''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....''
''Superb Place with nice atmosphere, very clean with tasty food. Job well done by owners who daily show how hard they are trying to please each and every customer. My steak was delicious and the desserts are amazing. I'm not a drinker, so can not comment at all about the wine list....''
''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!...''
''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...''
''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...''
''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....''
''My husband is a Marine stationed at Cherry Point, NC. We eat here occasionally. Our favorite is the Crap Dip. The prices are a bit steep for the food that is served, and on occasion I have had slow service. However, comparing to other restaurants nearby, it is decent. (Psstt.. if you like Mexican, eat at El Zarape instead...unless seafood is really what you desire.)...''
''Thank you Ballyhoo's for opening in E.I. We go every chance we get when down at our summer home on E.I. This is by far the best restaurant to open in this location. The food and atmosphere is great. Keep up the good work and Everyone will keep returning....''
''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....''
''We've been coming to Atlantic Beach for 4 years. Amos's is one of our favorite activities. The ''Mosquito'' atmosphere is unique and fun. The food is exceptional!! I rarely order an entree off the menu because the specials sound so good...and they taste wonderful! My husband has ordered off the menu and loves that too. Thursday night is Sushi. This is one of our favorite nights.Sandy is the manager. His wife is the chef. She is always coming up with new recipes. Desserts are good too.They hav...''
11 ReviewsGourmet Cafe 99 Church Street, Swansboro, NC 28584
''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....''
''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...''
''My husband and I eat here often when we are at our second home in EI. We stumbled upon it about 3 years ago, and decided to give it a try when we heard the owners wer originally from the NY/NJ area. The food has always been awesome. From hamburgers and appetizers to very gourmet specials. It really cannot be beat. We went by last week and found that they were repaitning the interior and putting in a full service bar. We are so excited as now we can enjoy a martini with our meal. I hated p...''
10 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 husband and i used to go to this rest.40 years ago it would be the hilight of the month.being he was a marine at cherry pt. back then.and it would take us that long to save the money to go but the food was the best. they used to have a guest book to sign i am going back with my family this summer to revisit ole memeries and good sea food...''
''I have to say that I really loved this place and they were excellent all around. Food, service, atmosphere. I am very picky when it comes to my meal and the service and I will go back. Some of these negative comments I find to be untrue that others have wrote. I have been back several times and I love it and they are my first choice if I can get in for dinner. Waitresses are professional and prompt....''
9 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...''
''A down-home bar/eatery with the best location (waterfront) and people-watching in Beaufort, it is always on our list of places to go while visiting Eastern NC. Staff are very pleasant, and the kitchen puts out some yummy but not fancyschmancy meals and snacks. Usually a good band on the dockside deck in the evenings. We saw local favs Infectious Blues Blues and the whole waterfront was jumping. The Dockhouse IS Beaufort....''
''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!...''
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