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Michael's Seafood Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood
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1206 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-7761
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 67
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a second visit?

Service was fast and attentive. Even though this place was slam packed we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. Servers were very informative about menu items and were quick to offer refills or anything else we needed. Atmosphere was very nice with an island feel if a tad bit loud. Some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch of blackened fish with grits. Such a treat. Wonderful sauce with fresh tomatoes, corn, scallions, etc. Ample portion, good price, and attentive server. Always adds to the day to have a meal that is out of the ordinary and made with some imagination. Loved my meal, but anxious to go back and try the shrimp and grits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We checked Tripadvisor and multiple restaurant websites and despaired of finding a good seafood restaurant with options other than fried seafood and offering local seafood. Michaels came very very close ( we lived many years on Carolina and Florida coasts). The only big negative I can call out was that the fish on the list available for their "fresh local... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service was fast and attentive. Even though this place was slam packed we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. Servers were very informative about menu items and were quick to offer refills or anything else we needed. Atmosphere was very nice with an island feel if a tad bit loud. Some food portions were smaller than... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was refered here by several locals for a nice seafood meal. I decided on a late lunch instead of dinner. Very nice décor inside and there is an outside eating area as well. I had the crab .cake sandwich which came with chips & coleslaw. Very good but the best was the key lime pie martini. To die for! Prices... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We are frequent visitors to this restaurant and the food and service is consistently good! Crazy busy during the summer months but they do take reservations of 6+. Chowder and shrimp/fish and grits are favorites. You took good care of us last night Chilaya!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had such a great meal! We started with the crab dip which was outstanding! I had the Greek Flatbread which was great. Really liked the crust! My husband had the Gallery Sampler with flounder, shrimp and scallops. He had it prepared "island style" with a fruit salsa on top. He said it was the best seafood dish he has... More 

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Harmony, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Parking is terrible right off the bat. We were sat at a two top in bar area in walk way so that everyone that walked by brushed up against table. Because table is against very nice fish tank. Server slammed down our iced teas! Oysterockerfeller had no sauce, sat under heat lamp dried out. Seafood Mac and Cheese was cheeseless,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We eat here at least once or twice every year we come to the beach. Their crab cakes are already on point and their steamed crab is a favorite of the kids. Their steaks have been good too. Worth a visit. It can get crowded so if you're in a hurry think about going around 5:00 for dinner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The locals seem to love this place and the clam chowder, but it comes across as fair. We did not have great service, and the wait for food was too long. The selection is not awful, but they could update the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our family of five sat in screened in porch area since it was a busy night. No wait at 6:30 on a Wed for outdoors. Wait staff and hostess all very friendly. Food was pretty good. I ordered the Sampler w/a fresh catch (5 options) and it also comes w/scallops, broiled shrimp, seafood risotto & veggies! Loads of food but... More 

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Additional Information about Michael's Seafood Restaurant

Address: 1206 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
Phone Number: (910) 458-7761
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: (910) 458-7761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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