It’s no secret “Triple D” famed chef, Guy Fieri, loves North Carolina restaurants.  He gives our food scene a lot of love on his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” show.  Now, Guy Fieri showcases North Carolina Beach eateries in a family reunion event airing Friday night at 9 p.m. on Food Network.  Perhaps the love Fieri has for North Carolina has something to do with the time he spent on the Crystal Coast growing up.  During this family reunion, Guy highlights the beaches and favorite places to eat in the area sentimental to him.  This event takes place 10 years after his last big family reunion on the Outer Banks.  This time the family is set to enjoy an Italian feast, blue crab boil, prime rib and lobster, barbeque and candy apples.  Guy also shares memories and fried shrimp and hushpuppies at a beloved seafood restaurant he enjoyed as a kid.

And, as we mentioned, he brings his “Triple D” show here a lot.  He taped in the Cateret County area this summer.  Those segments featured Shepard Barbeque in Emerald Isle, Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant and Bar in Atlantic Beach.  Also, he stopped in at Floyd’s 1921 and Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant in Morehead City.  Guy’s relatives join him for this event to reminisce and play games. Guy loves playing games!

Production company Citizen Pictures, shared news of the reunion special on its social media platforms.  Citizen Pictures started out small in 1984 and became an Emmy-winning television production and content hub.  Interestingly, they work out of a 1940’s converted shoe warehouse.   Guy is a huge part of their platform with many variations of his shows.   A few of those include Guy’s Family Road Trip, Guy’s Family Cruise and Guy’s Feeding Frenzy during shark week.  I’ll never forget watching when Guy almost got lost from the group during a shark dive!

So, make sure you tune in Friday night at 9 p.m. when Guy Fieri showcases North Carolina beach eateries!

Every North Carolina Restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives

Being born and raised in North Carolina, sometimes you forget just how good the food is. Or maybe you’re like me and you fall into the routine of frequenting your favorite restaurants time and time again versus going out and trying something new. In Raleigh, I never heard much of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives but after reviewing this list, I now know why! Most of the North Carolina restaurants featured on this show are located here in Charlotte or by the beach! Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is hosted by Guy Fieri on the Food Network and food lovers would probably argue that it is one of Food Network’s better shows. It seems like Guy Fieri really enjoys Charlotte because a lot of the following restaurants are right here in Charlotte, North Carolina!

After going to, I found a list of every single restaurant in North Carolina featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. There are a few that were featured at one point but are no longer open.

These are the ones that are no longer open:

  • Brine & Bottle (Nags Head, NC)
  • Penguin Drive-In (Charlotte, NC)

All I know is that after this list, I’m starving!