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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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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great ocean view and seafood

This restaurant has excellent Calabash style seafood. I has their shrimp 2 nights in a row because it was so good. Their cocktail sauce and coleslaw had horseradish in it which I have never had and I love! The ocean view from the second floor and the decor were lovely and the service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Molly M
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Not just a fish restaurant, the food and staff was great. Went there for two evenings and had different food each night. The portions were very generous.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

So we all used to go to Ocwan Grill be outside on the ocean (one of the few places you can do that in CB) at the Tiki Bar. But last time we were there we went upstairs and had lunch. I had forgotten how beautiful the view was from up there and I was pleasantly surprised to see they... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ocean Grill is your must place to go. Best food and only tiki bar located on Carolina Beach. I would recommend the calamari - best ever! Calabash is fantastic too. Go enjoy and relax at this ocean front restaurant.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant has excellent Calabash style seafood. I has their shrimp 2 nights in a row because it was so good. Their cocktail sauce and coleslaw had horseradish in it which I have never had and I love! The ocean view from the second floor and the decor were lovely and the service was good.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a local; however other than the view of the ocean, there is nothing good about this place. Service was adequate, but the food was bland, and the drinks were very watered down. I asked our server if the amount of cheese could be cut in half on one of the sandwiches on the... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had to come to Wilmington for a meeting and had the afternoon off so I went look for the ocean and a beach bar with food. When I ran across the place. The service was great,fish taco's were even better. The view was great bar tender was even better. A must try

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Raleigh
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This is the only beach front restaurant on Carolina Beach and it is fantastic. They have a tiki bar at the end of the pier that serves great food and fun drinks. Great spot to hang out in the afternoon. You can also lay out right below the pier and order drinks from them if you don't want to take... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Good food but the Tiki Bar on the pier closes early in the off season. We really wanted to eat out on the pier but arrived just as they were closing so we had to eat inside. The food was still good but not as much fun inside.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Such a fun spot! Relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, and great bartenders... Perfect location for a daytime or nighttime outting. Will visit again whenever I'm back in the area.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were a party of 7 with a toddler. The dock bar was very busy but no diners on patio or upstairs with us. We walked in at 2pm. Walked out at 4pm and we are not the type to linger. Service was soooo very slow. But we are in a beach town in the off season so maybe they... More 

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?