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The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits

8302 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2719
+1 252-424-8284
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (24 reviews)
“pot roast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8302 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2719
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s overpriced & very very loud. I love their backyard in the summer, but inside not so much. It’s a great place to have a drink & appetizer out back.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 690denised
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We visited Emerald Isle 1-7 Dec 18. We ended up at the Trading Post twice. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. The drinks very well made, and the food was really well done. We actually enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits so much we had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jozo67
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I live here and went for breakfast yesterday expecting a decent meal. That was based on previous meals here but this was the first time I had breakfast. Yuck. Ordered the southern eggs Benedict. Yuck. The eggs were barely cooked, the very small amount of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Brad West W
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat when in E I. Usually have Seafood today I decided to try more on the line of comfort food, the pot roast was amazing ! The fried apples have just the right amount of sugarand spice for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Norma T
Reviewed November 13, 2018

The food is always yummy, the atmosphere is homey and just right for family, date or alone. The bar serves great drinks. Their veggie omelet is superb.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank piratelover1212
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Not bad, just not really good. OK pretty ho-hum. If I were in the neighborhood and hungry I would eat here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My husband wanted to try to eat at the Trading Post. Our last dining experience was last December and was very disappointing... This is my third review of this restaurant and the "terrible" rating is accurate. How people treat customers matters to me more than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Diane D
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop here for a spontaneous dinner night. The food was okay but definitely not worth the price. We got the BBQ pork skin nachos. It said it came with salsa and it had huge pieces of tomato and cut up lettuce lol...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank elizabethmN7760YT
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Thursday so there was music out back, although we sat up at the bar. Loved the decor and atmosphere. Very friendly staff, laid back, no rush. Perfect for date night. Beer was great and the collard dip appetizer with pork rinds...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luvbnamom6
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Hurricane Florence chased the tourists away so we could finally get in this place, the old "MIKE"S" has been beautifully transformed into a truly nice dining room. Chicken salad sandwich was really good along with the chicken and waffles that my wife had A winter...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank saltwaterman
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Betty D
September 27, 2017|
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Response from cyeager52 | Reviewed this property |
They open at 7 am and I think they serve breakfast till 1pm. But not totally sure about that. Hope you go and enjoy yourself.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8302 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2719
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-424-8284
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