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Castaways Raw Bar and Grill

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112 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
910-842-5743
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Our group of 8 went to Castaways for a good dinner. Loved bag toss outside to keep kids entertained while I had a cocktail. Wait was reasonable. Food was very good. My son loved boneless hot wings. I thought the stuffed flounder was delicious. Nice to have a seafood place that wasn't fried food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Betsy S
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was the most fun we had for dinner in the two weeks we spent on vacation. We actually stayed in Oak Island and drove over to Holden to eat here. It was actually my birthday and we drank, ate and had a blast! The live music was great.....The food was great.....The service was great. I cant' say enough good... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have eaten here twice and each time were delighted with the quality service. The food has been both hot and tasty.

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Dallas, TX
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you want to go and eat in an open air, beach bar then this place will be great. If you expect great food, then you will probably be disappointed. It is a relaxed place that is kid friendly as well as having a fun vibe. Food was marginal from the bacon burger to the shrimp tacos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ambiance was perfect for our family. TVs everywhere for sports fans, open air across the street from ocean. Live music every night. (Sunday night is the best with Timmy the barefoot acoustic). With corn hole and a downstairs bar we were able to have fun when we had to wait. Yes, we went more than once! We went 3x with... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We never made it to the table. We waited for over an hour and we're told several times we were next. People just walked past us and seated themselves. Waitresses came to the hostess stand to complain about their empty tables, the 4 young ladies at the hostess station couldn't seem to figure out the seating chart because they were... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food was wonderful here. I tried the lobster mac and cheese, the stuffed flounder, the crab dip and the grilled grouper wrap. All were exceptionally good. Mac and cheese was probably my favorite. The atmosphere was entertaining with a live local band playing in the open air dining area. It did get a bit loud with people talking over the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our group of 8 went to Castaways for a good dinner. Loved bag toss outside to keep kids entertained while I had a cocktail. Wait was reasonable. Food was very good. My son loved boneless hot wings. I thought the stuffed flounder was delicious. Nice to have a seafood place that wasn't fried food. Others had lobster ravioli that the... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Castaways has a great vibe about it, open air dining, friendly staff. Our table got to be a little annoying, it rocked back and forth not because it was off balance, just poorly built. The crab legs were at Market Price, reasonable price, but they were not cleaned properly which results in wasted crab meat. I had the peel and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came here for drinks during a bachelor party. They have a nice rooftop deck and a good selection of local beers on tap. In terms of food and service we arrived and they essentially told us we needed to decide when we got there whether we wanted to eat food or not because the kitchen was thinking of closing.... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We really like this place. The food and the atmosphere is great. The pasta alfredo and the philly sandwich is really good! They sometimes have live music and you can play corn hole outside.

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Additional Information about Castaways Raw Bar and Grill

Address: 112 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
Phone Number: 910-842-5743
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Holden Beach
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Holden Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-842-5743

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?