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Blackbeard’s Waterfront Bar and Restaurant

November 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Blackbeards1A short ride up North Carolina’s New River from the Intracoastal Waterway is Sneads Ferry, a cozy fishing village. There is plenty of space for boaters dining at Blackbeard’s Waterfront Bar and Restaurant.

Inside you’ll find antique booths and a large wooden bar installed by the new owners, who are updating the place. Blackbeard’s opens at 6:00 am every day for breakfast and serves lunch daily and dinner every day but Monday. It does a brisk Friday and Saturday night bar business, with live music and an outdoor tiki serving station.

Blackbeards_foodThe fare is casual, tailored to local tastes. The menu includes plenty of sandwiches, signature burgers, wings, and baskets of fried chicken, shrimp, flounder, and scallops served with fries and hushpuppies. Blackbeard’s prides itself on local fish, which you can order fried or broiled. Seafood platters (choose fried or broiled) include flounder, shrimp, scallops and calamari with coleslaw, fries, and hushpuppies. Pasta with chicken and broccoli or seafood Alfredo are available, too.

Blackbeards3There’s a choice of salads without meat. On a recent lunch trip, sticking to healthy options, my dining companion and I ordered Caesar salads — one with grilled flounder, one with grilled shrimp. The salads were composed of romaine lettuce and croutons in a good dressing with grated Parmesan. They were topped with generous portions of local fish, flavorful and cooked perfectly.

Gluten-free diners can choose from grilled and broiled seafood options. Breakfast choices are typical, with eggs, sausage, pancakes, omelets, and biscuits served until noon. And for fishermen, there’s a You Catch-and-Clean, We Cook option. Can’t get fresher than that.

Blackbeard’s Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
316 Fulcher Landing Road
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

Review by Shelagh Clancy

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