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City Kitchen

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232 W Beaufort Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-8620
+1 252-648-8141
17:30 - 20:45
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:45
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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful dinner at City Kitchen last Saturday evening. Two of us ordered the Tuna and we were STILL raving about the tenderness the next day!! My husband had the Duck Bolognese and gave it rave reviews as well. I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant. (Don't let the road construction deter you; it's worth... More 

Thank Tennisgal81
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A bit hard to find with the bridge construction. Food is excellent, we had an awesome flounder dish. The chef is creative and his wife makes unique desserts. They will close for the season but be sure to visit in 2017!

Thank mrbeau2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had heard of this restaurant and wanted to try it out. The food, service ,view and ambience were perfect. Julian, our waiter and Reagan his assistant gave us impeccable service. Because of the bridge construction it is difficult to get there but is more than well worth the effort.

Thank Cam H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I had dinner special rib eye with flash fried onions and root veggies. Husband had grouper and shrimp. Ordered dessert because of other posts on trip advisor. Diana was a great server. Went in off season and we took our dog. All o can say is it was great and we will be back when in the area.

Thank Peggy M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Located in the Towne Creek Marina, this upscale restaurant always impresses. We had the fresh grouper, herb crusted, over jasmine rice, with a lemon caper sauce. Outstanding!. ... Karen, the hostess and owner, also takes her desserts very seriously. Any of them are memorable. Some other reviewers mentioned that it is expensive. Yes, but not outrageously so. You get what... More 

Thank Jim G
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

if you like very small servings of " pretty" food at overrated prices..this is your place...The coconut meatballs were three dots on the dish, the brussel sprout app. was so minced that you could not tell it was brussel sprouts. Out of the four of us , only one felt like they had a fulfilling meal or that they did... More 

Thank Susan R
Beaufort, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Wonderful food! We had the Korean Pork Belly Tacos Appetizer - superb! Shared the Grilled Creaser Salad added grilled Shrimp and then shared the Cajon Grouper. Everything from the Cocktails to the Dessert was amazing! Thank you City Kitchen a wonderful delight.

Thank PecanNC
Cary, North Carolina
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574 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have seen this place from the water while riding our boat along the ICW, but we never stopped. This time we were visiting Beaufort by car and decided to pay it a visit. It took us a while to figure out how to get to it due to the new bridge construction. Nevertheless, we managed to find it and... More 

Thank Bob_Creek
North Carolina
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

As always, I am impressed with every facet of the food and service. We sat at the bar and Lauren provided extraordinary customer service, drinks and recommendations. We had the baked oysters, heirloom mozzarella apps with duck bolognese followed by the sticky pudding dessert which is omg to die for. Best place in Beaufort by far!

Thank Vanessa-NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

If you love fine dining you must try City Kitchen. It is hands down the finest restaurant on the Crystal Coast.. and could compete with the finest anywhere. Chef owner Bryan and pastry and restaurant owner Karen have their restaurant down pat. Nothing short of phenomenal from food, to service, to the view !!! Those in the know frequent this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 W Beaufort Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-8620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-648-8141
City Kitchen is a Waterfront Restaurant with approachable American Cuisine that is kicked up a notch. Just like our great country, the chef draws from our diverse ethnic mix, with Southern, Asian, Hispanic and other influences. City Kitchen's cuisine is imaginative yet familiar. We are an unpretentious restaurant, with an inviting decor and awesome food! (Our desserts are pretty darn tasty too!) Dinner Tues - Sat 5:30pm-until We also have a Waterfront-open air bar that is open in Season on Fri and Sat evenings. Call for hours as this is weather dependent.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?