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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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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English first
Smithfield, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to try Bowman's after several friends suggested it. We were pleasantly pleased with our meal. The hushpuppies were brought right away after ordering our meal and they were hot and delicious. We ordered our food and it was on our table 10 minutes later. We will visit Bowman's again next month when we take our... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent seafood and service. The staff at Bowman's are friendly and fast. The food is great and you will not leave hungry.

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Danville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

,,,where these glowing reviews came from, but we were not impressed at all. None of my fried oysters, scallops, or shrimp was recognizable by taste or flavor, and all were full of grease. One son's boiled shrimp was just awful, appearing to be frozen bagged shrimp boiled without salt or any Old Bay or other seasoning, and was totally flavorless.... More

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SHALLOTTE
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We took a friend from Colorado here for a weekday lunch while playing tourist in the area (It was not my first visit to the restaurant). Food was good, fairly priced with good service. In fact, our friend raved over the NC barbeque. This is a locally owned place. Don't let the "ordinary" outside appearance fool you. It's what's inside... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I make better food at home myself! My salad was full of hard, white pieces of iceberg lettuce, the ranch dressing was watered down & tasteless and they charged an extra $5 to add grilled chicken which was also tasteless. My niece barely touched her burger and my husband's fish sandwich was not much better than a fast food McFish.... More

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Christiansburg, VA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant, we had a total of 17 people, divided into 5 different checks, the service was great, all of the servers were friendly and very helpful..the seafood was wonderful, I had a platter w/shrimp, oysters, deviled crab & scallops. All was cooked perfectly, lightly breaded and fresh. Only complaint from any of the 17... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Our all-time favorite in CB for great Carolina style fried seafood. Our first stop coming into CB for a shrimp burger & at least one stop for dinner (flounder, shrimp, oysters). Old time beach diner decor. Quick & efficient service. Great sweet tea. The only comparison I have is the Calabash seafood from about 15-20 years ago. Will stop in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Every trip to Carolina Beach includes a visit to Bowman's for good seafood food and at home like service - a casual local place.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Having tried a majority of restaurants that have come and gone over the years in the Carolina/Kure Beach area, I consider Bowman's to be the cream of the crop! They are locally owned and the service is fast and friendly. The price is average for the area, but I end up eating the leftovers for a whole second meal later.... More

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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a good local place for seafood, all of our food was good. The prices are typical for seafood at the beach (in the 20 dollar per person range). The waitress was a little odd but we were there for the food. All meals come with hush puppies and honey butter, you can't beat that! It is the typical... More

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