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  From inexpensive and moderately priced family restaurants to exquisite cuisine for that special occasion, the dining choices in Carteret County are seemingly endless.

A veritable smorgasbord of restaurant atmosphere is available from rustic to romantic. Food for any mood is a familiar saying around here.  The area boasts an outstanding collection of one-of-a-kind eateries. Delightful culinary discoveries make visiting here fun and festive. 
Neal Rowland of Cubbie's in Beaufort gained national recognition for marketing "Freedom
Fries" as a means to show support for U.S.
military troops deployed overseas.
  The fresh catch of the day is standard fare, harvested by local fishermen and delivered almost straight to your table.
You can also expect locally grown produce in season to be part of each chef's repertoire. 

The Down East flavour of cooking will tempt you to ask for seconds.  But always be sure you leave room for dessert.
One of the favorite seafood spots in Morehead City since 1938 is the Sanitary
Fish Market and Restaurant. Photo by Marie Freeman
Many of the fine-dining restaurants recommend or
require reservations, but the attire is always casual.
Photo by Scott Taylor Photography
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Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
801 Arendell Street, Suite 1, Morehead City, NC 28557
Call (252) 726-6350 or toll-free at (800) 622-6278
Fax: (252) 726-3505