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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 18
    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
Great Service/Average Eats

I wandered in close to closing time after rejecting many restaurants. I am allergic to shellfish and finding a good/reasonably priced meal on the coast can be tricky. I orderedthe flounder sandwich and it was fresh and floundery. The basket of hush puppies served with whipped butter and honey... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We ate there as a family one time. Me and my daughter both enjoy seafood. This place had mediocre seafood at best. We'd rather have fresh grilled or steamed seafood and this was frozen tasting and fried. The pull pork is vinegar based NC style which is also not to our family's taste. Service was actually really good and friendly.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I wandered in close to closing time after rejecting many restaurants. I am allergic to shellfish and finding a good/reasonably priced meal on the coast can be tricky. I orderedthe flounder sandwich and it was fresh and floundery. The basket of hush puppies served with whipped butter and honey butter were wonderful and my side salad at $2.95 was huge... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fried frozen seafood. A disappointment nice Staff but not worth the prices. Everything is fried including the apples! (They were delicious though!)

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its a wonderful place for families, the staff is always checking on you, the food is delicious with nice sized portions. Will stop every time we are in the area. Prices are very budget friendly. Best hushpuppies around.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Can't say anything really good about our experience. Just average, and there are better places in the area.

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Decatur, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We decided to get a bite to eat that was close to our room so we wheeled into Bowman's at the Beach. The service was excellent- probably the best thing about the whole meal.. The food was about average and what you would expect with this sort of seafood place. Most of us ordered flounder or shrimp- nothing fancy. I... More 

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Mineral, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My last night in Carolina Beach I went to Bowmans. The outside is a plain brick building, the inside was clean, older tables and booths with a nautical look. They were not very busy the week night I went, the hostess /waitress seated me immediately, took my drink order and left. Drink arrived as did hush-puppies, delicious. Ordered my dinner... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Big portions, GREAT hush puppies, good atmosphere. seafood was good, not great but we enjoyed it. Nice place for beach fare and a cold one.

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Oxford, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped here by chance because we were hungry. All of us ordered fried seafood (shrimp and oysters) and is was well-prepared and delicious. The portions are large and don't have too much bread. The servers were friendly and efficient. I would definitely return and recommend.

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

All of my previous visits to Bowman's have been great and very satisfying with their seafood selections quite tasty. However my recent visit was definitely not up to par in many categories: 1. The food was brought quickly to the table and not hot which is not desirable with fried seafood dishes especially oysters. 2. The waitress was not very... More 

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Additional Information about Bowmans at the Beach

Address: 911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
Phone Number: 910-458-6292
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?