Carolina Beach Restaurants
Are you looking for the perfect Carolina Beach restaurant? We’ve made it an easy choice by confessing our favorites. From mouthwatering seafood to juicy burgers, our list of the best Carolina Beach restaurants will help narrow your search.
Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar
(910) 458-2000 | 1211 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
Located beside the Golden Sands Motel, the Ocean Grill and Tiki bar is a two-story restaurant and tiki bar just steps down the pier. The upper level of Ocean Grill is a casual dining area that features panoramic views of the coastline, while the bottom level boasts a full bar and outdoor patio seating. The Ocean Grill is known for its fresh coastal cuisine and their signature fish and crab tacos. The Tiki Bar is a casual hangout spot during the spring and summer months that draws a substantial crowd of tourists and locals alike where you can sip a fruity cocktail or an ice cold draft beer.
(910) 458-7761 | 1206 N Lake Park Blvd A, Carolina Beach, NC
Michael’s Seafood has been serving up quality seafood since 1998. A staple to the Carolina Beach area, Michael’s Seafood boasts award-winning chowder and a perfectly seasoned catch of the day. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or 10:00 p.m. in season).
Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill
(910) 458-7668 | 113 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC
Experienced in casual dining with a Caribbean flair, Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill in nearby Kure Beach is a great spot to eat during your stay. Customers delight in their island-spiced seafood, steaks, and burgers. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday) and 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Friday-Saturday).
Big Daddy’s Seafood Restaurant
(910) 458-8622 | 206 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC
A short drive is worth it for Big Daddy’s Seafood Restaurant, specializing in delectable surf and turf! Big Daddy’s boasts delectable burgers, house-smoked meats, and of course, fresh seafood. Open from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday) and 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Friday, Saturday).
Bowman’s at the Beach
(910) 458-6292 | 911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
Bowman’s at the Beach offers a great selection seafood and more. They’ve been serving up “Calabash Style” cuisine to locals and tourists alike since 1992. Nosh on classics like barbecue pulled pork or a juicy hamburger at this Carolina Beach Restaurant. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day.
Fish Bites Seafood Restaurant
(910) 791-1117 | 6132 Carolina Beach Rd Suite 11, Wilmington, NC
Fish Bites Seafood Restaurant is located just outside Carolina Beach in Wilmington, NC and is home to the freshest fish around! Serving up signature seafood dishes like tuna filet, stuffed flounder, or fisherman’s stew, Fish Bites is the perfect choice for any seafood lover. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday), closed on Monday.
Blue Surf Cafe
(910) 523-5362 | 250 Racine Dr, Wilmington, NC
Blue Surf Cafe boasts sophisticated food in a casual atmosphere and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This quaint cafe serves up elevated classics alongside a variety of summer floats. Yum! Pro tip: Table service is only available during dinner hours, while breakfast and lunch are pay at the counter. Open from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday) and 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Sunday-Monday).
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