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Havana's Fresh Island Seafood

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1 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-2822
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 140
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  • 59
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  • 38
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant setting and delicious diner walking distance from hotel

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food for our one night in town. Bonus being able to walk to from the Courtyard. The mussel appetizer very tasty as were our meals of the Seafood Paella and Skillet Duck. Enjoyed the Christmas decorations and spirit and our waiter top notch, sorry did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
CIndyCsml
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Moneta, Virginia
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in yestarday (12/29) to see our favorite server one last time. As always, he made our visit and day! No other restaurant we go to has such a out going and personable server. Clam chowder was great as always. We can't wait till February when you re-open, see you then M

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1 Thank jefferycmore
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Glad we stopped in. Right before Christmas isn't the same as the seasonal rush, but our server was attentive and affable, the food was served after a very reasonable interval, and the selections were delicious. We'll definitely plan on Havana's the next time we come to Carolina Beach.

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Thank SusanMFH
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We went there because it was suggested by a local hotel, I was not pleased with service. The servers did not seem to care that we were taken care of. The food was good but it took forever to get, I also feel like it is really overpriced. I stay in this area pretty often, probably will not return.

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1 Thank TheBaileyBailey
Moneta, Virginia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food for our one night in town. Bonus being able to walk to from the Courtyard. The mussel appetizer very tasty as were our meals of the Seafood Paella and Skillet Duck. Enjoyed the Christmas decorations and spirit and our waiter top notch, sorry did not get his name! Good wine, cocktail list.... More 

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Thank CIndyCsml
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch with two of my girlfriends today and our server was just over the top! He had great recriminations, was very personable and even sat down with us and took pictures with one of my friends. We will definitely be back to see him on our next visit!!

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Thank jefferycmore
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We were put upstairs and sat down for 15 minutes nobody waited on us, but several servers passed us by. Never even acknowledged we were there, we left. Probably not a great place for kids, menu was high priced.

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1 Thank desifloraldesign
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Eh, it was just okay. I think it's overpriced for the portion sizes and the food isn't really that flavorful. The wait staff was great, as was the hostess, but one thing happened that REALLY bugged me... My brother ordered the scallops and they were way over cooked. When the manager dropped by the table to see how we were... More 

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Thank Sue C
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The best place I have found in Carolina Beach to eat. The food is great and so is the service. The restaurant is decorated nicely and one of the nicer atmospheres to found in this area.

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1 Thank Rick A
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We found this place on Google Maps and were excited for a little Cuban twist to some good food. It was slated as a $$, but once we sat and ordered drinks, we saw it was a solid $$$, over-priced for a family. But we stuck it out eager for some good, unique eats. Our son's Bison burger came with... More 

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Thank Shanna S
Hickory, North Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The sign says that they serve Steaks,but after being seated, looking over the menu, no steaks. We left.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: (910) 458-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?