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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
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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, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 15
    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
Pricey.

Food and service is very good but pricey. Located in the Golden Sands hotel. Sandwiches avg. $10. Meals $20 and up. Tiki bar is a popular place, but mixed drinks are overpriced. $10 for monitors and pina coladas in plastic cups;$6.50 rum and coke; $2.50 soda pop. Domestic beer is reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Shari R
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Janesville
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I usually try to avoid restaurants located next to a hotel because they are usually overpriced and very mediocre. Although the prices were a little high for the casual menu, I think the food was excellent and the service was surprisingly good. It seems like a very popular restaurant. You could dine inside or out and they had a fun... More 

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Janesville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Food and service is very good but pricey. Located in the Golden Sands hotel. Sandwiches avg. $10. Meals $20 and up. Tiki bar is a popular place, but mixed drinks are overpriced. $10 for monitors and pina coladas in plastic cups;$6.50 rum and coke; $2.50 soda pop. Domestic beer is reasonable though -$3 cans of Bud and Miller Lite. Staff... More 

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Minneapolis, mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the view, drinks and a couple appetizers at the Tiki Bar on a Monday afternoon. Just be warned...finish your meal or cover it up...the gulls may dive bomb your basket for a french fry. Grab a second drink and walk the beach...it's gorgeous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love going to this restaurant because of the view , food is always fresh and delicious and the wait staff fast and friendly!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The owners of the apt I rented for vacation recommended this place and it was well worth it!! It has its own parking lot across the street and the restaurant itself is in a gorgeous building and oceanfront. You can eat inside or outside or on the pier. I chose upstairs. The young girl that was the host was very... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate twice here during our trip. The food was great each time but the service was lacking during each visit. "Fresh Catch of the Day" seemed like it had been thawed out before cooking but it was still delicious.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is disappointing. My GF and I were on vacation and our first choice for dinner was closed on Sundays so we went to ocean grill. We ordered 2 specialty cocktails which were over priced and not terribly tasty. My GF ordered the pimento cheese appetizer which she said was good. I ordered a Calabash shrimp basket. It had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not sure what happened to this place as we've come here since 2011 during our yearly vacation. The hostesses were nothing short of snot nosed bratty teenage girls. Service was slow and inconsistent. Food was just ok. I ordered the blackened swordfish and my wife ordered the blackened salmon. Apparently, blackened to them means burnt. The menu on trip advisor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We arrived late and decided to check it out since it was so close. It was still fairly busy but we were seated right away. I had fish tacos and my wife had a chicken club... Again it was fine but I guess we just expected a little more. Service was prompt and the view was great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Before coming to Carolina Beach this was one of the places on our list. The pics they show definitely show the best aspects of the place. The menu is actually minimal. I will admit the salmon I had was very tasty but a little overpriced. The restaurant itself was minimal with either sitting upstairs with absolutely no ambience at all... More 

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Additional Information about Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar

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

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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