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Bowmans at the Beach

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911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
910-458-6292
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This is a pit stop for my boyfriend and I on our way home from the beach. They serve lunch specials (I believe these times are right) from 11-4. There lunch menu has a lot of options to pick from without breaking your bank like other seafood restaurants. Service is okay, never bad though. Food... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
caitlinmariealfaro
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great but the food was awful! The baked potato were old could not mashed butter in them o hard, the shrimp was so spongy, the largest popcorn I have ever seen and looked like it had sat out for a long time. The food came out in like 5 minutes. So I know it had to be sitting... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a pit stop for my boyfriend and I on our way home from the beach. They serve lunch specials (I believe these times are right) from 11-4. There lunch menu has a lot of options to pick from without breaking your bank like other seafood restaurants. Service is okay, never bad though. Food comes out hot and fresh... More 

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Thank caitlinmariealfaro
Florence, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Food was very good at a reasonable price. Staff was very pleasant and order was prepared quickly with very little wait time. Portions were generous.

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1 Thank Roy B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We ordered a platter from the dinner weekend for lunch on sat. The hush puppies, fried shrimp, scallops, whiting, clam strips and oysters were delicious. One plate was shared and we had food left over.

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1 Thank Liz B
Huntersville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A more typical beach seafood joint...not fancy, just good fried seafood and plenty of it. Fried shrimp, clam strips, flounder etc and big portions in a low key setting. If you want fancy, try someplace else.

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1 Thank curmudgeon555
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

There are dozens of fresh seafood places along this road so when we saw this place was the only consistently busy place we had to try it. We are not from a place where we can get fresh seafood so we asked the waitress what was best to order. She brought us a sampler platter that had 6 different kinds... More 

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1 Thank 50incolorado
Garner
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Bowman's, but it was a bit expensive because we ordered three side salads and one dessert, in addition to three of their two-item seafood combination platters. With a 20 percent tip, the total bill was around $85. We'd expect to pay that much for three people at a different restaurant, but Bowman's is a small,... More 

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Thank Em N
Hickory, North Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We had several locals recommend this place for fresh seafood. I had flounder and crab cakes. The portions were very large. Neither my husband more I could finish our food. I was unimpressed with the food, my husband loved his flounder. They were a little pricey. I would rather had smaller portions and smaller bill.

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Thank Atlasymm
Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you want to find out how we like our seafood here, this is the place you want to go!! We like to catch and cook our own seafood (we are locals), but when we don't have it on hand or don't have the time, this is where we go. For consistent freshness, taste, service, and a decent price, this... More 

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1 Thank BennyBrown2014
Westminster, Maryland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice moderate priced seafood house, most items are fried. Service is friendly and fast. Dining area was clean.

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1 Thank taters54

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 911 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4830
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-458-6292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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