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

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Restaurant

This restaurant, located near the Hampton Inn has excellent service and a very good menu featuring locally sourced seafood. We had a wonderful dinner with she-crab soup, salad and delicious tuna. While not cheap, the restaurant provided very good value and a lovely evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
NCSue67
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
North Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This restaurant, located near the Hampton Inn has excellent service and a very good menu featuring locally sourced seafood. We had a wonderful dinner with she-crab soup, salad and delicious tuna. While not cheap, the restaurant provided very good value and a lovely evening.

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Grasonville, Maryland, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went to Bistro By the Sea on Friday, October 3, 2014 and we waited ten minutes at the bar to get our wines. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits and what was served was nothing like I had ever imagined for this dish. It was a creamy mess (if you can imagine shrimp, grits, bacon, mushrooms and chives in a... More 

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Broad Run, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The grouper and scallops were melt in your mouth amazing. The chablis dill sauce over the scallops was light and perfect. The bisque was incredibly flavorful. The drinks were quite good and the service was terrific. My husband enjoyed the calve's liver with with mushrooms, onions, bacon and capers was deglazed in an incredible orange liquor sauce. Not a liver... More 

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villa hills
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just left, a Tues nite, off season but they were doing a decent business and the reasons are clear. Everything, and I mean everything was excellent. Of the 5 tables nearby I could overhear, 3 were locals, and 2 were tourists including us. That pretty much sez it all. The bread bowl is unbelievable. Fresh, hot, with parm or ?... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I enjoyed my meal at the bar with a lovely wine. I have been here many many times over the years. My only notable comment is that patrons ordering drinks at the bar should settle their tabs at the bar. Those bartenders are trying to make money too. Before moving them to a table for their meal, how about settling... More 

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Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been eating hear for years, all the food and drinks are great. The service is always good. I normally eat seafood because it is at the beach, but the steaks are great to. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Every year we vacation in Atlantic Beach and have dinner here. They have the best prime rib! Our server was the best! Very attentive but not overwhelming. This place has a wonderful atmosphere and reminds you of what restaurants and service should be!

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in this area. The prices are very reasonable for gourmet cuisine which cost much more in other local restaurants and restaurants elsewhere. One of my favorite dishes is the Almond Encrusted Hazelnut Chicken. The sauce is decadent and I always order extra sauce. You'd love it if you like a sweet, rich, creamy sauce over... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had an awesome dish with Grouper and Scallops with an amazing sauce. My son has the Rock steak where he cooked his own steak on a hot rock. Such a cool experience for him. My friend loved the shrimp and grits. All great food. Good drinks too. service was great.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was a great find, thanks to other reviews! The food and staff are AMAZING! The atmosphere had much to be desired, but who is looking when you're eating this delicious food! Crab cakes that are almost all crab and fresh caught grouper and scallops. Desserts are equally as amazing! It's away from the tourist beach areas, but drive... More 

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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: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Water Views

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