Culinary Tour of Emerald Isle: Where to Find the Best Local Dishes

What is a beach vacation without a heavy dose of refreshing drinks and fresh, mouthwatering cuisine? The Emerald Isle dining scene is packed full of eateries that offer precisely that! A culinary tour of Emerald Isle will reveal some of the best dishes you’ve ever tasted, from seafood to southern comfort food! With so many options and some of the best seaside eateries on the Crystal Coast, every dish you savor on Emerald Isle will be one to remember. 

Don’t stop there! The island has so much more to offer. Browse our Things to Do Page to get started planning your beach getaway. Our expert tips will direct you to the best places to eat, drink, and play from a local’s perspective. 

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Where to Delight Your Tastebuds on Your Culinary Tour of Emerald Isle 

Local Seafood Eateries   

No culinary tour Emerald is complete without a fresh, locally sourced seafood dish! Whether you’ve been craving oysters, shrimp, scallops, or wild Atlantic-caught fish, all your favorite seafood dishes are on the lunch and dinner menus at the best seafood restaurants on the Crystal Coast! 

 Southern Comforts

Although you might think seafood is Emerald Isle’s only culinary expertise, our southern comfort food will ensure you always return! You’ll find dining rooms that use only the best local ingredients to prepare their culinary masterpieces all over the city. So, when you need a little pick me up after a long day of lounging in the sand, treat yourself to any of these southern-style restaurants:   

Food & Live Entertainment

If you’re searching for a place that features live music while you enjoy a tasty meal, Emerald Isle is the place for you! With no shortage of delicious meals and tunes from local artists, you’re sure to find a new favorite meal and a new favorite song to go with it at any of these fantastic Emerald Isle restaurants:   

  • Gaffer’s  
  • Island Time Tavern  
  • Flipperz Family Bar & Grill 

Try Your Hand at Your Favorite Dishes in a Spinnaker’s Reach Home

Book your stay in the heart of everything Emerald Isle has to offer! Not only will you be centrally located to all the eateries listed above, but you’ll also have easy access to the beach, pools, parks, and island attractions! You couldn’t be in a better place when you book your stay with Spinnaker’s Reach. There are so many things to do that you’ll want to experience. 

Browse our vast selection of Emerald Isle vacation rentals to discover the perfect vacation home for your crew. Our selection of homes appeals to a variety of group sizes, as well as budgets. Whether you’re looking for an ocean view or a pet-friendly rental, we’ll provide the perfect setting for your Crystal Coast getaway.  

Browse our properties and get started planning the vacation of a lifetime!