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  • The Trading Post: Southern Food & Spirits

    Family Owned and Run

    Great food and southern hospitality here at The Trading Post; Southern Food & Spirits.

    We’re all about great food and southern hospitality here at The Trading Post; Southern Food & Spirits. When you stop by for a meal, you’re getting so much more than just a drink and bite to eat -- you’re in for a whole family fun experience. Our outdoor space has everything from cornhole to hula hoops. Plus, we even have live music to jazz up your meal. Our menu offers an array of possibilities that include seafood and burgers, but we’re best known for our fried chicken. There’s just something about its special, homemade batter that keeps customers coming back craving more.

  • Breakfast

    *Eggs and Steaks are prepared to Order

    [Consuming raw or undercooked Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Shellfish, or Eggs, may increase your risk of foodborne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.]

    The Local Post Breakfast

    Two Eggs Any Style, Choice of Meat, Grits or Postatoes and Toast or Biscuit

     

    Chicken-n-Biscuit Bowl

    Fried Chicken, One Fried Egg, Homemade Biscuit and Homemade Sausage Gravy

     

    Shrimp-n-Grits

    Grits, Shrimp, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Spinach, Mushroom, Onion and Tomato, topped with Shredded Hash Browns and One Poached Egg

     

    Southern Eggs Benedict

    Two Poached Eggs and Country Ham over Homemade Biscuits topped with Hollandaise and served with Grits or Postatoes

     

    Chicken-n-Waffles

    One Belgian Waffle and Fried Chicken Drizzled with Bourbon Infused Honey

     

    The Post BLT

    Hickory Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Two Scrambled Eggs and Cheddar Cheese

     

    Steak and Eggs*

    8 oz. Certified Angus Beef® Ribeye and Two Eggs Any Style, Grits or Postatoes and Toast or Biscuit

    French Toast

    Traditional Style French Toast, Choice of Meat and Fresh-cut Fruit

     

    The Post Waffle

    One Belgian Waffle, Choice of Meat and Fresh-cut Fruit

     

    The Post Pancakes

    Three Pancakes, Choice of Meat and Fresh-cut Fruit

     

    Biscuits-n-Gravy

    Two Biscuits and Homemade Sausage Gravy

     

    Country Ham & Egg with Red-Eye Gravy

    Two Eggs Any Style, Choice of Grits or Postatoes and Toast or Biscuit

     

    The Post BYO Breakfast Biscuit or Sandwich

    Sausage, Bacon, Country Ham, Deli Ham

    #1 – Meat and Cheese

    #2 – Egg and Cheese

    #3 – Meat, Egg, and Cheese

     

    Omelets

    Served with Grits or Postatoes and Toast or Biscuit

    #1 – Southern: Collards, Country Ham, Black Eyed Peas and Cheddar

    #2 – Meat & Cheese: Choice of One Meat and One Cheese

    #3 – Western: Deli Ham, Green Bell Pepper, Onions and Cheddar

    #4 – Veggie: Mushroom, Green Bell Pepper, Onion, Spinach, Tomato and Cheddar

     

    The Kid's Breakfast*

    One Pancake, One Egg Any Style and Choice of Meat

    (12 Years Old and Under)

  • Lunch

    Consuming raw or undercooked Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Shellfish, or Eggs, may increase your risk of foodborne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.

    Appetizers

     

    The Southern Soul Roll

    Country Ham, Collards, Black Eyed Peas, and Cheese Egg Roll, served with a Molasses Honey Dip

     

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Southern Fried with Homemade Pimento Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly

     

    Collard Dip

    Served with House Fried Pork Rinds

     

    Southern Fried Crab Balls

    On a Bed of Pineapple Slaw Drizzled with Dill Aioli

     

    Fried Pickles and Peppers

    Choice of Pickles, Banana Peppers and Jalapeños, served with Homemade Ranch for Dipping

     

    Hushpuppies

    Homemade Hushpuppies with Corn Slap for Dipping

     

    Fried Wings

    Dozen Naked Wings with Choice of Flavor: Buffalo, Sweet Thai Chili, Barbecue

     

    Salads

    Homemade Salad Dressings:

    Ranch, Bleu Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Poppy Seed, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, Italian

     

    The Spinach

    Grilled Chicken, Crumbled Bacon and Egg over Spinach with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

     

    The Southerner

    Fried Chicken over Mixed Baby Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Onions with Homemade Ranch

     

    The Wedge

    Iceberg Lettuce Wedge, Bacon, Tomato and Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing

     

    The Traditional

    Mixed Baby Greens with Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Homemade White Balsamic Vinaigrette

     

    Salad Additions:

    Chicken:

    Crabcake:

    Oysters:

    Shrimp:

     

    Southern Lunch Plates

     

    Fried Chicken

    Fried Chicken with a choice of Two Sides

     

    Shrimp-n-Grits

    Grits, Shrimp, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Spinach, Mushroom, Onion and Tomato, topped with Shredded Hash Browns and One Poached Egg

     

    Chicken-n-Waffles

    Belgian Waffles and Fried Chicken Drizzled with Bourbon Infused Honey

     

    Meat & Two

    Daily Special with Choice of Two Sides and a Dinner Roll

    Vegetable Plate with Choice of Three Sides and a Dinner Roll

     

