Whether you arrive by car or by boat, this laid-back restaurant in downtown Swansboro will fill your plate with seafood, and your heart with a love of the water.
Catching these elusive critters requires courage, quickness, and a healthy dose of childhood curiosity.
She worked at Atlantic Beach Seafood. His family owned the place. Now, Kamile and Chandler Willis are running the Carteret County institution where the shrimp is hand-packed, the oysters lead to stories, and one spouse (gasp!) doesn’t like seafood.
Surely the first feast came from the water. By net or line, hook or gig, the promise of a fresh catch lures us still, and sustains us always.
What to do when you simply cannot get to a riverside, ocean pier, or a sound shore with a rod and reel or a ready net? The answer is lying on ice at this very moment in these Carolina fish houses and markets.
At Big Oak Drive-In, find the beachy lunch of your dreams: barbecue, burgers, fried seafood, and the real star of this walk-up window — the shrimpburger.
If you can’t decide which kind of seafood you’re in the mood for, this rich and flavorful stew won’t make you choose.
Inspired by a dish at one of recipe developer Lynn Wells’s favorite coastal restaurants: The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery in Beaufort.
We recommend using North Carolina flounder — and North Carolina pecans, too.