Restaurants in Atlantic Beach, NC

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!

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Clam Digger Restaurant Atlantic Beach Restaurants
511 Salter Path Rd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
(252) 247-4155

Clam Digger Restaurant, a favorite of locals and visitors, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is located in the Clam Digger Inn (soon to be known as The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores). You'll find fluffy omelets for breakfast along with French toast and other creative items. For lunch,...more about Clam Digger Restaurant

Oceanana Pier House Grill Atlantic Beach Restaurants
700 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 726-0863

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

703 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 247-6222

Amos Mosquito's, known as Skeeter's to the locals, is designed to feel like night time on Shackleford Banks, with a "swampy" theme. Patrons dine on creatively delicious dinners that are all made from scratch.  The kitchen strives for consistency in taste and the use of fresh, in-season vegetables and seafood. A typical...more about Amos Mosquito's Restaurant & Bar

718 Atlantic Beach Cswy.
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 247-2344

Great food combined with great scenery makes this restaurant a local favorite.  Channel Marker specializes in grilled local fish and Black Angus Beef.  Overlooking Bogue Sound, the restaurant offers waterfront dining and has all ABC permits with a large selection of liquor, wines and beer with 10 drafts on tap (see...more about Channel Marker Restaurant

201 W. Atlantic Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 726-8222

Crab's Claw is an oceanfront Caribbean dining experience located in the heart of Atlantic Beach on the Boardwalk and offers a spectacular view of the ocean. The restaurant has been an Atlantic Beach landmark since 1997. Open for lunch and dinner, Crab's Claw specializes in fresh seafood. Appetizers include such creations as Harkers...more about Crab's Claw Restaurant

100 E Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 240-8855

This family-friendly local restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Try their special breakfast starting at $4.25, and note that breakfast is served anytime. The lunch is served after 11:00 AM and includes sandwich plates, hot oven subs, club sandwiches, and gyros. The seafood...more about Four Corners Diner

505 Atlantic Beach Cswy.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 808-3663

McCurdy’s Restaurant & Deck, located on beautiful Moonlight Bay, offers an enticing dinner setting inside and out. Have a seat inside at the beautiful oak and tigerwood bar as you sip one (or more) of the 10 beers on tap, or choose a beer from their extensive list — it's huge. Can’t decide? Try the...more about McCurdy's on Moonlight Bay

1010 W Fort Macon Rd, Unit 14
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 726-2552

Join the locals here for a favorite cup of Down East Clam Chowder or Flying Monkey Wings. At The Monkey Bar and Grill, you can order up a pizza, salad, sandwich, sub, or burger for lunch. Their dinner entrees include Lobster Ravioli with Crab Florentine, Shrimp & Grits, and Spicy Mango-Habanero Chicken. Be...more about The Monkey Bar and Grill

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