Just spent a few days in Eastern North Carolina. Stopped by The Boiler Room and The Chef and the Farmer to and from, and it was fun. The Boiler Room was great (as advertised) for beer, oysters, and burgers. My oysters were fantastic and we also enjoyed the butter bean burger and the shrimp burger. Dinner at The Chef and the Farmer was delicious, and it was fun talking to Chef Vivian.
Best meal at the beach was by far at City Kitchen in Beaufort. It's a beautiful spot and the food was great. Friendly service, and the chef even came out when my daughter requested the recipe for the caesar salad dressing.
On Emerald Isle the Village Market was a hit for lunch. Great soups and sandwiches.
I was pleased with Capt. Willis Seafood for fresh shrimp, and the day I went I bought Triggerfish, which had been caught that morning. Delicious. Friendly staff.
Went to El's drive-in in Morehead City for the shrimp burger. Not life changing but good. The hushpuppies were really really good.