With a refined flavor palette and a deep appreciation for culinary flair, you appreciate the finer foods in life. A gathering for wine and cheese tasting with some close friends is about as good as it gets, in your opinion. Still, that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy simpler comfort foods (barbecue, anyone?). To you, food isn’t just about sustenance; it’s an art form that brings people together.

On the Square

Tarboro, North Carolina

It’s a metropolitan flavor in a quaint small town. Recently featured in Our State magazine, On the Square is a gourmet dining experience that is famous for its rotating, season-driven menus and sustainably-sourced ingredients. If you’re a foodie searching for a fine dining experience in eastern North Carolina, you’ll want to pay a visit to the charming downtown community of Tarboro. After one taste of On the Square’s delicious food and wine, you may just have a new favorite restaurant.

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From artisan pizza joints in the city to fine seafood dining on the coast, eastern North Carolina offers diverse flavors for every gourmet. Taste the muscadine wine from Duplin County. Savor the scallops from the Outer Banks. Relish a unique dessert creation from a Greenville bistro. Thanks to a wide array of local ingredients and creative styles in the region, going out to dinner has never been so delightful.

Single Fin Bistro Bar & Grille

Nags Head, North Carolina

Chef “Pok” Choeichom provides Asian fusion experiences using innovative culinary techniques and the Outer Banks’ succulently fresh seafood.

Located 20 minutes from Southern Shores, NC and 2.5 hours from Greenville, NC.

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Starlight Cafe

Greenville, North Carolina

The superb chefs at the family-founded Starlight Café source their ingredients from their own farm-grown livestock, fruits, vegetables, nuts and honey. Food doesn’t get much fresher than that.

Located in uptown Greenville, NC and 35 minutes from Tarboro, NC.

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Chef & the Farmer

Kinston, North Carolina

Chef & the Farmer incorporates eastern NC’s culinary traditions and local ingredients. The result? A thoughtful and delicious fine-dining experience in the heart of downtown Kinston.

Located in downtown Kinston, NC and 45 minutes from Greenville, NC.

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The Country Squire Restaurant, Inn and Winery

Kenansville, North Carolina

With a superb wine selection, tasty menu items and a simply charming atmosphere, The Country Squire is a must-visit for foodies in eastern NC.

Located 6 minutes from downtown Kenansville, NC and about 1.5 hours from Greenville, NC.

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Spoon River

Belhaven, North Carolina

Whether you reach it by land or sea, this Inner Banks farm-to-fork treasure offers artful food, southern hospitality, and a unique environment.
Located in historic downtown Belhaven, NC and 40 minutes from Chocowinity, NC.

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Rachel K’s Bakery

Washington, North Carolina

Indulge in a scratch-made cinnamon rolls for breakfast, enjoy the hearty soup-of-the-day for lunch, or sip a cup of house-made spiced tea with a friend during the afternoon.

Located in downtown Washington, NC and 30 minutes from Greenville, NC.

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