Business Profile: Inlet View Bar and Grill
“Friends don’t let friends eat imported shrimp.” That’s what they’ll tell you at Inlet View Bar and Grill, and once you’ve tasted their wild-caught North Carolina shrimp you’ll know why.
Ninety-nine percent of their seafood is wild caught, not farm raised. One of the owners, Timmy Milliken, is a shrimp boat captain and has worked in the seafood industry most of his life. He believes in educating diners to know the difference between wild caught and imported or farm raised seafood. Inlet View cooks their seafood in a variety of delicious ways, but many people are partial to the fried seafood, cooked in peanut oil with a light breader and consistently perfect every time. Their New Orleans-style shrimp or oyster po boys are the perfect example, and alongside any meal you’ve got to try their hush puppies — a family recipe that’s sweet with a little heat and oh-so addictive!
Almost as great as the food is Inlet View’s beautiful setting overlooking the Shallotte River and Intracoastal Waterway. Boat up or drive in, but come early. Reservations are not accepted, but it’s not a problem because waiting for a table is part of the fun. Enjoy a drink in the Tiki Bar, walk on the docks, sit in a rocking chair and watch the boats come in, play corn hole and hopscotch and listen to music while you wait to be seated indoors or outside.
At this family-owned and -operated restaurant, everyone loves what they do and you can tell. This year especially they are committed to the safety and well-being of their customers and employees and are complying with all state and federal precautions for COVID-19.
Another thing they say at Inlet View is “We are only as good as our last meal.” You’ll know what this means when you leave!
Inlet View Bar and Grill
1800 Village Point Road SW