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3 Boardwalk Ocean, Front, Carolina Beach, NC
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Aptly named and so good!

Love this place! The owner was an absolute hoot and very fun. The food was very good as well. The fish was incredible and the crab was perfectly done. Had lunch there the next day and it was Delicious. This is a must if you are in town!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love this place! The owner was an absolute hoot and very fun. The food was very good as well. The fish was incredible and the crab was perfectly done. Had lunch there the next day and it was Delicious. This is a must if you are in town!!!!!

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North Carlolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every year we pick 3-4 restaurants that have always been good while at Carolina Beach. Old Salty's is at the very top of the list. I had the combination fried flounder and oyster plate and the wife had the old bay steamed peel and eat shrimp with sides. The fried fish is second to nobody, and my wife said the... More 

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Stewartsville, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were a group of 8 and we did take out from there. It took over an hour to actually get our food. We went home and found out that 3 of the 8 dishes were missing and one of the dishes was the wrong dish. We had to go back and pick up the rest of our food and... More 

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is awesome. I have been about 4 times and have always had a pleasant experience. It's the locals choice for great food without a long wait.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The service started out good, then they got busy and we never saw our waitress again. Steamed Cajun shrimp was great. Kids chicken tenders were terrible and seemed to be freezer burnt.?? My child is not picky and she would not eat them. We tried to get the waitresses' attention to get her a grilled cheese but she seemed to... More 

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charlotte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Decided to eat at this place, sat at tgee bar and was served by Kim who was attentive and friendly and extremely busy. Food was quick but good. Would definitely go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went here one evening w/my husband and 3 kids (all under 10yrs). I ordered steamed shrimp and hubby ordered soft shell crab sandwich. My sides included grilled green beans and fried green tomatoes (which were yummy). Hubby gave his a thumbs down however. Service was great but it was a slow evening as well. Kid's ordered a grilled chicken salad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Food was fine and the service was great. My husband really enjoyed his soft shelled crab sandwich. My crab cakes were ok but not fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Old school restaurant with a classic beach dive feel. Really good food and class act staff. I had crab legs and shrimp. Fabulous. Wife had a chicken salad. Was also really good. Kids both had chicken tenders and loved it. Definitely will be back.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Server was very nice and helpful, food was average, my drink was watered down and the strawberries tasted rotten. A little pricey for the quality.

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Address: 3 Boardwalk Ocean, Front, Carolina Beach, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 3 Boardwalk Ocean, Front, Carolina Beach, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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