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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
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can sit outside, on a covered porch, or inside. We were on the covered porch which was spacious and pleasant. The atmosphere is casual and fun, and there was a live band playing music outside. The band probably would interfere with conversation if you were outside, but on the covered porch, it was fine. Everyone enjoyed their food. They... More

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Hilton Head Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch on a rainy day based on Trip Advisor reviews. Service was unpolished but attentive. Chowder - very good, Calamari - very light on the breading which is our preference and allows the flavor to come through, Crab salad - very nice, Warm seafood salad - great taste but rather scant on seafood.

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Conover, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff coupled with good food made for a memorable evening! We sat on the porch seating area outdoors and it just added to the atmosphere! Restaurant was very clean and wait staff was on point. Located in Carolina Beach was is a quaint beach town that has somehow managed to avoid being overly commercialized. My wife and I will... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a nice dinner here at Havana's. The kids enjoyed playing corn hole games in the front yard of the restaurant. Service was good and efficient. Food was cooked as we requested but we felt a bit pricey for the area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ate a late lunch at Havana's. It was an easy walk from our hotel and the hotel front desk recommended the restaurant. Food was good, atmosphere ( an early 1900s cottage)was quaint and service was fantastic....Servers were very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the area. We would recommend.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stumbled on this place by accident but really enjoyed it. Food was awesome and the service was even better. The bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer is amazing. It's a bit pricey but well worth it for an exceptional meal.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Don't miss the chowder and the Mojitos! We stopped in this restaurant during a walking tour. The owner was from New England and knows how to make amazing chowder. The restaurant was clean and pleasant. We will definitely go back on our next trip to the area.

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Cary, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Try the chowder, avoid the tortellini. The paella was good (not as good as being in Spain though). If you stay with basic seafood you can't go wrong! Service was friendly and attentive.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here on the Tasting History tour and had the Clam Chowder. It was amazing. My husband and I usually are not fans of chowder, but we both LOVED this! If you are visiting Carolina Beach, getting this chowder is a must!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and daughter loved the chowder. The rest of the food wasn't bad, but nothing to brag about. I had the shrimp wrap which was ok, a little too much dressing for me. We went at an off time, so didn't have to deal with the crowds. It was packed later in the evening.

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