It all started with Hurricane Florence – 5 Years Ago Two days before Hurricane Florence, Beaufort Grocery Company was boarded up, but owners Charles and Wendy Park went ahead and opened their doors, along with their hearts, to distribute free food to people in the community. For thirty years, they have been a pillar in the […]Read More
Welcome to Beaufort Restaurant Guide
We can’t say enough about Beaufort as a dining destination! With over 100 independent restaurants in Carteret County, 34 can be found right here in the historic seaport of Beaufort, with just over 4,500 residents. It’s the perfect spot for foodies who want to enjoy all three pillars of great culinary travel in one destination: great food, wine (and beer), and culinary adventures. That’s why we want to set you on the right course so you can enjoy the type of cuisine that you are craving.
Our food & drink blog will provide you with interesting articles and more in-depth information on signature events, restaurants, and off-season promotions. You’ll discover some flavorful dining reviews so you can build your “bucket list” of dining options during your day trip, weekend getaway, or Crystal Coast vacation. If it’s your first visit to Beaufort or a returning getaway, you’ll find these reviews, featured restaurants, and articles interesting and worthwhile.
One thing you’ll discover about this site is that we are big on fresh local seafood. Over 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other countries around the world. We think that’s just wrong. You’re here on the water in eastern North Carolina. You deserve the best possible experience when you are dining or purchasing seafood at a retail outlet. That’s why an entire section of this site is devoted to fresh local seafood to support our commercial fishermen in Carteret County.
Show support for our local businesses. Be kind. Be respectful. Be patient.
David R. Cartier
Complete Disclosure: David Cartier is the digital marketing manager for the Beaufort Hotel and 34° North Restaurant. He and his wife Betsy owned Hungry Town Tours for 10 years.
David is a past board member of Carteret Catch, Beaufort Wine & Food, and the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market.
David served on the judging panel for the eastern regional semi-final round of the Chef Showdown, hosted by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. He also served as a judge for Beer, Bubbles & BBQ hosted by Beaufort Wine & Food.
Opinions expressed on this website are solely his own and do not reflect the views of any individual or organization. Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aqua will once again begin their WineOrama wine tastings in January 2023. This year marks the their 20th anniversary of the popular event that takes place twice a month on Tuesdays. They invite their favorite wine experts to come share a few bottles of their new finds, old favorites, and fantastic buys. All wines are […]Read More
Blue Moon Bistro returns to Beaufort’s dining scene and while the ownership has changed, the commitment to make this restaurant an acclaimed destination for “farm and dock to table” cuisine has not. Chef/Owner Jayson Foster and two investors have completely transformed the 1827 historic sea captain’s home into a vibrant French Bistro. Chef Jayson pairs […]Read More
Carolina Mariculture Co., owned and operated by Jay and Jennifer Styron, is a small, family-owned, oyster farm located on Cedar Island, NC about 30 miles northeast of Beaufort. The area is beautiful and the nutrient-rich, saline waters of Cedar Island Bay has some of the best, if not the best, water quality in North Carolina […]Read More
The Beaufort Hotel has partnered with Maker’s Mark to create their their Private Select Bourbon. One of only a handful of locations to feature a custom barrel, the hotel’s 34° North Restaurant is a first for the Crystal Coast. The one-of-a-kind bourbon is the product of a custom finishing process applied to the legendary Kentucky […]Read More
The sounds of New Orleans and succulent Creole cuisine will be coming to Beaufort as part of the Mardi Gras on Middle Lane. It’s the celebration of food, drink, music and, of course, the parade. Beaufort’s annual Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is set for Saturday, February 26, 2022. The event starts at 2 p.m. […]Read More