''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!...''
''Bad food, bad service and it is a mess. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Save your money....''
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...''
''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...''
''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...''
''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 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...''
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!...''
''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....''
''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!...''
''When first entering you will find the decor pleasant and the environment friendly. We were placed in extremely close proximity to other diners (close enough to hear their conversations.) We were told about a grouper special with bur blanc sauce over asparagus that sounded amazing, so my wife and I ordered it. The two plates (bowl type things) arrived large enough to feed two per plate. The fish was overcooked and the sauce was separating. It was served on 2 spears of asparagus and nothing had ta...''
''great chinese food for North Carolina. The dumplings are good relative to almost any other place I've had anywhere further east of Raleigh and the rice isn't overly soft like it's been steaming in a hot pot for a few hours too long - tends to happen at too many places. The lemon chicken is pretty good too. It's a strip mall place that seems to be employed by the usual asian family complete with cute asian kids wheeling around while the family does their business. Definitely no ambiance or win...''
''We visit here every yr & look forward to it. Crab cakes are sumptuous lump cakes. Daily seafood specials are great. The waitstaff always friendly & attentive. Not real big inside, but nice simple, soothing decor. Can't wait to go back!...''
''There is no better place for lunch. The service is fast and friendly and the food is made to order. Choose your own ingredients or try one of their creative sandwiches. The desserts will please any sweet tooth - ummmm...''
''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....''
''We used to dine at the Gourmet Cafe regularly until they changed their menu. Most of the pasta dishes were removed. I was so disappointed at how many of the dishes were changed that I actually didn't find anything I wanted to order. I ended up getting something I normally wouldn't have ordered. The dish was very good; however, I probably won't be back because I miss the seafood pasta dishes. Best of luck to the restaurant....''
''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....''
''The last 2 visits to Emerald grill I ordered Hot wings and they had ran out. I ordered a cheeseburger to go with fries and soda. The owner/cook took my money and proceeded to go back and prepare my food without even washing his hands. I walked out without getting my food....''
''We live in the area! This is a wonderful place. If you visit at just the right time, the kids (or you!) can watch the staff make HOMEMADE fudge! It is very neat. They offer a variety of flavors. My favorite is the Chocolate Peanut Butter. Go visit!...''