Our whole crowd from Raleigh/Durham goes down to Emerald Isle for a New Years dance party, and we almost always have dinner at Clawson's on December 30th. There were 14 of us this year. We were seated in the center of the back room at a long table and the waitress that took care of us was absolutely perfect. She handled all of our idiosyncrasies and had every course out to us quickly and at the same time. She kept our water glasses and drinks refilled. She got every order just right. And she seemed really happy to wait on us. And the food! There were a lot of new items on the menu and everything was fabulous. I haven't always been able to say that about Clawson's. They must have a new chef, because it was spectacular. Everyone was raving about the food. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. Go!