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718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
+1 252-247-2344
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great dinner here. Fried shrimp, flounder and crab cakes were very good. She crab soup was excellent but a little rich. Try one of the special drinks. They are very good and not too expensive.

Thank Buckeyefans01
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great she crab soup and seafood mac n cheese! Lump crab in butter is awesome too! We enjoyed wonderful service which is typical. We're eaten here several times and it's always good

Thank lsomersj
Cary, North Carolina
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Channel marker because there was not an hour wait like some of the other restaurants we called. This place is right by the channel by the sound and if you sit outside you can get a great view if it's not too hot. The menu was a lot of fried seafood ....which is great if you... More 

Thank RayKawa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was a sweet waitress (college age) and knowledgeable and kind. She was prompt and attentive. The bread and honey butter served were very good. The bacon wrapped scallops were sort of overwhelmed but he bacon, in my opinion. The fried calamari was ok. The southern fried shrimp my son ordered was more than ample, but just ok. The... More 

Thank Lee Ann B
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of eating dinner here on Wed, Aug 17th, 2016 with my brother and nephew while visiting Atlantic Beach. It's right on the water, and we were fortunate enough to get a seat right by one of the big windows. This is not a big fancy type of restaurant if that's what you're looking for. But, it... More 

Thank Bkaymc
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really good meal. Seared tuna with wasabi and fried calamari appetizers were excellent. Tuna was light and tasty. Calamari was lightly breaded and crispy tender. Kids meals were generous and perfectly fried fish. I had a spinach salad and half pound steamed shrimp both of which were excellent. Shrimp were large and lightly steamed, perfect. Wife's sauteed shrimp and... More 

Thank Alex H
Atlantic Beach
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ahi tuna for sure. The homemade warm poppyseed dressing is to die for. Make sure you get some. I love ut with my ahi tuna....

Thank idkwtflol14
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Road Trip Group was at Atlantic Beach this weekend. We struck out for dinner twice with local restaurants in Atlantic Beach. Channel Marker was going to be our last try for a decent meal with no wait time (Last night we were given the choice for waiting 1 hour and 45 minutes for the first available seating or we... More 

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China Grove, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered shrimp with seaside fries, french fries seasoned with old bay, it was delicious. The shrimp was perfect. My daughter got the kids chicken tenders and fries. She also enjoyed her food, as well as a few bites of my shrimp.

Thank seflowe
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 decided on an early dinner (6 o'clock) after a day of traveling. We dined here on a previous trip and loved the extensive menu and swift service. This experience was just the opposite. The menu was scaled way down to a limited menu. We ordered spinach dip and bang bang shrimp which were quite tasty. Our... More 

Thank urbanfoodie2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $24
American, Seafood, Soups, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2344
A staple in the community since 1981, The Channel Marker Restaurant is the largest restaurant on the island, also offering the largest outside seating in the area. Open daily for lunch, standing by our motto - "Don't take a lunch break. Take a mental break..." Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch right beside the water.Nightly drink specials from our bar staff and ever-changing chef features by our Executive Chef!!We offer limitless options for catering, either off or on premises! Our desserts are made in-house by our award-winning Pastry Chef, so make sure to leave room!Looking for a wedding or special event cake? Look no further! We are able to provide "just dessert", with competitive pricing, uncompromised flavors, and the "wow" factor. Contact us for more information!!We're giving you a whole new reason to come to the beach...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?