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2021 Carteret Curated
People's Choice Guide

For years, our team dreamed of different ways to highlight all of the uniquely wonderful small businesses within Carteret County — because, y’all, there are so many! We came up with the perfect solution: the Carteret Curated People’s Choice Awards, an annual community endeavor where residents and visitors alike get the chance to recognize their favorite small businesses within a variety of sub-categories, including the taste, shop, experience and give framework. In 2021 (the inaugural year!), over 10,000 folks who love Carteret County participated in the People’s Choice Awards. Hundreds of businesses were nominated, and we are thrilled to be able to highlight every single one in the 2021 Carteret Curated People's Choice Guide. Flip through the digital version below! 

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2021 Carteret Curated
People's Choice Awards

favorites!

Congratulations to these local businesses for collecting the most community votes during the First 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:

Amos Mosquito's

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Place to Get a To-Go Meal:

The Friendly Market

Morehead City

Favorite Local Pet Friendly Restaurant/Bar:

Fishtowne Brew House

Beaufort

Favorite Local Coffee Shop:

Sweet Beans Coffee & Café

Morehead City

Favorite Local Ice Cream Shop:

The General Store

Beaufort

Favorite Local Place to Get a Cocktail:

The Arendell Room

Morehead City

Favorite Local Place to Grab a Beer:

Jack’s Waterfront Bar

Morehead City

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

 

EXPERIENCE

Favorite Local Catering Company:

Floyd's 1921

Morehead City

Favorite Local Florist:

Sandy's Flower Shoppe

Morehead City & Beaufort

Favorite Local Event Venue:

Carolina Home & Garden

Newport

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 Photographer:

Sarah K. Photography

Carteret County

Favorite Local Nail Salon:

Blue Ocean Nails & Spa

Morehead City

Favorite Local Massage Therapist:

Tranquility Spa

Morehead City

Favorite Local Place to Get a Facial:

Eastern Dermatology

Morehead City & Newport

Favorite Local Place to Workout:

Sports Center of Morehead

Morehead City

Favorite Local Veterinarian:

Austin Veterinary Animal Hospital

Beaufort

Favorite Local Fishing Charter:

Dancin' Outlaw Charters

Harker's Island

Favorite Local Rainy Day Activity:

The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Pine Knoll Shores

Favorite Local Outdoor Adventure Activity:

Atlantic Beach Town Park

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Annual Event:

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Morehead City

SHOP

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:

Jame's Clothing Boutique

Morehead City

Favorite Local Kids Clothing Shop:

Atlantic Beach Surf Shop

Atlantic Beach

Favorite Local Tackle/Outdoor Shop:

EJW Outdoors

Morehead City

Favorite Local Home Decor Shop:

Beaufort Linen Co.

Beaufort

Favorite Local Place to Buy Beach Essentials:

Marsh's Surf Shop

Atlantic Beach

Congratulations to these 2021 local favorites!