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Michael's Seafood Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great staff.

The specials in the off season are great-burgers and wings are yummy and the game is on Sunday's. Chowder is delicious. We enjoy dining at the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really really good fish chowder and seafood... Comfortable atmosphere and love the Christmas decorations up now, it's Christmas-beachy.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The specials in the off season are great-burgers and wings are yummy and the game is on Sunday's. Chowder is delicious. We enjoy dining at the restaurant.

Thank desifloraldesign
Florence, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best meal we had at Carolina Beach. The shrimp and grits were excellent. The staff told me that other guests said they were the best ever. I was a little skeptical since I'm use to shrimp and grits in Charleston and Savannah. I had to admit they were delicious! I would highly recommend Michael's when at Carolina Beach.

Thank Roy B
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My biggest complaint with Michaels is the service and the wait time to get your table. We used their call ahead seating option for our group of 4, yet still had to wait almost 30 minutes for a table. The food though, well worth the wait! The chowder was amazing, the crab legs were cooked to perfection and steaming hot,... More 

Thank Sue C
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner at Michael's upon a recommendation from a local resident. We ordered a variety of dishes so that we could sample the best of their best. We ordered the Admiral's Ultimate Feast, the award-winning chowder, Caesar salads, and crab cakes. It was "Locals Appreciation Nite" so house wine was half off. We had 2 glasses of wine for... More 

Thank 13RowsUp
Whitewater, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fish and Grits are awesome. So is their famous Seafood Chowder! Imagine my surprise to find scallops in it. Way to go Michaels!

Thank walkingheart61
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never imagined a seafood place that did not have hushpuppies or French fries. I ordered a steak which was overcooked with absolutely no flavor. Actually had to ask for steak sauce to make it taste. Did not have baked potatoes and the mashed potatoes were awful.

Thank JSmith271072013
Huntersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More upscale than a lot of beach places, Michael's offers more unusual takes on seafood. For example, I had the shrimp mac n cheese which is loaded with fresh shrimp and luscious mac n cheese and baked.

Thank curmudgeon555
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for dinner and was not disappointed by the portion and price paid. The food was good as was the service. The sizing was larger than anticipated, and worthy of the price paid. It was a nice atmosphere and I enjoyed that the desserts came from the bakery next door. When coming onto the island (or sadly leaving)... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the blackened flounder and it really was disappointing. It was flounder covered in a thick layer of spices and not like any blackened food I have ever tried. If I had to guess I would say they broiled it and then put the spice coating on. I would not recommend this restaurant. Also, they don't offer any fried... More 

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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