July 5, 2008...Morehead City Well, I'd like to give a "Shout-out" to the newly open Ruddy Duck Tavern on Morehead City's waterfront (at the site of the old Key West). It's been nicely remodeled and we ate there last night out on the deck--until a thunderstorm squall chased us inside. A live musician with guitar and fine voice played and sang island and classic favorites--which was such a welcome touch, being outside by the water with good tunes playing softly in the background. We thought the food, setting and special touches were a great value for the money, and priced less than others in its class. Guess I would call it "casual fine dining." You can come in tee-shirt and fip-flops or dress up, and feel comfortable either way. My entree of pepper-rolled tuna steak ($14.99) came done to perfection as per my request for medium rare. The generous portion of tuna was served over a bed of ratoutille (sauteed eggplant, red bell peppers and tomatoes and onion) along with some very yummy cheesy roasted, creamy potatoes (I could dine happily on just a big bowl of those). The tuna was topped with some arugula so the presentation was very pleasing to the eye--as well as palate. My husband loved his Cajun seafood gumbo and since he doesn't care for mussels, I got to enjoy those succulent little beauties and they were very fine. Though we were full, I couldn't resist ordering a favorite dessert to share--the key lime pie. It was some of the best I've had. Most restaurants seem to serve the same frozen variety, but Ruddy Duck's version seemed homemade with an unusual and quite delicious thin crust. The pie filling itself was bursting with that great blend of sweet and tart lime flavor that's so interesting--and refreshing after a meal. Perfect. Though the place was packed with holiday diners, the service was cheerful and attentive and all the staff welcoming--they seemed happy to be there. The bar was buzzing. It was one of those special nights one hopes for dining out--good friends, good food and Mother Nature delivered some drama to keep things interesting. We'll be back. Gotta try their chocolate bread pudding which they'd run out of--heard it was really good... Patti Frank Beaufort, NC email@example.com
109 S 6th StMorehead City, NC 28557
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2717 W Fort Macon RdAtlantic Beach, NC 28512
From Business: Shades By The Sea is a restaurant and lounge that offers various services to tourists. The restaurant features nautical decoration and a variety of cuisine. The res…
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This place was recommended by a Friend from Raliegh. From the moment we walked in to when we left, the staff was attentive. Service was Quick and the Food was GREAT. First time I ever had a Waitress ask me if I wanted a soda to go - Free.lol.... I would Highly recommend RAPS. Jamie was our Waitress.
Perfect waterfront bar with great food! Their food is very reasonably priced and is a great place to meet up with friends!