Established in 2006, Carmel's Restaurant and Bar is a locally owned and operated food establishment that provides a range of dining and entertainment options. Its menu includes starters, salads, soups, entrees, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and seafood items. The restaurant serves tomato bisque, Caesar salad, asparagus, grilled chicken breast, pulled pork, smoked turkey, fried eggplant and seared salmon burger. It additionally mushroom ravioli, lamb Bolognese, grilled strip steak, saut ed shrimp, roasted mussels, baked crab cakes, sea scallops and filet mignons. The restaurant features a bar, lounge area, and alfresco and intimate dining rooms. It provides gift coupons and online reservation services, as well as hosts several live music shows and events. The restaurant has partnerships with Mountain Foods, Sunburst Trout Farm, City Bakery, and Cape Fear Seafood. Carmel's Restaurant and Bar has received the Three Diamond Award from AAA.