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Royal James Cafe

117 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“dive bar” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
117 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2138
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

There's no pretense about the Royal James Cafe. Most of its space is dedicated to pool tables, with only a few tables and chairs and a few bar stools at the counter to accommodate diners. In a town full of seafood restaurants, the Royal James...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a decent place with a few pool tables and few tables. The menu is very limited and they only take cash. Staff is very friendly. I would not take my kids there in the evening, but during the day is ok.

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Thumper747
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank UnclePen
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
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?

Thank streemcatchr
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...More

Thank Jerome W
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...More

Thank Tom P
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...More

Thank aquariumgravel
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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
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Restaurant Details

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