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3 Boardwalk Ocean, Front, Carolina Beach, NC
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 25
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A classic

There is fancier food and places but this is a classic. Staff is same every year and is the food. They are super friendly and just a place you have to go once just to say you've been. 22 years and going . Don't go for the food go because it's a legend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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Lexington
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a very nice restaurant with a great menu. I loved all the vegetable offerings as well as the great seafood. My husband loved the softshell crab and I loved the veggie platter. Another patron recommended the steamed shrimp.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is fancier food and places but this is a classic. Staff is same every year and is the food. They are super friendly and just a place you have to go once just to say you've been. 22 years and going . Don't go for the food go because it's a legend.

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There is better food than Old Salty's but it serves a okay bar food. You've got to love the location though. We have been there a couple times. The staff is really cool, laid back and friendly. You can just sit at the bar and have a few drinks and chat with them. Pretty down to earth.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I am not a big seafood fan but they serve other things. They have a daily blue plate special which will include fish and chicken/beef dishes or you can order from the menu. I do like their fried clam strips. My guess is it is all frozen, just as it is at most of the other seafood places on the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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