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Bowmans at the Beach

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911 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Has good food! Lots of fried options and sandwiches but also crab legs. Seems like a nice family run business with great attentive service from the whole staff. Delicious meals and good portions. Overall nice place to eat.

1 Thank WVExplorer
North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good prices. Food was good. I had the dinner size hamburger steak with onion gravy and it was HUGE. Biggest hamburger steak plate I've had, a full 1lb. For $11.95 it was a good deal. The restaurant was located right next to our hotel so it was very convenient for us. Everyone of the staff we encountered were very friendly.... More 

1 Thank DavidFocker2012
Elkview, West Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bowmans' has excellent food, and the atmosphere is great! Staff there are friendly and helpful in suggesting their popular items. I love the Flounder Burger and get one every time we go. The also have amazing hush puppies!

1 Thank WV_Born_and_Raised
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a party to dinner. Prices are fairly high considering no sides come with any sandwiches. Kids meals are huge portions however strictly limited to kids under 11. Maybe smaller portions and less limitations? My husband raved about his seafood plate. The support staff did well keeping our drinks filled. However, with a required 18% gratuity (worked out... More 

1 Thank RRitter123
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right by the ocean and no fresh fish? that's crazy right? the food was frozen greasy unappetizing...smelly old environment as well not worth your money at all

Thank gailslist
Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The fried seafood here is great. The batter was crunchy and the seafood was fried to a golden brown and hot and tasty. The atmosphere was friendly and homey and the prices were reasonable. The service at the table was OK, but it was busy when we were there, so I had to ask for drink refills. I live in... More 

1 Thank mcsgary
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The food was really good with big portions. Our waitress was very poor, had a terrible attitude and was rude. I would have left without ordering if the whole family had not been with me. Also had to wait a long time to be seated even though there were plenty of open tables and booths plus took a lobg time... More 

1 Thank Chesley W
Ferrum, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My family and I always visit Bowmans when we are in town. The seafood is excellent and fresh! Serving sizes are more than adequate...go hungry!!! Staff and Mr. Bowman are the nicest people you will meet! Service is exceptional!!! After a full day out in the sun, too tired to go out for dinner, I called and found out they... More 

1 Thank Leigh K
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

My meal was great but they offered small portions compared to other seafood restaurants. I was given a discount because we stayed at the Microtel next door.

Thank M R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The best sea food I've had in quite some time. Not too greasy and very fresh. The wait staff all refilled drinks and was very pleasant. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

2 Thank Catherine G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 911 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-458-6292

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