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Royal James Cafe

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) #20 of 30 Restaurants in Beaufort $ American, ,
117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (26 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“dive bar” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
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11 - 20 of 62 reviews

Reviewed August 26, 2016

I've been once, so maybe it was the day... but it's a bar. I do not recommend dining, you'll be disappointed. Play some pool and have some drinks.

Thank Misty P
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is not your fancy Beaufort up and coming restaurant. It is not family friendly. There are no tablecloths, it isn't spotless, and they aren't going to be super attentive. This is a dive bar to come in and shoot a game of pool and...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here over 20 years always good burgers are good fries are good and beer is cold the staff change some up and downs but we still drive 2 hours good road trip

Thank bigguy619
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Let me set the stage for you. We have been to the Royal James before and know generally what to expect. Super casual but decent burgers and beer in a pool hall setting. 4 of us went for lunch today. The place was populated but...More

Thank JediFox
Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a fun location to play a game of pool and have a cold beer! They really do have the best shrimp burger in town and if you like a Carolina burger( slaw, chili, mustard, and ketchup!) you are good to go! The juke...More

Thank Ansjohns
Reviewed June 6, 2016

When my brother comes to town we have to visit for his burger fix. It's a bar with pool tables, and juke box, but we always take all the children.

Thank gentry42016
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Best prices in town! Great burgers and five pool tables for entertainment. A locals hangout that is friendly to everyone.

Thank Mariner65
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Only restaurant bar and eatery with a pool table and juke box . Great wings and awesome beers and burgers . Easy in easy out .

Thank kitemomma
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a old time pool hall and dinner. The place is old and could use a really good cleaning. Same old people hang out here most of the time. That is not also ways a good thing , food is average and become pricey...More

Thank dot4563
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Casual, good service Bar-grill-pool hall Fun place, ce one come all Excellent burgers and fried shrimp

Thank Steve C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
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