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Bistro by the Sea

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4031 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2926
+1 252-247-2777
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We just happened to stop in this restaurant while visiting Atlantic Beach and were pleasantly surprised with our incredible dinners. What a treasure in Morehead! my companion said that the crab cakes were the best they have had , and they are PARTICULAR about their crab cakes! The atmosphere, the service and the food were all A+.

Thank Caustin9614
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Even with a private event going on in the restaurant, Libby was more than accommodating for our party of 7. We first shared the Crab and Avocado Salad and Bento Box. All were wonderful! I had the Tuna as my meal. Fabulous! Others in our party had the Prime Rib, Tuna, and Grouper and Scallops. They were all very satisfied.... More 

Thank abgarner
North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We made our reservations well in advance but... the place was packed - not getting a space in the parking lot should have been a dead giveaway. We were late in being seated and crammed in with others at the foyer. We had a table for 2 but they squeezed a 4-some up next to us with the back of... More 

Thank MsAbbey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Place was packed. We thought that the tables of two were way too close for comfort. More than once we had a waiter's back side in our face as they waited on the table next to us. Not a great atmosphere. Food was OK. Crab cakes were over-cooked. Not sure it would be worth a second time.

Thank Alex S
Libby E, Owner at Bistro by the Sea, responded to this review

Yes, Alex. S., we were packed on Sat., Feb. 14, 2015. In fact this VD had record breaking numbers. I guess with it landing on a weekend and the weekend being a 3 day holiday, it was overwhelming for even seasoned hospitality professionals such as us. And, you are correct stating that the 2 top tables were very close together.... More 

Beaufort, North Carolina
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

A few friends were in town visiting and we decided to try the Bistro. The food was amazing, the music was good, and we had a great time. The next time my husband and I have a date night, this is where we are going. I had steak and it was fantastic. We had a crab appetizer that my 2... More 

Thank Keeleyandoakleymom
North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went to Bistro by the Sea for dinner on Christmas Day. We were able to get a last minute reservation. When we arrived, we discovered that we were lucky to get into the restaurant. It was packed with locals and visitors as there were few options for dinner on Christmas Day. My wife had roasted prime rib and I... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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152 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had a great dinner there Friday night with Friends. My wife had grouper with scallops and it was excellent. I had the small (?) prime rib, and it was delicious and cooked perfectly (medium e ate). It was so large I did a take out for 1/2 of it and will enjoy the rest tonight. Tasty and tender. We... More 

Thank Bowie M
Amelia Court House, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Wonderful! Expensive, but the best food I've ever put in my mouth!!!! Delightful!!!! Try the Almond Encrusted Chicken with the mashed potatoes!!!! It is seriously, "out-of-this-world" good! Melts in your mouth! Live piano playing while you dine!!!!! Wonderful! Fine dining!

Thank Angela C
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143 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

After reading the article in one of the airline magazines and reading the reviews on TA, we thought we were in for a great dining experience. It turned out to be disappointing. The atmosphere is not particularly special but its ok. The server was not very helpful and didn't seem especially interested in our experience. We ordered a wedge salad... More 

Thank lewwjr
Center Valley, PA
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here on a Saturday night at 6:45. We made reservations a few days before and were seated immediately upon arriving. We were staying at the Hampton Inn, so this was a 1-minute walk across the parking lot. Incredibly convenient. They have music on Saturday night and it was a country/folk singer. While she had... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4031 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2777
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