Restaurants

Top Choice Southern US in Wilmington

PinPoint

Declared by Southern Living magazine as one of the South's best new restaurants in 2016 – and they weren't lyin'! Chef Dean Neff was Hugh Acheson’s kitchen compadre in Athens, Georgia's excellent Five & Ten, and…
Top Choice Mexican in Ocracoke Island

Eduardo's Taco Stand

There's a long list of tacos, burritos and fresh and spicy salsas at this little taco stand that could. If you're over fried clams and crab cakes, dishes such as prime-rib-eye tacos with salsa de xoconostle really h…
Top Choice Seafood in Outer Banks

Kill Devil Grill

Yowza, this place is good. It's also historic – the entrance is a 1939 diner that's listed in the national registry of historic places. Pub grub and seafood arrive with tasty flair, and portions are generous. Check …
Top Choice Seafood in Outer Banks

Blue Moon Beach Grill

Would it be wrong to write an ode to a side of french fries? Because Lord almighty, the lightly spiced fries at this casual hot spot are the stuff of sonnets and monologues. And we haven't even mentioned the BLT wit…
American in Outer Banks

Oceanas Bistro

A good-time local's haunt open year-round, Oceanas' bistro will win you over with friendly servers and a pretty damn excellent menu that includes an outstanding crab-cake sandwich and some insanely good-looking 'gri…
Modern American in Beaufort

Beaufort Grocery

You'd never guess by the simple, unassuming nature of the decor, but chef Charles Park is a James Beard winner and the food shines, whether that be smoked sea-salt tuna with chili yogurt, duck two ways with sweet-po…
Breakfast in Ocracoke Island

Pony Island Restaurant

Filling local bellies with a wealth of American breakfast fare since 1959, Pony Island is the spot to start your morning on Ocracoke in season. Pancakes, eggs any style, French toast – there's nothing particularly i…
Burgers in Wilmington

Fork 'N' Cork

The kitchen's not afraid of kicky and decadent flavors at the hip Fork 'N' Cork, a former food truck that has cleaned up real nice. Juicy burgers such as the Hot Mess – with bacon, jalapeños, grilled onions, and blu…
Seafood in Outer Banks

Tortugas' Lie

The interior isn't dressed to impress – surfboards, license plates – but who cares? The reliably good seafood, burritos and burgers go down well with the beer. And kids will be perfectly fine. Guy Fieri stopped by i…
Mexican in Wilmington

Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn

The burritos are big and tasty at Flaming Amy's, a scrappy barn filled with kitschy decor from Elvis to Route 66. Burritos include the Philly Phatboy, the Thai Mee Up and the jalapeño-and-pepper-loaded Flaming Amy. …