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Channel Marker

718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
252 247 2344
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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...
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Lexington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

the food here is meh....way overpriced for what you get - amount of food and taste....I really think they get as much business they do just due to location - have never talked to anyone who liked this place....have tried it several times and is the same every time....skip it - much better local places to eat seafood

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I went 2 nights to the Channel Marker. The food was very good and service could not have been better. I was even offered the same waitress by the hostess. Not often you are remember and treated that well. I was traveling with my grandson and he had a really nice time as well. The view was great!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch. It seemed most other places weren't open until dinner during week. Glad we went inside. Cozy atmosphere. Neat porthole fish tanks. Kids loved their meals. Adults all enjoyed their meals as well. Our waiter was pleasant. I loved the bang bang shrimp. Nice spicy sauce. Order sweet tea. They do it right. I would recommend... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Cajun pasta should have a spice. Food did not meet expectations. Service was good. Outdoor seating is a must as there is a musty odor inside. Beautiful views outside.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

First time here and feel no need to return. The service was very slow in the beginning and then other servers started helping our waitress. The main courses were all good but nothing extraordinary as was the bread. The meals came out in a reasonable amount of time. We were disappointed with the spinach crab dip appetizer as it was... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We are locals and this is my family's go-to place for seafood when at the beach. I especially recommend lunchtime specials. We often get the lunchtime fried shrimp at a much reduced price ($8.95 I believe). You typically get more shrimp than you can eat and it's fresh and fried perfectly. They have great sweet hushpuppies, but you have to... More

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North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On arrival to Atlantic Beach, while waiting for my hotel room to be ready, I had lunch at the Channel Marker. I had their award winning she-crab soup which was delicious, though not a large serving for $9. I also had the crab cake appetizer which was also very good. The service was friendly and the view from the outdoor... More

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can count on great food, great views, and great service. A little pricey but worth it. I have eaten there several times and I am always impressed.

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Mercerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Both the food and service were outstanding. We were a family group (11)) and we're seated immediately and had our drink order taken right away. The menu was extensive with a good children' s selection. The specials for the day were great and delicious. Food was delivered in a timely manner. All of us enjoyed the meal and we're completely... More

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Sandy Ridge, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went here with two friends for supper and then went back a little earlier in the day another time. The food was great the first time but really went down hill the second time. The service was not all that good. But the prices are in my opinion extremely high for what you get. We went because we were... More

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