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Bowmans at the Beach

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911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
910-458-6292
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Delivery

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Family friendly but average

First impression was that it had it's best days in the past. Everything seemed 'tired' and they were going through the motions. Disappointed in the food although I've had worse. Bland and average sums it up.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Rick B
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

First impression was that it had it's best days in the past. Everything seemed 'tired' and they were going through the motions. Disappointed in the food although I've had worse. Bland and average sums it up.

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Bowmans sea food restarurant was a very good place to eat. It was a local place and the staff was very good and the meals were excellent. The place was clean. I am a coke drinker so only having Pepsi products did not start things out well. But again meals were really good. My wife and I thought they... More 

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Locally speaking, I really must say that if I'm looking for that fried seafood to satisfy that craving, Bowman's is the place!!!

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to bowmans seafood for years, ever since I was a little girl and the food was always good except for the past few months. The food was horrible, the fries were cold, the baked potato was old and stale tasting, the chicken was cold and fake tasting, the seafood was hard and tough. It was an... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The flounder was just OK. The fries were soggy and limp. The hushpuppies were sweeter than donut holes. The service was fine - but only 4 booths were occupied. The price was high for what you get. I won't be back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you like Calabash style fried seafood this is your place at Carolina Beach. Not my style but many people live it. There are other better restaurants in the area.

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Roxboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My family ate there Saturday night while visiting in Carolina Beach. The house was packed and we had to wait a few minutes for a seat. Once seated, our drink order was taken quickly. Our waitress returned just as quickly with our tea and took our order. My wife and I both had the Sailor's special. She ordered shrimp and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I hate giving a bad review almost as much as I hate eating terrible, overpriced food. I own a home on Pleasure Island and rent during the summer. Guests are always asking me for suggestions. Mine is don't eat here. I ordered the Captain's Platter, which is a selection of whiting, flounder, deviled crab, shrimp, oysters and clam strips. It... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Casual atmosphere and nothing on the menu that is not deep-fried but the shrimp cocktail. A bit overpriced for the quality.

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Horatio, Arkansas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes you just need some fried fish and this is the place to get it. The service is good and the fish was tasty. The prices are good and I got more than I could eat. It might not look like too much on the outside, but it has some goodies on the inside. I like the fact that they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-458-6292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?