Kathryn’s is a chic little bistro in the heart of Emerald Isle that is sure to appeal to food lovers, martini fans, and wine aficionados alike. The small restaurant features a rich menu of rotating specialties and extensive drinks, and is the perfect spot for a romantic evening for two, or an elevated dinner in the heart of the Crystal Coast.

Voted as one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Crystal Coast five nights a week, Kathryn’s is certainly gaining a following among the food and drink crowd. The menu features more than 30 different variations of martinis in additional to an extensive wine list, as well as a selection traditional southern cuisine with creative twists. Favorites on the fresh menu include the pan seared ahi tuna filet, the lump crab cakes, the Carolina Classic shrimp and grits with Applewood smoked bacon, cremini mushrooms, garlic, scallions, and cheddar grits, and the cold water lobster tail. There’s also a selection of steaks, pork and chicken dishes for land fans, as well as a range of salads, soups and appetizers for a complete multi-course experience.

Decadently refined but inherently southern, Kathryn’s is the place to go for Crystal Coast vacationers and locals who are in the mood for a refined and tempting meal.



For over seventeen years, Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar has been providing Emerald Isle diners with expertly crafted cuisine. Voted #1 Fine Dining on the Crystal Coast five years in a row, Kathryn’s remains Emerald Isle’s premier restaurant, drawing praise from both traveling visitors and grateful locals alike.

Kathryn’s strives to provide diners with creative selections, featuring fresh, local seafood and Certified Angus Beef. This year Kathryn’s introduces the addition of Slow Braised CAB Boneless Short Ribs. Together with existing beloved entrées such as the cold water lobster tail, the Carolina Classic (Kathryn’s take on shrimp and grits), and Maryland Crab Cakes, Kathryn’s menu is sure to provide an unrivaled Crystal Coast dining experience.

In addition to the menu, Kathryn’s offers nightly features, including innovative creations of locally sourced grouper and soft shell crabs, as well as filet mignon paired with a variety of seafood accompaniments.

The upscale menu selections are not the only reason people keep coming back – Kathryn’s has become Emerald Isle’s favorite place to enjoy a martini. Housing over 30 different variations of martinis, including both exotic concoctions and the traditional favorites, you are sure to find something to suit your fancy. Kathryn’s offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass and bottle at a great value.

Owners Ken and Kathryn Ayre are thrilled to continue offering superior food alongside unparalleled employees. “The expertise and loyalty of our team has contributed greatly to our long term success,” says Ken, who is very grateful for his employees – many of whom have been part of the team since the doors opened in June 2004. Now more than seventeen years later, the family business is still first-class all the way. The combination of the relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere, superb food, and dedication creates a dining experience you do not want to miss!

For more information, please visit kathrynsbistro.com

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