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Bowmans at the Beach

911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
910-458-6292
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

whenever you go to a restaurant just by the beach, you expect your seafood is goint to be fresh, but in this restaurant the food taste not just as it is out of the fridge, but that it has been sitting in there for a long time. the foo tastes awful, the service is bad. the oysters are so tiny... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have tried many things here ( all good ) but always go back to the fried Oyster plate . the Lunch plates are a meat and 2 veggies

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Newport News, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Good value for island restaurants and portion size. Don't believe the "lightly coated and fried" though...it is FRIED and greasy! Delicious anyhow...WONDERFUL staff, a real home-feel. Enjoyed!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I know people who love Bowmans; however, I prefer steamed seafood. If you are a fried seafood lover than this is the place for you. They fry everything and you can get any combination that you would like. It's not cheap though. And, I feel that you can fry anything and it taste the same, but hey... everyone's tastes are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Looking for the place the local teacher takes his or her mom to lunch? This is it. The prices are right, the staff helpful and friendly, and the food is far better than that fast food place down the the road and a better value than the touristy place with the big parking lot. Ask the staff for the freshest,... More

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WILMINGTON
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We stop by Bowmans when we want a seafood lunch that doesn't cost a mint. The seafood is adequate but not the freshest . The sides are different...the corn bites are interesting. They give you an ample supply of hush puppies and the service is friendly and fast.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I love going to Bowmans every time i am in town. The food is delicious with large portions and friendly folks. go expecting to spend at least twenty dollars for a large plate of fried seafood. Well worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This place was AWESOME!! Everything we ordered was great!! The best ranch dressing, hush puppies and sweet tea around. The service was fast and great!! The manager was around and always checking on everyone. I usually dread using public restrooms but these were very clean and we'll stocked. An overall great experience! !

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Southeast US
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We ate at Bowman's and were very disappointed in our meal. We owned a restaurant at one time and we know fresh seafood as opposed to frozen, pre-breaded seafood. At Bowman's we were served the frozen, pre-breaded type. One way to tell the difference is when fried shrimp or fish is dipped in tarter sauce (or whatever you choose) the... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Good food, but not what I expected from a local restaurant. Food was expensive and portion sizes small. However, employee's were some of the friendliest around.

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