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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“It has the best food and atmosphere in town, however there is always a wait- everyone both locals and visitors agree it is worth it! Get there an hour before you plan on eating....”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Only grocery store on this end of the island. It is clean, well stocked and well managed.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Usually has a about 4 movies playing at a time. Next door to an ice-cream spot.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great outdoor seating and really good seafood menu. Beach side overlooking the ocean.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Buy One Get One Free Entrees on Monday and Tuesday. Reservation highly recommended on those nights.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pizza in the main shopping plaza in Atlantic Beach. They do NOT deliver to Pine Knoll Shores unless you use a food delivery service like DoorDash.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious Italian fusion food, large outside deck, great beach side location, large bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At the end of the pier, there is a small outdoor bar, The Barnacle. So unique!”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place is FANTASTIC!! Shrimp burgers and shrimp tacos are to die for...hamburgers are also very good!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a 5 min walk across the street. Open Air Ocean Front Bar is a nice evening out. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You scream, I scream we all scream for Ice cream! Plus its just next door!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious seafood, salads and steaks. Located in the Food Lion shopping center as a stand alone building. Reservations may be necessary during the peak season.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best breakfast by far worth the wait and fast service and affordable! Great staff! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great outdoor seating with fireplace. Light food available. Inside seating also available. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“It has the best food and atmosphere in town, however there is always a wait- everyone both locals and visitors agree it is worth it! Get there an hour before you plan on eating....”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great outdoor seating and really good seafood menu. Beach side overlooking the ocean.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Buy One Get One Free Entrees on Monday and Tuesday. Reservation highly recommended on those nights.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious Italian fusion food, large outside deck, great beach side location, large bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pizza in the main shopping plaza in Atlantic Beach. They do NOT deliver to Pine Knoll Shores unless you use a food delivery service like DoorDash.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At the end of the pier, there is a small outdoor bar, The Barnacle. So unique!”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place is FANTASTIC!! Shrimp burgers and shrimp tacos are to die for...hamburgers are also very good!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a 5 min walk across the street. Open Air Ocean Front Bar is a nice evening out. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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