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Old Salty's

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3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were actually going to eat at another restaurant, but they had closed at 8pm. My hubby and I rode thru Carolina Beach, looking for somewhere else to eat some seafood. We saw the sign for Old Salty's and decided to go check it out....More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed November 12, 2017

I had fried shrimp and it was just okay, but my friend ordered a grilled tuna steak that was just inedible. For a side she ordered "grilled green beans", which turned out to be canned green beans with some seasoning. They were not very good...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We ordered the steamed peel and eat shrimp. It was good. The bar/restaurant is up stairs and you can tell they have "regulars" that hang out there.

Thank Terri C
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Fried green tomatoes were great, tuna on a salad good, but the plates were greasy, seemed a little unkempt, I realize that they fry a lot, but still needs a good cleaning.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed September 30, 2017

food very good..really like the grilled shrimp and the chops.Service is normally pretty good...Owner is a hoot...Jim is one of the best bartenders on the island..several beers on tap..prices are very reasonable

Thank bfstone
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN DO NOT EAT HERE!!!! My husband, myself , & my 19 month old was looking for a place to eat. We really wanted to eat at El Cazador but they had a 30 minute wait and my daughter was starving so...More

Thank ncangel2000
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived, but I think the staff was short handed. However the food was excellent, fast, and they had our favorite beer, Hummingbird. Will eat there again.

Thank Charley A
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Better seafood on the Island, I did not feel the seafood was fresh and not worth the price, better options for you

Thank LA-Traveler70043
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

It's somewhat hidden...I've been to the Mexican establishment downstairs numerous times and never explored Olde Salty until TripAdvisor led me there. They have a decent menu with good pricing and 30 beers on tap. I opted for the flounder and wasn't disappointed...will definitely return.

Thank rockobarr
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The soft shell crab sandwich was good. Not the best I have had but the crab was cooked very well, just the flavor was overwhelmed by all the tartar on the sandwich. The fries are very good and the onion rings are great.

Thank Bernard W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
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