Yacht Basin Provision Company, Southport
What to order: the steamed shrimp/crab cake platter, the crab burger, or the pile of steamed shrimp. The drinks are equally laid-back here, from wine served in mini- bottles to soft drinks plucked from a cooler.
The view: Here at “Provisions,” the dockside, open-air dining area overlooks boat traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway, marshes, islands, and two lighthouses.
What you’ll shell out: $4–$9 for a sandwich or salad, $18 for a pound of steamed shrimp.
Check it out: 130 Yacht Basin Drive; 910/457-0654 or provisioncompany.com