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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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North Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

Thank jrpleasant
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1 Thank kjvromans828
Carolina Beach, NC
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bowmans Has Been an Instituion in Carolina Beach for over Three Decades. It is always consistant for amazing fried seafood. I especially enjoy the fried oysters and shrimp while my daughters favorite is the clam strips. The hushpuppies are always amazing as well. nice sized portions.

1 Thank onegadfly101
Rockville, Maryland
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193 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish portion for a single order of flounder consists of 3 fillets. My wife & I shared a single order, & even had some left over. Salads -- even though only side salads -- were also large and fresh. Servers were very attentive, refilling our soft drinks as necessary. (True, they weren't busy for our late lunch.) Quality of the... More 

Thank Charley44
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 August 17, 2016 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 August 10, 2016

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 July 26, 2016 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

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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?