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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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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with 4 of my girl friends solely because they had crablegs and the Shuckin' Shack was packed. The experience was AWFUL. We were ordering drinks and dinner and thought it would be incentive to make some money. The service was terribly slow. We had to wait at least 20 min each time we ordered something.... More 

Thank Lindsay L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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 July 1, 2016 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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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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

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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, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?