Reviews

Been there forever. Southern, authentic, unchanged and the taffy is great too. ... read more
Andrea Irby via google.com - Jul 18, 2017
food is good, I think a little overpriced, great ocean view, great service. recommended ... read more
Manuel H. Barrera via google.com - Jul 18, 2017
Great food and service. Get there early it gets busy. ... read more
Matthew Hummel via google.com - Jul 17, 2017
Sanitary is a MUST any and every time we are in the area!! This Oklahoma girl REALLY looks forward
Sanitary is a MUST any and every time we are in the area!! This Oklahoma girl REALLY looks forward to your Shrimp and grits EVERY time! ❤️ ... read more
Heather Kaighn Thomason via facebook.com - Jul 16, 2017
Great ... read more
Christie Penny via google.com - Jul 15, 2017
NAME NOT APPEALING BUT FOOD OUTSTANDING
You are right in hoping that as a minimum the name is correct; it is and the food and service is outstanding. Since they introduced broiled and grilled seafood it has become a favorite of ours. The fried food is good also. Adequate parking and...More ... read more
37Jake via tripadvisor.com - Jul 15, 2017
Family on a budget, saw online they had a$10 family menu so thought wow that's wonderful. Asked the
Family on a budget, saw online they had a$10 family menu so thought wow that's wonderful. Asked the waitress and they only offer that sometimes. Needless to say it was more than we wanted to spend. The food was good but eating on the deck with the ocean view was the best part.
Amanda Chatham via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2017
Calamari, don't get it. Everything else was fair..
Calamari, don't get it. Everything else was fair..
Gman FE Merritt via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2017
Quality seafood, Well prepared, Fair price, Excellent service.
Quality seafood, Well prepared, Fair price, Excellent service.
Jeff Wise via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2017
Wonderful lunch meal. Fresh blue fish, with fresh squash casserole and sweet potato. It was excel
Wonderful lunch meal. Fresh blue fish, with fresh squash casserole and sweet potato. It was excellent and the service was great too.
Jason Shaffer via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2017
Great food! Really enjoyed it!
A Google User via google.com - Jul 13, 2017
Great staple restaurant in the area! Get a t-shirt-they always start conversations wherever you are in the world. The blackened mahi bites were amazing! They also do great squash casserole and pineapple casserole!
Alan Porch via google.com - Jul 13, 2017
Food was not as good as the hype,service was ok at best. The view would have been ok if someone would clean the windows.
John Garris via google.com - Jul 13, 2017
Fun time, excellent service, good food!
We wanted to try this place despite mixed reviews and we got lucky I guess since everything went well. It was a Wednesday evening and we showed up for dinner at 7pm. Parking lot almost full but still were greeted and seated quickly on a...More ... read more
James B via tripadvisor.com - Jul 13, 2017
Brittany was a very good waitress.
A Google User via google.com - Jul 12, 2017
Food was delicious....atmosphere was great! Sat waterfront and enjoyed it. Service was great too!
Food was delicious....atmosphere was great! Sat waterfront and enjoyed it. Service was great too!
Amanda Arnold via facebook.com - Jul 10, 2017
Great fresh food!!
Deana Watts via google.com - Jul 10, 2017
A Morehead City institution
I have been trying to have a meal at the Sanitary for 25 years...I can now check it off the list. Shrimp salad was the choice, husband ate fried shrimp...I am not sure if the shrimp was a fresh local variety. Usually NC shrimp has...More ... read more
bgoodnow via tripadvisor.com - Jul 10, 2017
Very good as always!! Great service! Had the She Crab soup snd fried oysters. Excellent !!
Very good as always!! Great service! Had the She Crab soup snd fried oysters. Excellent !!
Joe Whitehorne via facebook.com - Jul 10, 2017
Best food Ive had the whole trip. Ive always tried something different and left happy.
David Jones via google.com - Jul 9, 2017
The food is very good here. You have a beautiful view! It is clean and the staff are friendly. Most of them have been here a long time. I have fond memories of coming here as a child. I love the fried flounder and shrimp. The hushpuppies are the best!
Terri Sasser via google.com - Jul 7, 2017
been going since I was a kid gets better and better!
David Diener via google.com - Jul 7, 2017
Very good food. Loved the view.
A Google User via google.com - Jul 7, 2017
Missing something
The fried oysters seem to be missing something. A little greasy and little too much batter. The batter was seasoned, but the oysters themselves on the inside needed some seasoning. Good size portions. Baked potato was great.
LindagoTravel via tripadvisor.com - Jul 7, 2017
Good food, slow service, no milk or juice option for kids
We ate lunch here during our trip. The shrimp and grits were fantastic. Crab cake lunch was okay. Kids' menu includes drinks but only options are sweet tea and soda, neither of our kids drink this. Fortunately the waiter let us have the drinks instead....More ... read more
rcdude07 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 7, 2017
Dinner with my wife
Great atmosphere, great view, I have been eating there for over fifty years. I got the two seafood combination. They would not let me switch out the bay scallops for the sea scallops even if I paid the difference. Not good customer service. The stuff...More ... read more
BoilermanNB via tripadvisor.com - Jul 7, 2017
This was my first visit. The food was very good, and the service was great! The only negative thi
This was my first visit. The food was very good, and the service was great! The only negative thing I can say is that the portion of shrimp and flounder was small for $15.95. Overall a nice experience!
Rusty Cranson via facebook.com - Jul 6, 2017
Love it, one of the best places to eat in Morehead!!!
