1. At the top of our list was The Cove Restaurant where we enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, and the bar area. It's where I had my first Samuel Adams Octoberfest and Winterfest beer and enjoyed drinking it for quite a while until they were no longer seasonal. When they changed the tap to Cold Snap they lost me because I just couldn't get my taste buds wrapped around it. Will have to wait until next year I guess to enjoy the Octoberfest and Winterfest flavors again.
2. Second place goes to the Wings & Fish Company in Shallotte, just a few miles up the road. Great range of beer and also had great food. Servers were also very friendly and communicative.
3. Third place goes to the Provision Company where you order your food at a counter on the way in and pick up your drinks. Really enjoyed their seafood and atmosphere.
4. Fourth place goes Jerome's Steak and Seafood. We had the buffet there which was really great with a wide assortment of food.