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“Frozen fish...”

Bowmans at the Beach
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Kure Beach, NC
1 review
“Frozen fish...”
Reviewed January 15, 2009

The food here is terrible. Spendy and gross. The service however, was pretty good. No kidding, they have a sign in the window, "We Buy Gold". Yuck. I live here and would rather eat anywhere but Bowmans. The food is greasy and gross.

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ohio
1 review
“Good down to earth place”
Reviewed August 4, 2008

Restaurant was very busy on Friday evening. Plenty of families. Good down to earth restaurant. not a fancy place, but food was tasty, place was clean, and service was the fastest we have ever had at a restaurant. The fish is all lightly fried, hush puppies moist, and slaw was crisp. $86.00 out the door including tip for 6 adults. Restroom were the cleaniest we have ever seen too!!

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“45$ for THAT?”
Reviewed August 2, 2008

Maybe the good reviews we read were all from people who never go out to eat in public. When we got to Bowman's is was full- spilling out into the street full- with screaming children. If we had kids, this might have been fine, but it's definitely not a good place for a romantic dinner for two.

Our waitress made bad jokes, touched our arms a lot, spilled ice on the table and told us she'd be back when we told her we were ready to order. She was so intense we felt like we had better shove our food down and get out of her way. That's all bad enough, but when she brought the food, she literally DROPPED SOME on the table and put it back on the plate. "I hope that's not yours!" she said. THEN she dropped another piece on the seat and just left it. And it WAS ours.

The food was, for 20$ a plate, laughably bad. They had fake butter and lemon juice from packets. For a 45$ meal I deserve real butter and a lemon. Everything was fried in a chewy batter and the oysters and shrimp were was overcooked and rubbery.
I've had better fried fish at Capitan D's.

The only good thing we have to say is that the iced tea is okay. As long as you don't want real lemon to go in it...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Some of the best around...”
Reviewed July 29, 2008

We ended up eating at Bowman's twice while staying a week at Kure Beach. It was our first meal and our last. We finished off our vacation with Bowman's since we liked it so much. The seafood is very fresh and tastes great. Pretty much everything is fried, but unlike the other seafood restaurants where we ate, the breading accented flavor instead of dominating it. The service was great. We had scallops, shrimp, clams, oysters, and crab legs. Everything was fantastic!

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“Went last June. Atmosphere was great, food was great, staff was wonderful. Prices were reasonable. Much better...”
Reviewed April 30, 2008

Went last June. Atmosphere was great, food was great, staff was wonderful. Prices were reasonable. Much better experience than Big Daddies.

I cant wait to go back in a couple of months. I had the 3/4 pound of boiled Shrimp.

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