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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Nice Surprise

We were near Carolina Beach for the weekend, and decided to have seafood. On arrival, Bowman's wasn't what I was expecting or hoping for - this is an older restaurant and appeared "small" from the outside, with more of a local flair. But we decided to give it a shot, and were so glad we did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
AlwaysACritic13
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Burlington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Burlington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were near Carolina Beach for the weekend, and decided to have seafood. On arrival, Bowman's wasn't what I was expecting or hoping for - this is an older restaurant and appeared "small" from the outside, with more of a local flair. But we decided to give it a shot, and were so glad we did. There are a lot... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have a very picky family so it can be a hassle trying to find a restaurant that everyone will eat at. My best friend recommended Bowman's & I'm so glad he did! The food was amazing & authentic. The atmosphere was very family friendly, unlike most of the places I came across. It costed about $50 for a family... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Still the best traditional seafood in the area. Fish, shrimp, & oysters are lightly breaded & fried perfectly. You can also get the seafood prepared in other ways. Of course the menu offers a good variety of other dishes. Nice lunch menu also. Service has always been great. My only negative is their prices have gone up substantially in the... More 

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Summersville, West Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking for a deep fried dinner this is the place. And sometimes we just crave deep fried. Though the decor could use an update I find the service to be GREAT and the food to be good. Im not a deep fried fan but their hush puppies are delish!! And for as much food as they bring... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It's very plain environs - probably won't take any hot dates here, lol. But the food is very reasonably priced: $5.95 for a shrimp burger & side of slaw -- you will pay easily twice that at a restaurant in downtown Wilmington. The bar was lined with regulars -- always a good sign. And our waitress was super friendly and... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?