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Channel Marker

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718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
252 247 2344
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A staple in the community since 1981, The Channel Marker Restaurant is the...
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 waterNightly 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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty meal

We went here because it is someplace you can pretty much count on to have a good meal - nothing fancy, just a solid meal. If you want anything other than down home fried (broiled) seafood, you might be disappointed.The service was friendly and we were seated quickly. We had fried scallops, shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Dee D
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Winterville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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376 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winterville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went here because it is someplace you can pretty much count on to have a good meal - nothing fancy, just a solid meal. If you want anything other than down home fried (broiled) seafood, you might be disappointed.The service was friendly and we were seated quickly. We had fried scallops, shrimp, and oysters. All were well seasoned and... More 

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Jacksonville NC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time eating here and it won't be our last. Everything was great! I highly suggest the bang bang shrimp. I can't remember ever having shrimp this good! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was casual relaxed.....perfect for family or a spark of romance. It was nice to have the water view while having dinner as... More 

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Cold Spring, NJ
Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A Tuesday night in late January was not a busy night at Channel Marker, but the kitchen turned out a very nice meal for my wife and I and the two friends that we were visiting. It was also not the best time to appreciate another of the advantages of a meal at Channel Marker: it's located on the Atlantic... More 

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Morehead City, NC
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Channel Marker is beautifully situated on the Intracoastal Waterway in Atlantic Beach, NC, Day or night the views are incredible. Worth stopping by just for the scenery but the food is the real draw. Fresh seafood made to order with terrific service and great price. Can;t beat this for lunch or dinner at the beach any day of the week.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a great choice of you want fresh seafood. Four of us went here for dinner in January (off-season.) We saw that it seemed busy with locals. Two got seared tuna with different preparations - both very good and fresh. Two of us got the two-choice fried seafood combos: Oysters, scallops, shrimp and flounder. All of the fried seafood... More 

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Florence
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our server was attentive and excellent. My husband had the best she crab soup (which he thought would be a bowl for $9 but ended up being a cup) . He also had the rib eye special. He said it was perfectly cooked and had great flavor. I ordered a salad and oyster plate. The oysters were perfect! The salad... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went there and the prices looked a little high for lunch. My husband only received half a flounder, a lot of French fries and only TWO hushpuppies! When he asked for more hushpuppies, he was told that he could buy a "bakers dozen" but they could not give him FREE ones. The reason was "we make our own now,... More 

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catertwoyou, General Manager at Channel Marker, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were less than pleased with your recent dining experience with us. We want an opportunity to make this right. The only way we can improve is by our customers responses and all of them are important to us. We thank you in advance for your comments and hope to see you and your... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Instead of participating in Black Friday bedlam after Thanksgiving, my wife, daughter and I headed for Atlantic Beach for the day and after a wonderful long walk on the beach, fetched up at The Channel Marker for lunch. What a great choice! After sharing a Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer, we each had a different item. My wife had the scallop... More 

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Rural Hall, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Service great...A little more upscale but jeans are not a problem...Waterfront....great food...Reasonable....Will be visiting again soon....

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Don't order a steak, it will be overcooked. You won't see any management while here, and if you have a problem, it will most likely be swept under the rug (at least that's how it felt with mine). The service is ok. Prices are high for the quality. In my opinion, this is a restaurant that has survived based on... More 

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catertwoyou, General Manager at Channel Marker, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were less than please with your recent dining experience with us. We want an opportunity to make this right. Please let us know who we need to reach out to, as well as any additional comments you might want to add, to markerinfo@thechannelmarker.com. Thank You . More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: 252 247 2344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

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 waterNightly 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...
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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