweet Potato Muffins. | A local favorite that will be sure to become yours! | For Reservations, 910-326-8847 Dinner Hours: Mon.-Sun. Open at 4 p.m. | Open Year Round. | Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa accepted. Carryout Available. We have all ABC permits. | Children’s Menu Available | Menu Items and prices subject to change.

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

APPETIZERS WINGS Buffalo style and served with celery and bleu cheese dressing.

CAJUN BEER BATTER JUMBO SHRIMP

7.95

Served with a buerre blanc sauce.

MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKES

8.95

Served with a mustard seed buerre blanc sauce.

STUFFED PORTABELLA MUSHROOM (for 2)

11.95

Stuffed with fresh crabmeat, topped with a horseradish aioli & baked.

APPETIZERS SPECIALS: CRAB DIP (for 2)

11.95

SHRIMP OR SCALLOP NACHOS

15.95

Blackened scallops or shrimp on tortillas with sun dried tomatoes and black bean relish, baked with 3 cheeses and served with ranch guacamole and chipotle salsa.

GROUPER FINGERS

15.95

l/2lb. of fresh Grouper beer battered and fried served with horseradish aioli.

JUMBO LUMP CRAB COCKTAIL

16.95

l/4 lb. jumbo lump crab served with scampi butter.

SALADS Salads are served with homemade dressing and sweet potato muffin

Riverside’s House Salad

4.95

Spinach Salad

8.95

With hot bacon dressing.

Riverside’s Seafood Salad

19.95

Fresh salad mix topped with Fresh Back Fin Lump Crabmeat & Four Jumbo Shrimp.

RIVERSIDE’S GRILLED FISH SALAD 20.95 Fresh salad mix topped with 1/2lb. of fresh local catch of the day.

SOUP AND SALAD

9.95

SOUP OF THE DAY

CUP 5.95 BOWL 6.95

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SANDWICHES

SHRIMP AND CRAB CLAWS

25.95

CHEESEBURGER 1/2 lb. Fresh Certified Angus Beef 11.95

SHRIMP & GRITS

25.95

All Sandwiches served with French Fries, lettuce, tomato, onions and dill spear

7.95

add bacon .95

OYSTER BURGER 11.95 SHRIMP BURGER 12.95 MARINATED GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH 5oz 13.95 RIBEYE SANDWICH 7-8 oz 14.95 STEAKS & SPECIALTIES

WE SERVE THE FINEST HAND CUT USDA CHOICE BEEF, AGED TO OUR SPECIFICATION AND COOKED TO ORDER ON OUR OWN CHARBROILER. All steaks are served with potato or vegetable of the day, house salad and homemade sweet potato muffin.

FILET CENTER CUT 5 oz 20.95 10 oz 30.95 RIB EYE 10 oz 20.95 14 oz 27.95 NEW YORK STRIP CENTER CUT 12 oz 27.95 MARINATED CHICKEN BREAST 8 oz 17.95 PORTERHOUSE PORK CHOP 16 oz 22.95 Blackened and served on Tasso Ham Rice with Etouffee Gravy. Rare : Cold Red Center Medium Well: Slight Pink Center Medium Rare: Warm Red Center Well: Done Throughout Medium Pink Center

SEAFOOD

WE SERVE THE FRESHEST NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD. Seafood entrees are served with potato or vegetable of the day, house salad and homemade sweet potato muffin.

SOFT SHELL CRABS

Two jumbo beer battered crabs served with a honey mustard.

22.95

MARYLAND CRAB CAKES

22.95

SALMON FLORENTINE

24.95

1/2lb crab cakes, sauteed, topped with a mustard seed buerre blanc. On a bed of fresh spinach, topped with a tomato scallion buerre blanc, crab meat and roasted pine nuts.

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Blackened shrimp over spinach fettuccini topped with a smoked tomato basil cream sauce and steamed stone crab claws and garlic bread. Jumbo shrimp sauteed w I proscuitto ham and mushrooms on havarti cheese grits with buerre blanc and garlic bread.

HOUSE GROUPER

25.95

Topped with lobster buerre blanc and 2 jumbo shrimp.

SEAFOOD PLATTERS OYSTER PLATTER

20.95 20.95

Jumbo shrimp, lightly fried, served with french fries & cole slaw.

SHRIMP & OYSTER PLATTER

20.95

Jumbo shrimp & select oysters, lightly fried & served with french fries and cole slaw. Try Riverside’s House Salad in place of cole slaw 3.95

NIGHTLY SPECIALS

Nightly Specials are served with potato or vegetable of the day, house salad and homemade sweet potato muffin.

CARPETBAGGER

Market Price

10 oz. Beef filet stuffed with 2 jumbo beer battered shrimp and bearnaise.

12 oz. NEW YORK STRIP

32.95

GROUPER PICO

25.95

CAJUN SEARED MAHI

25.95

YELLOWFIN TUNA

25.95

SAUTÉED GROUPER

25 .95

Topped with 4 jumbo scampi-style shrimp and served with garlic mashed potatoes. Cajun seared grouper on garlic black beans topped with pico de gallo, roasted garlic guacamole and lump crab.

Over dirty rice, topped with creole sauce and 2 jumbo blackened shrimp. Sautéed on Havarti grits, proscuitto ham and buerre blanc. Over Linguini tossed with scampi butter and baby clams.

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25.95

GRILLED MAHI

25.95

LOBSTER RAVIOLI

25.95

Fresh Salmon sautéed topped with crabmeat, hallandaise and asparagus.

On Linguini topped with an andouille and baby spinach cream sauce and fried oysters.

Lobster Raviolis on a sun dried tomatoes and pine nut pesto cream sauce, topped with fresh sea scallops, shrimp, fresh basil and garlic bread.

PASTA

Select oysters, lightly fried, served with french fries & cole slaw.

SHRIMP PLATTER

SALMON OSCAR

All Pasta Entrees served with salad, Homemade sweet potato muffin & Garlic Bread

BAKED ZITI

12.95

LASAGNA

14.95

CHEESE RAVIOLI

13.95

GRILLED CHICKEN PARMESAN

16.95

Topped with our homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Guy’s mom’s favorite.

Topped with fresh sautéed vegetables, homemade tomato sauce and baked mozzarella cheese. 1/2 lb. Grilled chicken breast on a bed of pasta with homemade tomato sauce, baked mozzarella and vegetables.

CRAFT BEER ON TAP Domestic, Craft, & Import

Foot Hills Hoppy IPA 5.00 Lonerider Buckshot Betty 5.00 Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale 5.00 Seasonal Tap 5.00 Yuengling Lager 5.00 Blue Moon Wheat Ale 5.00 Seasonal Brown Ale 5.00 Carolina Brewery Copperline Amber Ale 5.00 Monthly Tap Special 5.00 Wine by the glass or bottle available. For Reservations, Private Parties & Catering, Call us at (910) 326-8847 Prices subject to change.


8700 Emerald Dr. Emerald Plantation Shopping Center Emerald Isle, NC 28594 (252) 354-2413 www.ruckerjohns.com Scan this QR code and go directly to our mobile site

RUCKERJOHNS RESTAURANT

The longest operating restaurant on the island has a brand new look for 2017! Diners can expect the same outstanding food, service and quality in the completely remodeled space! Fresh seafood, steaks, salads, pasta, burgers, sandwiches and MORE… | Full bar, craft beer on draft & diverse wine list | Open Daily 11am-10pm Visit our other locations in Wilmington and Greenville, NC

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

BACKYARD CLASSICS

Fried Calamari

9.99

Boneless Buffalo Bites

7.99

Reg. 12 oz

23.99

Nachos Grandé

8.49

King 16 oz.

