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The Spouter Inn

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218 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
+1 252-728-5190
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:15 am - 9:00 pm
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived around 5pm, on a Monday - many in the area closed. Seating was immediate. Service was good, although our waitress was a bit late in tending the table late in the meal. But not a significant issue. 3 had crab cakes, 1 had scallops, all meals were excellent. Would not hesitate to go back.

Thank jerryspeakman
Kingsport, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They were a bit shorthanded, but our waitress was very efficient and served us well. The dinner (Red Snapper) was great and we sat on the covered porch on the waterfront - fantastic. If in Beaufort, we will definitely eat here again.

Thank michaelmT932AS
Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined outside on a Wednesday night. Great local seafood and yummy bread served. Very friendly, helpful staff. Nice, sophisticated atmosphere, but kid friendly. Kids menu available.

Thank mhf28
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited for lunch on our last trip to the area. We enjoyed the lunch better than the dinner and dinner was significantly more expensive. I will say that the selections for teenagers (over 12, under "Adult") were not that great. We had to ask them to make a burger for our son, who couldn't find anything he liked... More 

Thank Lance E
New Canaan, Connecticut
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to brunch there and had a great experience. Everyone from the hostess to the busboys were friendly and competent. Our waitress Stephanie could not have been better. The decor is light and gives a beachy feel without being cheesy. Of course the views are great, right on the water. While this isn't a really dressy place - felt... More 

1 Thank Suzanne R
Burke, Virginia
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272 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed as if the staff had a very high opinion of themselves and the #1 restaurant in Beaufort, but I did not see it that way. Our server was definitely not playing her "A" game that day. The dinner salads seemed as if they were portion controlled. The soft shell crabs were nicely sized but were served luke warm.

Thank kganley626
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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363 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we made an advance reservation here for dinner... The setting is right on the water front of Beaufort and we were given an inside ( still 92 degrees outside) water view table... From the hostess to the "seater" we were welcomed warmly... Our waitress ( sorry I'm 74 and can't remember her name) was a... More 

1 Thank DocHarrisHHI
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner without reservations which was a mistake because, as we were told, there was approximately an hour wait (until 8 pm) for seating on the deck. However, a friendly host suggested that we proceed to the bar and wait there, which we did. A very nice bartender (sorry, forgot the name) made suggestions on the dinner menu... More 

1 Thank Naturelover20016
Clemmons, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came through for lunch with our family on a Thursday. The restaurant was busy but there were open tables, so not slammed. They offered mostly sandwiches and salads for lunch. Food was decent but nothing to rave about. Our son ordered a kids pizza, it was one of those frozen type that you can purchase from the big box... More 

Thank mom2boys744
Holly Springs, NC
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Spouter Inn in May on a short romantic overnight. Food was great and the service was first-rate. Not an inexpensive restaurant, but the food was worth a bit extra.

Thank pdaddy1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $29
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-5190
Waterfront dining in Historic Beaufort, North Carolina.
Recently renovated, ahhhmazing views, covered waterfront deck! Bar & Lounge with waterfront views & full menu service.

A beautiful setting to relax,enjoy a great meal and true southern hospitality!


Our in house BAKERY provides fabulous desserts, breads, special orders and retail/take out service.

Dinner reservations recommended and accepted by telephone only.

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