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Download our 2022
People's Choice Guide!

A celebration of local small businesses.

Carteret Curated is an Instagram account dedicated to shining a light on local small businesses! Every year we host the People's Choice Awards, inviting our community to vote for their favorite businesses. The result? A comprehensive guide celebrating each of the nominated local small businesses that make our area so special.

2022 Carteret Curated
People's Choice Awards

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Congratulations to these local businesses for collecting the most community votes during the 2nd Annual Carteret Curated People's Choice Awards!

TASTE

Favorite Local Place to Get Breakfast:

The Banks Grill

Morehead City

Favorite Local Restaurant with a View:

Ruddy Duck Tavern

Morehead City

Favorite Local Family Eatery:

Cox Family Restaurant
Morehead City

Favorite Local Place to Get a To-Go Meal:

The Friendly Market

Morehead City

Favorite Local Pet Friendly Restaurant/Bar:

Muttigans

Emerald Isle

Favorite Local Coffee Shop:

Reed's Coffee, Art & Framing

Morehead City

Favorite Local Ice Cream Shop:

Simply Natural Creamery

Morehead City

Favorite Local Place to Get a Cocktail:

The Arendell Room

Morehead City

Favorite Local Place to Grab a Beer:

Shortway Brewing Co.

Newport

Favorite Local Wine Shop:

The Friendly Market

Morehead City

Favorite Local Bakery:

Happy Cakes Cupcakery

Morehead City

Favorite Local Seafood Market:

Blue Ocean Market

Morehead City

 

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Favorite Local Catering Company:

Seaside Sensations

Morehead City

Favorite Local Florist:

Sandy's Flower Shoppe

Morehead City & Beaufort

Favorite Local Event Venue:

The Cottage

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Makeup Artist:

Face II Face by Kacyn Willis

Morehead City

Favorite Local Hair Stylist:

Cortney Herron, The Hair Gallery

Morehead City

Favorite Local Hair Salon:

The Hair Gallery

Morehead City

Favorite Local Photographer:

Sarah K. Photography

Carteret County

Favorite Local Videographer:

Eternal Productions

Carteret County

Favorite Local Hotel:

Bask Hotel

Morehead City

Favorite Local Bed & Breakfast/Airbnb:

The Loft at The Wandering Place

Beaufort

Favorite Local Transportation Service:

Diamond Bus Company

Morehead City

Favorite Local Nail Salon:

Blue Ocean Nails & Spa

Morehead City

Favorite Local Massage Therapist:

Complexion MedSpa & Aesthetics

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Place to Get a Facial:

Complexion MedSpa & Aesthetics

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Place to Workout:

Sports Center of Morehead

Morehead City

Favorite Local Yoga/Pilates Studio:

Downtown Barre

Morehead City

Favorite Local Veterinarian:

Austin Veterinary Animal Hospital

Beaufort

Favorite Local Fishing Charter:

Going Bogue Outdoors

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Rainy Day Activity:

The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Pine Knoll Shores

Favorite Local Outdoor Adventure Activity:

Fort Macon State Park

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Annual Event:

NC Seafood Festival

Morehead City

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Favorite Local Place to Buy a Gift:

Dee Gee's Gifts & Books

Morehead City

Favorite Local Men's Clothing Shop:

Atlantic Beach Surf Shop

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Women's Clothing Shop:

Tassels

Morehead City

Favorite Local Kids Clothing Shop:

Gigi & Company

Morehead City

Favorite Local Tackle/Outdoor Shop:

EJW Outdoors

Morehead City

Favorite Local Home Decor Shop:

Beaufort Linen Co.

Beaufort

Favorite Local Gallery:

BluSail Golitz Studios

Morehead City

Favorite Local Artist:

Grace Bell

Morehead City

Favorite Local Handmade Product:

MAST Designs

Morehead City

Favorite Local Place to Buy Beach Essentials:

Atlantic Beach Surf Shop

Atlantic Beach