29.99

Kicked Up Nachos

12.99

Basket of Croissants

4.49

Bowl of Chili

4.29

Chicken Tenders

7.99

Sensational American Skins

7.49

Crab and Crackers

9.99

RJ’s Fried Mushrooms

7.49

Kicked Up Shrimp

8.99

Crab Fingers

9.49

SALADS & SUCH RJ’s House Salad (with chicken)

6.99 9.69

RJ’s Spinach Salad

9.99

The Chef

9.69

Prime Rib Au Jus

A thick slice of slowly cooked, aged beef served au jus. Available after 4pm and all day Sunday. Certified Angus Beef

The Ribeye

23.99

Top choice aged ribeye cut in-house. The flavor of this steak will always make it a favorite. Certified Angus Beef

The BlackJack Special

23.99

Take our ribeye, Tennessee’s favorite sour mash whiskey, selected spices and the result will make even Granny grin.

Bucky’s Filet

27.99

Choice tenderloin filet char-grilled to your liking. Tender just begins to describe this steak.

Grilled Pork Chops

12.99

Two center-cut pork chops, cut in-house, ladled with BBQ sauce and char-grilled.

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

16.49

Tender Danish pork ribs. Slow roasted and char-grilled to suit anyone’s taste. Truly heaven on a bone …enjoy!

Key West Salad

10.99

All Backyard Classics are served with a choice of two side items. Sautéed mushrooms and onions, add 99¢. Spice up your meal with an order of lightly battered shrimp or a skewer of BBQ shrimp, add $4.99.

Seared Tuna Salad

12.99

BURGERS WITH MORE

Deb’s Chicken Salad

9.99

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

10.49

Grilled BBQ Chicken Salad

10.49

Soup and Salad Salmon Salad

9.49 12.49

Homemade Soup Of The Day

2.99

FLATBREADS Little Italian Flatbread

8.99

Marinara, Mozzarella cheese, spicy Italian sausage and roasted red peppers, topped with fresh oregano

Chicken Florentine Flatbread

8.99

Shrimp And Pineapple Flatbread

9.49

Alfredo sauce, fresh spinach, Mozzarella cheese, Feta cheese, grilled chicken breast, bacon and Roma tomatoes.

American Burger

9.99

Carolina Burger

10.99

Texas Burger BBQ Beach Burger

SANDWICHES/WRAPS Cajun Shrimp Wrap Shrimp BLT The Ultimate Club Sandwich Tuscan Turkey Sandwich California Chicken Sandwich RJ’s Ribeye Sandwich Grilled Fish Sandwich

Olive oil, Mozzarella cheese, sautéed shrimp, fresh pineapple, cilantro, and topped with our spicy Thai chili sauce.

9.99 10.99 10.49 10.49 8.99 9.49 8.99

THE HEN PEN Chicken Tender Platter

12.99

Island Chicken

12.99

Crystal Coast Chicken

12.99

Texas Chicken

12.99

Santa Fe Chicken

12.99

OODLES OF NOODLES Fettuccine Alfredo (with Chicken or Shrimp) Tomato Basil (with Chicken or Shrimp) Cajun Chicken Alfredo Shrimp Beurre Blanc

11.99 13.99 11.99 13.99 13.99 13.99

A large portion of those wonderful juicy chicken tenders. These will take care of any appetite. A real taste of the islands. A marinated chicken breast char-grilled and topped with pineapple salsa. This is a chicken dish fit for beach combers and waist watchers. A marinated chicken breast basted in BBQ sauce & grilled. Topped with all-natural ham & melted Monterey Jack cheese.

The cousin to our famous Texas burger. A boneless, skinless breast of chicken smothered with our homemade chili, grated Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, chopped tomatoes, scallions and finished off with a dollop of sour cream. A marinated chicken breast grilled and topped with our spicy black beans, cheddar and monterey jack cheese, chopped tomatoes, scallions and finished with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of our famous tangy ranch sauce. All Hen Pen entrées are served with a choice of two side items.

All Oodles of Noodles entrées are served with French bread and a house salad.

SURF’S UP RJ’s Famous Lightly Battered Shrimp Carolina Crab Cakes RJ’s Skewered Shrimp Two skewers of large shrimp ladled with BBQ sauce and laced with bacon.

15.49 Market Price 15.49

Hickory Seared Tuna Shrimp and Grits

17.99 16.99

Served with side salad and French bread.

Catch of the Day

12.99 11.49

All burgers and sandwiches are served with a choice of one side item. With baked potato, add 99¢ (available after 4pm only). Substitute salad $1.50.

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Market Price

All seafood items are served with two side items unless otherwise indicated. This is just a sampling of our extensive menu. Items and prices subject to change.

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It’s Not Just About Food, Waterfront Dining

At Its Best

Spacious dining area that seats up to 600 people and offers a panoramic view of Bogue Sound Serving homemade chowders, soups, desserts, and our famous Tar Heel hushpuppies We offer both Senior and Children Menus | Open Daily, call for hours | We carry all ABC permits We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover APPETIZERS Quesadilla (Chicken or Shrimp) .............................................. 9.95 Shrimp Cocktail ............................................................................. 8.75 Crabmeat Cocktail (Lump) ......................................................10.95 Shrimp Salad Cocktail ................................................................. 8.75 Beer Battered Onion Rings ....................................................... 7.95 Fried Calamari ................................................................................ 9.95 Fried Clam Strips ........................................................................... 8.95 Fried Soft Shell Crab ................................................... Market Price Fried Crab Cake ............................................................................. 8.95 Fried Sea Scallops ...............................................................1 oz 3.50 Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Potato ............................................ 8.95 Oysters on the Half Shell ......................... (6) 12.50 (12) 21.95 Peel & Eat Steamed Shrimp ....... (½ lb.) 12.50 (1 lb.) 21.95 Steamed Clams............................................ (6) 8.95 (12) 15.50 Steamed Mussels ........................................................................11.95 Creamy Crab Dip.........................................................................11.95 Seafood Sampler Plate .............................................................17.50

SALADS & COLD PLATES Seared Tuna w/ mixed green salad .............................................13.00 Captain’s Salad - Fresh Garden Salad

SIDE ORDERS Baked Potato ...............................................................................2.95 Stuffed Potato ....................................................... (dinner only) 3.95

OUR FAMOUS DELUXE SHORE DINNER 32.95 First Course:

Includes Boiled Shrimp, Shrimp Salad and Crab Meat. Served with choice of Chowder. Corn & Crab Chowder $1 extra.

(add to meal for additional $1.75)

French Fries, Steamed Rice, Rice Pilaf, Apple Sauce, Green Beans, or Potato Salad .............................................................................. 2.25 Dinner Salad ................................................................................... 3.50 Mixed greens, tomatoes and carrots.

Topped w/ Cold: Boiled Shrimp or Grilled Chicken Breast, Fried: Shrimp or Chicken Tenders ..........................................12.95

House Salad .................................................................................... 8.50

Mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, onions, cheese and croutons. Dressing Choices: Catalina, Thousand Island, Ranch, Lt. Italian, Bleu Cheese, Oil and Vinegar, Honey Mustard, Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette or Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Cold Plate.......................................................................................20.95 Boiled Shrimp & Shrimp Salad, served with 2 vegetables.

HOT SOUPS Bogue Sound Clam Chowder .............................................................................Cup 5.95 Bowl 6.95

COMBINATIONS

FRIED • BROILED • STEAMED Served with garden salad or slaw and your choice of potato.

Choice of Two or Three Fried Seafoods ......................................................................... 21.95 Choice of Four Fried Seafoods ......................................... 23.95 Broiled & Fried Seafood Combination .......................................................... 23.95 Broiled Fish (Flounder or Trout). Served with Fried Shrimp, Bay Scallops and Oysters.

