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Cox Family Restaurant

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

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 13
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  • 5
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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
Better food and value than on the waterfront!

We visited the waterfront area of Morehead City and looked at the menus and prices of 3 or 4 restaurants--all very similar in offerings and prices. Before making a final decision, I looked on Trip Advisor and found Cox's restaurant, which I had not been to in probably 20+ years (grew up close by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the waterfront area of Morehead City and looked at the menus and prices of 3 or 4 restaurants--all very similar in offerings and prices. Before making a final decision, I looked on Trip Advisor and found Cox's restaurant, which I had not been to in probably 20+ years (grew up close by and used to come to Morehead... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

One of the locals told us that this place has the best fish for the best price. The decor is a family diner style, nothing fancy. The flounder and shrimp were excellent and $13 for both. Veggies don't seem to be their forte. Service was excellent.

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

After eating at Cox's restaurant for the first time, I wonder why I hadn't discovered before now. Having found it, I wonder why I'd go to the much more pricey seafood restaurants in the area. The décor is strictly family restaurant, but the food is outstanding and the cost remarkable. The Fisherman plate had fish, oysters, shrimp, scallops and clams,... More 

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Creedmoor, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is just a regular / nothing fancy family style restaurant that serves good food for a good price. I like the fried oysters, shrimp or flounder and the prime rib is good too but its only available on Fridays and Saturdays. The regular meat and veggie plates are good too and everything comes with a dessert.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You know a restaurant is popular when you can't find a parking space in their parking lot! Great variety, good food. We'll be back next time we're in the area.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife and I ate hear along with some dear friends and the food was great! I got some seafood my wife ordered the Chicken and gravy both were very good. The waitress was a sweetheart as well and very knowledgeable with the menu. We will be going back! Good Lord willing

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Reasonable prices for good food. Daily specials are offered and the food is cooked at a fair pace. Nice sit down meal at any time of the day for a reasonable price!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Morehead City landmark for a real home cooked menu that is prepared great and at a very fair price. Breakfast has always been my favorite but check out their specials for lunch and dinner.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Awesome breakfast. Reasonable price. We loved it, had western omelet. I was referred by a friend and she was right?

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Buffalo, West Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Waitress was a little bossy about our menu selections. Much of the food was just frozen or canned from a grocery store. Almost everything was fried to the point of no taste. Lastly food was overpriced for its quality. (Cashier was angry that I didnt tip more.)

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Restaurant Details

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, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?