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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
    4 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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Clayton, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The burgers we had at The Dive were amazing and the chips were awesome. We made a second visit there just for the chips!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The name says it all. Don't expect gourmet dining at the plaza. Food is cheap and fried, beers are cold and there are always good drink specials. DJ is a bit farty for the weekend crowd but you can still get your groove on. Wear your bathing suit during the day and throw on a cover-up for night. This place... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you are looking for a burger and beer while here on Pleasure Island....this is the place to get 'em!

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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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