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Betty's Waterfront Restaurant

1045 B Var Rd SW, Holden Beach, NC 28462
910-842-3381
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Ranked #11 of 11 restaurants in Holden Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Cary, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family has been to Holden Beach for over twenty years and have probably been to Betty's almost every year. Sadly, the premises and the value seem to be in decline. As others noted, the hush puppies are still great! Many entrees, however, seem greatly overpriced for what you get. As an example, the catch-of-the-day sandwich was two small pieces... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Never disappointed with a meal from Betty's! Fried shrimp - yumm! Best seafood around Holden Beach whether you dine in or order for pick up.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food was terrible. I paid $16.99 for fish and shrimp. I got a child size plate with one little piece of fish and about 10 little shrimp. Neither were good. The best tasting thing I got was the baked potato. You could get better seafood at Captain D's.

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Winston-Salem, NC, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Been several years since we last ate at Betty's. Back then had to wait in line a half hour or so. ~5 cars in parking lot should have been our clue. Service was terrible, and food not much better. Fried shrimp ok - hard to mess that up. Wife had broiled shrimp & scallops that were tasteless. Service was so... More

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Bettys provides great service with several decades of seafood being served on the ICW. Some of the best hush puppies in the south. Great views.

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S.E Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

1st time diner while visiting family on Holden Beach.( November 2013) It's actually just what I was expecting in this 'sleepy' coastal town. The service was prompt, the menu was varied, I came for regional dinner and it was wonderful. Trigger Fish, blackened, w/ unlimited Hushpuppies and a fair selection of different beers. Food was hot, beer was cold, waitress... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The crowd's are dwindling for a good reason. I can remember when Betty's had a line every weekend and folks were willing to wait 30 to 40 minutes for a seat. Today, you can generally get a table at anytime. The interior is drab, the food is hit or miss. When we went there they ran out of fish. Really?... More

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Biglerville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Seriously, this was the most bazaar experience I have ever had at what is supposed to be a beach area. I thought I was transformed directly to the movie deliverance. Sat outside on the deck near the entrance to the bar/pool room. My wife and I ordered, ate and paid within 15 minutes. We couldn't wait to get the heck... More

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NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've been going to Holden for many years and have eaten at Betty's many times. The last time we went, the food was not that good...I chalked it up to an off night. This time was worst than before...Seriously, how can you mess up sweet tea in NC? The hush puppies weren't good and neither was anything that the put... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I made a bad choice by not listening to the reviews on TripAdvisor. The tea was some of the worst we have ever had. The hushpuppies were terrible. My kids lemonade was undrinkable. There was no soap in the women's bathroom. Don't make the mistake we did. Go wait an hour at a good place.

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