Simple no-frills dining meets exceptional southern fare at Cox Family Restaurant – an established and well-loved eatery that’s conveniently found in the heart of Morehead City along central Arendell Street. This budget-friendly restaurant boasts a long menu of traditional southern fare that focuses on hearty and completely appetizing breakfast, lunch and dinner plates, and is sure to appease visitors who are in the mood for plenty of home cooking.

Breakfast favorites include classics like bacon and cheese omelets and more decadent offerings, like chocolate chip pancakes, while lunchtime and dinnertime visitors will find virtually every traditional southern dish under the sun. From chopped sirloin and hamburger steaks to veal and grilled pork chops, carnivores will be in heaven with Cox Family Restaurant’s wide selection of meaty entrees, which takes up almost an entire page of the menu.

Seafood fans have not been forgotten, and there are a range of classic seafood dishes, like shrimp, flounder, oysters and clam strips, which can easily be combined to create a filling and varied dinner. The side dishes are just as inviting, and visitors will want to peruse the daily specials, which come with one of the Cox’s famous desserts for free – (locals attest the banana pudding is a must.)

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