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Cox Family Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Family Fare, Diner
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4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2804
252-726-6961
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great

I know this is where all the locals go , that's why I chose to go here. food was great and so was the service, I will definitely go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Peggy S
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Apex, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I know this is where all the locals go , that's why I chose to go here. food was great and so was the service, I will definitely go back

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a hole in the wall kind of place with excellent food and great prices. They have seafood....Crab cakes, soft shell crab, shrimp, scallops, flounder, mackerel, oysters. So if you love good food and great prices and don't mind tacky decor, this is the place for you. Give it a try, its like taking a step back in time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Childs flounder like a potato chip, food OK but everyone asked , "Please, do not go there again." Waitress surly and condescending as if she was doing you a favor

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a great place for breakfast for singles or families. The service is prompt and reliable. This establishment has great coffee as well. The country ham is one of the better dishes you can get as well. This is not a fancy place by any means, but has been in Morehead for many years. Well worth the stop anytime.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Been visiting family in this neck of the woods for over 30 years. Always noticed that the parking lot was full yet never stopped in to try it out. On my last visit we did and found it to be quite good . Our visit was for breakfast and we found the portion sizes to be quite large and well... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Shrimp, clams and collards was fantastic. Kids had pancakes and a pizza burger which they enjoyed. Friendly service. Will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Best collard greens and pork chops ever!!! We had been told by others to not miss having a meal here while in Morehead City. We were not disappointed right down to the sweet tea!

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Paris, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We noticed that the parking lot was always full so we decided to stop. BEST DECISION EVER!!! They have the best food around, great prices and friendly staff. Definitely our favorite and we decided to eat here for our entire vacation. Any time we're in the area we will eat here from now on.

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Mom and pop joint that serves it southern style. Cheap eats without anything fancy. They have a wide variety of daily specials too. Quick service with a great wait staff.

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Woodbridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a plain looking restaurant, but has decent food. It's always busy, but the service is fairly quick. My favorite thing here is the selection of side dishes; there are literally like 40 of them. Place could use some updating. The parking lot can be a pain as well.

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Additional Information about Cox Family Restaurant

Address: 4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2804
Phone Number: 252-726-6961
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare, Diner

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: 252-726-6961

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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