Kris Dykeman is the Executive Chef of Soundside Restaurant. He was born and raised in Stockbridge, VT where he began learning about the restaurant business at an early age through another great chef; his father. Every day after school the bus would drop Kris off at the restaurant where he would carefully watch his father and learn the meaning of dedication to the kitchen. He began his culinary career cooking breakfast, washing dishes, and helping his father cater weddings. Chef Kris picked up his own personal style by working at different types of restaurants in different positions. He moved to Emerald Isle, NC in 2004 and worked at other great restaurants on the coast. Most importantly, Chef Kris Dykeman strives to use fresh, local ingredients for a light, but filling meal. He also has a large horticultural background and enjoys visiting local farms where we purchase the majority of our produce. All of our desserts are also made in-house daily by Kris and the creations are never ending!


SoundSide Restaurant in Morehead City opened up 9 years ago. With a live charcoal grill we cook our Certified Angus Beef and our Fresh Local Seafood over our live flame. Our quality ingredients is only part of the reason our regulars dine in so frequently.  Lauren and her mother, Barbara strive to bring the best customer service with a welcoming atmosphere to make your dining experience as best as possible. We'd love for you to become a part of our SoundSide Family by joining us for Lunch or Dinner.