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Havana's Fresh Island Seafood

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1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6206
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a late night dinner when we first arrived in Carolina Beach and was pleasantly surprised at the hospitality provided at Havana's. Food was very good and the service was nice. Had a party of 8 and they accommodated us without a problem.

Thank Chris D
Raleigh, United States
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner in the deck and ordered fish of the day which was grouper. I had it grilled and I noticed it really looked bland. I ate half and took the rest to the hotel. My stomach funny so I ordered a ginger ale. The next day the fridge smelled horrible and we threw the fish out! Might have... More 

1 Thank Wanda M
Apex, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our meals at this charming older home turned restaurant. We sat on the large front porch and dined on delicious clam chowder, salad with chicken and fruit and a chicken with mashed potatoes dish that was particularly tasty. Wait staff was very good for our first visit and a different waitress was just "so-so" for our second visit.... More 

Thank Lorri L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chowder was barely warm. 2 of us at our table ordered it and we expected it to be piping hot, as most soups usually arrive at that way at restaurants, but the bowl wasn't even warm. The entree portions were very skimpy and loaded with way too many French fries, just to fill the plate I guess. We won't... More 

1 Thank pczuber
Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to visit to this fine restaurant for the first time. I am familiar with other restaurants in the area and had one in particular that I considered my favorite. Was I glad I did! As there were only two of us, we decided to choose a small table near the bar as we had hoped to catch part... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving for a week-long vacation we decided Havana's sounded good and was conveniently located. We had a variety of dishes and the consistent comment was the food needed seasoned or salt/pepper. The clam chowder was standard fare. I asked for blackened salmon on my Caesar salad and it was seasoned as if to blacken it but no blackening had... More 

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here was extremely nice. They were packed yet we still managed to be seated in a timely fashion. The food was so-so. For the price we were expecting awesome tasting food but we were disappointed with most of it.

1 Thank RGoode2646
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint place with delicious food, good service, many different seating options, Great prices as well. You must go here if you love seafood.

Thank lovettevaughngayle
Cary, North Carolina
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looked like a place that would deliver, but food was OK. For an appetizer we had Cajun Shrimp with bacon wrap which left a bit to be desired, bacon was well undercooked. Crab Cakes were pretty good, risotto had a little crunch to it. Based upon the menu prices we expected more. Had to deal with a fly or two... More 

1 Thank Joe F
Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate birthdays...we had not been to Havana's in awhile so we made reservations.The menu offers a large variety which is refreshing since we planned ahead. The clam chowder lived up to its awards. It is very rich so a cup was perfect. In our group, we had the Key West dinner salad,... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6206
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 9104582822

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