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Castaways Raw Bar and Grill

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112 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
19108425743
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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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Castaways is always a great place to go for a bite & a brew. The view is nice from the deck. Tuna tacos are very good. Seafood mac' cheese hits the spot & the wraps are good as well. They do however need to be a little more cognizant of the tables as they are vacated as the seagulls can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Kelly I
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Castaways is always a great place to go for a bite & a brew. The view is nice from the deck. Tuna tacos are very good. Seafood mac' cheese hits the spot & the wraps are good as well. They do however need to be a little more cognizant of the tables as they are vacated as the seagulls can... More 

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Thank Kelly I
Garrettsville, Ohio
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

So good we went twice! The crab dip appetizer is awesome and the shrimp burger was very good to the last bite. The views are great, and the atmosphere was perfect with a beach vibe, and live music. Enjoy this spot while at Holden Beach!

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Thank KParkins
North Carolina
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Party of 7, had great service and very tasty food. Ordered pimento cheese dip, crab dip, lobster ravioli, ribs, stuffed flounder?, gumbo type entrée - all were delicious, served quickly, good sized portions. Waiter was young guy and did an excellent job. Casual, fun atmosphere - a favorite of locals and island visitors. This was the first time I've been... More 

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Supply, North Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Drinks are good food was good as well but the service could have been better and it rather expensive for what u get

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Thank carolinabutterfly69
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in on our last day of vacation. Ordered the ribs, grouper wrap, seafood Mac n cheese, and the lobster bisque. All delicious. My gang even wanted shirts to take home. I

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Thank Karen M
Annapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

great breeze when dining and listening to one man bands. Food good, waiters friendly. Drinks ok. You can sit inside or upstairs. Has corn hole. About 10 seats at bar. Steamed shrimp good. Nice place for family or groups. Went twice.

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Thank baybaby
Waco, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

When you get to Holden Beach make sure you spend an evening at Castaway. The owner Sharon is on site and ready to please!!! The wait staff is great and on top of all your needs. The atmosphere is relaxing and such a great time. The food is so YUMMY and fresh. The live entertainment was great!! I have found... More 

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Thank wynntrip
Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Some of the food is excellent, some not so much. You just have to figure out what you like. The atmosphere is very laid back, the live music is neat. The staff is usually a younger group, and it is very nice to see that age range willing to work!

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Thank Tammers66
atlanta, georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I got the Cajun shrimp and sausage like a previous diner,but I only had four small shrimp along with lots of sausage and potatoes. Was also overly salty. Should have returned it, but hate to do that when with a group. Doubt that this is a scratch kitchen

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Thank sriser
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I got the shrimp, sausage, and rice tonight. It should have been called "5 tiny shrimp, lots of sausage and rice". I expected more from a "raw bar". After all, the beach is for seafood. Will skip this restaurant next time. Guess it is alright for the bar and music.

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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: 19108425743

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?