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110 South Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and very friendly staff

This is a great hidden gem. Just happened to find it. Sever was very nice and attentive. We started with the crap dip, fried shrimp and pan fried oysters. Was all nice and hot and very good. The hush puppies were yummy. Will definitely come here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Becky S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a great hidden gem. Just happened to find it. Sever was very nice and attentive. We started with the crap dip, fried shrimp and pan fried oysters. Was all nice and hot and very good. The hush puppies were yummy. Will definitely come here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went with a coworker for lunch and sat outside by the water. Fried shrimp and crab melt were great. We ordered ahead since we only have a 30 min lunch. Good came out as soon as we walked in the door. The outside desk could use a nice pressure washing but it was still a nice atmosphere and good service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Used to have great memories of eating at the Marina with friends and family. Finally revisited with family and received a more of a "unwanted." vibe by staff. This was the third time visitng off / on past two years. Not very many smiles, their staff mostly wanted to hang out at the bar, waitress was much more in a... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

As far as I know it is still the only restaurant in town that has outdoor as well as indoor dining. It always offers sunset cruises though I believe only during the summer/warmer months. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy going. Having dinner outside always makes it feel like a mini vacation every time I eat there. One of my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Waterfront seating sounded nice for the family to eat dinner on a Saturday. However, we instantly became uncomfortable from the dirty plastic table and chairs, along with the unswept dock floor. Gave the food a shot, and was disappointed. The jambalaya was made with a canned tomato sauce, and everything was so expensive for the bland flavors. Do not recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My family and I (husband and 3 children 6, 2 and 6 months) ate here quite a few times and the food is always good. Most recently I tried the crab melt with fries and it was delicious. The seafood is really good here. They had cute little things for my kids to play with while we waited. We got... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my first visit and my husbands second. We went on a Saturday night hoping to get some crab legs. We got there at 815 only to be told they were out of crab legs. My husband ended up getting the ribeye with rice pilaf and the red potatoes. I had the shrimp alfredo. My husband liked the steak... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We liked the outside ambiance! However, everything else was poor to maybe average. Decent prices, good services but the food was disappointing. Bummer, we wanted to like this restaurant.

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our server Leanna was EXCELLENT, but everything else was mediocre to poor. Sent a drink back that was not to my liking, after taking one sip, only to be scowled at by both the owner and bartender for the rest of my dinner. Our fried seafood was okay, the salad was straight out of the bag and floppy. Topped off... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nothing fancy here, but a nice fun restaurant with really good food. Lots of coastal atmosphere too. A group of 5 of us, tired of winter decided to have a lunch on our first 70 degree day in a long time. We were rewarded with a good fun meal. After being seated, we saw we could eat out doors. No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 South Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Jacksonville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?