Open Water Grill

39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 505-0159

Celebrating its seventh season, Open Water Grill’s primo waterfront location definitely makes it worth the short hop up (or down) to the north end of Avon. The back deck is practically over the water, and the view of the open sound from the back patio is unbelievable. There is plenty of outdoor waterfront seating, or you can also dine indoors, with a great view, or on the front patio. The owners are committed to serving fresh, high-quality food, and they do whatever it takes to serve the best local and regional seafood, steaks and produce. Open Water Grill’s dinner menu specializes in seafood. Steaks are also a specialty, from the 8 oz. filet mignon and 16 oz. rib eye to smaller portions for lighter eaters. Give their bestselling fish tacos with homemade chimichurri sauce a try. Open Water offers a full bar that stays open late, and the restaurant serves dinner late into the night. Come as you are; the atmosphere is relaxed, casual and family friendly, but you won’t have to sacrifice food quality even if you’re dining in your flip-flops. Large parties and reservations are welcome.