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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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Reidsville, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had heard lots of good things about this place from family. I was very disappointed. The fried shrimp I ordered was very greasy. Almost like they just took it out of the fryer and dumped it on the plate. Service was Ok. Lots of better seafood places in the area.

Thank Susan T
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We eat and enjoy seafood regularly as we travel from New England to Florida and we also fry seafood at home. Was at Carolina Beach this week and wanted some fried seafood - so with limited options in the area went to Bowman's. I had fried oysters and scallops. Oyster were "OK" and scallops were the standard, frozen - possibly... More 

Thank BobpV
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to the beach for our church retreat, and ate here our 1st night. The food was ok, except for the clamp chowder.

Thank Ms K
Kure Beach, North Carolina
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143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Known for its fresh fried seafood, you may forget they have sandwiches, salads, etc. My favorite: the Carolina Classic Burger is done the old fashioned way with chili, slaw, onions & mustard. They get it right.

1 Thank Judy S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People are very nice each of the many times we've eaten here. Always our last night at the beach dinner spot and usually first night too. Food is so good and a lot of it. Shrimp is always my choice. Slaw is tasty. Never make it to dessert, just to full. Would never complain about a thing. Side note, it... More 

1 Thank FunDays2010
Chillicothe, Ohio
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in expecting a good seafood meal. WRONG! The clam chowder tasted of white flour where it had been diluted. The oyster stew was even worse with a watered down broth. We had a scallop sandwich, which consisted of 7 dime sized scallops on a store bought hamburger bun, and a flounder sandwich on the same sized bun. No... More 

Thank Robin009
North Carolina
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredible. I've been going here for years and it stays consistent. Great staff and plenty of great food! The helpings are huge and the price is beyond reasonable!

1 Thank jrpleasant
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food and plentiful portion sizes. Staff friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant when you're at the beach.

Rutherfordton, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Our family ate here and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good - large portions!!! The service was excellent- wait staff very friendly and helpful with food arriving very quickly. Always have and always will eat at Bowman's when in the area!

1 Thank NanaCHK
Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Really good food. Huge portions of seafood. Weekday lunch specials are really good home cooking type food too. Terrific hushpuppies.

1 Thank kjvromans828

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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?