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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, 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
Great little bar with music and good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Annapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW 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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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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Virginia
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Seafood macaroni and cheese was one of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten. Nice seafood and cheese flavor, good texture, yum! The shrimp and grits was just okay,

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went to lunch at Castaways and ordered the basket of shrimp. It was already busy so we cozied up to the bar where we were able to quickly order and be served. Castaways has a wonderful atmosphere. The entire restaurant is open to the outside and the sound of the ocean accompanies your meal. But the shrimp, OH the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Seafood macaroni and cheese was incredible! Great atmosphere and even better food. Live music every night. I highly suggest everyone on vacation visits here.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Took the family for dinner. We were greeted by a pleasant hostess and seated right away. We did arrive just a little ahead of the dinner crowd at about 5:30. The waitress took care of us right away and maintained her service with us very well. Prices were middle of the road. With the drinks, we averaged about $27.00 per... More 

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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?