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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
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I took our two young nieces and caught the lunch special. It was delicious and we definitely couldn't have gotten a better value anywhere else!

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Lenoir, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to eat a late lunch around 2pm. Me & my husband ordered hamburgers. Decided 2 get appetizer & got the angel ponies. Scallops wrapped with bacon & BBQ sauce drizzled over them. OMG the best appetizer I've ever ate. The burgers were good but not as good as the scallops!!!!

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basking ridge nj
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited the area in November and read some nice reviews regarding the Channel Marker. We were not disappointed in the least with the lunch we had. The server was most attentive and we had an awesome view of the water. All the food we had (appetizers, soup, entrees, and dessert) were served at a quick pace, but we never... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While meeting friends who had visited this restaurant in previous years, they suggested we went for dinner. We arrived at the restaurant at almost 7:30, the dining room was not busy but there were plenty of other tables. When we walked in there seemed to be somewhat of a debate about being possibly closed between the two girls at the... More 

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North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lunch at the Channel Marker last Saturday with my daughter and granddaughter was a relaxing and enjoyable meal. We sat inside with a great view of the Bay and the boats traveling past the rear deck of the restaurant. Our server, "Alfie" was attentive and very courteous. I had the shrimp basket with potato salad. My only complaint would be... More 

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Morehead City
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The view is gorgeous and atmosphere wonderful. The food was excellent. The service almost ruined the entire dinner though... Our waitress acted like she was ready to go from the moment we sat down. And we got there 2 hrs before closing. She was snappy with my husband's simple questions & seemed annoyed to be waiting on us. She didn't... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I enjoyed dinner on the rear deck of the Channel Marker Restaurant while overlooking Money Island Bay. I ordered the Blackened Mahi Mahi with Asparagus. The fish was cooked well and tasted great, but the portion was much smaller than I expected. In fact, the portion size I received was smaller than any other seafood restaurant I’ve visited. I would... More 

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Additional Information about Channel Marker

Address: 718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
Cuisine: Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse, Healthy

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