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Dec 25, 2006 07:55 PM

NC: J'ville to Morehead City

hi -

i grew up in Jacksonville, NC, (60s - 70s) and as far as i know, there still is no decent place to eat there. a friend tells me there are a few decent restaurants in Morehead City.

i will be visiting J'ville in a few days, and we would like to take our mother out for a decent dinner.

does anyone know what decent restauarants are within reasonable driving distance of Jacksonville? are there any? Swansboro?


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  1. In Swansboro, a favorite of mine is Gourmet Cafe, which is located on the second story of a building in the historic district right on the water. The she-crab soup there is amazing, as is the Calabash-style fried seafood dishes. Whenever I head down to the coast, I feel like no-frills seafood, so I have not ventured to try their more sophisticated preparations, which take up the bulk of their menu.

    By word of mouth, I've heard that White Oak River Bistro and Riverside Steak & Seafood, both of which are in Swansboro, are also great bets.

    1. Williams -- Morehead City
      Island Grill -- Atlantic Beach
      Shepherd's Point -- Morehead
      Wind and Sea -- Morehead

      There are so many good restaurants in the area...vastly changed from when you might have known the area.

      1. thanks to both.

        it seems still that most of the decent food is in Morehead City...and perhaps Swansboro. i wanted the truth, and in all my searches and personal queries, no one really ever comes up with anything in j'ville..

        thanks to both for the updates.

        1. The Ice House or Captain Charlie's in Swansboro.

          1. WIlliams in Morehead

            Blue Moon Bistro in Beaufort

            Bistro by the Sea in Morehead

            All 3 great food, service and atmosphere