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718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
+1 252-247-2344
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seymour, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I wanted seafood for dinner while on a family vacation in Atlantic Beach. It was a beautiful breezy July day and wound up at the Channel Marker at the suggestion of our hotel. We sat outside on the deck with a beautiful view overlooking Bogue Sound. I had the bay scallop dinner, my dad and sister had... More 

Thank alexcapobianco
New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little deck damage from hurricane Matthew, but food and service were great! From the fresh baked bread to seafood entrees and finally the heavenly dessert, all was exceptional!

Thank sandy28562
North Carolina
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153 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys have a jewel...staff are friendly and helpful. The food is really good. We had a cup of She Crab Soup....awesome, rich and lovely. I had Shrimp and Grits. They do this really edgy thing with the grits....coat the cheese grits in crumbs and deep fry, then serve with an incredible mixture of cream, bacon, fresh tomato, green onions,... More 

Thank ExploringtheEarth
Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch Saturday and although the location is great, the food was mediocre at best and the service was terrible. Our server tried hard but the restaurant was terribly understaffed and if there was a manager on premises he/she was no where to be seen.

Thank pax222
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got immediate seating on a Wednesday night. Wanted to sit outside but it was closed for maintenance. I saw crab legs on the internet menu and was disappointed they didn't have them on the menu. Hush puppies were good! Spinach salad was served with a temperature hot dressing which my husband was not a fan of. Bang bang shrimp nothing... More 

Thank Amanda O
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on Atlantic Beach late Saturday night and were looking for a seafood restaurant. This location had a great view. We ate outside and my fried flounder was excellent. My wife's crab cake was very good.

Thank sailewis
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and the food was served barely warm. Also, the mahi was extremely overcooked as was the flounder - soggy. Service was decent. Wouldn't go back.

Thank spinetingler
Raleigh, North Carolina
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner and ate on the deck. Perry was our server and he did very well for us. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits are served in the form of a grit cake. Not my favorite style of shrimp and grits, but I liked it well enough. I thought that the menu was just fine. There... More 

Thank Docky B
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple good meals at Channel Marker while in Atlantic Beach again. Our favorite place to eat while on the island. I got the crab cakes twice & as always very good. The bang bang shrimp is good also. My husband got the seared tuna twice, which he said was very good. My brother & brother in law got... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The atmosphere was fantastic and the wait staff were very helpful. I was a little disappointed in the food selection. Based on the setting, I was expecting more fresh catch options on the menu. I had shrimp and grits, and I was satisfied with the dish.

Thank happyplace2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $24
American, Seafood, Healthy, Soups
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, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?