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The Spouter Inn

218 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2123
+1 252-728-5190
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (68 reviews)
Open Now
11:15 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
218 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2123
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1 - 10 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Spouter Inn for dinner on our recent anniversary. We chose to dine on the outdoor deck overlooking the harbor with its delightful view and sunset. The food was absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend the Scallops Parmesan (the best we have ever tasted, and...More

Thank MandR65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is tbe 4th time we've eaten here over the last two years. We love the food and ambiance, but after terrible service for the fourth time, we're done. We waited for our food for an hour. The server forgot our salad dressing and drinks....More

Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a food tour and returned that evening for more tacos. The shrimp tacos, only available at lunch were great and the fish tacos were good too(available at dinner.) Nice waterfont views, inside and out. Nice bar and bar seating outside.

1  Thank Fishandski60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local catch, fresh. Wonderful setting. the only reason I did not give 5 was the service - it was poor, but the food was amazing. definitely pricey but it was great food and a great view.

1  Thank arthurb27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spouter Inn has a lot to offer-- great waterfront dining, different beach eats and a wonderfully delicious in house bakery. I started with a cup of their Crab & Corn Chowder. It was so smooth & creamy w/ a nice little spicy kick. Then decided...More

Thank N8smom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! We had the warm goat cheese salad, one with a crab cake and one with fresh blackened mahi mahi! Generous portion of Mahi well prepared! They also give a more generous wine pour than some other waterfront restaurants! Friendly prompt service! A must...More

Thank CarolinaGirl2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. Nice view from the deck and wonderful ocean breeze. We came around 230 which is in between lunch and dinner so a much abbreviated menu but still good. For the full lunch menu come before 230 and get a greater selection.

Thank karenmj2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the water great sunset view Best to make rez Tje staff is attentive the bathrooms r v clean They have a bakery in the back so the desserts r v fresh The soft shell crabs were awesome For app get the crab...More

Thank Tempusfugit2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a typical waterfront dining spot, the Spouter Inn was special because of the service. Our group of seven stopped here for desert as part of a walking, culinary expedition with the Hungry Town Tours and we were so glad it was on the itinerary....More

Thank jyates34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well.... It was okay but there are other choices in the area. The food, like the service was okay. Nothing special. I was expecting more flavor and unique experience given you are perched along the Atlantic seaboard.

Thank Peddler2u
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Questions & Answers
Lance E
13 July 2016|
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Response from Eddie H | Reviewed this property |
I did not remember a kids menu, so I checked their web page and did not see one listed. I am sure you could email, or call to verify. If you do visit, I hope you will enjoy as much as my family and I have enjoyed on our... More
16 June 2016|
Response from LoriJoBaas | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, because there is not an outside entrance to the patio, pets are not allowed. :(
John P
12 June 2016|
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Response from Eddie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They definitely take dinner reservations and I assume lunch and brunch as well. Great local seafood, prime rib, breads and desserts. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
11:15 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2123
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-5190
  • E-mail
Waterfront dining in Historic Beaufort, North Carolina. Recently renovated, ahhhmazing views, covered waterfront deck! Bar & Lounge with waterfront views & full menu service. A beautiful setting to relax,enjoy a great meal and true southern hospitality! Serving FRESH LOCAL CARTERET CATCH and CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF. Our in house BAKERY provides fabulous desserts, breads, special orders and retail/take out service. Dinner reservations recommended and accepted by telephone only. CALL FOR OFF SEASON HOURS
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