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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
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We ate here on Saturday night. Everyone in our party of 4 got severe food poisoning. Everything in this restaurant is deep fried. If you are looking for fresh seafood this is probably not the best choice. That being said the service was friendly and efficient. However, we were beyond disappointed with this Carolina Beach "favourite".

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Oxford, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First time to Carolina Beach. Had family and friends tell some of the good places to eat. And for them to tell us figured they must be good and they were right. You got to at least once go to Bowman's Seafood and will be glad you did. We were and will go back again. Wasn't a very big place... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I ordered the Shrimp burger and it was so good. Lots of shrimp on bun and some on the plate. Hubby got a seafood plate and although it was good it was a bit pricey. We got the two meals, a water and a tea, no appertizers and the tab was $32.00 for two people. But service was fast and... More

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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's fried or broiled with a choice of sides. Don't expect more or less. Traditional fried beach seafood served at a historic location by friendly Southern staff. Reasonably priced, great sweet tray and quick, fresh service.

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Of all the years I've been going to the beach I had never eaten here. So after we heard alot of bragging about it being the best seafood ever, we decided to try it. The food was not all I had expected. It was just average, nothing great. The waitress was very friendly, but she messed up our order twice.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We drove from Wilmington and it was so worth it! Loved that it was lightly fried instead of a heavy batter. Huge portion on the small sized plates and side salad. A plus for me... Clean restrooms!

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Greensboro
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Terrible service!!! No personality. Do not eat here! Our family never will again! Manager/owner hates her job and you can tell!

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WASHINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited on a super busy Saturday night in July. The wait staff was working hard, but still courteous and attentive! The small shrimp plate was enough to have for lunch the next day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Prices were kind of high for what you get, but the food was pretty good. Took home a fair amount, which is a bonus for us.

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Ironton, Ohio
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26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stopped in and had some great deep fried seafood. The best hush puppies ever. I got the commander and Cheif way to much for one person to eat. Wife got oysters,clams and shrimp and said it was great also. Great sweet tea also. If you like fried seafood this is the place!

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