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Bowmans at the Beach

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911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
+1 910-458-6292
11:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Since it was lunch time, I ordered an oyster sandwich instead of a plate. This came with about ten of the best fried oysters I've ever had. The breading was so light and delicate and the oysters were sweet and delicious inside. My husband enjoyed his barbecue sandwich too.

2 Thank GeorgiaAtlanta
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you are hungry for good seafood calabash-style, this is the place at Carolina Beach. Don't go for the atmosphere or interesting, cool service but go for good Southern seafood. Fried oysters, scallops, & shrimp- yum! Hush puppies- yum! Oyster soup- blah. Slaw- typical school cafeteria food. Fries- ok. Easy access and pretty quick service. Plenty pricy for the experience.... More 

1 Thank HoboWannaBe
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stopped in Bowmans on Friday night and ordered the 2 combo seafood plate. It was all good. The fried oysters were definitely my favorite part

1 Thank Kim T
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a family owned restaurant that has been at Carolina Beach for many years. They are always very friendly and the staff is wonderful! The food is prepared fresh, and it was delicious. Reasonable prices, too!

1 Thank Sarah H
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped here on our home from the beach. It was in November and we wanted to eat seafood while down. We saw this place and cars outside on a Friday afternoon so we stopped. THe food was what I expected for seafood place. We enjoyed it. I had crab cakes with mac and cheese and apple fries. My husband... More 

1 Thank Nadine R
Reidsville, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had heard lots of good things about this place from family. I was very disappointed. The fried shrimp I ordered was very greasy. Almost like they just took it out of the fryer and dumped it on the plate. Service was Ok. Lots of better seafood places in the area.

Thank Susan T
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We eat and enjoy seafood regularly as we travel from New England to Florida and we also fry seafood at home. Was at Carolina Beach this week and wanted some fried seafood - so with limited options in the area went to Bowman's. I had fried oysters and scallops. Oyster were "OK" and scallops were the standard, frozen - possibly... More 

Thank BobpV
Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Came to the beach for our church retreat, and ate here our 1st night. The food was ok, except for the clamp chowder.

Thank Ms K
Kure Beach, North Carolina
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158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Known for its fresh fried seafood, you may forget they have sandwiches, salads, etc. My favorite: the Carolina Classic Burger is done the old fashioned way with chili, slaw, onions & mustard. They get it right.

1 Thank Judy S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

People are very nice each of the many times we've eaten here. Always our last night at the beach dinner spot and usually first night too. Food is so good and a lot of it. Shrimp is always my choice. Slaw is tasty. Never make it to dessert, just to full. Would never complain about a thing. Side note, it... More 

1 Thank FunDays2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-6292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?