Overlooking the beautiful Cape Fear River, enjoy the view while you dine at Smoke on the Water. Open for dinner during the week and lunch on weekends, their menu is filled with a delightful mix of seafood, smoked meats and signature BBQ recipes with a New Orleans flair. This restaurant is a feast for all your senses. Savor some of the best local brews, wine or cocktails on their back deck as you view spectacular sunsets. The dog friendly shaded deck, with a fire pit to warm the chillier evenings, opens onto a long deck that allows strolls over the marsh. Their website offers a drone video of the incredible location. Reservations are definitely recommended.