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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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went by Amos Mosquitos and parking lot was full at 6 on a Wednesday night during off season. Haven't eaten at the channel marker in years. Great food and drinks. Amazing view. The service was fast. Made great menu suggestions.

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blue ridge, va
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a place to enjoy a dinner with the sun setting and the water right there. The meals were very good. Will visit here again the next time in town.

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North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

They can take the reservation, but having one when you arrive is a different matter. I made reservations five months in advance for 30 people,with the manager Chris. He confirmed them and went over the details via the phone. A couple of weeks before the dinner I was in the area and stopped by to see Chris and make sure... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is only the second time in coming to Atlantic Beach over 15 + years. We gave it a try and sat out on the deck, it was a beautiful night. Our waiter, I think Jason, tall blonde young man was the best! When asking him about different items, he was not shy in telling us what he thought and... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a large group (8), and wanted a good seafood experience. The only thing I wish I hadn't snacked before going. We were seated in a raised platform the probably could have seated 10-12. This was perfect for our family group. I ordered shrimp and scollops, there was enough for two, and cooked to perfection. The shrimp were lightly... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I recently had a lovely dinner. We arrived early and were promptly seated. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived, but quickly filled as it was the height of summer. We had an outstanding server and I truly wish I could remember her name. As an appetizer we enjoyed the crab dip with fantastic pita wedges.... More

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knoxville, tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food was well prepared and very good. Portions were on the small side and pricy but would dine there again if in the area.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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