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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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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. Good was awesome and service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Food was very good and presentation appealing. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

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raleigh
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ate lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. No wait and no crowds! Delicious fried shrimp and very reasonable prices. Kids menu too and my 2 children loved it. Ate outside on the deck and enjoyed the ocean breeze.

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Triad, NC
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Waterfront dining and excellent cuisine. This place is perfect for a romantic dinner. They have jazz on Sunday evenings. They have won many local awards for their food and desserts. We go each time we visit Atlantic Beach.

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Wake Forest
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

On Sat night at 7:00. Only a 20 min wait (unheard of around here on a Sat night) . Server Will was great, food tasty and atmosphere wonderful. Will be back!

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Snow Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, our waitress was new but she did a great job! The spinach crab dip appetizer was the best thing we had! Sad to say of all things The seafood food was generic tasting. The sirloin steak was ok but we didn't care for the topping of garlic butter.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We ate dinner at The Channel Marker at the high recommendation of reviews on Trip Advisor and personnel at our resort. We were highly disappointed. The waitress (who was named Sandi) took my order incorrectly. Instead of receiving the ribeye I ordered, I was given grilled Mahi Mahi. When I nicely informed Sandi that I actually ordered the ribeye, she... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just had a great dinner at the Channel Marker. Had the shrimp and grits and it was excellent! Also tasted the crab cakes and the fried shrimp which were both great as well. It was the perfect night to eat on the deck overlooking the sound and we received outstanding service from Will. My only recommendations for improvement would be... More

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were seat at 6:00 pm. We were told sorry they had run out of crayons & coloring pages for kids! FYI - there was not any wait time before we were seated. They were not busty. When we ordered they were out of potatoes, hushpuppies & Mac & cheese. Orders came out wrong. Spent almost $200.00 & we left... More

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Philadelphia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to the Channel Marker at a friend's request, thinking "great view, bad food". We were proven 100% wrong. The setting is also 100% perfect. And, our meal was 100% delicious. We walked away amazed. It seemed like such a tourist trap and it absolutely was not! The fried calamari w/ sriracha mayo ($8) were fresh and lightly fried... More

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Raleigh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We usually dine at the Channel Marker whenever we are in the Atlantic Beach area. We always ask for an outdoor table (weather permitting) so that we can enjoy the sights and sounds of the waterfront. Inside seating is OK, but the outside seating is where the atmosphere is. The food is a bit expensive, but typical for a decent... More

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