Love it, one of the best places to eat in Morehead!!!
Marshall Barth via facebook.com - Jul 6, 2017
Great food not overpriced and quick service!Got our meal before we finish our salad!We will defin
Great food not overpriced and quick service! Got our meal before we finish our salad! We will definitely be back when were in that area again.
Ronald Towe via facebook.com - Jul 6, 2017
Food was excellent. Service also. Kyle took good care of us. Thank you.
A Google User via google.com - Jul 5, 2017
Food was excellent. Service was good, but not great. ... read more
Kyle Cory via google.com - Jul 3, 2017
Used to be THE place to eat in Morehead. It may have changed hands so I'm giving it 4 stars on past history.
Mike Miller via google.com - Jul 3, 2017
Love This Place!
I have to say I love their Hush Puppies! I have been eating them since I was little and I love them. I always order the shrimp panned in butter and I love that too. I was a little disappointed that Mr Tunnel wasn't working...More ... read more
margievo via tripadvisor.com - Jul 3, 2017
Fun & Flavorful
Spotting the name aroused much curiosity and we just had to check it out. Glad we did. In spite of the strange name, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The seafood was delicious, the service was good and the atmosphere was fun. The beer and...More ... read more
jyates34 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 3, 2017
Shrimp tasted like frozen breaded shrimp but it was ok service was good.
Shrimp tasted like frozen breaded shrimp but it was ok service was good.
Sherry Trapani Taylor via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2017
First time to eat there, great food and service too!
First time to eat there, great food and service too!
Ruby Russell via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2017
The food was great, the view was great and so was the service!!! I will definitely go back!!! The
The food was great, the view was great and so was the service!!! I will definitely go back!!! The steak was awesome!!
Kimberly Respass Stallings via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2017
. . . and the beat goes on!
Have been coming to Sanitary (hate the name but LOVE the food) for almost 40 years . . . need I say more! It is one of our MUST STOPS when we visit the NC coast.
Bob L via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2017
Nice seafood with view
This restaurant is right on the water and has a stunning view! Personally the food was just okay especially for it being on the higher price point of casual dining. Have been there twice and both times were just alright, nothing spectacular but a cool...More ... read more
sbotkin96 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2017
Good food, great staff, and a grand view.
John Rhodes via google.com - Jul 1, 2017
Always good ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Jul 1, 2017
Great drinks, good food, helluva view!
P M via google.com - Jul 1, 2017
The bartender was amazing!! Hush puppies and fried combo amazing too!!
The bartender was amazing!! Hush puppies and fried combo amazing too!!
Mike Verbel via facebook.com - Jun 29, 2017
Appetizers a #1. Don't order with Amy expectations. Main courses #3.6. Service #4.5. Plenty of roo
Appetizers a #1. Don't order with Amy expectations. Main courses #3.6. Service #4.5. Plenty of room for party of 11. Drinks from bar okay. Mojito not on menu but bartender gave it her best shot. High point. All you can eat hush puppies.
Sheila Brown via facebook.com - Jun 29, 2017
I've been eating at the Sanitary since the 60's. My first memory was as a child watching my grandmother slip on the hardwood floor and seeing her legs go flying over her head! This memory was followed by several years of going there as a camper at Camp Seagull and then just the random stopping in while visiting the area. My last vi ... read more
George Hilbish via google.com - Jun 29, 2017
Family stopped here for dinner ...
Family stopped here for dinner one night on 6/20/17 while we were on vacation. I've grown up coming to Morehead & Atlantic Beach since I was a kid & my grandparents & mom would always bring me here. It's always been one of the best places to get seafood in the area. We went around 5/5:15 pm - which was already full of folks, but we d ... read more
Emily W. via yelp.com - Jun 28, 2017
Excellent food! Waitress was kind and attentive food! Thank you!
A Google User via google.com - Jun 27, 2017
Delicious fresh seafood, just like the menu says! Been in business on the Morehead City Waterfront for many years and Mr. John Tunnel is usually there to greet you just as he always has. As The Sanitarys gift to the Crystal Coast, Mr. Tunnel probably also knows your name if you've been there before. So enjoy your dinner with friends ... read more
Martha Hedgepeth via google.com - Jun 27, 2017
Always good ... read more
Donna Brown via google.com - Jun 25, 2017
WONDERFUL SEAFOOD.SELECTION AND FRESH! BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!
Judy Lake via google.com - Jun 25, 2017
Not so great
When we sat we didn't even get water. Ordered shrimp linguine and my friends got steamed shrimp. Shrimp did not seem fresh or have a very good taste. Service was a bit slow even though the restaurant wasn't busy. When we were done and asked...More ... read more
Lynn T via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2017
The food was great as usual. We had a great waiter with a great personality.
A Google User via google.com - Jun 24, 2017
A family tradition - a must visit if you spend any amount of time in the area ... read more
David Hancock via google.com - Jun 24, 2017
My food was only warm and was greasy, my girlfriend's food was overcooked and the service was poor.
My food was only warm and was greasy, my girlfriend's food was overcooked and the service was poor. Sure isn't the same restaurant I used to love..
Henry Melton via facebook.com - Jun 24, 2017
Everyone at our table of 4 enjoyed a delicious dinner! Our waiter was awesome (Harley). Very person
Everyone at our table of 4 enjoyed a delicious dinner! Our waiter was awesome (Harley). Very personable, attentive . We are locals and will return!
Catherine Jones via facebook.com - Jun 23, 2017
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