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“Is not as it once was....”
Review of Royal James Cafe

Royal James Cafe
Ranked #23 of 45 Restaurants in Beaufort
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love shooting pool here in the off-season! Nice place to get fairly priced beers that's open year-round. Over the past probably two years though but James has really changed. It seems the entire employee staff is turned over, And the clientele has completely changed. I could be wrong though. Seems like a lot of 15-year-olds with their skateboards hanging around out front. Maybe that's the way it always was though.

The bathrooms could use some modernizing and a good scrubbing. There's a certain musty rotten odor that it's you when you walk in the door. Not sure that I would feel comfortable sitting down for a burger these days. Which makes me pretty sad because I used to eat here quite a bit.

The owners Steve and Kimberlin are great people though. Hopefully they'll spruce the place up in air the place out in the near future.

Still would go here and the off-season for beer and pool if the temperature was low and it wasn't crowded.

Thank Thumper747
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Royal James has been in Beaufort forever it seems, in fact I came here as a teenager when it was called "Vick's," and that was a long time ago.

I became a regular here when inside smoking was banned in NC. Before that this was just a smoky pool hall.

They have the best burgers and sandwiches in Beaufort in my opinion, and beers are cheap ($2 or $3 for domestics).

Thank UnclePen
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Beaufort original, been here for years! Bar food menu with burgers, wings and such. Friendly staff. Good burgers.

Thank damondowneastnc
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Pool tables, beer only, laid back, cash only, cheap food if you are hungry, live music on weekends, reasonable prices. Need I say more?

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Thank streemcatchr
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Conveniently located locals dive bar. Pool tables, ice cold beer and all kinds of fried food. Used to be a drug store and the soda fountain counter is now the bar. World class jukebox. A friendly place and there's no place quite like it anywhere else

Thank Jerome W
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