The Boro Restaurant & Bar

Coastal flavor
isn’t just about
great food…

The Boro Restaurant & Bar in Swansboro, NC

Situated in historic downtown Swansboro, N.C., The Boro Restaurant & Bar isn’t just an amazing place to eat. We’re a celebration of everything that makes Swansboro great. Check out our menus, which feature the best in local, coastal cuisine. Or our live stage, where we showcase the work of talented local musicians several nights a week. And you can’t fully appreciate “The Friendly City by the Sea” without experiencing our coastal waters. So we’re located steps from the White Oak River, with easy access for boaters.

The Boro Brings Home
Wine Spectator’s 2023 Award of Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that The Boro Restaurant & Bar has been awarded Wine Spectator’s 2023 Award of Excellence! This prestigious award recognizes restaurants around the world that offer exceptional wine lists that are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

Our team at The Boro has worked tirelessly to curate a wine list that complements our menu and provides an unforgettable dining experience for our guests. Receiving this award is a testament to that commitment. It’s an honor to be recognized among some of the best restaurants in the world by Wine Spectator. Thank you for your support and cheers!


The Boro specializes in local, coastal cuisine – the seafood for which southeastern North Carolina and the Crystal Coast are famous. But we offer a wide range of other dishes, including pasta, burgers, steaks, and salads. Check out our lunch and dinner menus. We now offer brunch, as well!

The Boro's signature shrimp & grits
A smoked old-fashioned at The Boro Restaurant & Bar


We’re not just a great restaurant, but a pretty terrific bar, too. Choose from our extensive selection of cocktails, bourbons, gins, Scotches, and beers. Or let us custom design a drink for you based on your tastes.


Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night, downtown Swansboro comes alive to the sounds of talented local musicians from a range of genres. Whether it’s rock, pop, country, or the blues you’re looking for, you can find it on our stage.

Live music at The Boro
At the corner of Moore and Front Streets in downtown Swansboro


Monday. . . . . 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tuesday. . . . . 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wednesday. . . . . 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thursday. . . . . 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday. . . . . 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday. . . . . 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday. . . . . 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.