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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 28428-4926
+1 910-458-2822
11:30 am - 10:00 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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New Bern, North Carolina
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second visit (lunch back in November) and food was good, service was attentive, and wine by the glass was on special. I really prefer the lunch menu because there were more unique sandwich offerings but dinner was quite good too (had blackened mahi on salad). During warn weather the front porch is a great dining option.

Thank Shanan G
High Point
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant on Tripadvisor and saw it had good reviews. We tried it while we were in town and it was amazing. I had the crab stuffed salmon with spinach and risotto. The crab was more on top than stuffed in the salmon but still delicious. My wife had a vegetarian dish. Good flavor but I liked mine... More 

1 Thank b_arnold1976
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in a cottage on a corner lot. It is wheelchair accessible. We ordered the house special, tile fish; shrimp and grits; and bison burger, all delightfully delicious and filling. We also enjoyed a wonderful white Ecco Domanti wine from Northern Italy. The hostess was welcoming, hospitable and happy, the waitress was helpful and friendly. The atmosphere... More 

Thank clearymartha
North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy Havanna's for every Carolina Beach get away. Great seating on the porch with a talented live musician. Service and food is always excellent.

Thank Carmen H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is great with kid friendly and dog friendly patio that is still really nice. Food is always good too. Wish beer selection was a little more interesting but wine list is solid and we will definitely be back again!

Thank Matthew S
Granbury, Texas
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were searching the coast of NC for a vacation home. Got into Carolina Beach late and during the off season. First 2 restaurants were closing as we got there. Havana's was open and not busy at all. Open = good, not busy = not good. What a wonderful meal. I don't care for grits, but when you add a... More 

Thank tom b
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We needed something quick fresh and yummy for a reasonable price. We originally only wanted to look the menu over, but after a quick glance and a warm welcome we took an outside table immediately. There were so many choices that were unique and sounded delicious. Thank goodness we had delicious sangria and local craft beer to sip on while... More 

Thank SuttonsParadise
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

They tried to impress, just not worth the $$$$........ but when you are located on the strip you can do what you want

2 Thank Tim S
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

We stopped here for a light lunch. We were immediately seated and orders taken promptly. We orders chowder, Salad Nicoise and a brunch meal. All were absolutely fantastic. This is definitely the best clam chowder Ive ever had. Absolutely the best! Nicoise Salad was fantastic as well as the brunch meals. MUST GO AGAIN !!!!!!

Thank WendyHC70
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I had the lobster bake and my love had the horseradish tuna and they both were fantastic. Our service was great and we felt very special. If you are in this area you need to eat here. Really cute old house with tables on the porch for dining. 😃😃😃😃

Thank SCTestrossa

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 28428-4926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-2822

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