These are the best seafood restaurants in Carteret County


Clams with guajillo chiles and chorizo, a recipe by chef Luke Maguire of Amos Mosquito's restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

Whether you're craving shrimp and grits, creamy crab dip, steamed oysters or bowl of steaming clam chowder, you'll find all your favorite at these restaurants that serve North Carolina seafood in Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach and Harkers Island.

This list was compiled by Carteret Catch, one of our regional Catch groups that tell you where to find local seafood up and down the N.C. coast, including a few Swansboro restaurants in neighboring Onslow County.

Delectable dishes include cast-iron-seared crab cakes with Dijon honey glaze at Aqua in Beaufort. Grilled tuna and shrimp come with chimichurri aioli at Amos Mosquito's in Atlantic Beach. Classic fried seafood platters are the specialty at Southern Salt on the Morehead City waterfront.

Check out Carteret Catch's website to see the whole list of seafood restaurants in Carteret County. Explore the site to find seafood markets and find out what seafood is in season. 

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