When clients who are new Carteret County residents ask for restaurant recommendations, we often send them straight to one of Kosta’s restaurants. Whether you’re enjoying the fresh catch at Table 9, a delicious appetizer at Red Fish or a quick lunch burger at Morehead Burger Co., these popular, local eateries have it all: atmosphere, great service and mouth-watering food.
Dining out is many things. It’s time with family or friends eating, chatting, drinking wine… a social affair. It’s relaxing, yet fun and can be an opportunity to try new things. Most of all, it is a full-on sensory event. Everything about the restaurant experience, from the moment the decision is made to go out… has all the feels.
How a place sets a mood and the emotion it evokes is what keeps people loving it, lingering and coming back time and again like they do at Red Fish Grill, Table 9 Seafood Restaurant, Morehead City Burger Co. and Catch on the Morehead City waterfront. Each spot is owned and has been nurtured by Konstantinos Manousaridis – locals know him as Kosta! From upmarket venues to downhome joints, Kosta has the vibe nailed and food that can’t be beat.
Having practical knowledge and good instincts are key. Growing up the way Kosta did, indoctrinated into the food and beverage business at a young age by his local Greek family and fellow restaurant owners…he learned a lot. Some of his skills he picked up through osmosis, some through trial and error, but most through his diligence and hard work that show in the loyalty of his customers and staff.
Kosta and his many dining establishments throughout the area have become local favorites not just for the stellar seafood and steaks or burgers that are made simply, in a creative way, but for the memorable atmosphere that he provides, and the notion of always wanting to go back!