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Carolina Beach Seafood Restaurants - Top 5

23 Aug 2018
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If you've spent time in the Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach areas before, you know that seafood restaurants are all over. It can be hard to pick which restaurants to prioritize while you're in town. We've got you covered, with our top 5 picks for the best seafood restaurants at Carolina Beach, NC.

#1 - Cape Fear Boil Company

seafood boil

Cape Fear Boil Company is the king of seafood boils in the Carolina Beach area. They offer seafood boils to-go, so you can place an order and head down to the beach to enjoy a sunset picnic. If you're looking for an authentic seafood experience, Cape Fear Boil Company is the spot to be. Enjoy shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and onions seasoned and boiled to perfection.

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#2 - Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar 

Fish sandwich and chip basket

If you didn't catch the drift from this restaurant's name, their sweet spot is oysters, any way you like them! Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar serves up oysters raw, steamed, chilled or any way you please. You can stop in for a fish 'n chips basket or a sandwich. They also serve comfort food sides and dishes that the kids will love, like macaroni bites and mini corn dogs. 

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#3 - Michael's Seafood Restaurant

Clam chowder

Since 1998, Michael's Seafood Restaurant has been serving spectacular seafood dishes to the visitors and locals of Carolina Beach, NC. They have won several awards over the years, such as being named "Restaurant of the Year" by the Small Business Coalition and "Best Seafood Restaurant" by Encore Readers Choice. Their chowder, Captain M's Seafood Chowder, has won several awards and Michael's has become well known for their excellence in fresh seafood. Stop into Michael's for lunch or dinner 7 days a week.

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#4 - Surf House Oyster Bar & Surf Camp

Shrimp and grits

Surf House Oyster Bar & Surf Camp in Carolina Beach is a modern restaurant that focuses on sustainable practices. You can expect your seafood, vegetables and more to be sourced from small and local farms and fisherman. Their menu changes frequently since they craft their dishes according to the freshest ingredients. Surf House is the perfect place for a romantic seafood dinner! Surf House is open for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

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#5 - Havana's

Shrimp cocktail

Havana Oh Na Na! We're not sure if Camila Cabello - the artist behind the hit single Havana - has dined here, but we absolutely suggest that you do. Havana's offers a menu that has something for everyone, but their seafood is especially delicious. They offer mouth watering dishes like the Blue Crab Benedict and Crab Stuffed Salmon with lemon caper sauce. Havana's offers dinner 7 days a week and serves lunch Friday through Monday.

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