Steamed or Broiled Seafood Combination .......................................................... 21.95 Choose 3 from: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Oysters, Fish (Flounder or Trout).

PASTA & SUCH Shrimp Parmesan .......................................................................15.50

A local favorite containing no tomato or milk.

Classic - served with Fried Shrimp over linguine.

Oyster Stew (Milk base).............................................................. 9.95 She-Crab Soup..............................................Cup 5.95 Bowl 6.95

Creamy and smooth with a little kick.

Our own recipe prepared fresh each day.

Corn & Crab Chowder (Cream base) ..........................................................................Cup 7.50 Bowl 8.50

Choice of Soup or Shrimp Cocktail (Corn and Crab Chowder $1 extra)

Second Course:

Fried Fish (our choice), Shrimp, Oysters, Bay Scallops & a Soft Crab. Served

with Choice of potato and slaw or salad. No Substitutions.

FROM THE GRILL

Our steaks are charbroil grilled to your liking from rare to well-done. Served with garden salad or slaw and your choice of potato.

10 oz. Ribeye, Fantail Shrimp & Sea Scallops ............................................................Market Price 10 oz. Ribeye...............................................................Market Price 10 oz. Sirloin................................................................Market Price Steak & Shrimp 6 oz. Sirloin................................................ 21.95 Chicken & Shrimp 6 oz. Breast........................................... 20.95 Grilled Chicken ........................................................................ 15.95 Marinated, boneless, skinless fillet of chicken breast. Served on a bed of rice pilaf with small tossed salad.

Scallop Linguine with Lobster Sauce .................................................................15.50 Shrimp Linguine with Garlic Tomato Sauce............................................................................15.50 Chicken Parmesan .....................................................................15.50 Classic Marinara - served over linguine.

Shrimp & Grits ..............................................................................15.50 Ours comes with fried shrimp.

SHRIMP • SCALLOPS • OYSTERS

Served with garden salad or slaw and your choice of potato.

Fried Shrimp ............................................................................. 19.95 Peeled and deveined, lightly mealed, then served golden brown.

Large Fried Fantail Shrimp ................................................. 21.95

Prepared same as above but with larger shrimp. (Not available on combination plates)

Shrimp Panned in Butter ..................................................... 19.95 Shrimp Scampi ........................................................................ 21.95 Large, seasoned, sautéed shrimp. (Not available on combination plates)

Fried Bay Scallops ................................................................... 19.95 Fried Sea Scallops .....................................................Market Price

Sweet and succulent morsels from the deep. (Not available on combination plates)

Sautéed Sea Scallops ..............................................Market Price Large, seasoned, conventional broiled. (Not available on combination plates)

Fried Oysters...............................................................Market Price A precious seafood that requires diligent effort to maintain its availability on our menu.

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It’s About The Experience.

FISH

LUNCHEON SPECIALS

Inshore Fish ............................................................................... 13.95

Fried Popcorn Shrimp & Flounder ......................................13.95 Fried or Broiled Fish Special

FRIED • BROILED • GRILLED • BLACKENED Served with garden salad or slaw and your choice of potato.

(Seasonal, ask server for selection) Bluefish, Mullet, Spots, or Trout.

Offshore Fish ..............................................................Market Price (Ask your server for specials and selection) Not available on combination plates.

Flounder ..................................................................................... 20.95 Our Flounder is a nearly boneless fillet.

Flounder Del Ray .................................................................... 16.95 Fillet of Flounder stuffed with crabmeat, chopped onions, peppers, celery and spices.

CRAB

Served with garden salad or slaw and your choice of potato.

Snow Crab Clusters (seasonal) ........................................Market Price (Half or Full Order) Served with drawn butter, garden salad and choice of potato. (Not available on combination plates)

Steamed Lump Crabmeat...........................................Market Price Panned in butter. (Not available on combination plates)

Lump Crabmeat Cold Platter ................................................Market Price Crab Cakes(2) served with Chipotle sauce..................................................22.50 Homemade daily. The recipe is a local favorite, using back fin crab meat.

AVAILABLE UNTIL 3:00 PM (Dinner Menu available all day)

Ask Your Server For Selection and Price

Fried Popcorn Shrimp..............................................................9.95 Fried Clam Strips ........................................................................9.95 Ground Chuck Steak with or without gravy (Angus) ..8.95 Fried Chicken Tenders..............................................................8.95 THE ABOVE ENTREES ARE SERVED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF TWO VEGETABLES Please ask your Server about Daily Vegetables *Baked Potatoes are $1.00 extra with specials*

Shrimp & Crabmeat Stuffed Potato......................................... 9.95 (choice of salad or choice of two vegetables)

Fish Tacos served with Pico de Gallo .....................................9.95 Seared Tuna with Mixed Greens Salad ............................ 12.50 Fresh Shrimp Salad on Lettuce .............................................10.95 Captain’s Salad - Fresh Garden Salad Topped w/Cold: Boiled Shrimp or Grilled

Chicken Breast ............................................................................9.95 Topped w/ Fried: Fried Popcorn Shrimp or Fried Chicken Tenders ............9.95 Shrimp Salad Wrap ...................................................................9.95 Served with a Pickle Wedge and French Fries

Marinated Grilled Skinless Chicken Breast ......................... 9.50 Served on Rice Pilaf with one additional vegetable

Shrimp or Chicken Parmesan ...............................................9.95 Classic - served over linguine.

Scallop Linguine with Lobster Sauce ................................9.95 Creamy and smooth with a little kick.

Shrimp Linguine with Garlic Tomato Sauce .................... 9.95 Soup & Sandwich ......................................................................... 8.95

(ask your server for today’s combination) Shrimp & Grits (fried shrimp)......................................................9.95

SANDWICH MENU

SERVED WITH FRENCH FRIES OR ONION RINGS

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich .......................................................9.95 Fried Shrimp Burger ............................................................................ 9.95 Fish Sandwich ............................................................................... 9.95 (ask server for selection)

Cajun Redfish Sandwich ........................................................9.95 Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich........................................... 8.95 Cuban Sandwich........................................................................9.95 Reuben Sandwich .....................................................................9.95 1/3 Lb. Cheeseburger (Angus) .............................................8.95

Choice of: American, Bleu Cheese, Sharp, Provolone, Pepper Jack or Swiss Cheese ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OR EARLY SELL OUT

Hamburger, Steaks and Tuna are items that can be served undercooked. Consuming undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodbourne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.


Grill & Steam Bar Scan this QR code and go directly to our mobile site

SNAPPERZ RESTAURANT

Providing exceptional service and consistently excellent food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Hours: Open 7 Days a Week Year-Round 11:00am - (8:30-10:00pm) Seasonal. | Serving Lunch and Dinner. Beer/Liquor All ABC Permits. I Kids Menu. I Visa and MasterCard. | Please ask your server about our delicious desserts.

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

SNAPPETIZERS Chesapeake Potato Chips

SNAPPERZ FAMOUS STEAM POTS

Snapperz Shrimp

Servings for 1, 2 or as many as you want!

