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Michael's Seafood Restaurant

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1206 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4165
+1 910-458-7761
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We had the snow crab and shrimp. It was great! The waitress was wonderful and very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Thank Laura W
Beautiful, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Let me start by saying I was a little disappointed in their reservation handling. Yes, I know we went over labor day (busy, maybe??). We had a reservation for an inside tablle and got asked if we wanted to sit in the bar at a high top table with our 5 year old....Ummm, no. Do you want a kid falling... More 

1 Thank superspaceystar
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

My family ate a late lunch here on our way home from Southport. Waitress was nice. The food is good. Good. NOT GREAT! I expect a seafood restaurant to offer french fries, and hush puppies. Neither are part of their menu. We had our boat with us and we parked on the SECOND row (nearest the road) around 4pm. Not... More 

1 Thank Trinket68
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

I have had some dire seafood in restaurants on the Atlantic coast. When we walked into Michael's I thought from the tiki bar decor that this was also going to be dire. We were so sure it would be bad we ordered 2 entrees for 4 of us assuming we wouldnt want to eat any more. How wrong we were.... More 

1 Thank Stranger903
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

I don't get what's up with Eastern NC restaurants. Overall, the seafood restaurants are lackluster. Michael's has this awesome reputation it doesn't deserve. Tan colored seafood chowder with the only identifiable bits in the bowl were surimi (fake crabmeat) and one piece of potato. The shrimp and grits had real identifiable shrimp but the grits were actually yellow polenta, poured... More 

4 Thank xbarx1
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

A local recommended Michael's as the best seafood in town. So, we decided (the seven of us) to give them a try. We arrived during the lunch hour and decided to sit on their outdoor patio by their beautiful fish pond. They have a good variety on their lunch menu. They had several fish available to chose from. I decided... More 

1 Thank Joyflnoise
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

I was looking for a seafood restaurant to eat at before returning home from the Wilmington / Carolina Beach area when I happened to see Michael's Seafood Restaurant. I thought I'd stop in for a bite and was very well pleased. I was greeted as soon as I walked in and given my choice of table or booth. I arrived... More 

Thank Jim M
Concord, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

We went to eat about 5:30 pm, the restaurant had not yet gotten busy. There were a few small children with us and we were seated quickly. I ordered pasta for my grandson and shrimp and grits for myself. Others got various seafood entrees. I was horrified to see about an inch of melted butter in the bottom of the... More 

3 Thank Wahine1960
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place has a broad choice of items including various locally caught fishes available 5 or 6 different ways. A few different types of brews are also offered. Colorful interior and cheerful service also add to its appeal. My chowder was ok.

Thank LisandroVoyager
China Grove, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Clean facility and family friendly environment . We ate there twice in our week at the beach, both times we got the admirals delight. Get the shrimp deveined and the potatoes are to die for as well.

Thank clfowe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-7761

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