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Find locally inspired restaurants and shops, things to do, as well as featured attractions, events and more throughout Onslow County.  From the rural coastal plains community of Richlands to Jacksonville, as well as the coastal towns of Swansboro and Sneads Ferry, and beautiful North Topsail Beach, there is something unique to see, experience and do, #OnlyinOnslow.

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The Place Where Beauty and Pride Come Together

Located at the southern coast of North Carolina, family fun adventures await in Onslow’s Great Outdoors. Our coastal location makes being out on the water nearly a year-round opportunity with a variety of adventures on tap. As home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, our area is steeped in military tradition and history that inspires our visitors to experience a unique and palpable sense of heartfelt patriotism that is all their own. From our rural coastal plains region, all the way out to North Topsail Beach, Sneads Ferry, and the quaint historic waterfront town of Swansboro, unforgettable family memories are made in Onslow.

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The Terwilliger Family, Owners of Riverview Cafe

Since it opened as an oyster bar in 1946, the Riverview Restaurant has earned a reputation among locals and tourists alike for fresh-off-the-boat seafood; in particular, shrimp. The Terwilliger family has been frying and broiling the best shrimp around since the days when a dollar could buy a fried shrimp dinner. A time-worn menu from 1946 hangs on the wall near the entrance, showing that a plate of fried shrimp was just as popular then as now.

“I have been cleaning fish that were literally swimming an hour before they’re on your plate. That’s as fresh as it gets in my opinion.  I can attest to that.”

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Enjoy our beautiful memorials such as the Eagle, Globe and Anchor at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, NC. #onlyinonslow #visitjacksonvillenc ...

For the first time in 20 years! A #NativeAmerican #PowWow is coming to #JacksonvilleNC!

🪶ALL are invited to join the Onslow Veterans Pow Wow on Oct. 2-3, 2021 at the American Legion Burton-Cowell post 265.

🪶This event is FREE and Open to the public!

🪶For more info:

#nativeamerican #powwow #powwownc #onlyinonslow #indigenouspeople #nchistory #nativeamericanveterans #onslowcounty #northcarolina

Who’s ready for Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission’s 7th Annual Marine Chevy Beat the Bridge 10k/5k?

You still have time to register at

Part of the proceeds go to Semper Fi & America’s Fund. #playjosc #visitjacksonvillenc #onlyinonslow

Looking for something fun for the whole family, next Saturday, 9/25?

🚜Head over to Mike's Farm for their Annual Antique Tractor Show! There will be lots of fun stuff going on!

🎃 Pumpkin patch hayrides from 10-8
🍂 Gift Shop, Bakery, and North Carolina Products Barn will be open from 10-8
🐐 Animal area open all day
🌭 Hotdog House will be open from 11-until
🐔 Our Farm Food to go Truck will open at 2:00 with plenty of outdoor seating
🐽 Family Style Restaurant will be open for dine in from 12-8
🪕 Live outdoor music from The Hallway Band from 3-7
🍷 Wine slushees and free tastings of NC wines

#onlyinonslow #onslowoutdoors #nc #ncfarms #visitncfarms #visitafarm #mikesfarm #fallfamilyfun #easternnc #visitnc #outdoorfamilyfun

Never Forget 🇺🇸

Our beautiful Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, NC features an 9/11 memorial beam from the Twin Towers.

#patriotday #neverforget911 #onlyinonslow