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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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Friendly personnel, large portions, good food

We are on-the-road and the couple in the room next to ours recommended this place. They said it was very good and reasonably priced. They were correct. The food was plentiful and the service was extremely great. The only disappointment was the lack of non-fried seafood. Would return here if in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Janine S
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Florence
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Florence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We are on-the-road and the couple in the room next to ours recommended this place. They said it was very good and reasonably priced. They were correct. The food was plentiful and the service was extremely great. The only disappointment was the lack of non-fried seafood. Would return here if in the area. Our server, Sandra was fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've been going there for many years. The food never changes, its always delicious!! The staff are always friendly, caring, attentive & nice. I recently visited there with my hubby of 2 years, it was his 2nd time going there with me and we were both so glad to go there as always. Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I should have read the reviews ... Fried food! Boiled shrimp was mush and not edible. I was honest when the cashier asked how was the food. The cashier said no charge on the shrimp, yet I was still charged. Disappointed all the way!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Recently ordered for a stay in night after long day on beach. The delivery girl actually brought food up to 2nd floor of house. Portions are large and food was good. Everything is fried. I would order again. Not sure about eating in the resturant.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you want fried "seafood," you're in luck. They can bread almost anything and drown a salad in something they call dressing.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Probably our fault for not looking at the menu before we came, but fried was pretty much your only option for seafood here. Shrimp were way overdone and rubbery, the oysters I had were just batter. Nothing seemed fresh which is a HUGE disappointment being so close to the ocean, we can get the same quality seafood here in the... More 

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ordered delivery from Bowmans. The person who took our order as well as the lady who delivered it were very friendly. My oldest son go a burger which he said was good. My youngest and I shared a seafood combo platter of shrimp, scallops, and clams with tater tots. Everything tasted yummy, huge portions, and I know people complain... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The quality of food was absolutely horrible! The shrimp was no more than bagged shrimp from the Walmart that was boiled until it was soggy...doesn't matter if it was breaded, cocktail, no flavor. The broiled flounder was just plain bad. It was not even edible. We literally left all of our meals and paid the bill. When the cashier asked... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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