Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria
Circa 81 also offers take-out and catering - just contact us for more details.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Truffle Honey Pork Belly
smoked gouda cheese grits, toasted benne, pea tendrils
Hot Crab Dip^
with parmesan flat bread
It was extremely slow service. Took a long time to get drinks, order taken, and a long time to get the check. We sat at the bar, however, there was no bartender manning the bar
Hi John, sorry to hear you were unhappy with the wait times. We're doing our very best to keep up with a high demand and the staff that we have available to work. We apologize for any wait you experienced and appreciate your patience and understanding. We do feel this is unusual for us. Our team takes great pride in offering great food and service. We'd love the opportunity to address your concerns directly and hope to have the opportunity to serve you another time. Thanks for your time!
awesome! great food, drinks and staff!
One of my favorite restaurants. I’ve always gotten wonderful food really fast. However this nite it was really slow and the waitress not really attentive. Otherwise the food is always worth coming back for
Hi Patti, thank you for sharing your feedback. We will certainly address this with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Thanks for your time.
Food and service was great. Will definitely return.
This place is AMAZING. From the moment we walked through the door, greeted with a smile. Our server was awesome, recommended some amazing dishes, and wine. The food itself was out of this world. We're tried to book again tonight but of course no chance - fully booked. But we will be back!
thanks so much!
I love this place! The traditional sangria is so good and refreshing. Got all my favorite small plates (Medjool dates, shrimp gambas, potato bravas) and tried the hot crab dip for the first time. All perfectly delicious! We will be back soon!!
Loved their salmon, cooked chips, bread service, and cheesecake! I highly recommend!
This food is amazing and the staff are wonderful. Highly recommended.
We be love this restaurant. Service is always excellent and we really enjoy the variety in the Tapas.
Fantastic experience. Thank you so much. We’ll be back.
I am giving a very mediocre review due to the fact that a delivery truck stopped in front of our table for four of us ladies that were having a nice leisurely lunch and never stopped the engine the owners would not ask them to move or come back and it ran like that for our entire meal ! very bad otherwise the food was good the service was pretty good and enjoyed our company but we couldn’t hear each other talk☹️
So sorry for the inconvenience! We definitely understand you concerns. Unfortunately, we have no control over when deliveries arrive and, right now, deliveries are extremely hard to come by due to COVID supply chain issues.
First time at this restaurant in several years. The Truffle Honey Pork Belly is one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. Staff were friendly, attentive. Price is extremely reasonable.
Continually impressed after numerous trips to Circa 81, food, service & ambiance with excellent specials keep us coming back trip after trip to Morehead City.
This is a great restaurant and unique for Carteret County. I highly recommend it!
Great atmosphere and service will be returning
Food was delicious and drinks were excellent!! Definitely going back!!
I'm not sure what I loved more the food or the drinks? Everything was delicious! Going back again on Friday!!
Love the tapas..Nice to have that option. Most restaurants are too loud. We were early and it wasn’t crowded. Also, at the time there was no annoying music being played,for which I thank you
Mallory did an amazing job. Food was exceptional as it always is!! Love, love love this place.
Thank you so much to our server Kira and all the wonderful staff at Circa81 for making our 1 year anniversary perfect! I loved the surf and turf tapa! All of the drinks were on point! Best place to celebrate any occasion, or any other random day. We love these guys!
Great Waiter, explained all the dishes. Delicious Tapas!
I came with a very high expectation based on reviews and recommendations and was a little disappointed. Not as much fresh seafood as I expected. I had the shrimp with grit cake which was OK but not memorable. My husband got the crab cake which again was par. We sent the brussel sprouts back because they were drenched in sauce and not crispy. The atmosphere and service were great. The food was OK.
Hi Ellen, thank you for sharing your concerns. We are so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit and the food didn't meet your expectations. The shrimp & grits and brussel sprouts are two of our most requested items so we hate to hear you didn't enjoy them. We are always happy to refund or replace anything for you. If you'd like to discuss anything directly please reach out to us via email. We appreciate your time and feedback.
Normally, Circa 81 is my favorite place to eat in Morehead City but today was disappointed. We were put at a high-top table though we asked for a standard table. Most importantly, the food was not hot and many of the hash browns were so black that they not good at all. A very disappointing brunch, though I will say the service was very good.
Hi Judy, we are so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. Our staff was unaware of your concerns and was also disappointed to hear you were unhappy. We can absolutely refund or replace any items. Please reach out directly to via email - we are happy to provide a refund or a gift certificate for a future visit. Thank you for your time and feedback.
Continues to be my favorite place to eat in Morehead City.
Great date night spot for special occasions!
As always Circa 81 was amazing! We always leave already planning our next trip back.
The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Our server and the whole team made us feel very comfortable and really took care of us. The food was so good that I wish I had seconds and thirds.
The salmon large plate is the BEST! Great selection of small plates and love love love the Traditional Sangria! Love this place!
Our dinner was amazing! The food was excellent, and the service was perfect. There's a reason Circa 81 is my favorite restaurant in Morehead City.
Great food and fantastic drinks! Perfect pacing in delivery of tapas to the table to allow maximum satisfaction.
first time and the food and atmosphere was amazing. The wait staff was super nice and really made the whole night very enjoyable.
we’d definitely go back.
must try the pork belly!
My husband and I first came to this restaurant seven years ago following our wedding. We have been returning every year, sometimes a few times a year, to celebrate our anniversary. Each year that we return, the atmosphere has remained the same. The food is fabulous, the service is outstanding, and the general feel of the restaurant is perfect. The tapas are amazing, the large plates are full of flavor, and the drinks are superb. We will always return so long as the building still stands.
It was wonderful to come back and visit a place that is always so good.
First visit. Amazing food, amazing, will be back for sure!
Always an amazing time. The waitresses here are world class!
great food and service. wish the brunch portion size was bigger
Very interesting menu items. Our choices were very good and we enjoyed the evenings food and service.
The food and service were both absolutely amazing, as always. One of our favorite places to eat.
The service was outstanding, and each dish was flavorful and savory.
Simply one of the best places to eat. Amazing food great service and great prices.
Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 648-8300.
Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria is rated 4.8 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.