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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 - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Good value and great food

Stopped in for supper around 5:15 on Friday night. The restaurant wasn't super busy, but got that way while we were there. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, and there was more on the plate than either of us could eat. We will be back on our next outing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
hopeinnc
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Statesville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Bowman is a great family restaurant. The seafood is always hot and fresh. It is a true value and you get plenty of food and a big variety. The servers a nice and very friendly. I very much enjoyed my dining experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went on a Thursday evening around 6:30 the place was fairly busy.. Wait-staff isn't friendly at all. Food- well it was only warm.. Not hot, warm.. The only thing hot was the baked potato.. I asked for a lemon for my tea.. Nope they don't have any, only lemon packets..

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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in for supper around 5:15 on Friday night. The restaurant wasn't super busy, but got that way while we were there. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, and there was more on the plate than either of us could eat. We will be back on our next outing to Carolina Beach.

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Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I travel a lot to coastal areas on business. I always try the local seafood. While on business in Wilmington I asked several places where to find the best seafood. I was directed to Bowman's on the Beach. Poor Wilmington...... If that is what you call good seafood then stop trying..... First of all we arrived late. Got seated immediately... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you enjoy fried seafood then Bowman's is worth a try! With a party of 2 we did not have to wait to be seated, and our waitress was attentive. Large portions with a reasonable price. This was my second time at Bowman's, and I will be returning.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lots of bad reviews, but we found the service to be outstanding. We went on a packed Friday night of a holiday weekend and waited for less than 5 minutes. Parking was bad, but the service was great. It is not fancy. It is pretty much fired seafood calabash style. The amounts of food are huge and everyone thought it... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As a recent transplant to Carolina Beach Bowman's had become an early favorite. We've dined in twice, good burgers; and done delivery- one of very few delivery options we've found. Now, on the 4th, with a husband and child in bed under the weather- they refused to deliver the order because it included....wait for it...a child's meal. Oh no. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Service was great. Food was ok. Fried oysters small and bland. Broiled shrimp good. Chicken strips lacking. Hamburger steak was huge but tasteless. Ehhh

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Gretna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Looking for Calabash seafood/fried. This is it and I enjoyed meal. My companion was denied a salad in exchange for both sides, a more than fair deal. This seemed very rigid, and was delivered with a frigid response by waitress. Otherwise good service. Atmosphere was lowered due to gossiping silly teens who seemed to assist in running things.

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We ordered the calamari, and should have just walked out when they mentioned they sold out, but we stayed. We ordered the "2 for" meal deals where you get your choice of 2 fish and a side. The Flounder, Whiting, Shrimp and Scallops were all lightly breaded with no flavor. There were bones all over the Founder and Whiting making... 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?