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Nov 18, 2008 06:21 AM

N. Carolina Coast?

I am going to the North Carolina Coast... Morehead City, Newport, New Bern, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle... that area.

I have heard of AQUA and Amos Mosquito's... any reviews on those restaurants? Any other restaurants I should check out while there or local favorite foods to eat?


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  1. I really liked The Crab Shack in Salter Path when I visited the Crystal Coast this past summer. You can also do El's Drive-In in Morehead City for a shrimp burger. Sorry, can't help you with AQUA or Amos Mosquito's.

    Crab Shack
    Shore Dr Salter Path NC, Shore Dr Salter Path, NC

    1. Shepherd's Point on Arendell in Morehead City would top my list.

      Heard good things about AQUA.

      Amos Mosquito's...not on my "must go back" list.

      El's is good for a burger & fries.

      1. Can't help you with those two, but the locals (and myself) love Big Oak Drive In in Salter Path from the shrimp burger.

        Another local favorite, a real hole-in-the-wall, is the Red Barn Grill near Swansboro. It's also a seafood market, so whatever comes off the boat is what you get on your plate.

        Red Barn Grill
        101 Red Barn Road, Hubert, NC

        1. Captain Ratty's in downtown New Bern.

          1. I love Aqua. Check their website and see if you find the menu appealing.

            On the opposite end of things I love El's Drive In too.