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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“Beaufort Grocery has an amazing prepared foods market with three kinds of lasagna and other delicious foods, plus sandwiches and salads. Stop by and stock up! Casseroles, chicken pot pie, country ham sweet potato biscuits and more! Located in the new Beau Coast Subdivision just down the street from our cottage. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“History of Blackbeard the Pirate's pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, that was discovered off the Beaufort Inlet”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great local spot for drinks. They have a great patio area and have bands on the weekend.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“The museum is free (or donation) with many interesting exhibits appropriate for adults and children. We include it when we visit the shops and eat out at one of the waterfront restaurants.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great coffee shop and wine bar with a beautiful full bar as well. We really like Thursday night trivia. They feature good food and occasional bands as well.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“We've eaten lunch here and enjoyed a wonderful meal on New Year's Eve. Every visit is rich in Southern hospitality and wonderful eats.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Some of the best food I've ever had. Great atmosphere. Love this place. Excellent Martini's.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
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“One of a very few restaurants specializing in fresh local caught sea food. And the view is right on the Beaufort waterfront.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Dock House is a local favorite sitting right on the ICW with great views. Known for a great brunch in the morning with a relaxed atmosphere, bring your friends, your kids, even your pets. Evenings this is a great spot to grab a drink and listen to live music with some flovor.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Opens early and has a large and affordable breakfast menu to include omelettes. Get there early for good parking and seating. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Waterfront with beautiful decor and an AMAZING rooftop deck! Indoor and outdoor dining on ground level too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Tour some of Beaufort's earliest homes, the old courthouse, apothecary shop and jail. Take a double decker bus tour of Beaufort. Visit the art gallery, herb garden, check out special events. My grandparents and uncle were among the handful of people who founded the BHA in the 1960's. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing food, wonderful views, our favorite and best restaurant on Crystal Coast. Hours vary based on season, may close during winter. Reservations recommended. $$-$$$”
  • 9 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“We love the evening cruise. The captain is a wonderful guide sharing local lore along with the beautiful treasures The waters of Beaufort has to offer. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Closest grocery store. Nice folks. Known for the excellent meat department.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Tour Carrot Island, right across the creek from downtown Beaufort. See even more horses!!”
  • 7 locals recommend