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The Dive Food & Spirits

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American, Bar, Seafood, Hamburgers
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6 North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910.458.8282
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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As a scuba diver The Dive was a fun atmosphere with lots of fun things to discover on the walls while we were waiting. The wait was a little long as they were understaffed on an unexpectedly busy off-season night. The burgers were totally worth the wait. The fries were good but not too special. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Alleigh_E
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Do not make the stupid mistake to think this joint is worth visiting because they can pay the rent to stay on the CB strip. The staff and service are lacking of any skill set that would keep a third world deep fried gizzard gut street stall open in Zimbabwe . Stay away from this rat infested kip , and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The wait after ordering was extremely long. The worst fish and chips I ever had. They were more like McDonalds chicken nuggets but with fish... i think......it was had to tell cause they were so dry. The chicken fingers were rubbery and the fries were not that great. Aside from the roll, which my wife said was stale, the hamburger... More 

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Beckley
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great place to come off the beach and get a drink and good American food. Cool atmosphere and staff!!

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

As a scuba diver The Dive was a fun atmosphere with lots of fun things to discover on the walls while we were waiting. The wait was a little long as they were understaffed on an unexpectedly busy off-season night. The burgers were totally worth the wait. The fries were good but not too special. The homemade chips are worth... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

What a genius name and beachside double entendre – The Dive refers to both the unpretentious atmosphere and the SCUBA theme. Wow! Cheap beers and drinks, friendly bartenders and a Pachinko-like game that could win you a T-shirt. Don't miss the burgers, though (all available in quarter- and half-pound versions, and skip the fries in favor of the homemade chips fresh... More 

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My hubby and I ordered fish tacos. What we got was fish burritos. We couldn't even tell you what was in them. All I could identify was some flakes of fish. I think someone needs to rescue this kitchen. We won't be eating there again, not even going to try it a second time. Fish tacos are not difficult to... More 

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Carolina Beach
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Dive used to be good. Don't know what happened. 4PM on a Saturday. I ordered Fish Tacos and onion rings (they didn't have salsa & tortilla chips). My husband ordered a Cheese Steak and French fries + 2 beers. Should be simple! I had to find my server to get a 2nd beer. My meal came out first. Cold... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Perhaps the best burger I've ever eaten, anywhere. The atmosphere is appropriate for the setting. The waitress/bartender was a real sweetheart. A real jewel in the rough! I'll be back.

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Haw River, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was my first experience at The Dive. Having been to CB for many years this place wasn't on my to do list. Well it certainly will be a regular stop from now on. Ordered Shrimp and Grits, they call it the house specialty and with good reason!! Some of the best I have ever eaten!! I have paid a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Plinko. Daily drink specials. Best wings on the island! I love the Thai chilli sauce on wings, and their homemade chips are delicious, too! Plinko quarter game and jukebox make this a fun bar. Great bartenders, too!

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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, Hamburgers

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