The best burgers on the Crystal Coast of NC

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The best burgers on the Crystal Coast of NC

Ruddy Duck Tavern, Morehead City Waterfront

I love a good hamburger, but I must admit that I have not eaten one at every restaurant or grill in my area.  I have eaten a lot of them though, and so the following recommendations for the best burgers on the Crystal Coast of NC, are based solely on my opinion, and from the many restaurants I have tried.  A lot depends on what kind of burger you want too, as there are many different varieties here on the coast of North Carolina!

The best shrimp burger I have ever had, can be found at the Big Oak Drive In in Salter Path, along with oyster burgers, scallop burgers, clamburgers, and much more!  Throw in a side of hushpuppies, fries, onion rings, or all three, a yummy chocolate shake and you are set for a scrumptious (not healthy) meal!  You can enjoy the meal at a picnic table outside or from the seat of your car.   

The best Carolina Burger can be found at the Ruddy Duck Tavern along the Morehead City Waterfront.  What's a Carolina Burger?   The best darn burger in the world (in my opinion)!  It is a grilled hamburger topped with Cole Slaw, Chili and Cheddar Cheese.  You can add fried onions too!

For the best, plain ol' burger, you can stop by the Shark Shack in Atlantic Beach.  Actually, the burgers are good, but aren't anything to write about.  What makes the burgers at the Shark Shack so wonderful is the atmosphere.  Enjoy your meal under a large umbrella or tiki hut, while listening to beach music.

And of course, in North Carolina, we love our barbecue too!  It is slow roasted in a vinegar sauce, and yes..... we top our barbecue with cole slaw (we top anything & everything with cole slaw)!  There are many places to pick up a barbecue sandwich on the Crystal Coast of NC, but my favorite is Smithfield's in Morehead City.  They have some of the best super sweet tea too!

The Crystal Coast of North Carolina 

If you fall in love with the burgers and the area, and would like to buy a home close to these wonderful restaurants on the Crystal Coast of NC..... visit www.pineknollshoresrealty.com.


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Bobbie Smith
RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS - Stroudsburg, PA
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Oh my goodness.  So many choices - so little time. LOL  Had not heard of the Carolina Burger before. Sure sounds like a full meal in one burger.  You learn something new on Active Rain everyday!

Jun 01, 2012 04:34 AM #1
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - CIPS, SRES

Amy - I LOVE good burgers, and have been traveling to NC a bit, albeit the Cary area more....may have to make a diversion on my next trip!

 

Jun 01, 2012 04:36 AM #2
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Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Bobbie - Carolina Burgers may just be my favorite of all Burgers!  Of course, I love them all ;-)  

Carol - While we'd love to have you on the coast sometime, I can recommend a good burger in Cary too (Thanks to Craig Rutman).  The Abbey Road Cafe!

Jun 01, 2012 05:14 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Good morning Amy,

Wow..you have provided so many choices!! Look like you have your bases covered if your interested in a good burger! Love your photos!!

Jun 01, 2012 05:58 AM #4
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Amy, You're psychic!  I was about to email you with a request for best local restaurants.  Of course you know I'm a HUGE Big Oak fan already.  And we've been to the seafood place across the street next to Willis a few times, and the baked potato place in Beaufort too.  Amos Mosquito's is a mandatory visit for the in-laws too.  I'll have to try a couple of these others while were there.  Thanks!  Bill

Jun 01, 2012 06:48 AM #5
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Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
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Dorie - I like to think of myself as a Burger Expert..... Love em'!  

Bill - I assume you mean Clawson's as the Baked potato place in Beaufort :-)  The Dock House on the Beaufort Waterfront is good too (mostly thanks to the view).  In Salter Path, Port of Call gets rave reviews, and the Monkey Bar & Grill in Atlantic Station..... NICE!  Don't you dare head to Big Oak without me ;-)

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Clawson's!  Yep, I could remember it started with a C, but we were drawing a blank!  Thanks for the other tips, I'll need to print and map prior to road trippin'!  And can we get reserved parking at Big Oak?  I liked it better when the in-laws visited in September vs. their usual June.  I KNOW it's going to be crowded!

 

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