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Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant

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1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
+1 910-458-2822
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“lobster seafood” (16 reviews)
“steak tips” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
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Reviewed 2 days ago

4 of us for an early dinner. Not one of us thought the meal was as quality as it normally is. We are hoping it was an anomaly as it is one of our favorites

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking on TA for places to dine. A couple of items stuck out on the menu... I went for the Bison. Burger. It was cooked to perfection and shared it with my hubby... it was delicious. The meat was tender and flavorful and juicy. Came...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here last weekend and won't go back. Sat outside due to nice weather. Took about 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us, then when we ordered drinks, took about another 15 minutes to receive. Ordered shrimp appetizer(which was very good) and clam chowder that...More

1  Thank sunshine1449007
Adele M, Guest Relations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry to learn of your experience. Havana's strives for perfection at all times, however, we clearly dropped the ball. I apologize that your visit did not live up to our usual high standards. If you would be so kind as to contact...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to take out dinner and bartender was so gracious we ended up staying for dinner. Salads had salmon grilled to perfection and the sangria was delicious. Service was outstanding and we enjoyed so much we had to come back the next night. Same...More

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at a table in the bar area with the best waitress ever! She just rocked! We were very undecided, never been there before, and she’d walk by hear us discussing an item, and toss in her 2 cents. It was wonderful! With her...More

Thank OTC03
Reviewed February 4, 2018

I thought this place would be kind of blah since it's in such a tourist-y area, but it was surprisingly good! We've been twice and we all liked it both times. I ordered the shrimp and grits (I actually ordered the grouper the second time,...More

Thank MRobinson927
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

It is nice that restaurants are open in February at the beach. Lots of advantages as no waiting and the service is great. The food is another story. Havana’s was recommended so we gave it try. The service was great. The scallops I received were...More

1  Thank travelforfun2009
Adele M, Guest Relations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

Thank you for visiting Havana's! We appreciate your feedback and comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your service and some aspects of your meal. I apologize that our scallops and steak did not meet expectations. We receive our scallops from a local vendor...More

Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

An old house converted into a restaurant. Amazing seafood and cool ambiance. Great downtown location too.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Great location and varied menu. Fish dishes very excellent. Bison burger is out of this world good. Comfy furnished and attractive decorm friendly staff. Havana's is the consistently great place to dine in Carolina Beach.

Thank KeoniHawaii
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in town for a night at Carolina Inn, walked over for dinner. The food and service at the bar with Christina were excellent. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Next time we're in town we will be back.

Thank Boatfix70
Adele M, Operations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Happy to hear you had such a great visit! Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are delivering a memorable experience for our guests. We look forward to your next visit in Carolina Beach and at Havana's!

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February 19, 2018|
Response from KeoniHawaii | Reviewed this property |
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Response from travelforfun2009 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer that question. Dogs in NC are allowed outside at restaurants.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-2822
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Fantastic Carolina Beach Restaurant serving fresh seafood, scratch made pastas & hand cut steaks. Indoor and Outside dinning. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week and Sunday brunch. Relax & Enjoy the flavor of Havana's...
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