Family vacations at the beach made us love the sand in our toes
(and everywhere else too!).
Both of our parents were photographers in the Navy
and the multitude of black and white family photographs
from our many beach vacations in the 60's and 70's
were the inspiration for the decor of our restaurant.
As the picture shows, there are six siblings and
two are involved in the restaurant operation.
Lori, the youngest, is the on site, day to day operator.
Having graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree
in Business Administration, she has always worked in food and beverage.
From Chapel Hill. to Southern Pines, to Nags Head,
she has worked in many NC establishments.
Having inherited her mother's wanderlust,
(although mom stayed put and raised six children instead),
Lori traveled to Colorado in 1990.
She remained there for 20 years, operating a successful restaurant during that time.
Twenty snowy, cold winters later, Lori returned to the state of North Carolina,
where most of her family still resided,
and headed towards the beach where she loves to fish.
Mom and dad have passed away, but Lori gets inspiration
each day when she looks at their family photos
on the wall in the main dining room.
Having restaurant work in her veins, she searched for several years
to find the right location for her next endeavor, and when the
iconic Capt' Charlie's property became available in the delightful riverside
town of Swansboro, Lori jumped in.
The restaurant opened in June of 2014 and has
become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Tommy, Lori's older brother and his wife Tami are
part owners in the restaurant as well. Tom can often be seen
on Sundays cooking in the kitchen and coming up
with great menu items like our famous Puppy Puddin'.
Yep, you heard right, and it is delicious!
We are thankful for all who have contributed to our
great restaurant, including a loyal and hard working staff of
individuals, many who have been with us since we opened.
As well as our friendly regular customers who we look forward to
seeing and serving each day.
And most importantly, mom and dad, for giving us the
work ethic and integrity to be able to successfully operate a business.
Come see us and see what Swansboro Food & Beverage Co. is all about.
And as the sign in the dining room that is surrounded by our family photos reads,
"It's All About Family."
Come enjoy what we have to offer with YOUR family, and create some
wonderful memories of your time at the beach.
Thank you, Lori, Tom and Tami Sakiewicz