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“Great but not fancy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cox Family Restaurant

Cox Family Restaurant
4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2804
252-726-6961
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Ranked #15 of 99 restaurants in Morehead City
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Seafood, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great but not fancy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you want great prices, great food, and great service this is the place to go. If you want a scenic view or fancy atmosphere then don't go. They have great country style meals with a wide variety to choose from. The seafood is just as tasty as the more expensive restaurants but cost less.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy but specials each night are a plus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Family atmosphere with diner type seating. Servers did not appear to be overly friendly or excited about being there. Week nights they have an "all you can eat" special item each night. The fried shrimp are quite good but each reorder is brought out in a little paper boat type serving with about 10 shrimp in it.

Visited October 2012
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Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Family Restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I just feel like everything is greasy and needs a good washing. Food is OK. Home style cooking. Staff is OK. Crowded on weekend mornings for breakfast. Building is older.

Visited January 2012
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Talent, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I fly 3000 miles to eat their grits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I just love this place. Food is so good and the prices are unbelievably low. I almost always get grits with cream gravy and collards. They have wonderful fish and lunch sides as well.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reidsville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Home cooking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This restaurant is very good and the prices are very reasonable. The staff was so friendly and made you feel at home. They stay very busy, but their staff keeps on their toes! The daily specials have alot to choose from with free dessert! Very cheap and reasonable prices. Their breakfast is known to be the best with the locals around there. I ordered the seafood special that had flounder, shrimp, clam strips and oysters for only $10. With two vegetables, choice of bread, and free dessert! We will go back again and again!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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