We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best seafood and service in NC”

Boathouse Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 709 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent meal and fast and professional service. We dine there at least once a week and particularly when we have out of own guests.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Bill G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (278)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

221 - 225 of 278 reviews

Reviewed January 2, 2014

Tonight we stopped in to the Boathouse with some family--nine of us in all--for a good NC seafood feast. While traditionally NC seafood is fried, I chose a blackened Mahi with a Mango chutney. I have to say that the Mahi was as nice a "steak" as I could ask for: very meaty; and very tender all the same. The seasoning was quite spicy, but the chutney balanced it nicely. While I enjoyed the fish, I have to say something about the hushpuppies--I haven't had a good ol', no-non-sense corn hushpuppy in a long time. They were excellent. Pretty much everyone else at the table had a fried combo. Each reported that their food was light and not greasy. And, the main comment was the size of the flounder. HUGE! No one with a platter could finish their food. Everyone at the table enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. I would definitely return.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Flashmom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Everyone kept telling us that we NEEDED to go to a Calabash restaurant while in Wilmington. This was the only one I could find after a quick google search. I got grilled garlic shrimp and was very disappointed. The shrimp was tiny and very tasteless. I left the majority of plate and didn't even bother getting a doggie bag. My boyfriend got salmon and was not impressed either.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank OhGeeItsJen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Have to say we were a little disappointed because after reading the reviews we were really looking forward to dinner here! It was average good and I can't say anything bad about the place. Our waitress was good and there was ample seating. There are just better choices in Wilmington for good food. this place is just okay....

2  Thank Cbgurl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2013

In was going on vacation at Carolina Beach in September of 2013, I told a friend where i was going and he recommended I eat at the Boathouse. Let me just say the food was absolutely great! It was so good that i had eaten there two days straight. The seafood was fresh, the calabash shrimp was the largest i have ever had. The rib-eye steak (12 oz) I had was cooked perfectly. The ribs were fall of the bone tender. The food was delicious and not to mention the collard greens were very good coming from a seafood place. I would eat there at least twice a week if I didn't have to drive 300 miles from Winston-Salem N.C. When i return to Carolina Beach next year, you better believe the Boathouse will be the first place I stop for dinner and lunch !

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Donald T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Boathouse Restaurant also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Boathouse Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing