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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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“Try the crab dip and crossiants!! They are always amazing!! The view is beautiful and makes for a great back drop. Usually there are plenty of turtles gathered below in the water waiting for you to toss it some dinner! Kids and adults will love this place!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Want to fish. Check out this place. flexible rates and restaurant on premises just next door.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best rooftop bar on the island! Go have a rooftop cocktail then head down to eat some of the best food served anywhere!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Water Park
“When we have a bunch of kids with us, this is where we go. You are not a local unless you worked here during the summer.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“After the kids go to bed, head to Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar for a delicious cocktail and scrumptious seafood.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“breakfast, lunch and dinner. country cooking with a beach/contemporary flare. relaxed and comfortable”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
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“This is my favorite all around restaurant at Emerald Isle. It is clean. Service is good. Food is great. We always call it in and bring it home to eat. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is a place young and older love to visit. You must be 21 but it is the islands bar! Outside is a Tiki type patio with cornhole and music. Inside they have a band on weekends. Great staff and the locals bar for sure. Go out and meet some of the greatest islanders around.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Open from 7am to 3pm daily. Great for a quick breakfast after an early morning walk at The Point. Handcrafted sandwiches, food, beer and wine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pizza. Call ahead and pick up. Located just over EI bridge and first street on right. $-$$”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Wear your dancing shoes! This is a great place to hear some beach music and dance the night away. Not a dancer? Still, this is a fun place to grab a drink and watch the locals shag.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beer Shop
“Home brew type bar on tap. Beer and wine only. Pet friendly and a local fan favorite.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food, and good atmosphere. Drinks are excellent! There is outdoor dining available when the weather is right. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great book store, movie theater, candy/toy store, wonderful shoe store and beach clothing plus grocery, ABC Store and restaurants”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Cool park. pier out to the Bogue Sound, Disc Golf course, walking trails. Just next door to our Cape Emerald community - walking access from 2 blocks over, or drive over and park.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Try the crab dip and crossiants!! They are always amazing!! The view is beautiful and makes for a great back drop. Usually there are plenty of turtles gathered below in the water waiting for you to toss it some dinner! Kids and adults will love this place!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best rooftop bar on the island! Go have a rooftop cocktail then head down to eat some of the best food served anywhere!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“After the kids go to bed, head to Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar for a delicious cocktail and scrumptious seafood.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“breakfast, lunch and dinner. country cooking with a beach/contemporary flare. relaxed and comfortable”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“This is my favorite all around restaurant at Emerald Isle. It is clean. Service is good. Food is great. We always call it in and bring it home to eat. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Open from 7am to 3pm daily. Great for a quick breakfast after an early morning walk at The Point. Handcrafted sandwiches, food, beer and wine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pizza. Call ahead and pick up. Located just over EI bridge and first street on right. $-$$”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beer Shop
“Home brew type bar on tap. Beer and wine only. Pet friendly and a local fan favorite.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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