Inlet Inn | Local Restaurants

Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub | Website | Walking Distance

Ask any Beaufort Local and they’ll tell you that Clawson’s is your best bet for a great lunch or dinner on the Beaufort Waterfront. Good lunch prices, the best appetizers in town, incredible seafood dinner specials, and the great service will make you a Clawson’s guest for life. Located directly on Front St., the Historic Clawson’s building is a Beaufort landmark.

Aqua Restaurant | Website | Walking Distance

Share the Food, Share the Experience

Aqua food is a shared experience. Our food is inspired by Spanish tapas fare; small savory tastes or plates of food served with or between drinks. We have expanded on that concept to bring you an exciting array of tastes in
“just right” portions, ideal for passing around the table, or enjoying
two or three as a full meal.

Ribeyes Steakhouse | Website | Walking Distance

Remember the great flavor and taste of steaks in years past? Ribeyes Steakhouse brings back that long ago taste. We use only choice Omaha brand mid-western grain fed beef. Our beef loins are the finest money can buy. The size of the loin allows us to give you a thick steak that will not break the bank. Our cook will come to your table to take your order. You may go to the salad bar whenever you’re ready and we will put your steak on the grill when we see you there. You should get your steak shortly after you finish your salad.

Front Street Grill at Stillwater & The Rhum Bar | Website | Walking Distance

Historic Beaufort Waterfront Restaurant serving coastal food with Southern Soul. Great food and a coastal ambiance, can only equal an extraordinary dining experience! Front Street Grill at Stillwater is located in the renovated historic Topsail marine boathouse on the beautiful Beaufort Waterfront. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch / inside and out.The outside waterfront bar serves light food and drinks all day, in season.

The Spouter Inn | Website | Walking Distance

Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, indoors or out, The Spouoter Inn Restaurant offers fine dining in a charming relaxing setting overlooking Taylor’s Creek. Panoramic views of Beaufort Inlet and wildlife compliment your dining experience.

Dinner Reservations Recommended. Indoor and Outdoor Dining. All ABC Permits

Beaufort Grocery Co. | Website | Across the Street

Located in Beaufort’s Historic District on Queen Street, between Front and Ann Streets, the Beaufort Grocery Company brings subtle grace and charm reminiscent of a French country Bistro to the local scene.

In the evening, the Beaufort Grocery Company transforms into one of the area’s most sophisticated dining establishments with daily seafood specials and a wide variety of other entrees, appetizers and desserts further complimented by one of the premier wine lists in the region.

City Kitchen | Website | 5 Min Drive

Welcome to Town Creek Marina’s City Kitchen Waterfront Restaurant. Oh, it seems just like yesterday brothers Steve and Chuck Tulevech (both Yankees from New York) relocated to the well-known quaint and historic town of Beaufort, North Carolina. They won the locals over with their uncanny ability to correctly pronounce the name of the town… not that copycat town, one state over. And normally we would say that’s all she wrote — but actually that is where the real story begins.

Beaufort Cafe | Facebook Page | 5 Min Drive

We do appreciate your patronage and would like to welcome all to come and join us for the BEST Breakfast in Beaufort…We have daily specials and we now have Free internet access so bring you laptop and enjoy a Great cup of Coffee

Boardwalk Cafe | Facebook Page | Walking Distance

This beautiful Beaufort NC restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located on the boardwalk over-looking the water and Carrot Island, Boardwalk Cafe allows you to watch the sailboats, dolphins and occasionally the wild horses while enjoying your meal. All food is cooked to order and served by friendly staff.

510 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516-2213 | Phone: (252) 728-0933

The Backstreet Pub | Facebook Page | Walking Distance

The Backstreet Pub has been called the friendliest, funkiest little bar from Maine to Venezuela. The Backstreet Pub is famous among sailors who course the ICW, but is also a local hangout. For fishermen and writers, waitresses and captains and just about anyone looking for a cold beer, a fine wine and some decent conversation.

We open at noon Monday through Saturday and at five on Sunday.

