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Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria

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Sat, 11/23
8:00 PM

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Focusing on providing guests with a great dining experience is what we do. Using some of the best ingredients from local providers, Circa 81 takes pride in offering a farm / sea to table menu as much as possible, supporting local fishermen and farmers. Circa 81 is also a member of the Carteret Catch program. Circa 81 has participated in the NC Seafood Festival Chef's Tent and People's Choice Crabcake competition, the Beaufort Wine & Food Festival, and the Fire on the Dock culinary competition (where team Circa 81 was a finalist in 2013). Circa 81 was also finalist for the 2011 Best Dish NC contest. We have also been included in Cooking Light magazine (September 2011) and the 2012 NC Visitor's
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here with a girlfriend for the first time in years and it was excellent in all ways. Service was very professional, atmosphere is quaint. We were seated at a booth in the corner with a speaker with above us and it was quite...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank iriskitty
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dependable, consistent food selections & drinks ! This is our very favorite restaurant for many reasons . Staff is quite friendly from the minute you enter . Tahitian pineapple martinis is irresistible ! Our waitress Jamie was outstanding with anticipating our needs . As usual...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank ave2500
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we will share your kind feedback with our team and with Jamie - she is awesome!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wife and I stopped for lunch and it was very good. The waiter was very helpful, helped with my wife’s diet. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Bruce5757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here with two friends and we all ordered the same turkey avocado sandwich on marbled rye. It was absolutely delicious. Our service was good. I found it odd that there was no salt and pepper on the tables, but we actually didn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank SharonB2
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Went there for brunch and not disappointed. French toast was tasty and a lot of diierent benedicts. I got the country benedict and wish it had more flavor, but the service was good and all and all it was a nice expedience.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Chip M
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Thanks, Chip!

Reviewed October 14, 2019

Went for Sunday Brunch and the food was excellent, service was superb. The had a special that one person had, which was breakfast nachos with scrambled eggs, shrimp, black beans and etc. I tasted it and it was out of this world. The shrimp and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 901jones
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Thank you so much!

Reviewed October 1, 2019

Great local restaurant. Very unique spin on most of their dishes you won't find elseware. Never disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2019
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

Thanks so much!

Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

One of the best in Carteret County. The specials are always interesting and terrific. Tonight we had the shrimp tacos and like everything else, they were great. Also had the blueberry yum yum for the first time. Outstanding dessert! The bar does a good job...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank carld16
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Thanks so much!

Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

This was a disappointing below average meal . Do not eat here. The food is pathetic. The service is awful. Our waiter had to be stoned . There’s no other excuse. My teenager could provide better service and food. Cost is nearly $100 and I’m...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank suey608
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2019

Hi Sue, we are so sorry to hear about this experience and feel it to be very out of the ordinary for our team. We would like to discuss your specific concerns in order to address them with our team. We take great pride in...More

Reviewed July 28, 2019

7 of us with a reservation. Took waitress forever to come visit us, then it went downhill. The restaurant was not overlly busy. We each ordered atleast 2 things, one person didn't get any of her items for an hour. Clearly the waitress forgot to...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank marylandeasternshore
MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about this experience. We do feel this is very out of character. If you can please contact us directly at Clarke@Circa81.com we would like to learn more about your visit so we can ensure our staff is aware and...More

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