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Restaurants in North Carolina

While North Carolina is not technically part of the southern cooking tradition, it does have some fine BBQ recipes, which you will love. North Carolina is famous for its yummy foods and especially sea food. Excellent crab dishes, boiled peanuts, fresh-from-the-field produce and pulled pork and ribs are local favorites. Every griller has a carefully guarded BBQ sauce recipe. As a state with a long Atlantic coast, North Carolina cooks locally caught seafood Calabash style: oysters, bass, crab and clams.

Brunswick stew and fried cornbread made like pancakes are also local favorite dishes. Hatteras style Clam Chowder, Scuppernong grapes, and biscuits, pig picking cakes, watermelon rind pickles, pickled okra, pickled pigs’ feet, apples sautéed in butter and brown sugar in a cast iron skillet, collards with ham hocks, fried fatback, and, persimmons also conjure up memories of North Carolina. Memorable North Carolina restaurants are usually locally owned, small, unassuming spots loved by the locals. Ask and you are in for a treat! Restaurants in North Carolina are as diverse as its people.

  • A&M Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • An

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Bold French Vietnamese More
  • Back Porch Lunchbox

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Pick up club sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and other provisions for a gourmet picnic on the beach. More
  • Back Porch Restaurant and Wine Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Fresh, locally caught bluefish and crab are on the menu. You can even dine on a peaceful screened porch. More
  • Barefoot Bernie's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Cuban steaks and margaritas are the draw at this relaxed tropical-style restaurant with a high, open-beamed roof and a polished-wood bar. More
  • Bearded Clam Raw Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Fresh steamed shrimp goes down smoother with a cold one at this waterside pub and local hangout within Stripes Bar & Grille. More
  • Bin 54

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chic steak house More
  • B's Barbecue

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Capt. Bill's Waterfront Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • CD's Smokehouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Barbecue and Southern-fried sides for the whole family, in a bare-bones roadhouse that’s Carolina through and through. More
  • Cook Shack

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Stop by this family-owned grill and store for a hearty breakfast of ham and eggs, or enjoy live bluegrass jams Saturday afternoons and evenings. More
  • Crook’s Corner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed in a former fish market, this restaurant has trained many of the South’s top toques. The current chef, Bill Smith, is an expert at dishes wi... More
  • Duck Deli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Early Girl Eatery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Elaine's on Franklin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Sophisticated southern More

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