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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Coastal North Carolina

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Coastal North Carolina? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1164)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Beaufort / Morehead City
About the restaurant
Clarke Merrell's (Circa 81 Executive Chef/Proprietor) goal is for Circa 81 to provide creative, quality, & delicious food in a beautiful setting. Offering small plates that are perfect for passing around the table in true tapas style, our dishes are meant to inspire and engage our diners. So, start a conversation, relax, and enjoy a fresh take on cuisine. Clarke developed Circa 81 in hopes that guests will try something new and different and truly have a dining experience. Circa 81 offers great wine and cocktails too, with more than 30 specialty drinks on our cocktaileria menu. Our menu also includes medium and large plate selections - delicious sandwiches, homemade soups, local seafood and fresh-made desserts.

Circa 81 also offers take-out and catering - just contact us for more details.

Top review
JohnJ
Dined 6 days ago
Been dining here for years. Never an issue with food, service, prices, anything. I DO recommend that if you're going for Sunday Brunch, make a reservation. Some Sundays are busier than others, so your mileage may vary.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (712)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Welcome and thank you for choosing The Melting Pot of Wilmington. We offer a very unique and interactive dining experience, with a heavy focus on personal service. Our Wait staff has been hand picked and extensively trained to have the ability to provide you, our guest, with nothing less than a "Perfect Night Out." Every visit will be hand tailored to fit your wants and needs during your fondue experience. We are a four-course full service restaurant. We offer a stunning variety of creamy, perfectly balanced cheeses that our servers hand craft table side for your dining pleasure. We have a selection of cold, crisp and fresh salads, paired with house made dressings. Our entrées are as beautiful as they are delicious. We offer a wide range of premium meats and seafoods with a variety of sophisticated marinades and sauces for dipping.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Lovely waitress, delicious food! We were completely stuffed when the meal was done. I definitely recommend this restaurant but reserve at least two hours for the “experience”.
A photo of Main & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern restaurant
4.9
4.9 (262)
$30 and under
Seafood
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Seafood Restaurant in Winterville, North Carolina. Main & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern offers an amazing menu with the service to match. We hope you join us soon.
Top review
OM1979
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Great experience! Food and service was excellent. We will return!
A photo of Montero's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (201)
$30 and under
American
Edenton
About the restaurant
A life long dream of Karin and Andy Montero, this 1904 home has been transformed into
Elizabeth City's premier location to "Meet. Eat. Celebrate." With our guests in mind,
Montero's is committed to providing a complete "Restaurant Experience"...exceptional service,
creative cuisine and a casual atmosphere. Our staff possesses the same passion and desire for
this restaurant that we do and we hope you will as well!

Top review
NC2023
Dined 3 days ago
The food and the service was very good. The food was delicious. The staff was extremely polite and friendly. This was the first time at the restaurant will definitely will be returning.
A photo of NC Coast Grill & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (341)
$30 and under
Seafood
Duck
About the restaurant
NC Coast Grill & Bar, a new waterfront restaurant in Duck, NC, offers impressive Currituck Sound and sunset views as well as boat dockage and outdoor dining right on the Duck boardwalk. But we’re so much more than a pretty place to eat. If you’re looking for an Outer Banks restaurant that’s low-key, modern, fresh and fun, with an eclectic, chef-driven menu, craft beers and creative cocktails, this is the Duck, NC, restaurant for you.

NC Coast’s open kitchen, snazzy concrete bar and upscale coastal decor create a vibrant, hip atmosphere for gathering with family and friends over drinks, snacks, shareable plates and meals right at the water’s edge.

Top review
StephanieD
Dined on Mar 28, 2024
Great food and service! Luke (our server) was outstanding. We will most definitely be returning.
A photo of King Neptune Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (269)
$30 and under
Seafood
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
King Neptune is now offering fresh, local seafood as well as variations of pork, beef, and poultry dishes. There are several salad options as well. Our chefs, John Anderson and Nick Chavez, have a very creative way of combining ingredients to create the most tasteful and delicious meals for our guests.

Top review
barb
Dined 2 days ago
We can always bring guests and friends to Neptunes and expect the very best. The food and service are perfection! Thank you!
A photo of Lucca Italian Chophouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (893)
$30 and under
Italian
Shallotte
About the restaurant
Lucca Italian Chop House is famous for its USDA steaks , hand made pastas,award wining wine list and personal service. Our restaurant serves more than just pizza and smiles. We have diverse lunch and dinner menus that includes homemade soups, salads, Italian dinners, fresh seafood,house made pasta,calzones,strombolis, tantalizing sandwiches and great appetizers!

Top review
TDPLAB
Dined 5 days ago
Took my in-laws & my husband for his birthday dinner! Everything was over the top lovely! From the round of champagne when we first sat down, to the gorgeous bottle of Cabernet to the dessert board they brought us with a variety of homemade desserts! Homemade pasta are a weakness and they definitely did not disappoint! Kudos to our server Allison for never making us feel rushed and for several staff members checking on us and send my hubby bday wishes! Well done staff!
A photo of The Boundary House Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2986)
$30 and under
Southern
Calabash
About the restaurant
The Boundary House Restaurant serves up some of the finest food from the highest quality ingredients available. All of our items are made fresh to order and our dressings and desserts are prepared in house.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food is always good but during their busy season, you may have to wait a bit longer. Not a problem though.
A photo of Riverside Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (161)
$30 and under
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
At Riverside Kitchen & Bar, we specialize in New American Fusion cuisine, providing a sophisticated casual dining experience that strikes the perfect balance between upscale casual and relaxed comfort.

Our eclectic menu caters to diverse tastes, offering everything from indulgent
mac 'n' cheese to succulent short rib. We take great pride in using only the finest locally sourced ingredients to create a memorable culinary journey for our guests. Our chefs expertly fuse traditional American flavors with contemporary techniques, resulting in a menu that boasts both classic comfort dishes and innovative creations.

We offer a versatile menu that has something for everyone, including fresh salads, artisanal flatbreads, and mouthwatering sandwiches, in addition to our elegant entrées. Whether you're joining us for a casual lunch, a celebratory dinner, or a special event, we promise an unforgettable dining experience in a stylish yet relaxed setting at Riverside Kitchen & Bar.

Top review
Jimbovip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
After a day of rain, we decided to go to our other local favorite Riverside Kitchen We had our favorite server, Grace! Crab dip and drinks to start and an unusual special here! My wife got the special meatloaf with potatoes and I chose Meatloaf with rice! The servings were generous and we finished with Chocolate Torte!
A photo of Flying Machine Oyster Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (112)
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Harbor Island on Wrightsville Beach, Flying Machine Brewing Oyster Bar focuses on serving fresh oysters in creative ways showcasing local mariculture alongside Southern-inspired cuisine, craft cocktails, and Wilmington's award-winning Flying Machine Brewing Company beer. Join us inside or sit at our patio area overlooking the Loop!
Top review
BettyB
Dined 5 days ago
Great oysters and superb service. Delicious beers!
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