State fair style Tater Ribbons, Old Bay, Ranch 10 crispy fried jumbo Shrimp, Chipotle Ranch

all sides served àl a carte

Wasabi Seared Tuna

Steamed jumbo Snow Crab Clusters, Shrimp, Clams, Corn on the Cob, New Potatoes, and Smoked Sausage accompanied by Snapperz Remoulade, Cocktail Sauce, Drawn Butter and crispy Slaw, single and double pots

Fried Green Beans

Steamers Àl A Carte

Served rare and thinly sliced, Pickled Cucumbers, Wasabi, crispy Wonton Flaky onion batter, quick fried, Ranch or Chipotle Ranch

Quesadilla Chicken or Shrimp

Whole Wheat Tortilla, Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Mushrooms & Onion

3710 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC Located Beside El’s Drive-In (252) 240-1313 www.snapperzsteambar.com

Fresh Seafood Steamers spiked with Snapperz signature spice blend Snow Crab Clusters Market Price Clams 1/2 doz - 1 doz • Peel & Eat Shrimp 1/2 lb - 1 lb

UNDER THE SEA

Grilled Selections

SIDES Steamed Seasonal Vegetables French Fries Sweet Potato Fries Baked Potato Garden Salad Corn on the Cob Dozen Hushpuppies Seaweed Basket Red Bliss Potato Chesapeake Potato Chips SANDWICHES

Crystal Coast Crab Cakes

All Sandwiches and Burgers are accompanied by Fries or Chesapeake Potato Chips and a trip to the Perfect Garnish Bar

Shrimp & Grits

Randy’s Ribeye Steak Sandwich

Seaweed Basket

Mahi Mahi

Ripping Reuben

Nacho Concoctions

Seared Tuna

Classic Wings

10 jumbo wings, choice of BBQ, Sweet Thai Chili

Fried Calamari

Lightly breaded rings, choice of Dipping Sauce

Fried Pickles

Served with Ranch and Chipotle Ranch Thinly shaved Onions, crispy fried, Chipotle Ranch

House made Lump Crab Cakes, pan seared, Mango Salsa, Remoulade, served with two sides. Old local recipe, Onion, Mushroom, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese, served with choice of one side Grilled or blackened Mahi, served with two sides

Choose your style Cancun Crispy Tortillas, White Cheddar/ Crabmeat Queso, Lettuce, Tomato, Shrimp Pico, fresh Lime Seafood Crispy Tortillas, White Cheddar/ Crabmeat Queso, fried Shrimp, BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato

Grilled or blackened Tuna, served with two sides

Southern Crispy Tortillas, Cheddar Cheese, Sweet and Smoky Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Jalapeno Peppers

Snapperz Combo

FROM THE GARDEN Seaside Salad

Crispy Lettuce, Onions, Cucumbers, Carrots, Tomatoes, Mushroom, Boiled Egg, Bacon Bits, Croutons, Cheddar Cheese, choice of Dressing

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad

Crisp Lettuce, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Fresh Tomatoes, Green Onions, Chipotle Ranch

Cast Away Caesar

Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, Croutons, Creamy Caesar Dressing Add • Grilled or blackened Chicken • Fried or grilled Shrimp • Grilled or blackened Mahi • Grilled or blackened Tuna DRESSINGS: Homemade Buttermilk Ranch, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Fat Free Sundried Tomato, Honey Mustard, Italian, Oil & Vinegar

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Fish Tacos

Grilled, fried or blackened Grouper, Flour Tortillas, Mango Salsa, served with Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, served with choice of one side Fried Selections

Certified Angus Beef ®, American Cheese, Kaiser Roll, served with one side. Shaved Corn Beef, Kraut, Swiss, toasted Rye, Thousand Island or spicy Mustard, served with one side.

BBQ Sandwich

Served with Slaw and choice of one side

Smokehouse “Cuban”

Pulled Pork, Ham, Pickles, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Texas Toast, Randy’s BBQ Sauce, served with one side.

Offshore

Fried Oysters, Shrimp and Flounder, served with choice of two sides

Grilled or blackened Mahi or Tuna, Randy’s Primo Marinade, Kaiser Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, served with one side.

Sautéed, or flash fried Shrimp, served with choice of two sides

Surfs Up Shrimp Burger

Seared or fried jumbo Scallops, served with choice of two sides

Bob Marley

Fried Shrimp Sea Scallops

Fried Shrimp, crispy Slaw, Kaiser Roll, served with one side.

Fried Oysters

Fried Flounder, Kaiser Roll, served with one side.

Flash fried Oysters, served with choice of two sides

“Fish On” Flounder

Flash fried Flounder Filet, served with choice of two sides

FROM THE FARM CAB Ribeye

Grilled Chicken

Randy’s Primo Marinated Chicken, Swiss Cheese, Bacon, Kaiser Roll, served with one side.

Philly Cheesesteak

12 oz Certified Angus Beef ®, 21 day aged, served with two sides

Shaved Ribeye or Chicken, sautéed Onions, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Provolone Cheese, Mayo, Hoagie Roll, served with one side.

“Randy’s Primo” Grilled Chicken

Chicken Basket

BBQ Plate

Crystal Coast Crab Cake Sandwich

Twin grilled Chicken Breasts, Randy’s Primo Marinade, served with two sides

Served with crispy slaw, house made Slaw, Hushpuppies, French Fries

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Crispy fried Chicken Tenders, BBQ, hot or naked, choice of Dipping Sauce, served with one side. House made Lump Crab Cakes, pan seared, Provolone Cheese, Kaiser Roll, Lettuce, Tomato, served with one side.

BURGERS All burgers are crafted from Certified Angus Beef® and are accompanied by Fries or Chesapeake Potato Chips and a trip to the Perfect Garnish Bar

Classic

With or without Cheese, choice of American, Provolone, Swiss or Cheddar

Deluxe

Bacon, Onions, choice of American, Provolone, Swiss or Cheddar

Mushroom & Swiss

Grilled Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese

Southern

Pimento Cheese, fried Onions and Bacon

SIDES Soup Du Jour Steamed Seasonal Vegetables French Fries Sweet Potato Fries Seafood Bisque Baked Potato Garden Salad Corn on the Cob Dozen Hushpuppies Seaweed Basket Red Bliss Potato Chesapeake Potato Chips NE Clam Chowder BEVERAGES

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist, Lemonade, Milk, Coffee, Iced Tea, Bottled Water, IBC Root Beer, Coffee (No refills on Milk, Root Beer, Shirley Temple orJuice)


8302 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 (252) 424-8284

THE TRADING POST

Bringing back the old Trading Post, serving Southern Food and Spirits. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | All ABC permits | Live music on Saturday nights. Hours 7am - 9pm Sunday thru Thursday, and 7am - 10pm on Fri. and Sat.

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

BREAKFAST The Local Post Breakfast Chicken-N-Biscuit Shrimp-N-Grits Eggs Benedict Chicken-N-Waffles Buttermilk Waffles My Sista’s Tomato Pie French Toast Steak and Eggs The Post BLT Biscuits and Gravy

SOUTHERN FIXINS:

OMELETS: #1 Southern Omelet – Collards, Ham, Black Eyed Peas and Cheese #2 Meat & Cheese – Choose your one Meat and one Cheese. #3 Purist Western – Diced Ham, Green Bell Peppers, and Onions.

