Located in downtown historic Swansboro, NC

We are reopened for reduced dine-in service on Friday, May 22, 2020, as per the Emergency Maximum Occupancy Guidelines established.

(910) 325-0502

Latest on COVID-19

At THE BORO RESTAURANT  we are 100% committed to providing you with an amazing dining experience through our delicious food, unmatched service, and incredible hospitality. Even though some circumstances have changed, our devotion to you has not. We want you to know some of the steps we have taken to provide you with a worry-free dining experience and ask that you join us in helping to make our restaurant a safe workplace for our dedicated staff and your fellow guests.

Welcome To Boro Restaurant & Bar

The Boro Restaurant & Bar is located in downtown historic Swansboro NC at 109 Front Street. Opened in 2010 by Randy & Nancy Swanson, owners of the Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant, the Boro is for a more intimate dining experience like no other in downtown Swansboro. With seating for 40 and a 12 seat bar area The Boro offers a casual fine dining atmosphere and at the same time one you can feel comfortable dressed in almost any attire, we offer live music on Wednesday nights at 7PM, Friday & Saturday at 8PM in season on our outside patio, craft beer dinners in the off-season and a menu that offers taste from around the world as well as regional with daily chef creations by our Chefs.

Try something other than the norm when you dine at the coast for a true dining experience and after your done take a walk on our boardwalk and enjoy a view of the waterfront.


Monday – Sunday

Yellow Corn Polenta, Goat Cheese, Mild Jalapeno-Rosemary Shrimp
Melon Salsa, Rosemary Honey



Monday – Sunday

Our Chefs create feature dishes in both small and large plates from regional ​to international flavors.



Sunday’s Only

Served from 8am until 2pm


What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

I took my wife here for her birthday and it was AMAZING. We had a nice scenic view of the water sitting outside. Our server Anthony really took care of us considering he was the only server working the exterior of the restaurant. The food was great, not over or undercooked. The appetizer was amazing, we got the shrimp and black beans dish and boy, that mango salsa was very very tasty. If you’re out and want to try something other than the normal Western Blvd restaurants, head to Swansboro and give this place a try..

Mark Andy | Google Reviews | October 2018

“Cannot go wrong here…”

We ate here for dinner and it was wonderful! I had chicken marsala, the sauce was awesome. Husband had scallops and loved them. Nick was our server and the service was excellent. Owners other restaurant around the corner was decimated by the hurricane so we were gratified to see this place packed to the gills. Even so, we did not have to wait very long for our food. We will definitely return.. “

SixGunKitty | TripAdvisor Review | September 2018

“Another successful experience”

“My husband and I enjoyed Mother’s Day brunch at The Boro. We had previously eaten delicious sandwiches here, though. I had three seafood crepes filled with scallops and shrimp. Rick had eggs and the best country ham in Swansboro. They served fresh fruit cups with fruit too numerous to mention in it! Delicious. Reasonable. Fast service. Outdoor seating available, also.”

Deana S. | Yelp Review | May 2018

Due to covid-19, our hours have changed

11:00am – 9:00pm

11:00am – 10:00pm

8:00am – 8:30pm

A limited menu is available after the above times, until the bar closes.

Dinner menu begins
at 4 PM.


Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

in historic downtown Swansboro


Call (910) 325-0502