    Sides

    Mac-n-Cheese - Scalloped Baked Apples - Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Cucumber Salad - Slaw - Collards - Mashed Potatoes - Corn on the Cob - Black Eyed Peas - Grits - Hushpuppies - French Fries - Green Beans - Fried Okra

     

    SOUTHERN SANDWICHES

    Sandwiches Served with your Choice of One Side

     

    Flounder Reuben

    Fried Flounder, Pineapple Slaw, 1000 Island and Swiss Cheese

     

    Fried Green Tomato BLT

    Fried Green Tomato, Bacon, Lettuce and Pimento Cheese on Grilled Sourdough

     

    Bologna Sandwich

    Pan-Fried Bologna served on Toasted White Bread with Mayonnaise or Mustard

     

    The Post Burger

    One 6 oz. Certified Angus Beef Patty, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and our Special Burger Sauce

     

    NC Style BBQ Sandwich

    Vinegar-based, topped with Slaw, served with Hushpuppies

     

    Momma’s Chicken Salad Sandwich

    Homemade Shredded Chicken Salad, Lettuce and Tomato on Grilled Sourdough

     

    Shrimp Burger

    Fried Shrimp with Homemade Slaw

     

    Post Steam Bar

     

    ½ lb. Peel-n-Eat Shrimp:

     

    1 lb. Peel-n-Eat Shrimp:

     

    1 Dozen Clams:

     

    Snow Crab Legs by the Pound: market price

     

    Steamed or Raw Oysters (Seasonal)

    ½ Order: market price

    1 Order: market price

     

    Low Country Boil (no substitutions)

    Crab Legs, Shrimp, Clams, Corn on the Cob,

    Potatoes and Andouille Sausage

    Serving for One:

    For Two:

  • Dinner

    Appetizers

     

    The Southern Soul Roll

    Country Ham, Collards, Black Eyed Peas, and Cheese Egg Roll, served with a Molasses Honey Dip

     

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Southern Fried with Homemade Pimento Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly

     

    Collard Dip

    Served with House Fried Pork Rinds

     

    Southern Fried Crab Balls

    On a Bed of Pineapple Slaw Drizzled with Dill Aioli

     

    Fried Pickles and Peppers

    Choice of Pickles, Banana Peppers and Jalapenos, served with Homemade Ranch for Dipping

     

    Hushpuppies

    Homemade Hushpuppies with Corn Slap for Dipping

     

    Fried Wings

    Dozen Naked Wings with Choice of Flavor: Buffalo, Sweet Thai Chili, Barbeque

     

    Salads

    Homemade Salad Dressings:

    Ranch, Bleu Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Poppy Seed, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, Italian

     

    The Spinach

    Grilled Chicken, Crumbled Bacon and Egg over Spinach with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

     

    The Southerner

    Fried Chicken over Mixed Baby Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Onions with Homemade Ranch

     

    The Wedge

    Iceberg Lettuce Wedge, Bacon, Tomato and Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing

     

    The Traditional

    Mixed Baby Greens with Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Homemade White Balsamic Vinaigrette

     

    Salad Additions:

    Chicken:

    Crabcake:

    Oysters:

    Shrimp:

     

    Southern Dinners

    Dinner served with House Salad. Upgrade to Soup for $2

     

    Fried Chicken

    Fried chicken with Choice of Two Sides

     

    Shrimp-n-Grits

    Grits, Shrimp, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Spinach, Mushroom, Onion and Tomato, topped with Shredded Hash Brown and One Poached Egg

     

    Grilled Pork Chop

    Bone-In Bourbon BBQ Chop served with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Baked Apples

     

    Whiskey Butter Ribeye

    12oz Certified Angus Beef Ribeye with Choice of Two Sides

     

    The Post Burger

    One 6oz Certified Angus Beef Patty, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and our Special Burger Sauce with Choice of One Side

     

    Meat & Two

    Daily Special with Choice of Two Sides and a Dinner Roll

    Vegetable Plate with Choice of Three Sides and a Dinner Roll

     

    Sides

    Mac-n-Cheese - Scalloped Baked Apples - Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Cucumber Salad - Slaw - Collards - Mashed Potatoes - Corn on the Cob - Black Eyed Peas - Grits - Hushpuppies - French Fries - Green Beans - Fried Okra

     

    Seafood Dinners

    Dinner served with Homemade Slaw, Choice of One Side, and a House Salad. Upgrade to Soup for $2

    Choose from the following seafood: Shrimp, Oysters, Flounder, and Clamstrips

    Pick 1: 18 Pick 2: 20 Pick 3: 21

     

    Post Steam Bar

     

    ½ lb. Peel-n-Eat Shrimp:

     

    1 lb. Peel-n-Eat Shrimp:

     

    1 Dozen Clams:

     

    Snow Crab Legs by the Pound: market price

     

    Steamed or Raw Oysters (Seasonal)

    ½ Order: market price

    1 Order: market price

     

    Low Country Boil (no substitutions)

    Crab Legs, Shrimp, Clams, Corn on the Cob,

    Potatoes and Andouille Sausage

    Serving for One:

    For Two:

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    8302 Emerald Drive
    Emerald Isle, NC 28594
    M/W/Th/F 8a-2p & 5p-8p
    Sa/Su 8a-2 & 5p-9p
    CLOSED Tuesday's
    252-424-8284