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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 - 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Havana's is the classiest restaurant on the island yet it is casual and dressy with both inside and outside seating. Located close to all the action but quiet, with good food, great service and a full bar.

Thank joseph c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is delicious, fresh and local! Thats what we wanted. Service is wonderful! We had a great lunch thanks to the food and to our waitress. We will make this a must stop whenever we are in Carolina Beach!

Thank JoAnne M
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had not eaten here in several years. My husband had fried flounder, which was a huge portion. His slaw was just okay. Needed something to perk it up. I had the Guinness chicken (similar to Alice Spring at Outback). It was really good. Often chicken can be dry but this was very moist and a generous portion. I wish... More 

Thank SCCLane
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good. Short wait. Excellent waiter. Shared a seafood combo platter with catfish, oysters and shrimp.

Thank Joy H
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on a Sunday but we didn't arrive until around 1:30pm, so after any big morning/lunch rush. The place did not seem overly busy to us, however, we waited about 20 minutes before our order was even taken, and then another 20 minutes to get our food and we only had a small order for 3 people... More 

Thank CKTY2013
new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner. We waited a bit, not a problem. My girls had chick/ fries, good. We ordered calamari, never came. We them had to cancel it. My husband had the Coca Cola steak , sounds weird yes, not a huge meat selection, it was way overlooked and dry. I had some kind of seafood casserole. Nothing to write home... More 

Thank ct1108
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste your time at Havana's. The chef (and I use this designation loosely) clearly needs to spend some more time studying under someone who knows how to prepare seafood. None of the entrees we ordered were worth finishing nor was the quality worth a fraction of the price. The abundant flies didn't seem to discriminate, though. We had a... More 

Thank afro_fiddle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We also were told there was an hour wait, yet there were open tables inside while we were seated in a screened "porch". Our server never explained the daily catch nor any other featured items yet the server behind us did an outstanding job. My wife and I shared a large fried seafood platter - shrimp and oysters were ok... More 

Thank Larry C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay at Carolina Beach, however we did not find a lot of good food on the island. Havanas was the exception! The service was top notch and the food outstanding! Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this place! Save room for the Key Lime Pie too!

Thank Lisa S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us dined here 1 evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Two of us ordered appetizers for our entrees, Volcano Shrimp and Mussels. The portions were extremely generous and both were delicious! Two in our party were vegetarians and ordered the pasta , but changed the vegetables in it without a problem. Side house salads were also a generous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?