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Castaways Raw Bar and Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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112 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
910-842-5743
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Drinks on the deck

Popped in for a quick drink before dinner. Ordered from the draft menu and shared a bucket of steamed oysters. Good service and friendly atmosphere. Would go back if given the chance

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
sandiinnorfolk
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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193 reviews 193 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We finally made it to this area and was not disappointed with Castaways. Great bar staff. Drinks were good. We decided to order the pound of steamed shrimp. They came out and was a very large pound or all the other places are not serving a pound. They were fantastic. Reminded us of of the shrimp from Vinnies South Blvd.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Popped in for a quick drink before dinner. Ordered from the draft menu and shared a bucket of steamed oysters. Good service and friendly atmosphere. Would go back if given the chance

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My food and service were so good on Friday that I returned on Saturday! I had (hot) boiled shrimp with Old Bay which were perfect both nights! Tuna tacos and Caprese were equally delicious. We sat at the bar...the bartenders couldn't have been cuter or more professional. Both did such a great job! Live music both nights which was a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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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: Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?