5 Best Breakfast Joints in Carolina Beach

Breakfast in Carolina Beach, NCAhhh… Breakfast. Smell the Arabica coffee. Savor the pancakes. Hear the sizzling bacon. Relish the cheese stuffed farmer’s omelet. Somehow when you are on vacation, breakfast always tastes better. If that leisurely brunch right before you head to the beach is what you are seeking, then here are the five best restaurants in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. They all serve the best breakfast foods. We hope you get the chance to try each of them before you head home.

Britt’s Donuts, 11 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

“Simply put the best doughnuts on earth!!!” Ryan B, Cedarhurst, NY

Britts Donuts, Carolina Beach, NC

Their glazed donuts are a must-try. Light and fluffy like a cloud, but not too sweet. They will simply melt in your mouth. You cannot come to Carolina Beach and not stop by Britt’s Donuts. They may not be considered a health food, but if you’re going to break your diet – this is the place!


Kate’s Pancake House, 102 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

“Everything you could ask for in a breakfast place near the beach.” Brandon W., Raleigh, NC

Kate's Pancake House, Carolina Beach, NC

They have an awesome selection of pancakes, but that is not all. You will want to come back for their to-die-for Crab Benedict. They have a good selection of Vegan choices as well. The place always looks packed, but don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long for a steamy plate of Southern poached eggs on biscuits and gravy.


Granny’s Country Kitchen, 1310 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

“Great service and really good breakfast. We’ll be back to eat at Granny’s.” David R, Pelham, NC

Grannys Country Kitchen, Carolina Beach, NC

This small little country kitchen offers the area’s best omelets and biscuits and gravy. If you want to try something new, you should order the shrimp and grits. They get high reviews every time. Their service is fantastic.


Wake N Bake Donuts, 1401 N Lake Park Blvd, Ste. 46, Carolina Beach

“I didn’t think it possible for any donut to compete with Britt’s. You simply must try them.”

Wake N Bake Donuts, Carolina Beach

If you are looking for a wide variety of awesome donuts year around, make sure you stop by Wake N Bake Donuts. They have donuts with bacon, donuts with strawberry cheesecake, but the most sought after is the Crème Brûlée Creeper.


Gulfstream Restaurant, 78 Myrtle Ave, Carolina Beach

“It’s just good wholesome food served happily and quickly.” John H, Martinsville, VA

Gulf Stream Restaurant, Carolina Beach, NC

If you have a hearty appetite, make sure you visit the Gulfstream Restaurant where you will not walk away hungry. The unlimited homemade biscuits and limitless coffee are sure to wake you up and get you going.

Carolina Beach offers plenty of great dining choices to make your stay even more enjoyable. We hope that you will get a chance to try out our recommendations. Please let us know if have another recommendation. We would love to hear from you.

(Quotes and graphics were supplied by Yelp and TripAdvisor.)

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