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“Great service and very expensive”

Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria
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Ranked #6 of 129 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $28
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Across from EJW Outdoors
Transit: Taxi Cabs (sorry MHC does not offer public transportation) We are located 2.5 miles west of the Atlantic Beach bridge.
Description: 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 Guide. All of these great opportunities and inclusions are the result of a never-ceasing focus on outstanding food quality and service, plus lots of hard work.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a party of 8 for a wonderful evening at Circa 81. The service was all one could ask for. Some of the tapas were great and a few okay. The seared tuna was the hit of the group. It is expensive, but to be expected in a tourist spot.

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Thank wrrocw w
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Best experience, outstanding food and service, will be every time we visit the beach. Each course was prepared and delivered perfectly and the wine selection is out of this world!

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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Have been several times and had good service but there is always something on the order that doesn't seem to work. Sweet p. cheese or a smaller than expected portion (not a tapa). Will hold off for a while.

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Thank Ccart
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Tapas were excellent particularly the chef's half tour for the cheese and charcuterie. We had some difficulty getting our cocktails properly prepared, but the waiter and bartender were very gracious in trying to get it right. It's clearly a "hot spot" in MHC, but it's quite loud and crowded. I will certainly return on my next visit.

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Thank myold356
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Carteret County. The food is spectacular, the wine list is great, and the atmosphere is lovely. They’re super friendly and accommodating- I had family come into town and they were famished, I called Circa 81 ahead of our arrival and they had the appetizers on the table when we arrived. I can’t say enough great things about this place!

Thank Amanda W
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you so much!

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