Restaurants in the Atlantic Beach NC Area

Amos Mosquito’s, located on the western side of the island, has been serving the area since 1999. They specialize in local dishes, and boast two fresh catches each evening on their menu. Fishing nets and driftwood line the interior walls, created a truly authentic coastal dining experience. Known colloquially as “Skeeter’s,” Amos Mosquito’s also offers an incredible sushi selection, as well as hand-made desserts, dressings and sauces, and an extensive wine bar. Try challenging your hunger with their most-intimidating meal, The Big Bad Skeeter.
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Immediately upon crossing the bridge into Atlantic Beach, visitors will see the Channel Marker restaurant sitting prominently over the Bogue Sound. From dozens of seafood specialties like steamed snow crab and fresh flounder, to alternative fare such as rib eye steaks for the “landlubbers,” their gourmet delicacies bring guests from across the Crystal Coast. Boasting the largest outside seating area in the entire region, Channel Marker has an expansive waterfront deck that easily seats scores of patrons front-row to an unforgettable dining experience. Live music is often featured on this deck, a treat very few restaurants in the area offer.
Need a break from all the seafood? El Zarape has over the years become the areas favorite Mexican restaurant. Its recently-remodeled location on the Atlantic Beach Causeway serves the community with dozens of authentic Mexican dishes – choose from the area’s finest tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and much more. El Zarape is also a preferred destination for drinks, with an extensive selection. Enjoy the Atlantic sunset with a margarita!

Recommended Activities

One of the few boats permitted by the Cape Lookout National Seashore to take you to any part of the National Park, charter a trip with Lookout Adventures and spend a day exploring one of the most beautiful parts of NC’s coast. The best SHELLING beaches in North Carolina are inside the Park & Shackleford Banks is home to roughly 120 WILD HORSES with a history dating back nearly 400 years!>> Click for Details
Shark Fishing
Are you ready for a wild afternoon of fighting with the ocean’s top predator? Some of the best fighting fish in the ocean, sharks can be quite a challenge to bring to the boat, and it’s definitely a thrill to know there’s a big predator on the other end of that line. We may catch many species of sharks: black tips, hammerheads, sand sharks, lemons, bonnet heads, spiny dogfish, and more…

VISIT-PCTC--Tours-Dolphin-Watch-1 This private trip is available from November to May, and is about as good as it gets for “off-season” fun & relaxation. The Lookout Adventures vessel is perfect for a relaxing and intimate cruise in the winter months because the pilothouse helps protect you from any wind or cold. Just dress warmly and you’ll be perfectly comfortable. Max # of 6 guests.>> Click For Details
This trip is available year round, and is perfect for those wanting a peaceful & memorable cruise of the local waterfronts, islands and landmarks. Step on the boat and get to relaxin’ while our friendly & professional captain takes you on a beautiful cruise through these panoramic and historic waterways. Serenity is the goal as we glide over the water towards our rendezvous with the setting sun.>> Click for Details

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