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Old Salty's

Certificate of Excellence
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3 Boardwalk Ocean, Front, Carolina Beach, NC
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We typically do our daily ice run around 4-5pm every day while on vacation. Go to a local joint and get drinks and apps. Got the peal and eats each day, crab dip, frog legs Cannot go wrong!Drinks were good (grand margarita's) and great beer selection for the specialty beers. Typically not crowded and service is quick and good! Did... More 

Thank PghMatthew
Strongsville, Ohio
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at Old Salty for an early dinner around 5:30. Seating available both inside and outside, so we chose to sit outside on their long elevated 'patio' area. Service was prompt. I had oysters and shrimp with salad and baked potato, and my wife had flounder and shrimp with coleslaw and baked potato. We thought the portions were good... More 

Thank Truthteller2014
New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a customer for 20. Years now and it has only gotten better over time. No one can say anything bad about this place unless they came in when they really busy and any fool can see when a place is busy that means they have excellent food great prices and a wonderful staff. You know when you... More 

Thank Beth G
Easley, South Carolina, United States
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat fresh seafood - not fried on fried with a side of fried which is what the first place we stopped at had to offer in buffet style. The guy that had brought a menu knew I happy about finding out that was all they had and was kind enough to ask me... More 

Thank Lisa F
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was decent, but service was absolutely terrible. We were seated right away...now we know why. We had no server for first 20 minutes, so we had to go to the bar for beer. Ten minutes later, the server came. We ordered some waters to go with our beers and ordered our food. 20 minutes later, a salad came. My... More 

Thank Alicia C
Lexington, KY
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We ate here tonight. My steamed crab was excellent along with the fried green tomatoes. My husband's grilled tuna was also great. We also recommend the shrimp with jalapeños as an appetizer. Yum! It's a perfectly authentic seafood restaurant.

Thank TravelsfromKY
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had been eating at the original restaurant on the Boardwalk for 20 years and am happy to report the the new location is just as good. Brenda is still the owner and Jim is great as the bartender, Service is great. Best crab legs on the island and a good variety of food from seafood to pork chops to hamburgers.... More 

Thank Diane W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Nice place for first night on the beach. Very good service and knowledgeable staff about the area. Reasonably priced.

Thank kfw2475
Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

First time here. Four of us (two couples). Our waitress, Lori, was great. Told us about the food, efficient, even turned down the a/c because it was cooling down our food too much. She is pro, not a kid, and knows what she's doing. The fried green tomatoes were delicious. Half pound ground round was juicy and tasty, and was... More 

1 Thank Ken H
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Flounder was good. Sides where frozen. Surprised we were charged an 18% gratuity to sit outside. No biggies but would like to have know ahead of time. Nothing makes me want to come back.

Thank Shelli B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Boardwalk Ocean, Front, Carolina Beach, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach

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