The Pier House Grill at the Oceanana Family Resort opens for early fishermen or smart locals seeking delicious breakfasts of pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, cereals, juices and fresh coffee. Three to four generations now come back year after year to this oceanfront restaurant, voted the 2010 Coastal Readers' Award for the...more about Oceanana Pier House Grill
Whether you're coming right off the beach with sand on your flip flops or dressed in your finest for a special occasion, you'll find outstanding fresh dishes in restaurants of all styles and prices in Atlantic Beach, NC. Clam Digger Restaurant is a local favorite. Just ask anybody and it's likely they'll know the daily menu and schedule. No visit to the coast is complete without a taste of the famous North Carolina pork barbeque at White Swan BBQ & Fried Chicken. For outside dining with a view of Bogue Sound, try the fresh seafood dishes at the Channel Marker and don’t leave until you’ve tasted their award-winning double-fudge espresso cake.
Right off the Atlantic Beach Causeway Bridge start your morning with an omelet and biscuits at the 4 Corners Diner, take a walk on the beach and then, come back for clam chowder and a shrimp burger for lunch or dinner. Not much further down the road is California Roll Cafe with fresh sushi, soup and salads. For a really unique dining experience open the door of Amos Mosquito’s for fresh food in a fun-loving swamp-decor ambiance for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. In North Carolina, beer and wine is served in restaurants and sold in grocery stores. Hard liquor may be purchased when dining and is sold in state operated ABC stores. There are no wine stores in Atlantic Beach, but there are a couple of good ones in Emerald Isle and over the bridge in Morehead City. Eat up and enjoy!