124 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC | Phone: (252) 728-7108

The Dockhouse Restaurant | Website | Walking Distance

The Dockhouse Restaurant is located on the beautiful Beaufort Waterfront in North Carolina. Come by land or come by sea, we will have tasty food, cold drinks, and great music waiting for you to enjoy! The Dockhouse, as the locals call it, has been serving the folks in Beaufort for over 30 years. The Dockhouse is a well known spot for listening to live music in Carteret County.

Finz Grill | Website | Walking Distance

Located on the Historic Beaufort, NC waterfront, Finz Grill serves world class Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Wraps, Soups, Salads and more for lunch and dinner. While dining with us, relax, enjoy the view and the ambiance of our facility. Featuring Classic Down East Seafood, Choice Cut Ribeye, International Cuisine, Full Service Bar and Lounge and Floating Dock Access for Boaters.

  No Name Pizza | Website | 5 Min Drive
No Name Pizza & Subs is owned and operated by Chris, John, and Zack Manousaridis. They’ve been in the area and serving the community since 1982. Chris and his brothers Zack and John, are known throughout Carteret County for their hard work and dedication to the community and to their customers. They have helped and watched the area grow from a small community to the beautiful area it is now.408 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC | Phone: (252) 728-4978


Royal James Cafe | Website | Walking Distance

Royal James Cafe is the oldest continually existing business in Beaufort’s historic district and has a local flavor all its own. With an early 1950s Formica, wood and neon look, this cafe and pool room draws an interesting mix of locals and tourists, families and singles. You’ll find regulation antique Brunswick pool tables, an Internet-connected juke box, video games and a flat-screen TV tuned to sports, weather or breaking news.

117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC | Phone: (252) 728-4573

Blue Moon Bistro | Website | Walking Distance

Casual dining in a fine historic setting in the heart of downtown Beaufort.

Chef Kyle Swain uses only fresh ingredients and works with as many local farmers and fishermen as possible. The practice of buying fresh and local is nothing new to him. Regardless of the economy or market, “quality will never be compromised.” Be prepared for a truly memorable meal.

Old Salt | Website | Walking Distance

Old Salt is a family restaurant committed to great local seafood and incredible service. Everything here is made fresh under the supervision of our wonderful chef Louis Lindic. There are a selection of dessert, lunch, and dinner specials made daily in addition to our regular menu. We also have a wonderful bar in our establishment where we will be happy to make drinks according to your specifications or our own wonderful recipes!

Queen Anne’s Revenge | Website | Walking Distance

Named in honor of Beaufort’s most infamous resident, we welcome you to our full service restaurant and bottle shop on the waterfront! Join us and enjoy our selection of over 400 craft beers and wines, fresh local seafood, fresh salads, and Dave’s Famous Pizza. Excellent sunset views of Taylor’s Creek from inside the restaurant or out on the deck.

Full service coffee shop and live music every weekend. Beer, Wine and Food Specials Daily.

Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill | Website | Walking Distance

We at Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill pride ourselves on providing our customers with a unique and pleasurable dining experience. We care about the good taste of our food as well as providing our customers with personal, hospitable service. We are proud to be part of this beautiful community and hope to always make your time with us enjoyable.

The Cedars Inn Restaurant | Website | Walking Distance

THE CEDARS remains a unique and charmingly beautiful historic Inn, perfect for romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, birthdays, receptions, business retreats, dinners, luncheons and other special events. Our personal attention in the tradition of the Old South will provide you with a memorable and very special stay by the sea. Chef Steve Smid’s cuisine is a blend of Southern classics with a coastal influence, using only the freshest local ingredients.

The Cru Wine Bar | Website | Walking Distance

The Cru Wine Bar offers all you could hope for at a combined wine store, wine bar and coffee shop. Free internet, Escazu’ artisan chocolates and coffee and tasty light fare, including pizzas, quesadillas, hot soups, sandwiches and more. We offer a large selection of quality wines and specialty beers to enjoy in our cozy bar or to take away. We are now offering a full liquor bar with daily drink specials and specialty cocktails.