Scalloped Baked Apples

SOUTHERN STARTERS: The Southern Soul Roll Fried Green Tomatoes Collard Dip w/ Homemade Pork Rinds Southern Crab Balls Hushpuppies Deviled Eggs Oyster Rockefeller

Mac-N-Cheese Collards Black Eye Peas or Pinto Beans Grits Hushpuppies Mashed Sweet Potatoes Mixed Green Salad Homemade Slaw French Fries Green Beans Fried Okra Corn on the Cob Cucumber Salad SOUTHERN SUPPER ENTREES: Low Country Boil Fried Chicken Shrimp-N-Grits

SOUPS: Fish Stew Cook’s Choice

Grilled Pork Chops Whiskey Butter Ribeye

SALADS: The Spinach The Southerner The Wedge

Meat and Three The Post Burger Veggie Plate

LUNCH PLATES AND SANDWICHES: Fried Chicken Shrimp-N-Grits Chicken and Waffles Flounder Reuben Fried Green Tomato BLT Fried Bologna Sandwich The Post Burger NC Style BBQ Sandwich Southern Daily Specials(Meat, and 2 Veggie Plate)

Seafood Dinner (Fried or Sauteed) #1 Shrimp, Flounder, & Oysters w/ Homemade Slaw and One Side. #2 Double Shrimp or Oysters w/ Homemade Slaw and One Side. #3 Scallops, Shrimp, & Oysters w/ Homemade Slaw and One Side. #4 Grouper & Shrimp w/ Homemade Slaw and One Side. #5 Grouper and Flounder Platter w/ Homemade Slaw and One Side. SOUTHERN STEAM BAR: Peel-N-Eat Shrimp, Clams, Crab Legs, and Oysters (Seasonal)

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Restaurant ~ Bar ~ Bakery 218 Front Street On The Waterfront, Beaufort (252) 728-5190 • www.thespouterinn.com

WATERFRONT DINING

THE SPOUTER INN

The Spouter Inn offers a fabulous meal in a beautiful relaxing waterfront setting Serving LUNCH, DINNER & BRUNCH | Spectacular sunsets and panoramic views are seen from our covered deck, upscale bar, and main dining room | Come by land or sea, boat docking available | Our BAKERY provides house made breads and desserts as well as special orders and retail takeout | Our dedication to exceptional quality, consistency and hospitality has made us a favorite for over 20 years | Dinner reservations recommended. | Offering Fresh Local Carteret Catch ~ Daily Specials

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

LUNCH MENU

APPETIZERS Crab Dip

Artichoke Spinach Dip

8.95

Fresh spinach and artichoke hearts in a creamy sauce served with grilled pita bread In the shell with Old Bay Seasoning

9.95

Maryland style, over mixed greens with lemon dill aioli

Soup

Seafood Gumbo, Spouter Chowder

cup 5.50

bowl 6.50

cup 7.80

Open faced cheddar toast with mayo & choice of Soup

bowl 8.80

Shrimp Salad

9.75

Club sandwich with smoked turkey, ham, bacon, Provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato

Busters Hide Out

11.95

Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine tossed with croutons, fresh grated parmesan and our own Creamy Caesar dressing

Black & Bleu

6.95 11.95

Caesar salad with blackened chicken breast and fresh crumbled Bleu cheese

Sailor Salad

12.95

Smoked turkey, ham, boiled egg slices, cheddar and Swiss on a fresh romaine garden salad

Crows Nest

9.75

Club sandwich with ham, egg slices, Cheddar cheese

8.50

Grilled ham and Swiss with Dijon on rye

Bird Shoal

9.95 8.50

Fresh egg salad, hickory smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese

Islander

8.95

Fresh vegetables in pita bread with melted Swiss, lettuce and tomato with balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Bilge Burger

9.50

Classic grilled burger with Cheddar cheese

Bleu Beard

9.75

Grilled burger with Bleu cheese

Calico Jack

12.95

Double burger with bacon and Cheddar cheese

PASTAS Steamed Clams

14.95

Shrimp Pesto

15.25

White wine, garlic, over linguine Sautéed shrimp with pesto cream sauce over penne

SPOUTER SANDWICHES Otway Burns

8.95

Smoked turkey, cucumber, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on wheat bread

Half Out Island Sandwich & Soup cup 9.75

12.95

Soft shell crab in pita

Hot ham, salami, Swiss with onion, bell pepper

Served over Romaine with cucumber slices, boiled egg and tomato wedges

Shrimp sandwich with mushrooms, onion, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on rye

9.95

House specialty, served in pita,with lettuce and tomato

One Eye Terrible

SALADS Shrimp Salad

Half Otway Burns Sandwich & Soup cup 9.75 Out Island

9.95

Pan-fried, served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and lemon dill aioli

Cape Horn

Soup and Cheddar Toast Combo

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Fresh Flounder

Top Deck

1/2 lb. 12.95 1 lb. 20.95

Crab Cake

11.95

Maryland style crab cake in pita bread with lettuce, tomato and lemon dill aioli

10.25

Hot and creamy crab dip served with grilled pita bread

Steamed Shrimp

Ole’ Crabbie

First Mate

9.25

On Kaiser, grilled chicken breast with Provolone cheese Above served with pickle and choice of potato chips, pasta salad or potato salad

Mini Crab Cakes

9.95

House specialty, loaded with crab, drizzled with chipotle aioli

Crab Dip

10.25

Our hot & creamy crab dip served with house made crostinis

bowl 10.75

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BBQ Sea Scallops Grilled with BBQ sauce and sprinkled with crispy bacon

13.00

Fresh Fish

18.00

OCEAN’S BOUNTY Snow Crab legs

24.00

Steamed Shrimp

20.95

Scallops Parmesan

26.95

Mahi & Crab Augratin

24.95

Soft Shell Crabs

26.50

Mixed Grill

27.50

Crab Cakes

24.95

Blackened Chicken breast & fresh crumbled bleu cheese over romaine with parmesan cheese, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette Grilled or Blackened, over a garden salad Over 1 lb

In the shell with classic Old Bay seasoning 1 lb

Fresh local sea scallops in a white wine parmesan sauce, broiled golden brown Fresh local Mahi Mahi and lump crab baked in mornay sauce Lightly floured, sautéed, drizzled with lemon remoulade A trio of grilled fresh local fish, sea scallops and shrimp

House specialty loaded with crabmeat and drizzled with a chipotle aioli

Lobster Tails

Market Price

Two 5oz. broiled Lobster Tails

FARMER’S PADDOCK Prime Rib 12oz.

Certified Angus Beef. Seasoned and slow roasted to perfection

Maple Bourbon BBQ Ribs

Certified Angus Beef, grilled to perfection

9.95

12.50

4.50 3.50 9.95

Black & Bleu

Ribeye Steak

With crab sauté, fresh spinach, thyme, and feta

bowl 10.75 8.95

Over mixed greens with tomatoes, cilantro citrus dressing and roasted walnuts. With Grilled Shrimp 16.95

Slow roasted, tender, baby back pork ribs grilled with our homemade Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce

DINNER MENU

APPETIZERS & SMALL PLATES Grilled Portabella Mushroom

FRESH SALADS House Garden Salad With Entrée Warm Goat Cheese

28.95

23.00 Half Rack 15.95

12oz. 28.00/16oz. 36.00

Chicken Piccata

16.95

Beef Filet

27.50

PASTAS Little Neck Clams

22.00

Shrimp Pesto

22.95

Boneless breast lightly floured and sauteed with white wine, capers, lemons, and fresh herbs. Certified Angus Beef . Our most tender lean cut, wrapped in bacon and grilled

With a white wine garlic clam sauce over linguine Sautéed shrimp, fresh spinach, tomatoes, and a pesto cream sauce over penne

SEE OUR AD IN THE CRYSTAL COAST VISITOR GUIDE


501 Evans Street Morehead City, NC 28557 252-222-0231

SUGARLOAF THE OCEANFRONT GRILLE DELI ISLAND

The Northern Beaches’ OnlyCity Oceanfront Diningbeside Experience, serving dinner nightly at 5:00 p.m. from Easter to mid October Located on Morehead Waterfront Sanitary Restaurant. Nightly Chef Specials | Our Crabcakes are one of “100 Foods you Must Eat in 100 Counties,” by Our State Magazine Outdoor Seating,DINING Dockside Pick Up, Made-To-Order DeliWELCOME! Trays. | RESERVATIONS ADVISED. CASUAL OUTDOOR OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN | KIDS

MENU SAMPLING All Items and Prices are Subject to Change.

