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Marina Cafe

110 South Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC
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Ranked #46 of 188 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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30 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Jacksonville, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was NOT pleased with this restaurant at all! I had read reviews which I should have taken their advice and not go their but we tried it anyways. Our table was dirty so I asked them to wipe it down, she did in one tiny circle not the entire table when there was 4 of us. Then it took around... More

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Jacksonville North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

When you drive up to the Marina Cafe it looks run down, don't let that fool you it is great. The service is top notch, the food is awesome, the crab dip is worth going in just for that. You can sit on the deck or even take a boat ride. Yes it is run down, but one of the... More

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

4 of us went to marina cafe in Jacksonville nc tonight and checked reviews before we went. Reviews were all over the place so went in with an open mind. Seating was immediate and when it got chilly we went from the deck to inside without any problems. Appetizers were the crap dip and onion rings. Crab dip was very... More

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Phillips, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The seafood was very good and the prices reasonable. Close to where we stayed. It's a small place but everyone was friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Marina Cafe is a welcome change of pace in Jacksonville which is home to almost every restaurant chain imaginable but has few local home-town restaurants. Marina Cafe offers an interesting menu of casual Southern-style seafood items as well as more standard fare (hamburgers, sandwiches, etc.). Their hot crab dip is very good; an excellent starter. The fried flounder sandwich is... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

An AWESOME experience!!! My family chartered the Marina Cafe cruise boat on a weekday evening in June. We took a two hour trip which went from their dock to a little past the Air Station before we turned around for the ride back. At the mid-way point the Captain cut the engines and allowed us to put our father's ashes... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

No FRESH SEAFOOD??? And this place has outdoor seating on THE WATER! We ordered crab dip and calamari and let me tell u it was by far the worst seafood I've ever had. The calamari was nuked in the microwave and the crab dip tasted like sweet tuna fish. After 1 bite from me and my husband we looked at... More

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St. Louis, MO
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Marina doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is another story. Although it looks like the building is older, there is an outdoor seating area that overlooks the water that has great ambiance. The service was friendly and the food was good, especially the fish! On certain days they also have specials and music outside which we... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

From the moment you walk in the door friendly faces and great atmosphere! The menu has a great verity and prices are reasonable. Service was quick and dinner was delish! If we were here longer I would definitely go back or if we lived here I could see us going there at least once a week...yes enjoyed it that much!

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner, enjoyed very much. Stephanie was a great server and did a great job steering me to a good choice. I would come back if in the area. Don't be deceived by the appearance when you drive up.

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