If there is one thing Bald Head Island restaurants are known for, it is their incredible seafood dishes. Bald Head Island's harbor welcomes a daily influx of fresh seafood plucked straight from the rich waters right off the coast and it is this catch that provides many of the local restaurants with the items offered on their menus.
For ocean-to-table freshness, Bald Head Island's restaurants are second to none. If you are a seafood connoisseur, make sure you add the following restaurants to your itinerary on your next visit to the Island.
Mojo's On the Harbor
Mojo's On the Harbor is as close as you can get to the ocean without getting wet and every table has a stunning view. Located in the Bald Head Island Marina and within eye-shot of Old Baldy, Mojo's On the Harbor specializes in seafood. From the Catch-of-the-Day to the restaurant's famous peel-and-eat wild-caught Carolina shrimp, the menu exudes freshness.
Mojo's has a full menu of lunch and dinner items as well as a kid's menu, a wine list, a sushi bar, and a full selection of beer and cocktails. The restaurant is also available for private parties, wedding receptions, family reunions, and corporate retreats.
Delphina Cantina offers up a tasty menu by route of Mexico. Although the menu is peppered with traditional Mexican dishes, it also features some stunning seafood entrees. The Pescado Especial serves up a pan-seared Catch-of-the-Day with Veracruz sauce, Delphina’s very own Spanish rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. Other dishes include grilled shrimp tacos and the restaurant's signature fish tacos with pico de gallo, lettuce, and Chipotle sauce.
The Grille at the Bald Head Island Club
The Bald Head Island Club is home to several different dining options, but for seafood, the Grille is where you will want to visit. The Grille's menu offers Seared Tea Cured Tuna as a starter and a wonderful array of "From the Sea" dishes, including Jamaican Jerk Grouper, Seared Porcini Dusted Scallops, Grilled Swordfish, Blackened Snapper, and more. There's also an Oyster Bar serving up Tempura Fried Oysters, Raw Oysters on the Half Shell, and more!
The Shoals Club Dining Room
For refined dining on Bald Head Island, it's tough to beat the Dining Room at the Shoals Club. Seafood lovers revel in the restaurant's Crawfish Fritters and Sea Scallops starting dishes and Grilled Lobster and Soy-Ginger Salmon entrees. At the Dining Room, everything is always fresh and cooked to perfection.
Take a Seafood Tour of Bald Head Island This Summer
Regardless of the time of year, paying a visit to Bald Head Island is always a good idea. But, summertime is especially a special time on the island. Summer is when the seafood is plentiful and the local produce is exceptional. For the best garden-and-ocean-to-table experience, plan a seafood tour of Bald Head Island's restaurants this summer. You won't be disappointed by the food or the scenery.
If you would like even more information about Bald Head Island, just fill out this contact form for the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We will send you a welcome packet with everything you need to know about visiting our beautiful island.