SALADS

Tequila Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche 11.00

Wedge Salad

Local shrimp and Bay scallops marinated in white tequila and finished with red onion, ruby red grapefruit, orange and lime fresh jalapeno and cilantro with corn tortilla.

#1 Ham & Provolone

7.95

#23 Pepperoni Pizza

7.95

Yellowfin Crudo

#2 Turkey & Swiss

7.95

#24 Chicken Salad

7.95

#3 Roast Beef & Swiss

8.50

#25 Tuna Salad

8.95

#4 Salami & Provolone

7.95

#26 VEGGIE

6.95

#5 Capicola & Provolone

7.95

#6 Ham, Turkey & Swiss

8.50

#28 PARTY SUBS

#7 Roast Beef, Turkey & Swiss

8.95

24 inches of your choice!

#8 CLUB

8.95

6.95

Crisp baby Romaine lettuce, bacon lardoons, cherry tomato, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, soft boiled egg and blue cheese vinaigrette.

Chef Salad

7.95

13.00

Tomato, red onion, black olives, cucumber, roasted red peppers, ham, provolone and turkey

Sashimi Yellowfin sliced thin and drizzled with tamari soy, grapefruit juice, and wasabi aioli then topped with toasted pistachio. Served with Napa kimchi.

Mixed Greens over Roasted Chicken 8.95

Broiled Oysters

13.50

Caramelized onions, roasted walnuts, roasted peppers, goat cheese and apples

Seven oysters topped with breadcrumbs, garlic, bacon, fresh herbs, parmesan cheese and butter

SOUP OF THE DAY Ask server for selection 3.50 cup/6.50 bowl

Peel and Eat Shrimp 1/2 lb 12.50 1lb 21.95 Steamed local shrimp tossed in Old Bay w/warm cocktail sauce.

SANDWICHES Served with one side: House Chips, Tortilla Chips, Potato Salad, or Pasta Salad , Fruit Salad 1.00 extra or Tomato Mozzarella Salad 2.00 extra

Meat Ball Sub

8.50

Deli made meatballs in a crispy baguette topped with marinara, melted provolone and banana peppers. Served with deli giardiniera and choice of side.

French Dip

10.95

Crusty Baguette filled with tender roast beef topped with melted Swiss. Served with beef Au Jus, deli giardiniera and choice of side.

Pocket Hero

9.50

Tuna Poki Nachos

12.00

Diced sashimi yellowfin, fresh avocado Pico, cilantro leaves and chipotle aioli served with crisp corn tortilla.

Robiola Flat Bread

12.00

Pancetta ham, caramelized onion, parmesan cream cheese, ricotta and truffle oil on a crisp flat bread drizzled with truffle oil and fresh thyme.

Margarita Flat Bread

11.00

Oven roasted pork belly with smoky BBQ glaze, spicy collard kimchi and garlic aioli on brioche. Served with your choice of side.

Turkey, Ham, Bacon & Swiss

#9 SUPER

8.95

Roast Beef, Turkey, Bacon & Swiss

#10 Italian

8.95

Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Capicola & Provolone

10.95

Pesto, Arugula, Tomato, Mozzarella, Oil & Vinegar

#27 BLT

#29 Oh S*** SANDWICH

6.95 26.95 13.95

Every meat and cheese we have! Our sandwiches come piled high with the finest meat, cheese and tomatoes

Add Any Side & Fountain Drink or Tea . . . SMALL 1.95 LARGE 2.95 SALADS Chef Salad

OVEN FINISHED

7.95

Tomato, Red Onion, Black Olives, Cucumber, Ham, Provolone & Turkey

w/ Boursin, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Oil & Vinegar

Wedge Salad

6.95

Edamame and Olives

#12 Turkey & Swiss

7.95

#13 Roast Beef & Swiss

8.50

Oven roasted Chicken, Caramelizd Onions, Roasted Walnuts, Roasted Peppers, Goat Cheese & Apples

#14 Salami & Provolone

7.95

FOR THE KIDS

#15 Capicola & Provolone

7.95

HAM & PROVOLONE

2.95

#16 Ham, Turkey & Swiss

8.50

2.95

#17 Roast Beef, Turkey & Swiss

8.95

TURKEY & PROVOLONE BREAD CHOICES

#18 CLUB

8.95

8.00

Deli Pimento with crisp lavash crackers and deli giardiniera.

Orange Chipotle, Buffalo, Teriyaki, Hot Garlic Parmesan with fresh celery and blue cheese or ranch.

12.00

#22 French Dip

8.50

7.95

Pimento BLT

Pork Belly Slider

#21 Meatball

Sweet/Hot Relish, Deli Spread & Seasoning

#11 Ham & Provolone

Loaded cheese Fries

Deli pimento cheese, fresh thick tomato slice, Applewood bacon on sourdough bread. Served with deli giardiniera and choice of side.

SPECIALTY SANDWICHES

w/ Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Oil & Vinegar

Garlic butter, house mozzarella, sliced Roma Tomato, fresh basil and sweet balsamic drizzle.

Crispy Miniature hoagie filled with salami, hot capicola, mortadella, smoked gouda, lettuce, tomato, red onion and deli spread. Served with deli giardiniera and choice of side.

8.00

GRINDERS

10.50

Hand cut fries, Applewood bacon, cheddar cheese sauce, roasted garlic, jalapeno and sour cream.

8 Wings

Herbed Truffle Fries

11.00

9.00

Hand cut fries tossed in parmesan, fresh herbs and truffle oil. Consuming undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Turkey, Ham, Bacon & Swiss.

#19 SUPER

8.95

Roast Beef, Turkey, Bacon & Swiss.

#20 ITALIAN Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Capicola & Provolone.

8.95

w/ Blue Cheese & Bacon

Mixed Greens

8.95

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Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q Located in Salter Path, North Carolina 252-247-2588 www.bigoakdrivein.com

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4J’S

EMERALD ISLE, NC.

$1 OFF

Any Frappe, Smoothie or Avalanche Present this coupon. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Expires 05/31/18.

8802-3 Reed Drive Emerald Isle, NC 28594 (next to Bicycles 58 & El Zarape) Open 7 Days A Week. (252) 354-4330

One FREE mini bottle of Tuscan Herb olive oil with $50 purchase.

Must present coupon for offer to be valid. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Expires 5/31/18 105 W. Church St. Swansboro, NC 28584 300 Front St. Beaufort, NC 28516 413 Evans St. Morehead City, NC 28557 8700 Emerald Dr. Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, NC www.beaufortoliveoil.com

$5 OFF Any Rental

Laser Shot or Virtual Reality Session

612 Atlantic Beach Causeway 252-422-0520 www.abwatersport.com

1010 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (252) 515-1074 www.battleworks.co

BELLA

BELLA

$2 OFF Any Pizza

2 Large Cheese Pizzas

Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Not valid on tours or parasailing trip.

Pizza & Subs

Must present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Cannot be combined with other coupons.

Located on the Atlantic Beach Causeway 252-247-4702 We deliver to Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and certain areas of Morehead City

$5 OFF

Limit one coupon per adult. Not valid on children’s rate or with other specials or discounts. Present this coupon or coupon from the Visitors Guide to receive offer.

Pizza & Subs

$19.99

Must present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Cannot be combined with other coupons.

Located on the Atlantic Beach Causeway 252-247-4702 We deliver to Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and certain areas of Morehead City

$2.00 OFF House or Bus Tour or 10% OFF Gift Shop Purchase of $25 or More

Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon to receive offer.

