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The Dive Food & Spirits

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6 North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
A local bar

The Dive Bar is a local dive bar, and we like it that way! Staff is friendly and prompt, menu is varied and grilled cheese is always on special! Definitely a recommended stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stevensville, Maryland
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Stevensville, Maryland
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dive Bar is a local dive bar, and we like it that way! Staff is friendly and prompt, menu is varied and grilled cheese is always on special! Definitely a recommended stop.

Thank ejrobert
Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time, attentive bartender and the fish tacos can't be beat...great prices too! The perfect place for lunch or dinner, shot a game of pool while you're waiting for your food!

Thank Jane M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

be clear, this is for sandwiches and drinks with some mexican added. the chef really cares about making you happy. the service is very southern friendly. big on burgers here, but a veggie burger is here, too. drink specials every day. big strong drinks for $5. this attracts a mixed crowd. hand cut fries. this is a jewel in carolina... More 

Thank frostyboync
Middletown, DE
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Did not eat here but stopped in for a few drinks with family. The bartender was friendly and it seemed like the locals were enjoying themselves. I had been here a few years back and I remember my son got what he said was a killer burger.

Thank bjdav
Lynchburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

If you like spicy food try the jacked up burger. Jalapenos and spicy cheese make this a burger for me. I will be back.

1 Thank tuckster2010
Richmond, Virginia
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had a hamburger w/ grilled onions, mushrooms, and cheese and it was really good. I wanted seafood but was told that out of season they didn't have anything that was fresh. I do have to say that I was really turned off when I sat at the table and gnats flew off the ketchup and mustard bottle. I really... More 

Thank AuntTeri
Raleigh, North Carolina
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Husband and I were visiting the area and one night we stopped in this restaurant for dinner. Husband ordered wings and I had a Cheesesteak. My cheesesteak was good but very small and wrapped like a Burrito - then cut in half. We first sat inside but the group of people on the opposite side of the bar were cursing... More 

Thank Michelle H
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The best cheese fries and ranch dip anywhere! the Mason burger was perfect and the homemade chips had a great seasoning on them. Small place, but friendly service will be back again!

Thank melindaf3389
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious shrimp taco and homemade chips here with a cold beer! Good service and fresh food too! Others in our party had burgers and the best fries! They were lightly browned and cooked to perfection!

Thank Katatak
Franklinton, North Carolina
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and son wanted to try this place while on vacation. After reading some reviews on different sites wasn't sure what to expect but I definitely liked this place. I had the shrimp and grits. It was very good, a little spicy and I had enough I couldn't finish it all. Our waiter was good but it took a... More 

Thank ltownwrangler

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910.458.8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?