When my husband and I were thinking of moving from MA to NC, we paid a visit to Greenville to check it out for a weekend. The first night we were here we fell in love with where was to become our favorite restaurant! (Starlight Cafe) We grew to adore this college town and 8 years later, here we still are! Over the years different restaurants have come and gone, but there really are a lot of GREAT spots. To anyone who says there's nowhere good to eat around here, I BEG TO DIFFER! We love to go out for dinner and usually go 1-2 times per week. We have several go-to's, but here are my 3 favorites.
1. Starlight Cafe - a farm to table restaurant with great atmosphere. We usually sit at the big bar in the back room. We love their oyster dishes and the chef's burger is the best! They usually offer some type of cocktail on special made with some of their farm ingredients and they never disappoint.
2. Atavola - Technically an Italian restaurant, but they have a wide variety of dishes on their menu. We love sitting at the bar here, but it's tough to get bar seats so we usually just go for first available. I love the rotating local art they display on their walls. My absolute favorite dish is the Cioppino. Sooooo good, I always order it extra spicy. They offer a great wine menu that sometimes changes up.
3. Main & Mill - A gem in Winterville, this is one place we frequent. The staff is so friendly and nice. A great place for seafood!
Another good spot for oyster appetizers, they also have great shrimp. Their menu changes but there is usually some sort of salmon dish or fish special that I like to get. We love the seasonal cocktail menus too!
If you haven't tried any of these, I hope you do! Share your favorites with me, I'm always looking for a great spot to go!