Always Fresh......Never Imported





Welcome to Ballyhoos Island Grill & Emerald Isle!


If your looking for fresh, local and US only seafood, Ballyhoos Island Grill is the place, (we think imported seafood is like cheating). At Ballyhoos we only serve seafood harvested from local or US waters ensuring that you will be eating some of the freshest and best tasting seafood there is to offer. We also have hand cut Rib Eye's, the Island's Biggest Burgers, Fresh Salads and our Famous Jumbo "Hoo" Wings. We are family and kid friendly and offer a kid's menu also.


Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 5pm - 10pm

Friday 5pm - 2am

Saturday 11:30am - 2am

Sunday 11:30am - 8pm

Hours effective Sept 1st - Feb 28th

We have
this location
,"NEW" Location
details coming soon !
We are still catering
all types of events.

                   LIVE Music
Nov.  -

Nov.  -            

      Fall Dining Hours.

NC Craft Brews & More !

At Ballyhoos Island Grill we carry the largest selection of NC Craft Brews on the island from breweries like Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC, LoneRider Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC, Duck Rabbit Brewery, Farmville NC, Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, NC, Foothills Brewing, Winston Salem, NC and other great Craft Brews from New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewing and more.

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NC Agriculture & Seafood

At Ballyhoos we source as much local produce and fresh seafood from right here in North Carolina as possible, while every item is seasonal, the summer months provide us with some of the best local produce and freshest seafood NC has to offer, come taste the difference.

LIVE music

Ballyhoos offers Live acoustic music on the weekends in the summer featuring some of the areas best musicians, and if you have late night music........ you got to have late night food, so we offer our "late night" menu any night we have live music. So sit back relax, mingle and enjoy the music.

What they're saying:

"Superb Chef, Love his Specials!"

Tula Satterfield, Emerald Isle  August 8th, 2013

"One of the best "IF" not the best place 
to enjoy a variety of great food on the island"
Tyson Taylor, Raleigh, NC  July 19, 2013

"Those sweet potato fries with the smoked gouda cheese & bourbon bacon bits made we want to slap my momma.....Oh and the NC Bison burger....well it was to much goodness in one sitting"
Christina Mitchell, Cedar Point, NC  July 25th, 2013

"When I come to
see my daughter and son-in-law in NC, I love to come to Ballyhoos for the wings"

Joseph Dean, Ohio  June 6th 2013