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Royal James Cafe

American, Bar, Pub
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117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
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Beaufort, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank streemcatchr
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 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 rabbitsrafferty2017
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Come here 3-4 times a year for over 25 years Drive two hrs but worth it plus a good road trip NOT today always order burgers with extra crispy fries Fries came out under cooked wife could not eat hers sent them back now burger is cold and the fries came out again under cooked I believe that the cook... More 

Thank Tom P
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I read the other reviews. I do. I'm sure you do too. It's kind of irritating when I can clearly see people lying about a place. If they give a bad review..I look at their other reviews..and when only one out of 20 is positive..I know someone has a stake in another business. That being said.. this place is a... More 

Thank aquariumgravel
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The food is terrible. Literally felt nauseous after the second bite, ending up throwing up in the parking lot. I wouldn't take my dog into the Royal James for fear of him catching disease. Steer clear of this pimple on the face of Beaufort.

Thank GTSmith51
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place is a bar with pool tables. If you're okay with that, then you're going to like the burgers and other sandwiches. The drinks come out of a fridge so no iced tea but I know the beer is cold.

Thank gkmcfe
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I've been once, so maybe it was the day... but it's a bar. I do not recommend dining, you'll be disappointed. Play some pool and have some drinks.

Thank Misty P
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is not your fancy Beaufort up and coming restaurant. It is not family friendly. There are no tablecloths, it isn't spotless, and they aren't going to be super attentive. This is a dive bar to come in and shoot a game of pool and have an ice cold domestic beer while you eat a lunch counter style burger. For... More 

Thank Jim B
Bath, North Carolina
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here over 20 years always good burgers are good fries are good and beer is cold the staff change some up and downs but we still drive 2 hours good road trip

Thank bigguy619
Raleigh, North Carolina
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169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Let me set the stage for you. We have been to the Royal James before and know generally what to expect. Super casual but decent burgers and beer in a pool hall setting. 4 of us went for lunch today. The place was populated but not over packed and we took 4 open seats at the bar. There were other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort

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