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718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
+1 252-247-2344
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant not only has yummy food - it has a view to die for!! We had a window seat and enjoyed the water view and boats passing by. This restaurant is at the base of the bridge that crosses from Atlantic Beach to Morehead City. They have outdoor seating but it was a little chilly today to sit out... More 

Thank Ginger B
Boones Mill
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179 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rarely do I pick the 'better' entree when I dine with my wife, but I did on this night. While her blackened grouper was good, it did not match my crab cakes. The french fries tossed in old bay seasoning are pretty good as well. Stop in for a good meal, and a nice view of the sound.

Thank Keith H
Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the food here, while being pricey, was among the worst I have been served in a long time. We ordered the "Spinach Crab Dip" to start - -t is a long time since we ordered a dish anywhere that was just so rancid and bad it was inedible. I ordered the crab cakes as a main course. These... More 

Thank RB6129
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was overcooked, greens not washed at all. Made me sick later on. Do NOT waste your money. We had shrimp n fish, both overcooked. Will not come back. They desperately need new cooks.

Thank JLH1965
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We started our meal with the shrimp nachos. They were okay. Big portion. My husband thought his meal was average. I had the crab cake. Really disappointed. Just no flavor at all. The best part of the meal was my son's chocolate cake. It was delicious!! I also enjoyed my peach drink. Beautiful setting and great service.

Thank buckeye2162
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

went here after a day at the beach. Had the fish tacos and the seafood mac and cheese. Awful! the tortilla was cold and soggy and dripping water. there was a small amt. of lettuce and a few diced tomatoes and that was it. The seafood mac and cheese was watery. flavorless and some canned shrimp mixed with some spiral... More 

Thank Nancy H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I love Channel Marker. I'm not a seafood eater so my choices were very limited. I ordered the fried pork chop. I thought it was very bland. I enjoyed the dill sauce but, I should've ordered chicken tenders. My children shared the fried shrimp plate and they loved it! It was a big helping! My husband had... More 

Thank Kathryn S
North Carolina
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353 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stopped here on a Tuesday night, had the fried flounder with FF and the fried shrimp and oysters with baked potato. We had two draft beers and water. The waitress gave us a baked bread loaf, very nice lady. Not too many people there that night but the food was very good. They have a nice deck to eat... More 

Thank woodchop7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my family came here on Saturday 14th. We've been many times but this was the absolute best we've ever had here. Service was great but the food was amazing. Everything was seasoned and breaded perfectly. My father said it was the best meal he's ever eaten there. I felt the exact same. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Jason B
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered a chip and dip appetizer that was one of the best I've ever had. We ordered three different entrees, and each one was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Great atmosphere and excellent service. We even went back another afternoon just for that appetizer and drinks. Definitely plan to go back on our next visit.

Thank TheBrandTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
American, Seafood, Soups, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2344
A staple in the community since 1981, The Channel Marker Restaurant is the largest restaurant on the island, also offering the largest outside seating in the area. Open daily for lunch, standing by our motto - "Don't take a lunch break. Take a mental break..." Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch right beside the water.Nightly drink specials from our bar staff and ever-changing chef features by our Executive Chef!!We offer limitless options for catering, either off or on premises! Our desserts are made in-house by our award-winning Pastry Chef, so make sure to leave room!Looking for a wedding or special event cake? Look no further! We are able to provide "just dessert", with competitive pricing, uncompromised flavors, and the "wow" factor. Contact us for more information!!We're giving you a whole new reason to come to the beach...

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