“American cuisine with local roots” is the goal for one of Georgetown’s newest restaurants, and it’s a spot-on mantra. At Root, creative appetizers include Carolina-caught shrimp on toasted sesame toast and a “colossal” crab cake that’s pan-fried with tomato chow-chow. Entrees (served with soup or salad) include North Carolina wild-caught shrimp and grits, grilled local striped bass, housemate ricotta tortellini and more. Tempting cocktails give a nod to local roots with the Steel Worker and the Harborwalk, and there’s a variety of craft beers, too.
- 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Wednesday
- 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday
- 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday and Friday
- Entree prices: $6.95 - $17.25