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Castaways Raw Bar and Grill

American, Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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112 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
910-842-5743
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great beach bar with unbeatable rooftop view.

Tuna tacos are to die for! They say the seafood Mac & cheese is good too. They usually have live music on the wkends. & often during the wk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Kelly I
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

When you advertise as a 'raw bar', you should have more than just day-old suck-sealed pre-shucked, dry oysters to serve. We asked the bartender how much were the oysters, as they were listed at 'market price'. He checked and said $12.95 a dozen. No, it was for 6, as we found out. They arrived too soon to be freshly shucked.... More 

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Tuna tacos are to die for! They say the seafood Mac & cheese is good too. They usually have live music on the wkends. & often during the wk.

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great Food and Atmosphere. Fun and funky music on the weekends. Seafood mac and cheese is wonderful! Bartenders are very friendly and make excellent martinis.. New rooftop deck is perfect for a full moon..

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Sterling, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed in HB for 3 weeks in Sept-Oct. Over the past 6 years, we had not visited Castaways. Coming over the bridge this year, we noticed that they had added the outdoor porch and decided we'd give it a try. We were very happy that we did. We ate there 2x during our stay and both times took company... More 

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Liberty, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We recently had CASTAWAYS cater the Rehearsal Dinner for our son's wedding. It was absolutely delicious! Everyone raved over the food, salad, everything! Sherry made it so easy for me to enjoy our special day. She thought of everything, including sauces, condiments, etc. I cannot say enough to express my deepest thanks for all they did and the food was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

The outdoor dining porch is nice. As clean as you expect a bar to be, but the view and breeze are enjoyable. What is NOT ACCEPTABLE is the FOOD!!!! Everything was average AT BEST! Got the crab and shrimp Mac and Cheese and there was no crab in it, and the shrimp tasted like it was frozen from the grocery... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Had the seafood Mac and cheese after reading reviews here and it was rich and creamy and delicious. Visited on 9-20-14 to celebrate my birthday during a girls weekend trip. The music was fun. Great mix of people - from toddlers to seniors. Everyone seemed to be having fun. Only drawback is the layout of the restrooms.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

4 of us had dinner there Saturday night and really enjoyed it. My husband really liked his baby back ribs...surprising delicious for a seafood place, but the fries weren't anything special. My peel and eat shrimp were perfectly seasoned and really good, and my side salad was above and beyond the usual "lettuce with a tomato slice" you usually get... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Seafood Mac n cheese was great. Sausage/shrimp was great. Grouper wrap was decent. I was surprised that they don't offer any fried food. Atmosphere was perfect. We watched NFL game and there were plenty of large tv's. Service was great.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I moved to Supply in May 2014 and have been to castaways at least 10 times since then. Everyone that comes to visit, that's where we take them. I loved the lobster ravioli, almond crusted talapia too. Some days we just go for a restful drink on their upstairs deck that overlooks the ocean.

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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, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?