130 Turner St., Beaufort 252-728-5225 beauforthistoricsite.org

Not to be combined with any other offer. Redeem this coupon or Visitors Guide coupon to receive offer. Expires 5/31/18 8204 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 252-354-8448

COMPLIMENTARY

T-SHIRT AND FOOD with each ticket purchase.

One coupon per person. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Redeem this coupon to receive offer.

$5 OFF Every $50.00 Purchase

Present coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

$5.00 OFF $50 OR MORE PURCHASE

7901 Emerald Drive, Suite 6 Veranda Square Emerald Isle, NC 28594 252-354-7166 www.churchwells.com information@churchwells.com

Not valid with other offers. Present this coupon to redeem.

FREE Kiddie Cone

Pretzel Sticks

278 Hwy 24, Suite I Morehead City, NC 28557 (next to Walmart) www.thecraftyatticnc.com 252-515-0078

$4 OFF

$.75 OFF Medium Blizzard

with Any Purchase

Morehead City • Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle

Present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers. Valid at below locations. Exp. 4/7/18

Present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Valid at below locations. Exp. 4/7/18

PLU# 35039

PLU# 35019

PLU# 25155

STAY WITH EMERALD ISLE REALTY

During our favorite fishing season, September 30, 2017 – December 10, 2017 & March 3, 2018 – April 29, 2018 and receive 1lb. of fresh local shrimp. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon to receive offer.

7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle 866-761-3583 EmeraldIsleRealty.com

Present this coupon or Visitors Guide coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers. Valid at below locations. Exp. 4/7/18

PLU# 36001

(limit 1 per coupon)

Morehead City • Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle

252-728-8687

For a group of 4 or more with this coupon. Offer cannot be combined. Expires 5/31/18.

One FREE

order of Queso Dip with a $25 purchase

$1.99

Morehead City • Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle

TASTY TREATS that’s what the Twisted Spoon serves

Live, Laugh, Spoon.

5 OFF ANY CRUISE! $

Present coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Not applicable on food truck purchases. Expires 5/31/18

4135 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 499-9677 dankburrito.com

Buy 1 Cup of Yogurt, Get 1 1/2 OFF

Simply Tear Out Coupon Section and Redeem Individual Coupons with Advertisers

Morehead City • Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle

Not to be combined with any other offer. Redeem this coupon or Go Guide coupon to receive offer. Expires 5/31/18

JEWELERS

6th Street on the Morehead City Waterfront www.carolinaprincess.com 800-682-3456 or 252-726-5479

Ice Cream Cake 10” or larger. Present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers. Valid at below locations: Morehead City Atlantic Beach • Emerald Isle Exp. 4/7/18

Located on the Beaufort Waterfront 600 Front Street 252.728.7607 www.BeaufortWatersports.com

$3 OFF $3 OFF Any Any T-Shirt Cake

416 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach 252-726-4675 • 1-800-533-9417 www.captstacy.com

Ice Cream Cake 10” or Larger

PARASAILING

Per person with this coupon. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Some restrictions may apply.

CHURCHWELL’S

CAPTAIN STACY IV FISHING CENTER

A Full Day Adult Fare or $3 OFF 1/2 Day Adult Fare

($15 value) with the purchase of a One Hour Tactical Laser Tag Game. (limit one per customer, per visit; offer not valid with any discounted Laser Tag rate)

$5.00 OFF

Go Guide Coupons

Olive Oil Company

1 FREE

Maximum Value $2.50

More than 70 topping choices. 15+ yogurt flavor selections- One coupon per person, not applicable with any other offers or daily specials. Expires 5/31/18. including no sugar added, dairy free, and fat free.

5000 Hwy 70 • Governor’s Station Shopping Center, Next to Harris Teeter • Morehead City, NC 28557

252-240-0080 • www.twistedspoonyogurt.com

5000 Hwy 70 • Governor’s Station Shopping Center, Next to Harris Teeter Morehead City, NC 28557

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$3 OFF

admission price when you book online. Limit 1 coupon per person. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Promo code: VGuide$3off.

2302-F Arendell Street, Morehead City NC 28557 (252) 549-0777 www.GameOnEscapeRooms.com

$5 OFF

Last Minute Rental of $25 or more

Applies only to beach/baby gear and linen rentals. Present this coupon to receive offer. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

208 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle 252-354-8887 www.IslandEssentials.com

BOGO TWO ENTRÉES

FOR THE PRICE OF 1! MONDAY & TUESDAY ONLY. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. ATLANTIC BEACH 252.240.0000

Go Guide Coupons

$10 OFF

www.JChalkDesigns.com combined with any other discounts or offers.

1010 W. Fort Macon Rd. Atlantic Station Shopping Center Atlantic Beach, NC 252-726-5559 www.jchalkdesigns.com

TANDEM HANG GLIDING

252.528.8466 • KITTYHAWK.COM/BEAUFORT

$5 OFF or $2 OFF

Simply Tear Out Coupon Section and Redeem Individual Coupons with Advertisers

$5.00 off on Sunday or Monday for Cape Lookout Trip ~ or ~ $2.00 off on Sunday or Monday Dolphin Watch or Sunset Cruise. Some Restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon to receive offer.

Beaufort Waterfront 252-504-SAIL www.LookoutCruises.com

Beaufort Waterfront 252-504-SAIL www.LookoutCruises.com

Up to $4.00 Savings! $1.00 OFF or $2.00 OFF ALL DAY RATE Present this coupon and receive $2.00 off each all-day ticket. All-day rate good until 5 p.m $1.00 Discount Per Person on rides or golf for up to 4 people with this coupon until 5 p.m. Cannot be combined with any other discount offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Cannot be used for Kids Kingdom rides.

976 Salter Path Rd., Salter Path, NC 252-247-3024 www.losttreasuregolf.com

Up to $4.00 Savings! $1.00 OFF or $2.00 OFF ALL DAY RATE Present this coupon and receive $2.00 off each all-day ticket. All-day rate good until 5 p.m $1.00 Discount Per Person on rides or golf for up to 4 people with this coupon until 5 p.m. Cannot be combined with any other discount offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Cannot be used for Kids Kingdom rides.

976 Salter Path Rd., Salter Path, NC 252-247-3024 www.losttreasuregolf.com

Nancy Lee

Golfin Dolphin

Fishing Center

$5 OFF

$1.00 OFF Mini Golf

Any Fishing Charter for Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 65 and over. Present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offer.

Limit one coupon per person. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon to receive offer.

134 Golfin’ Dolphin Dr., Cape Carteret near the intersection of Hwy. 24 and Hwy. 58. 252-393-8131 www.thegolfindolphin.com

Between the Bridges on Hwy. 24 Swansboro, NC 252-354-3474 • 910-326-4304

$10 OFF

252-725-4614 www.sandbarsafari.com

1960 Salter Path Rd. (Hwy 58) On the Border of Emerald Isle & Indian Beach at Mile Marker 12 252-247-7303 H2OSportsRentals.com

Must present or mention coupon at time of booking. May not be combined with any other offer or applied to previous booking. Some exceptions apply.

$5.00 off on Sunday or Monday for Cape Lookout Trip ~ or ~ $2.00 off on Sunday or Monday Dolphin Watch or Sunset Cruise. Some Restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon to receive offer.

Not valid with any other offer or discount. Present this coupon to receive offer.

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5167 Hwy 70W #20 Morehead City, NC 28557 252-726-8700 8700 Emerald Dr. Emerald Isle, NC 28594 252-354-5074

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Early riser? 10.00 off wave Runner rental Watch repair 9:00 to 9:30 am for early bird discount or Appraisals 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Reservations strongly New Location! recommended. Not valid with any other 1010 West Fort Macon Road Present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid offers. Does not include bumper boats or Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach with any other offer or discount. Discount banana boat rides. (252) 726-5559 only applies to regular price and cannot be

$10 OFF

Not valid with other discounts or offers. Some restrictions apply. Expires 5/31/18

$5 OFF or $2 OFF

$5 OFF

Wave Runner, kayak and Stand up Paddle board rental.

