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Betty's Waterfront Restaurant

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1045 B Var Rd SW, Holden Beach, NC 28462
910-842-3381
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ugh

The location of this restaurant is good, but beyond that, it's all down hill. If you want fried, greasy, very overpriced food served on a table that looks like it was set for a kid's birthday party (complete with folding chairs), then this is the place for you.

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
Francis D
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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Dinner
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Gainesville, Georgia
Top Contributor
361 reviews 361 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
1,176 helpful votes 1,176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

busy joint was rocking the night we were there. you can either drive there from a round about route or dock next to the patio, which is the easier of the two options. bar does a great business with several pool tables to make the wait to eat more bearable. once seated service is steady, and agreeable. the food is... More 

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very good fried fish, shrimp and clam strips. Nothing fancy, just tasty and filling. Love the hush puppies, but second time they have had no honey butter which makes them complete. Also disappointed they had no oysters. Seems others in area having no problem getting. Music too loud and not in keeping with age group of visitors. Will visit again... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Horrible service, horrible food, horrible management! Food was soured, fish wasn't done, hush puppies were dropping in grease. Family got sick throwing up. DONT EAT AT THIS PLACE!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Horrible! Never Eat at this place! Poor management! Food was soured and my husband got sick throwing up along with another party that got sick!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Jerrald is a great chef. Always check out the special s of the day. The wait staff is friendly. When your done be sure to hit the bar and ask for a Mike special.

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Sunset Harbor, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I want my seafood "fried" or I don't want it at all and Betty's has the best oysters and scallops I have ever had in any restaurant! The staff is always very nice and attentive. I have been going there for years and have never had a bad experience with the staff and the food is always just the way... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On the water is right. Intracoastal waterway here you can enjoy some good food and have a good view of the passing fishing boats. the service here is also good. but if like sweet tea then you order a soda instead not sweet and very little tea flavor.

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East Bend, North Carolina
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43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

So, I should start with directions... While heading to Holden Beach. Do not turn at the light (At Wings). Go through. Veer to the Right (First road), Go almost to the end. Turn Left onto the last road on the Left. Betty's will be by the water on the Right. They open at 4:30pm. Now the Review... The food was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When friends visit us at our vacation home at Holden, Betty's is always a choice to show off a good seafood meal on the waterfront. Tonight, our group of nine tried a variety of offerings from the menu, & none were disappointed! Servings could be a little more plentiful, but everything tasted great. Still high on our list!

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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The location of this restaurant is good, but beyond that, it's all down hill. If you want fried, greasy, very overpriced food served on a table that looks like it was set for a kid's birthday party (complete with folding chairs), then this is the place for you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1045 B Var Rd SW, Holden Beach, NC 28462
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Holden Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-842-3381

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?