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The Dive Food & Spirits

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4925
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Northern Virginia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed getting a quick meal at The Dive. As its name suggests, it is not fancy, and at least as much a bar as it is a restaurant, but the food is very good, and a pretty good selection of choices on the menu. We were told it's a favorite of locals. Prices are very reasonable,... More 

Thank chalieL
Churchville, New York
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Slow service. Wings are very good. I went for the fish taco and was pretty good. We also had a bacon turkey wrap and that was good

Thank Gpwest
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

One server was handling the entire place and did so like a PRO! The food was really good and we ordered the burgers, and I'm pretty picky about my burgers (maybe you've read). Atmosphere is all about diving, and the ocean, so it's very inviting for all. The food is served in baskets and is standard bar food but with... More 

Thank A_Food_Snobbist
Big Laurel, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Me and my family stopped here to eat not knowing what we where stopping at. The food took a long time to get to us and there where people drinking at the bar. The employees were nice and the food was good but not a location to take kids and wife.

Thank Daniel L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in The Dive for lunch and were greeted by a friendly waitress who was attentive and always smiled. Their homemade pimento cheese was really good. It was a grilled cheese sandwich with pimento mixed with maybe sharp cheddar?..and huge! Delicious! Yes there were a few flies around, but it's summer, so what do you expect? There were flies... More 

Thank Ellis and Miche... P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Usually go to Shuckn Shack next door but packed today so tried out The Dive, glad we did. Waited on immediately, split the spicy crab balls for app good and spicy. Both of us had the fish taco w mahi mahi, one of the best fish tacos we've ever had. More a wrap, loaded with fish, guacamole, cheese (but not... More 

Thank CIndyCsml
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was hot with flies. My shrimp poboy sandwich was not fixed the way I ordered. Service was slow. However grandson ordered wings and enjoyed them. Daughter had Philly cheesesteak which was ok. Think it is a better bar.

Thank Diane W
Woodstock, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

We have been to the Dive on several occasions now. They have excellent homemade fries, seasonal corn chowder, and the best burgers we have found on the island. Sit at the bar or in a booth/table during the day. Late evenings, its much more crowded and attracts a younger fun crowd. Staff is friendly and the food is quite good.

Thank Bob_Milissa
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

While visiting Carolina Beach, it was difficult finding my 1.5 year old something to eat. A lot of places didn't offer a good kids menu. The Dive is one of the few places that did. And their grilled cheese was really good and I was impressed by portion size of the meal. My husband and I got fish tacos from... More 

Thank Jamie P
Westland, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Waiters saw us come in and had more time talking to others than coming to our table. We waited about ten minutes and never got served. Went next door to the Shucking Shack and they were busy, but we were immediately acknowledged. Go there instead.

Thank Nora1033

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4925
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910.458.8282

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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?