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Bistro by the Sea

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American, International
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4031 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
+1 252-247-2777
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Water Views

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome on everything!!!

Rebecca was great! We told her it was our first time. She explained the menu and gave us time to study. We ordered two of the specials. Hope they have them the next time we go. And yes we will be going again. The desserts are made there. We got the mocha ice cream pie. OMG. Heavenly. Thanks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
mshill65
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Rebecca was great! We told her it was our first time. She explained the menu and gave us time to study. We ordered two of the specials. Hope they have them the next time we go. And yes we will be going again. The desserts are made there. We got the mocha ice cream pie. OMG. Heavenly. Thanks Rebecca. We... More 

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Thank mshill65
Boston, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We had more hope than expectation when we stopped at Bistro, which shares a parking lot with our hotel. The food and service were both very, very good. The trigger fish with a honey mustard glaze was perfectly cooked as was the grouper with bay scallops, and FRESH! We're from Boston and have missed truly fresh seafood since we moved... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

always the best....every time you go the food is excellent!!! some restaurants are great some times....Bistro is ALWAYS great...the service, the food...their standards are always wonderful...never a bad or subpar meal....and the prices are fair...not gouging...always a wonderful night...Thanks Libby for such a great restaurant.

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Thank Susan R
cleveland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant is located in Morehead City, just a short drive from the Atlantic Beach area. It had a lovely atmosphere. We had seafood and prime rib. Both were excellent. It is a cut above most of the restaurants near the beach.

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Thank johndoedoe
Cary, NC
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant anywhere in the world; Libby & Tim have been serving delicious food for at least 20 years. I have never had anything there I did not like. I always start with their delicious bisque which has been of Blue Crab this summer. By the time I have the bisque, a side salad and their delicious... More 

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Thank Mlee46
North Carolina
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a nice dinner here early on a Friday night. Our waitress was extremely efficient and friendly. We enjoyed a bowl of crab bisque that was delicious and rich, along with our entrees. Mine was a grilled grouper topped with bay scallops in a luscious cream sauce. I thought the quality and portion size were ample for the price.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a lively, crowded, popular place where the locals go. Although it may be loud and cramped, it has awesome and unusual food, and great entertainment!

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Thank traveltique
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We've been to Bistro several times and several of the reviews use the term "outstanding." This is an outstanding term to use for the Bistro. On this visit, I enjoyed the grouper and scallops. Cooked tender to perfection. Outstanding. The side of roasted brussell sprouts and carrots was excellent as well. My wife had the liver and onions. Always good... More 

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325 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This restaurant has great service and without the wait of other restaurants. This restaurant is not on the water, but our table you had a water view. Recommend having Tony as your server!

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Thank dreamtravelreviewer
Farmville, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

crab salad with avocado is the best, great wait staff, good wine list, nice music, you have to visit this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4031 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Water Views

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