Guy Fieri and his wildly popular show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives put a spotlight on little joints with bold flavor. So what happens when Food Network turns North Carolina’s beloved local restaurants into destinations?
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.
These love-worn restaurants are revered, not reviewed: We flock to them for everything they are — cash only, unfussy, hard-to-find — and aren’t, because what matters most is always on the inside.
Fresh tomatoes are delicious on their own, but they also make great vehicles for blue cheese, walnuts, and bread crumbs.
Whether you’re looking for something light and familiar, or inventively refreshing, North Carolina has the perfect beer to help you beat the heat this month.
At Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery there’s not a bad seat in the house, even if that seat happens to be a rock. After a long day of mountain adventures, this riverside brewery in Chimney Rock is the perfect place to go with the flow.
These cheesy, spicy jalapeño poppers have an extra special savory element with the addition of Bass Farm sausage.
Regulars swear by this throwback diner near the Cape Fear River in Pender County, where everything — from waffles to burgers to fried bologna — is made to order and just right.
This meal comes together in a snap – and a single pan.