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Old Salty's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The gentleman working was very friendly. I had the crab and my wife had the crab cakes and catfish combo. The crab had great flavor. The catfish was cooked well and was not muddy. The crab cakes were delicious too. Great experience and can't wait to go back.

Thank Kazedwards1
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Thought we would try this after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor but with we hadn't. Wednesday night and only a half dozen locals there drinking and conversation. One waitress and one cook (probably owner). Upstairs over a Mexican restaurant. Outdoor seating and dark inside seating. Ordered combo fish/shrimp platter and while there was plenty of shrimp and one small filet... More 

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Dayton, OH
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Just ate here for the first time and we were very pleased. The service was very good, the beer was cold, and the food was tasty. We had the tuna steak and salmon steak and were pleased with the meal. Sitting outside on the deck was outstanding. The price was also very reasonable. We will definitely be back again in... More 

Thank C_and_B_Dayton
Logan, West Virginia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Mixed reviews so I was surprised at the good quality of the food and the service. We were there on a Sunday evening so it wasn't real crowded. It is kind of laid back so don't expect 5 star treatment but the food was good and it arrived in a timely manner. The people that were super friendly and the... More 

Thank rlkwv
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We heard that Old Salty's had moved from the boardwalk and had a great recommendation from a coworker, so we went looking for it at its new location. Not many people there at all, but it was a rainy weeknight. We thought we'd start out with steamed oysters and then decide if we wanted to stay for dinner. The (local!)... More 

Thank pverb
North Fort Myers, Florida
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Got there right when they opened at 1130. Service was very good Salmon and tuna were both quite good - many beers on tap. Would not hesitate to go back

Thank KittyKellie
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We picked this place because we had no clue where to go on our first night here. sports bar atmosphere. seat yourself. below par service (waitress used scratch paper, then forgot - twice). the food... well, it's certainly not anything to go back for. the fried food was very greasy and I'm not sure how it's going to sit. don't... More 

Thank na2shal
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I got grilled salmon and catfish. It was pretty good. Atmosphere was a little odd. No one under 60 except us. Seemed like a hangout for older crowd wanting to relive their glory days.

Thank susancompton22
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Ate here with 3 others. We got a variety of items, crab legs, steamed shrimp, fried seafood. The portions were good, food was very tasty. The crab legs were especially good. A good size and flavor. Service was very good also. Will definitely return.

Thank Patricia S
Charleston, West Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Girlfriend and I apparently got there just after a large group left, and the group must have worn them out! The place was almost empty, but we stood at the entrance to be seated for like 10 minutes just watching the wait staff moving sluggishly around, not looking at us. Several couples in front of us left in a huff!... More 

Thank mtvmdr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?