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Inlet View Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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1800 Village Point Rd SW, Shallotte, NC 28470-4648
+1 910-754-6233
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Supply, North Carolina
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good lunch & dinner options. The view is beautiful & relaxing. Would recommend to friends & family too.

Thank Robin M
New Martinsville, West Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

While walking on Holden Beach, we met two young ladies who told us about the Inlet View Bar and Grill, located just a few miles out of Shallotte, NC. The restaurant is located at the intersection of the Shallotte River and the Intercostal Waterway, with the western end of Holden Beach and the ocean in view. The food and service... More 

Thank Jim P
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Concord, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat , great food and great view of Shallotte River ! The service is great too !

Thank oakisland4uinNC
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Title of review basically says it all. Can't beat the view or vibe but food is only so so. If you want a simple burger it's hard to beat.

Thank David L
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Tough giving this one great marks as it is a favorite, don't want the crowds finding it. Actually, the service is great and so is the food. Bar upstairs ~ they have an elevator if stairs are a problem. Views of the river and ICW.

Thank CarolinaRealtor
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I have eaten here numerous times since 2015. Today on this beautiful warm day I waited on the top floor at a rail table over 10 minutes. I walked thru inside 2 times and just one table with about 10 people were seated, no food on table. No waitstaff was found on this floor or the floor under. Service and... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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437 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Service was friendly and efficient and you cannot beat the view over the water. There is indoor and outdoor seating and though it was not summer we could tell that there is a party atmosphere here at that time with corn hole and comfy outdoor seating arrangements. The food was the problem. We had the hush puppies, which are great... More 

Thank Born_to_go61
Tim M, Owner at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Did you let someone know. We would have cooked you another one or gotten you something else. Not really sure why everything was so salty. We have special spices for the flounder and another one for our blackened seasoning. We do not add extra salt. Oysters cooked on the grill will always be a little wet, oysters are 90% water.... More 

Raeford, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Our waitress was great, very friendly and attentive. The hush puppies were delicious. My wife had the flounder for dinner. Before we could get back to our hotel she got sick from the fish and stayed sick throughout the night. When we called the restaurant the next morning, they said... More 

Thank danielo9296
Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this review

First of all, we are very sorry that your wife got sick. Sam, the owner, did call back after receiving the message that afternoon. She talked to your wife. Sam told her that no one else had called and complained about the flounder and shrimp from the night before. Your wife said that she got sick on the flounder. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome great food good service awesome views. Incredible hush puppies. The seafood combination was reasonably priced. A lot of food.

Thank Bryan H
Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for coming Bryan and for the compliments on the awesome food and good service that you received while enjoying the view. We use Sam's mother's recipe to make our hush puppies. They are a favorite of many. Hurry back to see us. We look forward to serving you again. Gratefully, Inlet View More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Dropping in to a restaurant for dinner on a Friday night with 12 people can be pretty challenging. But we were met with a warm welcome and no worries. We picked up cocktails at the bar and sat outside enjoying the view-- beautiful! They set up two tables for us and handled our orders quite well. Not too long of... More 

Thank Martie P
Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming, Martie. We are so glad that you didn't have to wait so long and that you enjoyed your evening with us. Good food, good service and music on the deck sounds like a great evening. Come back to see us anytime. Gratefully, Inlet View More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Village Point Rd SW, Shallotte, NC 28470-4648
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte
  • Phone Number: +1 910-754-6233
In 1978, C.W Hughes, Jr., who owned a paving company, and his wife Allison, a retired nurse, bought a small grill, motel and marina previously called Gregory's. It was located at the mouth of the Shallotte River and the Intracoastal Waterway. The grill had 13 stools around a bar and a small tackle shop. It was named Hughes Marina and home of the Poor Boy Shark Tournament for 14 years. It was a popular restaurant with the locals. It became home for Jr., Allison and their 11-year-old daughter, Samantha. For many of those years they poured their hearts and souls into the restaurant and marina. Their other daughter Amy and her husband John, both teachers, moved from Georgia to help. It continued to get bigger and attract more customers. In 1992, the girls took over the business, which continued to grow until they closed in 2004. On July 30, 2009, Sam and Timmy, her fiancé, opened the doors of Inlet View, a restaurant with a new look and an elevator that can take you to breathtaking views both from the restaurant on the first floor and a panoramic view from the bar on the second floor, which is surrounded by decks. Their dream became real with the help of friends and family.

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