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Havana's Fresh Island Seafood

1 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-2822
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our server Taylor was on point ...Sonoma Cutrer vino chilled and served perfectly, the dinner rolls and herb butter a perfect start to a delicious meal. Shrimp and scallop fettuccini is a typical chain food staple (translate boring) but this cream sauce was divine. Crab cakes and orzo, delicious. Chocolate cherry cake slice a must have for sharing! Thumbs way... More

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great service by Dana. Friendly management (Danny). Award winning chowder and my husband claimed it was better then Legal Seafood which was always his number one! Good food. Would recommend.

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North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Bad service, waitress could have cared less. Served the beer to our guests without a glass, just plunked the bottles on the table and walked away. Rude, you don't serve beer to a lady without a glass, NEVER! Food was so over spiced you could not eat it. Someone else served all of our food. Waitress did not check to... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've eaten here before when I've been in town but I really think it has gone downhill. It took a long time to get our food and when my seafood salad arrived it had just three shrimp and two scallops over a large amount of lettuce. It cost almost $13! That's ridiculous. I came home as fast as I could... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Being from Wilmington we like to try all the new restaurants as they open, especially those on Pleasure Island since we live nearby. We've been here twice and finally determined there's a reason the locals don't frequent this place... the portion sizes for a man are very small. My husband left hungry, which is not what we expected after a... More

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We didn't have a great trip to Carolina Beach. It rained every day and we didn't see much to do outside of the beach. We found the restaurants very generic. Luckily, we stopped for lunch at Havana's and were so happy we returned for dinner the next night. It's more upscale than most dining options in the area. I had... More

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Butler, Tennessee
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139 reviews 139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nice old house w/outside seating, patio and a screen room. Was seated as soon as we arrived and had excellent service thru the whole meal. A little pricey for quantity/portions and item(s). Menu is a little limited but they do have some good choices in apps ( calamari was very good but some were a little on the tough side)... More

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CarolinaBeach ,NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great food and great atmosphere! We have gone to Havana's for Sunday Brunch a handful of times this summer and love it here! There's great outdoor seating, some with shade and some in the sun. The food is always delicious and the servers are always very friendly and accommodating. My favorite is the blue crab benedict, and we always get... More

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Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was not our best choice of restaurants during our stay. Menu choices were very limited. We chose to sit outside and the flies were horrible. It more or less ruined the meal. Too expensive for what we had. Really don't see this as a family place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I hate to give a bad review but the food was just awful. Atmosphere was nice. Server wasn't bad. Music and art work was fine. The food and drinks-terrible. 2 whiskey sours-overly sweet. Shrimp and Grits-dry, tough and the sauce was nothing memorable. Bison burger was fine, fries were terrible as was the burnt-yes, the pita chips with the crab... More

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