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Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar

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1211 South Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-2000
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome views on the Pier.

We stopped one evening to enjoy a couple drinks and were glad we did. We found an empty table past the bar on the pier. What a beautiful ocean/beach view! We only tried the cheesy fries, so we can't rate their food fare, but their service was friendly and prompt. The drinks were fairly priced for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Robertoisfun
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food was great and the waitstaff is friendly and attentive. They also have a pier with a Tiki Bar that provides a great view of the ocean. Gluten-Free meals are available as well by requesting grilled instead of fried meals.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped one evening to enjoy a couple drinks and were glad we did. We found an empty table past the bar on the pier. What a beautiful ocean/beach view! We only tried the cheesy fries, so we can't rate their food fare, but their service was friendly and prompt. The drinks were fairly priced for the view. If you... More 

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North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

we stayed within walking distance to this place but stayed away thnking it was a tourist trap with poof food and overpriced. some of the reviews lead us to believe this. on the last day of our vacation we tried it and were pleasantly surprised. food was great. (fish tacos, burger, ) service was good but we were forgotten about... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is one of two places on the island for drinks with an ocean view. The service is friendly (not so much in the offseason - but consistently good this summer) and you can't beat the view. They serve specialty strong cocktails the fish tacos are fantastic as well.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Enjoyed outdoor seating for both dinner one night and a drink at the Tiki Bar the next day. Beautiful views. Had a delicious salad with shrimp.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is attached to the hotel we stayed at on a recent visit. At the start of our stay, we were saying that we'd grab a drink at this place but we'd probably end up eating elsewhere. I think the fact that it is right over the water, with a super relaxed vibe made us think they would have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Perhaps I had set my hopes too high. The building, inside and out, is beautiful. The ocean view wonderful. And our service started off great. I love when the staff realizes it's a good idea to put in the kids meals along with the appetizers to keep them happy! My mojito was great. My husband was disappointed the beer he... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant on August 8, 2015 while vacationing at Carolina Beach. Service wasn't bad, but the food was less than average. Very pricy and I will not be back.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice place to sit in the pier and enjoy cocktails and dinner! Waitstaff very friendly! Loved the mahi mahi sandwich and key lime pie! This is a definite place to go every trip to Carolina Beach!

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have been here the past two summers. The tiki bar always offered a amazing view of the beach and ocean. The drinks are excellent here. The staff is always friendly and nice to chat with. Heather made our visit a great experience. The food is also good. We will go back next summer or maybe sooner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1211 South Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: (910) 458-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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

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