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“If you love seafood, go here!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bowmans at the Beach

Bowmans at the Beach
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Bern, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If you love seafood, go here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is undoubtedly my favorite place to get fried seafood on the island. Not they won't fix it any way you want, but excellent fried seafood like Bowman's is hard to beat. It's a tiny bit pricey, but it tastes fresh and you get lots of food for the money. And their sweet tea, you gotta try it!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bowman's Seafood: Be Ready To Take Home Leftovers...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

My daughter and I shared the “Commander in Chief Seafood Platter, Flounder, Whiting, Scallops, Deviled, Crab, Clam Strips, Oysters and Shrimp,” Oh my...Can you say, Bring me a doggie bag and a wheelchair, please? We had enough left-overs for lunch the next day for both of us. The food was awesome, we had friendly service and the locals couldn’t give us a recommendation on what to eat because they said, “All of Bowman’s food is great.” Therefore, the other two in our party also picked a couple of the “Combination Seafood Platters” with several choices of seafood and then, like us, walked away stuffed and with plenty of leftovers.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“terrible experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

whenever you go to a restaurant just by the beach, you expect your seafood is goint to be fresh, but in this restaurant the food taste not just as it is out of the fridge, but that it has been sitting in there for a long time. the foo tastes awful, the service is bad. the oysters are so tiny that even they overgrapp them in flour, they still look small. no worth the money we paid.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fried Oysters !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have tried many things here ( all good ) but always go back to the fried Oyster plate . the Lunch plates are a meat and 2 veggies

Visited March 2014
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Newport News, Virginia
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133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fried food paradise.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Good value for island restaurants and portion size. Don't believe the "lightly coated and fried" though...it is FRIED and greasy! Delicious anyhow...WONDERFUL staff, a real home-feel. Enjoyed!

Visited April 2014
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