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Any fishing charter or boat tour.

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707 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC (252) 222-3811 www.theshuckinshack.com

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WEEKLY TEMPORARY FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

$2 OFF Any Large Pizza Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Must present this coupon to receive offer.

7902 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle NC, 28594 252-354-4468

$10 OFF 18 Hole Round

252-726-7070 701 N. 35th Street Morehead City, NC www.sportscentermorehead.com Must present coupon for offer to be valid. Offer expires May 31, 2018. Must be 18 years of age.

Offer good between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Good for entire Foursome. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or on Twilight rate. Present this coupon to receive offer. Expires 10/01/17.

202 Clubhouse Drive, Cape Carteret 252-393-8111 www.starhillgolf.com

Buy 1 Pound of Fudge, Get a 1/2 POUND OF FUDGE

FREE

One coupon per person. Not valid with any other offer or discounts. Present this coupon or Visitors Guide coupon to receive offer.

K&V Plaza (Across from CVS) Emerald Isle • 252-354-7775 www.flipperz.net

SALTY PIRATE

$1 OFF Any Slide Ride.

One coupon per person. Redeem this coupon to receive offer. Expires 5/15/18.

8915 Reed Dr., Emerald Isle, North Carolina, 28594 (252) 354-2609

$2 OFF

Adult 1-Day Pass

Limited to four visitors per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Must show this coupon at time of purchase. Expires 05/31/18.

529 S. Front Street New Bern, NC 252-639-3500 www.tryonpalace.org


WE DELIVER!

Med(14”) and Large(16”) Pizzas. Bella Special Pizza (make sure to ask for this one!), & White Pizza, Hot Wings, Stromboli, Calzone, Lasagna, Manicotti, Salads, and 8” Hot & Cold Subs including our famous Steak and Cheese.

BELLA Pizza & Subs

WE DELIVER! established in 1994

New York Style Pizza Located On The Atlantic Beach Causeway

252-247-4702 WE DELIVER to Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and certain areas of Morehead City

Mention the below offer when ordering and receive that particular offer. Offers can’t be combined.

$2 OFF Any Pizza

$19.99 2 Large Cheese Pizzas (toppings available at additional cost)

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The original ferry an tour service loca d lly owned and oper ated by Capt. Barrow cuda in Beaufort, NC sin ce 1989!

Family Rates

Ask about our Complimentary Shell Bags

252.728.4129

Rachel Carson Ferry

Cape Lookout Tour

Bird Shoals - Carrot Island - Sand Dollar Island - Photography Wild Horses - Shelling - Pristine Beaches - Bird Watching Call for times and more information.

This tour is designed to show the best of the Crystal Coast. On this tour passengers will go around the Rachel Carson Reserve, down Shackleford Banks and see other treasures throughout the Crystal Coast as they make their way to the Cape. Starting from Beaufort, passengers will learn about the history of the Cape and the lighthouse, which are a few of the charms on the Crystal Coast that will be explained; all while looking for horses, dolphins, sea turtles and other wildlife.

Visit the islands of Rachel Carson Reservesome of the best kept secrets of the Crystal Coast!

NO Charge for Pets or Extra Gear.

These islands are the perfect alternative to busy beaches. Spend the day on the serene islands and take in all that is being offered on the Crystal Coast!

Carrot Island ferry: $10 adults, $5 kids

The Cape Lookout tour will take a minimum of 2 1/2 hours.

Visit Carrot Island’s 2 self guided nature trails that run through, and around, the maritime forest. Take in the beautiful views and watch the wild horses and other wildlife that roam the reserve.

Pricing: $30 for adults, $15 for children 11 and under.

Bird Shoals: $13 adults, $7 kids

Bird Shoals offers more for the beach combers and those looking for a quiet, secret place to just “get away.” You will find approximately 3 miles of pristine beaches with a great view of the Beaufort Inlet and Atlantic Ocean. This is also a local spot for finding sand dollars, fishing and shells.

Reservations are required to enjoy this tour.

Rachel Carson Horse and Waterfront Tour

Don’t Forget Your Camera

Visit the Rachel Carson Reserve and walk along the dock to view the breathtaking scenery that this untouched land has to offer. Passengers will be able to see wildlife, enjoy their natural habitat and possibly even spot wild ponies roaming through the sea grass. This tour completely circles the Rachel Carson Reserve and Town Marsh, as we provide the only tour that ventures along this route. This tour will last approximately 75 minutes and will provide passengers the best of both worlds, allowing you to take in the sights of Rachel Carson and other islands on and off the ferry. You’ll also have the chance to hear the true and historic accounts of Blackbeard, while learning of the history of the Beaufort waterfront and other islands.

Pricing: $20 for adults, $10 for children 11 and under.

Sand Dollar Island: $15 adults, $8 kids

Accessible only at low tide, this sandbar offers the best hunting grounds for sand dollars. Located between Bird Shoal and the Atlantic Ocean, the shallow tidal pools surrounding the sandbar offer a safe swimming environment and excellent snorkeling opportunities. By Reservation only.

Beaufort’s Original Pirate Treasure hunt with Capt. Manly Mason: $15 per person | Wed - Sat 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 | Approximately 45 minutes.

Meet with a pirate on Treasure Island! Children will be given a treasure map and follow the pirate, map and clues to a buried treasure! After the treasure hunt you have the option to explore the island at your leisure. The pirate will return you to mainland when you are ready.

By Reservation only.

Reservations are required to enjoy this tour.

Best Ferry and Tour prices to search for Horses, Sand Dollars and Shelling

Luxury Houseboat Rentals Fully Furnished, with skiff. Reservations Required. (252) 728-4129 | www.outerbankshouseboats.com

Above 2 tours can be modified to meet group request.

Waterbug Harbour Tours Dolphins - Ponies - Sunset Cruises

252-342-3577

NPS

Morehead City Scenic Waterfront Tours Dolphins • Sunset Cruises Located at the Yellowfin Pub behind the Sanitary Restaurant in Morehead City.


tapas & cocktaileria

restaurant

Come Join Us for our Fabulous Sunday Brunch 10:30 am - 2 pm

Serving a variety of Eggs Benedicts, Omelets, Mimosas & Bloody Marys.

Serving Lunch and Dinner • Kids Menu & Carryout Available • All ABC Permits Sangria Sunday: $10 Pitchers of Sangria I Mojito Monday: All Mojitos $5 Wine Down Wednesday: $5 Wines By The Glass I Every Thursday: $5 Martinis Circa 81 - Tapas & Cocktaileria • 4650 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 648.8300 • www.circa81.com


CAPE LOOKOUT & SHACKLEFORD BANKS

EVERY DAY!

The

ONLY

Ferry Authorized by the NPS to Drop Off at Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Shackleford Banks

CATCH A RIDE WITH US! Narrated land transportation from the lighthouse to Cape Lookout point and back. Learn about the Cape’s history and ecology as you ride in comfort.

New! ONE LOW PRICE, ONLY $10!

BEST SHELLING BEACHES

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We are committed to the protection and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Reservations are recommended.

BEAUFORT TO CAPE LOOKOUT

4-HOUR FERRY TRIP 9AM & 1:30PM $ 35 Adults $ 25 Children Up To 11 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

AT TOWN OF BEAUFORT GATEWAY & HARKERS ISLAND VISITOR CENTER

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