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Clamdigger Restaurant

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511 Salter Path Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-6003
+1 800-338-1533
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is my favorite for outdoor eating and a great view of the ocean. The view is amazing and the food is very good.

Thank seagypsy1020
Greenville NC
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently under new ownership. They took some of the guest favorites off the menu, the prices are higher, and changed to a very limited menu. Im not sure why they messed up a really good thing. Still a great place to stay but the prices were increased ridiculously.

Thank sherrywllc
Morehead City, North Carolina
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to tell what the clamdigger will turn out to be. It was the weeknight $49 winter go to hotel, with evenings off on providing live music and a restaurant family priced. The restaurant is no longer family priced, but the food is no better. Hard to tell what will happen, all sorts of rumors swirling around so... More 

Thank WorkingRetreat
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stay at the Clamdigger every year - in fact, we stayed there years ago when it was a Ramada. The rooms are comfortable although the bathroom is a bit cramped. All rooms are oceanfront and the views are lovely. The restaurant has a somewhat limited menu but the food is good. Most is fried although you can request to... More 

Thank Dianne W
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I was staying at the hotel and thought the special sounded good. It was a plate of assorted seafood. What a disappointment. In an area where fresh seafood abounds it tasted like it came straight from the grocer's freezer. It wasn't bad but compared with other restaurants in the area who use fresh seafood it was a big disappointment.

Thank BuckeyeBecky2014
Chesapeake, Virginia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Good place to eat while staying at the Clam Digger. The food is tasty and plentiful, and the view of the beach and ocean is an added bonus.

Thank Stephen E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We eat at this restaurant several times each year. Last year and before, the dinner was very good and reasonably priced. We just got in from eating there tonight and we are sad to say that the food was awful and the prices have increased. First, we were served lukewarm hush puppies. They would have been quite tasty if only... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This was once the best restaurant on the Crystal Coast, but since all the changes have been made, it has gone DOWN considerably. The menu is so small, and the wait staff is almost non-existent. This is so sad. I will say, however, on my last visit, the Outer Banks clam chowder was just as good as ever.

Thank justcallmewoody
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is not your usual hotel restaurant. The staff seems sincerely concerned about the quality of service and food. There are daily specials and breakfast is a great deal. Hats off to this location. I would recommend.

Thank M J
Chester, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Amazing omelet and all sides were delicious. We were sad to learn that there were no longer biscuits or key lime pie, which was a draw for us to come back for dinner. We didn't.

Thank Jmaleigh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Salter Path Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-6003
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 800-338-1533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?