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8921 Crew Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-1927
+1 252-424-8400
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (65 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8921 Crew Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-1927
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Reviewed today

the food not only tastes delicious, the presentation is top notch! And catch a sunset at the rooftop bar!

Thank Georgia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food quality and taste is undescribable. You can definitely see that the head chef takes pride in what comes out of his kitchen to be served to each patron. The food is delicious and fresh. The atmosphere is very relaxing and pristine. The drinks...More

Thank ibstangnit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caribsea offers an upscale experience for diners in Emerald Isle on the Crystal Coast of NC. The menu features "locally sourced" seafood, and food is prepared by top-shelf chefs. Lunch is especially nice, with affordable pricing and vegetarian options. The service is always warm and...More

Thank bedbugking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First I must say our son got married on Emerald Isle only two weeks after Florence hit. We lost our venue on Atlantic beach and we were blessed to find a venue on Emerald Isle. Thirteen of us went to the Caribsea and while it...More

Thank colombiajan
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I read most of the reviews. Some reviews were mixed...but I had to try for myself. I am pleased to report that my wife and I had a wonderful dinner on Oct 5. Our waiter was excellent, upbeat, and had a smile. We thought our...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at the Caribsea. We found the food to be fresh and well prepared to our liking. The service was very good and attentive to our needs.

Thank John W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Went with a party of 5 family members to kick off our reunion, and everyone agrees. The bread rolls to start just melt - so good! We tried 5 different specialty cocktails, and all were both unique and tasty. We ordered small plate crab cakes...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

First visit here for a friend's birthday. We sat at the bar which was fun because it was like dinner and a show watching the two bartenders make drinks. We ordered a wedge salad to share (which was delicious) and they split it onto two...More

Thank Jodi F
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Tonight we visited Caribsea for the fourth time this summer ... As usual, the food was excellent; however, this time we sat next to a table of five which was EXCEEDINGLY LOUD ... This rude behavior went on and on until we finally left ......More

Thank Buckeye0934
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived right when they opened on a Friday night and were seated immediately, without a reservation. Service was prompt and the food came out quickly. Portions are small and prices are high. The menu is limited but there are enough options for everyone to...More

Thank Molly C
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Sara M
23 September 2018|
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Response from eltjrnc | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed. Nice place to hang out. Good view of the bridge
2 September 2017|
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Response from EllenHolmes67 | Reviewed this property |
They do not sell any New York strip. However they probably have one of the best burgers you'll ever eat in your life. Plus they have an extensive gluten-free menu. Never mind the quality of their Seafood. Patrick Hogan, the... More
Virg C
3 July 2017|
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Response from MsSCMomof4 | Reviewed this property |
Not a lot of menu choices but everything is great. My kids who are very picky and usually opt for chicken nuggets were forced to order burgers with a bacon compote, salad, and one had a crab wrap. They all loved it, which is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8921 Crew Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-1927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-424-8400
  • E-mail
Upscale seafood restaurant utilizing modern cooking techniques, practicing safe sustainable seafood and farm to table produce. Catering events & weddings.
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