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Channel Marker - CLOSED


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$13 - $24
Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy
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Award-Winning She Crab Soup
Rich with backfin and clawmeat, tasting a hint of sherry
Award-Winning Clam Chowder
Our own new england style recipe with potato and bacon
Soup Du Jour
Please ask server for selection - limited availability
Side $4.13
Dinner $7.13
Herb chicken $+5.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine​ mixed with caesar, croutons, and shredded parmesan
Bacon and cheese $+5.13
House Salad
Romaine,​ veggies, and croutons with your choice of dressing
Arcadian Salad
Mixed​ greens with shredded parmesan and balsamic glaze
Seared shrimp $+7.00
Honey Spinach Salad
Bacon, egg, mushroom, and warm honey poppy dressing
Fried oysters $8.00
Fried shrimp $7.00
Broiled shrimp $8.00
Fresh catch $market
Turn Your Salad Into an Entree!
Award-Winning Spinach Crab Dip
Hot, creamy, and slightly spicy, with spinach tortilla chips
Cheese Sticks
Sweet mozzarella sticks with tomato sauce
Ask about our filet baltimore $42.13
Black Angus Filet Mignon
(7 oz) premium, center cut beef
Cut to order and seasoned 12 oz $23.13
Flavors 2 oz $+3.13
Black Angus Rib-Eye
10 oz
Tender, boneless, marbled two chops $20.13
Pork Chop Rib-Eye
One chop
Gulf Shrimp
Clam Strips
Two's a Pair
Three's a Crowd
Four's Company
The Commodore
Over a pound and a half of seafood!! Comes with all fried items and two crab cakettes
All of the above are served with your choice of a sea side
Asparagus, stuffed potato, and mac'n cheese incur an additional charge
Shrimp Risotto
Seasoned tail-on shrimp and broiled asparagus, placed upon seared risotto cakes, accented with truffle oil and shredded parmesan
Shrimp Alfredo
Grandious portion of gulf shrimp sautéed with our house parmesan alfredo cream sauce and laid upon a bed of pasta
Shrimp $19.13
Bay scallops $22.13
Lobster $23.13
Crabmeat $23.13
Seafood Mac 'N Cheese
You may remember this as our blacksmith this skillet dish is now made with our four cheese sauce and more seafood options! !
Award-Winning Cm Shrimp and Grits
Sautéed shrimp in a rich bacon, tomato, and scallion cream sauce with panko breaded, fried "dorsal fin" cheddar grit cake
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp panned in garlic, lemon, white wine and butter, finished with buttery parmesan bread crumbs and served over rice
The Chesapeake Dinner
Two homemade crab cakes made generously with sweet claw and backfin crabmeat, spices and bread crumbs, with rice and vegetable
Clams Alla Pasta
Opened little neck clams in a playful white wine and garlic butter sauce with long pasta, herbs and lemon
Shrimp Cajun Cream
Pinch of cayenne, sprinkle of oregano finished with cream and shredded parmesan, served around rice du jour
Shrimp $18.13
Crab meat $24.13
Both $22.13
Cheese sauce and bread crumbs $+3.13
Panned in Butter
To maintain focus on the seafood, we gently sauté in whole butter, salt and pepper, served with your choice of sea side
Steamed Shrimp &/or Little Neck Clams
Nc peel'n eat shrimp seasoned with old bay and lemon with/or tender clams in the shell served with drawn butter
Mac 'N Cheese
Yukon Mash
Seaside Fries
Stuffed Potato
Baked Potato
Seasonal Veggie
Rice Du Jour
Asparagus, stuffed potato, and mac'n cheese have an additional charge when paired with entree
Complimentary refills
Soda Products
Pepsi,​ diet pepsi, dr. pepper, sierra mist, lemonade, mt. Dew, mug root beer, sunkist, ginger ale • tonic
Iced or Hot Tea
Ask server for selections
Pineapple, orange, cranberry
Yuban Coffee
Shirley Temple
Maxwell Decaffinated Coffee
Roy Rogers
2% or Chocolate Milk
Arnold Palmer
Monte Vina
White zinfandel
Cabernet sauyionon
Pinot​ noir
Hardys Classic
Deggert port
Blush • white
$6.50 24.00
Forest Glen
White merlot california, sweet strawberry flavors
$6.50 24.00
White zinfandel california, strawberry and melon
$6.50 24.00
Dry Creek
Chenin blanc california, apricot and peach
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

As reported by Carteret County News February 18, 2018: Owners of the Channel Marker restaurant in Atlantic Beach announced last month it will not reopen for the spring season and the property is on sale. The restaurant, located at the foot of the Morehead City-Atlantic...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank dianepX4777YI
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

There are lots of places in Carteret County that serve great seafood and a few alternatives for land lubbers. Many of them serve nice drinks. Most have reasonable prices and good service. But the Channel Marker has the view! Water views for miles. Love that!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank erchurch
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The location of the restaurant right on the Inland Waterway is lovely. When my friends had been there last year, they were able to enjoy the outside seating. The food was good and the service was fine, even though the restaurant was somewhat crowded (we...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jcatrina
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Messed up my daughters order so my daughter sat there waiting. Her food didn't come until after all the rest of us were done eating. Asked for additional napkins and water 4 times and never received it. Had to stop another waitress walking by to...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Andea B
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times and enjoyed it. But this time the service was lousy...had to ask for refills and the food was Sub par for a restaurant charging the prices they do.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank fishingtater
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Channel Marker is a must stop for my husband & I while on the island. We have been coming here for years & never had a bad meal. We went 3 times last year with family & very good each nite. Returned this year &...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed October 1, 2017

the meal was nice its the 1st time i have had a waiter ask if i wanted fresh ground pepper really nice and nice view just a lil pricey

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank jeanettelamm
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Never really had a meal. This place is Sooooooo overpriced it is pathetic. They are NOT competitive with any other restaurant on the beach or in Morehead City. I think we each ended up with a salad and left. The owner came over and asked...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Carlton H
catertwoyou, General Manager at Channel Marker, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Carlton, We are sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with your dining experience with us. Please email us at markerinfo@thechannelmarker.com with more details about your dining experience. Wendy Graham - General Manager

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

There is good and bad in this review. First of all the food was just pretty good but nothing special and fairly pricey. This restaurant has been here for years and is a little worn out but not dirty. The best part of our trip...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The service at this restaurant was very good. Our waitress, Emily was very attentive and efficient. No bread or hush puppies as a filler - you got a scoop of "port wine" cheese and crackers - literally wrapped saltines you'd get with a soup. Sort...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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