Dig In at the Best Emerald Isle Restaurants

A vacation home from Sun-Surf Realty is the perfect way to enjoy the comforts of home while surrounding yourself with the beauty of the Crystal Coast. Whether you are visiting with friends or family, staying at one of our rentals will put you close to the sights and attractions that draw visitors to Emerald Isle and the Southern Outer Banks. Enjoy the North Carolina sunshine on a golf outing or exploring the coast on a boat rental. During your stay, take a break from cooking and dine at some of the best restaurants in Emerald Isle.

The 5 Best Restaurants around Emerald Isle

Whether you’re craving seafood, Italian, or a burger and fries, there is something to satisfy your cravings.

Caribsea Restaurant

Caribsea is known for its unique seasonal dishes, so the menu is frequently updated. This Emerald Isle spot is known for locally sourced seafood, signature cocktails, and fantastic steak.


Family-owned RuckerJohns opened its Emerald Isle location in 1988 and has been serving up delicious plates since. The diverse menu has everything from flatbreads to burgers to seafood dishes.

Surf’s Up Grill & Bar

Watch the waves roll in while enjoying a tasty meal at Surf’s Up Bar & Grill. Located at the Bogue Inlet Pier, this locally owned restaurant is known for drink specials that pair perfectly with the delicious menu options.

The Trading Post

Dine on scrumptious southern cuisine at The Trading Post. Since opening in 2016, this restaurant has been plating up southern hospitality and delicious food like fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and shrimp-n-grits.

Lazzara Pizza & Subs

Enjoy the pizza created with dough made fresh daily and quality ingredients from Lazzara Pizza & Subs. Browse the menu for a variety of pizza as well as hot and cold subs, salads, and strombolis.

Try Something New during a North Carolina Getaway

There is no shortage of new things to try when you visit Emerald Isle, from delicious restaurants to thrilling adventures. You’ll be able to relax and unwind in comfort with a vacation rental from Sun-Surf Realty. After a day of exploring, spend time with the ones you love enjoying a movie night. Start and end your days watching the sunrise and set from your rental. Make the views even more magical by booking an oceanfront accommodation. To learn which Emerald Isle rental fits your needs, wishes, and budget best, call 800-553-7873.

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