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Channel Marker

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy
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718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-247-2344
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations
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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  • 66
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and views

Nice weather to sit outside and gaze at the water activities with some delicious food and drinks. first time stopping here and not disappointed at all. the staff are very good and attentive. great bread too 2 choices molded into one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
edodowd
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New Bern, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tried to go to a local restaurant with lots of hype and rave reviews. Wait was 1 hr 55min at 5:05pm. Channel Marker was our Plan B and it was FANTASTIC! We clearly should have gone here first. Food was outstanding and service couldn't have been any better. Crab cakes FULL of nothing but crab meat, crab dip perfect for... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to sit outside and eat but the food isn't too good. Fried seafood platter is pretty difficult to totally mess up BUT they overcooked it all, served a cold baked potato and hush puppies we're just bad. What a shame because I recall great meals here years ago. Crab Au gratin was fairly good and we liked the... More 

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great seafood good atmosphere the staff was friendly and fast the only thing that kept it from being perfect was that we couldn't eat out on the deck

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Nice weather to sit outside and gaze at the water activities with some delicious food and drinks. first time stopping here and not disappointed at all. the staff are very good and attentive. great bread too 2 choices molded into one.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Dinner was extremely good, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and you can sit and eat with a beautiful view. I highly recommend this restaurant! At there with husband, 8 year old, and 23 month old and everyone was happy and full when we left.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Unfortunately I showed up quite late for dinner service. The website stated they closed at 10, only to find out they stopped serving at 9 PM. The service was friendly and the accommodated me even though I was late in my arrival. I only ordered light fare, but was disappointed when the food was cold. They politely recooked the food,... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Our group decided to go out for dinner while visiting the beach during July. The weather was incredibly hot but we wanted to go out for seafood. The Channel Marker was nearby and convenient. They were busy so we opted to sit outside on their deck and enjoy our drinks. You can also have some food served there but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and the service fast and friendly. The view is very nice. A little bit pricey but worth it. Try it yourself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great view. Dinner was good. Food all served fast and prepared accurately. Please know this is a fine dining experience and the price tag goes along with that. I would agree it's great for special occasions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was our first time visiting Atlantic Beach and I must say we were very pleased with Channel Marker. Coming from the OBX we know good seafood and this place reminded us of Lone Cedar on the OBX. Our waitress Frieda was absolutely delightful and full of knowledge. We had such a blast with her that we felt like she... More 

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Additional Information about Channel Marker

Address: 718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: +1 252-247-2344
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy

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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: +1 252-247-2344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups

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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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