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“Great Place To Eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castaway Grill

Castaway Grill
112 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-579-7788
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Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Randleman, North Carolina
1 review
“Great Place To Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Been great everytime we have eat there. We will make it a regular place to eat when the wife and I are at the beach.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shallotte
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Every Visit Is Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We are locals and have been to Castaways for breakfast twice and stopped by for dinner tonight. I have no idea how this place has any reviews that aren't great??!! Each time we've been here the food has been excellent and the service friendly and the amount of food served with each order is far more than what most places serve. Plus the prices are down right reasonable!! My wife and I had the Chicken and the Pork Souvlaki this evening and it was expertly prepared.

We spoke with the owners son as we were leaving and were told they are going to be expanding the menu over the next few months and also adding beer and wine. Trust me they're very few options close by home around here to chose from and we are glad Castaways Grill is one of them!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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U.s.
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a great little place for average food, nothing special. Service (wait-staff) was prompt and friendly but the wait for food (and there was only one other table seated, employees of the place, it appeared) is overly long, about 25 minutes; this was probably due to the massive number of phoned-in take-out orders stacking up on the cook. All in all, average food, prices in line for same, nothing fancy or special about it.

We had:

Barbecue plate with fries (not on menu) - Barbecue is, of course, pot/crockpot cooked but the sauce, made in-house, and the volume of the serving make it a great value (photo shown).

Fries - The fries were served lukewarm, after a 25-minute wait, so perhaps you'll want to ask for hotter food if you visit.

Calabash Shrimp (on menu) - Shrimp breading is mushy and shrimp are popcorn-sized and fragments, not the crispy medium shrimp for which this Gullah region is famous, but there were plenty of them.

Fried Okra - it's the frozen kind, no seasoning of any kind, so you'll want a bit of salt

Coleslaw - NO seasoning whatsoever other than mayo, no ingredients other than green cabbage. No salt, no pepper, no nothing.

Dining room staff were extremely friendly, place was busy as a beehive later during our visit and apparently this place is filling a tourist-need niche here in Ocean Isle Beach. I did not try the ten-dollar Reuben (I've got to see this thing and I was tempted) but I'll probably give it a try if I visit again.

Oh, and my barbecue, fries and okra were served on three plates, Styrofoam, so don't expect anything fancy. I understand they're putting in beer and wine once they get their dishwasher water up to commercial standards and they have a small bar that appears as though it will seat about six folks, so you'll have that to look forward to soon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Local Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Tasty, well-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner-seven days a week. Carry out and drive through window for eating at home. Daily specials, reasonable prices, and more than ample portions make this a winner with the residents of Ocean Isle Beach. It is tucked away down the driveway between The Tsunami Beach Shop and the Ice Machines on the right as you come down the causeway before crossing the bridge to the island. Casual. Your meal is cooked to order. Recommend chicken souvlaki and the pimento cheeseburger. My husband likes the Greek salad and their pork chops. Breakfast biscuits are immense.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shallotte, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Slow service, slow getting the food out, the owner screaming at the waitress, Waitresses crying. Won't be going there.

Visited March 2013
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