''This will mark the 11th year my family and I have vacationed in EI, NC. Flipperz is the most kid-friendly restaurant we've found (and with 3 under the age of 10, we've done our research.) The fun decor reminds us that we're vacationing at the beach (check out the restrooms!), the service is fast and fantastic, and the food is just fine. Price is so reasonable you don't notice you're dining out. Seating is limited so go early- it's worth it!...''
''Moved to the Crystal Coast about 3 years ago and for whatever reason never checked our Rucker John's. I did however hear that the food was great. So I thought it would be a great place to take my brother and his wife when they came to town. Our party of four all ordered different meals and nothing about it was special, more the same old prepackaged stuff you can get anywhere. I wouldn't waste your time on a ''special'' night out but might be a good place for a quick lunch....''
3 ReviewsMichaelangelo's Pizza & Subs 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 315 W.B. McLean Boulevard, Cape Carteret, NC 28584 1010 W Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 660 W Corbett Avenue, Swansboro, NC 28584
''This is the best Pizza between Swansboro and Atlantic Beach. Provides 2 meals a week to our houseful annually. It's BIG NY style. Not for the health conscious but that's what makes it great!...''
''My husband and I and our two small children ate here on 1/18/08. We waited 15 minutes for a table since the place is small but figured it must be good since it was full. WRONG. The waitress was nice and attentive but the seafood was awful. My husband's fried shrimp tasted like chlorine and my catfish was along the lines of something bagged in the frozen section of the supermarket. The kids enjoyed their burgers/chicken fingers and fries but we paid adult prices(no kid's meals) and got huge po...''
2 ReviewsShark Shack 100 S Durham Avenue, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
''Great atmosphere. The food is really good but some things can be a little pricey for fast food. Good food, live music, and beer - can't ask for much else!...''
''We live in the area. This is a delicious restaurant, especially for breakfast or lunch. There are plenty of specials that even include homemade dessert...for around 5.00-6.00 for lunch and around 12.00 for dinner (that's for a steak). WONDERFUL food if you just want a small home town place to eat! One of our favorites!...''
2 ReviewsMike's Place 8302 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
''Haven't been there since 06 but it's the best breakfast in town. Looking forward to a visit in 08...''
''First timt in my life I loved or hated a place enouh to go online and write a review and I hated it. Don't know what the others found at this house with rotting floors but I found a horible crab claw pasta special and my husband got a $30 petite filet with white sauce and canned crab meat. I won't go back. If you chose this place expect around $100 tab for two at a place no better than Chili's. I undersand the area doesn't have much selection but this is no better and carries a big price. The de...''
''My family has vacationed in EI, NC for 10+ years. We will NEVER forget 2003. Our ''farewell dinner'' was at the Clamdigger. My sister-in-law had the Chicken Parm. Took 1.5 hours to bring out the food, service was horrible, bill was $120.00 for 4 adults, 1 child (no drinks- we're driving home.) By the time we returned to our rental, my SIL was puking. We called the restaurant, and they said, ''You can't prove it was us.'' Classy! We moan at the memory each year as we drive past this horrible plac...''
''Near top of the list for worst dining experience ever!
Food was lukewarm, not seasoned. (We were advised after meal was delivered, that seasoning must be requested).Soup was served after meal delivered. Complained about meal; sent back and ordered different item. Was charged full price for both entres.
After complaining, owner reduced price by a dollar.
The next trip to the area, the only way I would return to this restaurant, would be if I were hog tied and unconscious....''
''The wraps are great! Glad to see Harkers Island now has more options for dining. Service was good and I liked the bright atmosphere. I also liked that I could stop by and pick-up a lunch to take with me to Lookout. I was told that if I called in I could dock my boat at Barbours Marina and they would deliver the box lunch to me. Sounds like something I will do the next time I am out boating....''
2 ReviewsCaptain AJ's 208 E Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
''Worst buffet I have ever had and we ate there twice. First time was four years ago and I thought well maybe it's gotten better. Nope! Same decor, tables, chairs, carpet and worst of all... the food.
The chairs are sticky, why we stayed I don't know. Crab legs are extra and since I am not that crazy about them and my husband doesn't eat them, we didn't order them. The food is just awful and the desserts Ugh! Canned peaches, dry looking brownies and cake that had seen better days. Didn't eat...''
''I read some reviews online about this place and heard a lot about the fritters, so my family and I decided to check it out. DON'T order the fritters unless you like over sugared fried fruit. Although I did enjoy the omelet, and the prices were fair....''
''A few years ago, my family stayed here, we were driving around, and found it. The rooms really need fixed up and modernized badly. But, it was clean, and the service was excellent. The staff were friendly, and made the entire stay so enjoyable. The restaraunt is awesome. We didn't leave the whole week we were there. We are definetly coming back soon. This motel is very difficult to find on the web though....''
''We, a group of 8, ate there on 8-10-07 about 7:00 pm. We waited about 15 mins to be seated which was great. The waiter Larry came and took out drink order, and brought us hush puppies. It then took 25 mins to bring drinks. We all ordered, from flounder to oysters. The food arrived and was luke warm as if it had been under a warmer for hours. All in all we agree that the sea food was more like Mrs. Paul's. Especially the flounder. When you are paying about $20 per plate you expect a little mo...''
''Great Mediterranean and Mexican fare for a great price! Take out or dine in. Delicious hummus, cauliflower patties, falafel, foul, baklava, burritos, and more. A great alternative the ''the usual'' take out. The service is excellent, too!...''
1 ReviewNew York Deli 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
''We've been going to NYDeli for four years, and it's time fo the owners to redo the interior, and update the menu. The existing menu is good, but needs to be ''kicked up a notch''. Maybe some panini sandwiches. The redskin potato salad is excellent. Jerry, the owner who takes the orders and mans the cash register has plenty of attitude--we call him the ''sandwich Nazi''....''
1 ReviewMcDonald's 5167 US Highway 70 W, Morehead City, NC 28557 311 W Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 100 Manatee Street, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
''This McDonald's has the WORST service of any McDonald's I have ever been to. It doesn't matter when you go, you can be sure you'll be waiting a long time for your ''fast food.'' I avoid this McDonald's like the plague. It takes less time to go inside the McDonald's in Wal-mart than it does to wait at this place....''
''We have been visiting a few times a year for a few years now and it has always been just great. We always eat inside. big crowd or small. Everything is well presented and worth the wait. Very nice folks too....''
''This is a fun place to eat cheeseburgers, chili, etc. The staff is the best! More than likely, they will remember you on your 2nd trip and also what you like to drink. This is definitely a favorite with the locals!...''
1 ReviewEl's Drive-In 3706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
''If you want to experience the old days today, stop by Els. I had my 1st experience 30 yrs ago and will still drive to the Atlantic Beach end of the Island just so my 8 year old and her dad can stop at Els. The Seagulls are always there for their meal and the food is AWESOME. Still true to its roots, never changed for the tourist! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!1...''