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Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant

1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
+1 910-458-2822
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“lobster seafood” (16 reviews)
“steak tips” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
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1 - 10 of 685 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice clean well decorated service was good drinks were fine the food nothing special. You may not be disappointed but I was thought over priced and nothing exceptiona.l

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the ambience and the service, but what really sold me was the food. I had the best crab cakes I think I have ever had, and my friend had an absolutely delicious scallop dish. Highly recommend.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have had a place at Carolina Beach for over 14 years and spend the entire summer at the beach. I understand off days can happen. However, 3 weekends ago went to Havana’s. Was seated and left alone for 30 min. Staff moved all-around us....More

3  Thank scp42112017
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited twice on my 55 hour visit to the area, drawn in by the lovely ambiance and aesthetics. Service was attentive in each case. Food was way better at my 4pm stop for a quick bite than at 7:45, when I came for din. Dinner...More

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We visited in October, off high season. Our meal was fabulous. We shared an entree, the platter with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. More than enough for the two of us. We had as appetizers the clam chowder which was one of the best we...More

Thank Trvlcam17
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Food here is very good. Service is very good. There can be a long line to get in, so plan accordingly. They have plenty of seating outside so you can enjoy the evening breezes while you dine.

Thank mcdonam3
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Great wait staff and so-so food. I am highly disappointed to have paid abit a hudndred bucks with tip and not even dessert and to be this disappointed. The cocktails were poor. Last night's at Freddies were great ! Bartender needs more schoolin. The grouper...More

2  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited 10/15 /17 at around 10 a.m. It was perfect as it was 3 yrs ago when we came. Fabulous service, excellent food & the place is beautiful . We never miss a chance to go to Havanas everytime we go to the beach....More

Thank BMurdock108
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Brunch or dinner both are great. Everyone loves the shimmp & grits for dinner but save room for the banana foster for dessert. For brunch I had oyster eggs benedict. Yes, I know it doesn't sound great but I love them both. You can eat...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

On this two week visit to the area, we had dinner 3 times at Havanas, that's how much we like it. Twice we took friends and once by ourselves. I'm writing this new review because they've made some changes and I discovered a few more...More

Thank Elsie S
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1 October 2016|
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
Very acommadating order as you wish
28 May 2016|
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Response from KelticKate | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am pretty sure you can make reservations..... It's a very nice restaurant... I can't imagine that they wouldn't do reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-2822
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Fantastic Carolina Beach Restaurant serving fresh seafood, scratch made pastas & hand cut steaks. Indoor and Outside dinning. Serving dinner 7 nights a week and Sunday brunch. Relax & Enjoy the flavor of Havana's...
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