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“great place to eat or to cater and event”

Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria
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Ranked #6 of 131 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$28
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Across from EJW Outdoors
Transit: Taxi Cabs (sorry MHC does not offer public transportation) We are located 2.5 miles west of the Atlantic Beach bridge.
Description: Focusing on providing guests with a great dining experience is what we do. Using some of the best ingredients from local providers, Circa 81 takes pride in offering a farm / sea to table menu as much as possible, supporting local fishermen and farmers. Circa 81 is also a member of the Carteret Catch program. Circa 81 has participated in the NC Seafood Festival Chef's Tent and People's Choice Crabcake competition, the Beaufort Wine & Food Festival, and the Fire on the Dock culinary competition (where team Circa 81 was a finalist in 2013). Circa 81 was also finalist for the 2011 Best Dish NC contest. We have also been included in Cooking Light magazine (September 2011) and the 2012 NC Visitor's Guide. All of these great opportunities and inclusions are the result of a never-ceasing focus on outstanding food quality and service, plus lots of hard work.
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We recently had our sons wedding catered by Circa 81 and not only was the food wonderful the service was great. they were so prompt and helpful and everything went like clockwork. In addition, the "girls" all went to lunch there while the men went fishing. I loved my lunch, a grilled chicken sandwich and broccoli salad. I also liked that you could chose tapas or full portions. It is a great place.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank colombiajan
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you so much, we appreciate your kind feedback!

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Had a party of 8 for a wonderful evening at Circa 81. The service was all one could ask for. Some of the tapas were great and a few okay. The seared tuna was the hit of the group. It is expensive, but to be expected in a tourist spot.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank wrrocw w
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Best experience, outstanding food and service, will be every time we visit the beach. Each course was prepared and delivered perfectly and the wine selection is out of this world!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank laurajmcknight
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Have been several times and had good service but there is always something on the order that doesn't seem to work. Sweet p. cheese or a smaller than expected portion (not a tapa). Will hold off for a while.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Ccart
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Tapas were excellent particularly the chef's half tour for the cheese and charcuterie. We had some difficulty getting our cocktails properly prepared, but the waiter and bartender were very gracious in trying to get it right. It's clearly a "hot spot" in MHC, but it's quite loud and crowded. I will certainly return on my next visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank myold356
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