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The North Carolina Restaurant In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey

Located in the eastern region of the state, the small city of Kinston boasts a population of 21,677. The charm is very much alive in this small, sometimes unknown destination not far from the coast. While the city can itself be deemed a somewhat ‘sleepy, small town,’ there’s one award-winning restaurant that truly stands out from all others in the eastern region and perhaps the state.

Chef & the Farmer might be a bit of a drive for those not in the eastern region (and even some in the OBX) but it is TOTALLY worth the journey. Have you dined here before?

If you love making a journey for one of a kind restaurants, these ten are hard to find but worth the search!

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on