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“OMG” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grapevine Restaurant & Lounge

Grapevine Restaurant & Lounge
9991 Beach Dr SW, Calabash, NC 28467
(910) 575-6565
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Ranked #8 of 33 Restaurants in Calabash
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
new york
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“OMG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

you have to go to the Grapevine in Calabash NC on Sundays for the meatball special...
Heaven -probably one of the best meals that i have consistently had from Europe t0 Asia and in between.

The service is superb and the owner is so hands on that you feel as if you are family

So next time in town -go to Grapevine -especially on Sundays but save some for me

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Past review rated one star”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I am a customer that witnessed the whole scene. This man first started complaining about the prices, and went on and on and made his waitress miserable the whole time. You could tell by the look on her face. The owner did not cause a skin tear or anything like that. I've been going to this restaurant for 12 years and I highly recommend it to everybody. That man complaining was just insane and ignorant.

Visited March 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mediterranean at the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The food here is delicious. We sampled grilled salmon, filet covered with shrimp and scallops, and grilled shrimp with rice..all of which were tasty and well presented. There were, however, some missteps along the way. The server forgot the appetizer order completely, and when we reminded her, she brought the wrong order....the server never advised us of the specials but one person was served the special even though she hadn't ordered it...finally, the server miscounted a cash payment which caused unnecessary confusion.
This place is a friendly, welcoming restaurant. It seems to be a gathering place for locals and returning visitors as laughter and attaboys were evident all around. We'd definitely come back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Obnoxious, rude owner”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from this hole in the wall place. We had heard good things about it & it was my mother in law's birthday & she lives near there. But God forbid never are we going anywhere near this dump & the jerky owner. It was the most horrible & nasty experience of our lives & totally ruined my mother in law's birthday. The food was ok but extremely overpriced for no reason. Service was tardy. The most appalling thing was the owner's unbelievable & stunning behavior towards us. They purposely overcharged us for extra beverages which were itemized on the bill & when my husband asked for a polite explanation of the bill, the owner cursed at my husband screamed at him in a packed restaurant then poked my husband with his pen which caused a skin tear on my husband's hand & then the owner drove my husband out of the restaurant yelling & screaming in the most obnoxious language full of curses & profanity. We have been all over the world, never have we seen or heard such an appalling behavior of any customer service personnel. We are still in a state of shock & trauma from this experience & will never forget to mention it to everyone in this town. The Grapevine really needs to be shut down & it's jerk of owner has serious attitude issues.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Something different in seafood land”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Calabash is known for it's seafood restaurants. We were looking for something different and asked a local couple for a suggestion. They pointed us to this restaurant and we were glad they did. We went at 4 p.m. on a Sunday so we had the restaurant to ourselves. I had the Santa Fe chicken sandwich and it was great. The decor was calming but the staff was not. Because they were not busy they were standing around talking loudly. Other than that, the food was very good and the service was adequate. We are glad we were pointed to this restaurant and we will go back.

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