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Carolina Seafood

2042 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7944
252-441-6851
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Another local you can't do without, we love this place 2 years ago we decided to eat on beach road and at the local places. We eat dinner at Carolina seafoid at least 2 times a visit. The crab legs are some of the best I have ever had. Helen and the staff is amazing if you like seafood this... More

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Murray, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

They did have a nice selection of different dishes but the food was not fresh and was kinda cold. When we were leaving the lady at the register mocked and made fun of the way i pronounced a city there in NC and then when she found out we were from KY, she mocked and made fun of a girl... More

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Chesapeake, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The owner and staff are nice enough, but lets face it. The food just isn't good. It is NOT fresh local seafood, and this is evident after looking at the menu and eyeballing the buffet.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Carolina Seafood is my favorite seafood buffet restaurant on the OBX. Fresh steamed crablegs, spiced steamed shrimp, scallops & fried & broiled local catch filets featured daily. Lobster tail included on buffet from 3:30 to 4:30 daily. Steamer round of prime rib a new addition this summer. Big salad bar and plenty of land lubber courses also available, w/ fresh... More

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When we ate at Carolina Seafood, we were very disappointed. We thought the price was ridiculous for the quality of food which was mediocre and bland. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from this tourist trap.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Carolina seafood buffet is worth the price, they have it all. Any kind of seafood you want, you can get it. It was fresh and plenty of it. They also have a regular menu if you don't want the buffet. The menu is also very good and the prices are very comparable to other restaurants in the area. We had... More

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Manteo, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The outside may fool you, but the inside will please you. Great friendly staff with wonderful seafood. True, the crablegs aren't OBX caught, however they offer fresh caught local seafood including tuna, dolphin(mahi), swordfish, grouper, shark, clams, blue crabs, etc. Set in a pirate theme, it gets fun and informative with the kids. Go early as softshell crabs are on... More

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Oxford, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My party of 5 recently visited this place after 7pm. For $28.95....I could have gotten better seafood at McDonalds with a fish fillet sandwich. Buffet food was old and not fresh. Clams that are ordered from kitchen came out old and over cooked. My wife is a vegitarian and had a plate full of salad up until the wait staff... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

There are three seafood buffets in between Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head, NC. Carolina Seafood Buffet is the best. They may not have the largest selection of items, but the food they serve is cooked better and served with more southern charm and hospitality than the other two (visitors to the OBX know who the other two... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We arrived to the resteraunt by 4 after reading reviews.She crab soup delicious!Crab legs yummy and hot!Buffet food good but luke warm, not hot.Kids choices French fries,onion rings,mini corn dogs,chicken nuggets and spaghetti.We had to have our sever heat our sons spaghetti up it was so cold.The desserts on the buffet mediocre.I can say this i won't be rushing back... More

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