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511 Salter Path Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(800) 338-1533
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This restaurant has been here over 30 years. It was named the Clamdigger when the property was a Ramada Inn. The seafood here is the same you would get in any Calabash style seafood restaurant in Carteret County. The food is fresh and the service was very good when we stopped in. Breakfast, lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Someone recommended this one to my wife and I, so we gave it a shot on a Sunday night. Overall, the experience was good. The atmosphere was dark and a it worn, but the service was friendly and efficient, and the food was good. Nothing remarkable, but a solid choice that I don't think anyone would regret.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Clamdigger Inn and restaurant used to be a great place to stay and eat. I used to go there every year, and the motel and restaurant was really good. Over the years, however, the restaurant wasn't as good, and the motel needed serious updating. Everything is worn out, though the staff has always been friendly. The jacuzzi tub is usually... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant has been here over 30 years. It was named the Clamdigger when the property was a Ramada Inn. The seafood here is the same you would get in any Calabash style seafood restaurant in Carteret County. The food is fresh and the service was very good when we stopped in. Breakfast, lunch and dinner here is excellent. Many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We decided on the Clamdigger Restaurant since the prices looked decent and it had good reviews. When we arrived we were seated in the room overlooking to ocean since we had a larger group. It was very quiet which was different than the normal restaurant atmosphere. It took over 10 minutes for the waitress to even come and get our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We waited almost 10 minutes for the server to stop at our table. She got our drinks and took our order. Eggs and pancakes for four. We finished our pot of coffee with no check back, had to stop another server to get some water. After an additional 35 minutes, we gave up and left. How could it take 45... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The restaurant is located off the lobby of a hotel. It looks like a hole-in-the-wall. We were seated in a room with Formica tables that was very bare and institutional looking. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. The prices were reasonable and the food was delicious. The hush puppies and slaw were exceptional. The setting was like a throwback... More 

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Greenville NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is on our regular rotation when we are in the area. Food is always good and the most reasonably priced in the area. Nightly specials are always good and the vegetable soup is delicious.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very good seafood, both fried and broiled. Service was great and food came out quickly . Check the specials for each night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Located inside an inn, but a very quiet place. The hush puppies are great, but the food takes a long time to get to your table. Still a great restaurant.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We arrived about 15 minutes before they closed. We asked if there was time to eat, and the hostess sighed very loudly and looked dramatically at her watch before saying, "Just barely." She took us to an area that seemed to be overflow seating, with the tables incredibly close together. Because of the lack of atmosphere and the hostess's attitude,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Salter Path Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: (800) 338-1533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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