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Cox Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2804
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small town, local flavor spot that wasn't crowded but was very good for breakfast. It is the kind of place I seek out in a heavily touristed area.

Thank Tom K
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Extensive menu and dinner entrees come with choice of 2 out of 20 vegetable dishes. This is a family restaurant with down home cooking and it was very good. Very economical. Friendly service. Booth or table seating inside. I would highly recommend either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plenty of parking.

Thank ontheroadagain33
Cave Spring, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to breakfast a little after the early morning crowd on a weekday. The breakfast was good but the home fries were better than the hashbrowns (mine were dry). The bacon that both my husband and I had was cooked perfectly. The grits were very good, also.

Thank RoanokerFan
Washington Nc
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place for a classic breakfast when in Morehead City . Some of the best breakfast dishes you will find anywhere.

Thank Trueeasterner
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don'the expect anything fancy because it is not here. But, the food is fresh, hot, tasty, and priced well. There must be over 100 items to choose from with breakfast served all day included. On a Sat night they had 8 specials including prime rib. We both had sandwiches and they were very good. Service was good.

Thank markfarner58
Siloam, NC
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A decent breakfast at a decent price. The food was good and the service was very good. I can see why this is always a busy place.

Thank Susan W
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cox Family Restaurant is very well known in these parts, and for good reason. It's the authentic 1960's Diner experience you always heard about. The staff treats you like family whether it's your first visit, or you're there every day. They are always nice, always with a smile and a laugh, and they keep the coffee rolling... Parking is... More 

Thank Southie61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful meal...first time today. Service, variety and price was great. The entree included 2 sides AND dessert for less than 7 dollars. You got to eat here.

Thank nursebates
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great family restaurant. Food was amazing, plentiful, and great selection. The wait staff was very friendly. I had country fried steak and potatoes. My favorite was the apple sticks. I am definitely go back before I leave here.

Thank Kelli Y
Jacksonville, Florida
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of hustle and bustle, great local atmosphere, all around good selections. Had the fried seafood platter which was large and well presented. This is not fine dining, but the food and people are good and fulfilling.

Thank Fred M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4109 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: 252-726-6961

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?