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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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Wising all of the Moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day! #OnlyinOnslow ...

What's the first thing on people's mind when they are traveling? You got it! "Where can we eat?"

As we celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, we are grateful for all of our Onslow County, North Carolina restaurants and staff! Despite the challenges this past year, they have gone the extra mile and then some!

Be sure to offer your support. -- Dine in safely and enjoy take out!

#OnlyinOnslow #NTTW21 #PowerOfTravel

We're celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week here locally in Onslow County, North Carolina. And after such a challenging year, we stand more united than ever in sharing our way of life, and welcoming visitors with LOTS of things to do, places to stay, eat, and shop! What are some of your favorites? #NTTW21 #PowerOfTravel #OnlyinOnslow ...

Don’t miss it 💕 Jacksonville’s biggest fashion event of the year @FTMFashionWeek coming April 24 at the @hiltongardeninnjacksonvillenc . Tix 🎟 on sale now. For more info, visit

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