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Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria

4650 Arendell St, Ste C, Morehead City, NC 28557-2782
252-648-8300
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Ranked #7 of 101 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Across from EJW Outdoors
Transit: Taxi Cabs (sorry MHC does not offer public transportation) We are located 2.5 miles west of the Atlantic Beach bridge.
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I took our college kids (age 19 & 20) for thief first tapas experience while on family vacation in Atlantic Beach. We really enjoyed the duck and seafood Mac and cheese, crab dip, everything! The martinis were great as well. We splurged and tried nearly all the tapas and I think it was worth the price. The... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This restaurant is a nice place for lunch. Some very interesting sandwiches. The tapas can get expensive if you order 2 to 3 per person. It is very clean and staff is friendly.

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Saint Augustine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a great restaurant, and we visit Morehead City to see our family often, but had no idea we'd find this quality experience. Our son, daughter-in-law and grandson took us out for the evening, and it was fun. One nice touch - it's easy to bring small children. Our server was professional and took good care of us, and... More 

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We came for New Years Eve to sample the truffle menu. We had not had truffles and weren't really impressed with that, but the food was wonderful. Clark, the owner, had such a talent to come up with very high quality food and innovative but not overly complicated dishes. This is our favorite restaurant in the area and we have... More 

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Weems, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited this restaurant for lunch with three family members and what a treat. Promptly met, seated and attended. Menu is creative and mouthwatering. Service excellent. But best of all - the food. The mussels with cilantro and lime were some of the best mussels I've ever had. The mac and cheese with shrimp and scallops lives up to its... More 

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Seaford, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Adult family visit the day after Thanksgiving. Just as the name implies, an upscale tapas and specialty cocktail restaurant. Comfortable toned down and homey atmosphere. Very good service. Good selection of fancy flavored martini's and international cocktails (Brazilian caipirinha, LImoncello , etc). Good beer and wine selection as well. All kinds of meat, seafood, and pasta tapas, along with full... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Today a friend and I attended the special luncheon at the restaurant. It was our first time attending the restaurant and attending the luncheon. I hooe they have many, many more. Every course was wonderful, I couldn't begin to say which one was best. They all had portions that were delicious. Rutbaga soup? Who knew a root vegetable could be... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food is a eclectic and excellent. We have had everything from lamb to various pork dishes to fillet. Everything is gourmet prepared and served beautifully. Brunch has amazing choices as well as traditional with a twist. Lunch has a wide variety of sandwiches in addition to the top us which will make your mouth water with the possibilities. Making a... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

have not been to this restaurant in several months my wife enjoyed it so much she asked that we celebrate her birthday there. Last week. Service was excellent. Once again we were waited on by Lee great personal service. she remembered my drink a "Dry Rob Roy" hard to get one in the south. Tapas as usual fantastic. The baked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were vacationing in Emerald Isle and heard about this scrumptious restaurant!! We had 6 tappas the goat cheese risotto with lobster was mouth watering yumminess. We loved it so much we came back the next day to try all the other selection we weren't able to the first night. Every bite was full of flavor. The chef has a... More 

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Additional Information about Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria

Address: 4650 Arendell St, Ste C, Morehead City, NC 28557-2782
Phone Number: 252-648-8300
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Tapas

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