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Old Salty's

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and her daughter ordered seafood and enjoyed their meals. I ordered steak and while it was tasty, it was very chewy. The server was very friendly, restaurant was clean, and the baked potato was great. Should have heeded my son's rule: Never order steak at a seafood restaurant or seafood at a steak restaurant.

Thank Jennifer R
Sunnyside, New York
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had few rounds of beers sitting inside. Bartender/ server was ok, not super friendly or attentive. Havent tried food cause place did not look clean enough to trust them.

Thank Mirjana B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DH had a grilled tuna sandwich and fries. He said it was fine. I had shrimp, grilled zucchini and grilled green beans. Was tasty but portion small with 4 circles of zucchini, 6 shrimp and canned beans for $14.99. Tea glass was never empty. Waitress provided excellent, personable service.

Thank cindeeandjim
Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love the friendly atmosphere and casualness... its the beach! jim took very good care of us... glasses always full and food was delicious.

Thank Ron W
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have to come here each trip because my kids LOVE the fried frog legs. But.. My shrimp was nearly impossible to peel (so likely old and overcooked). The crab leg meat was dry and tough like jerky - I ate none of it - disgusting. So my kids give it 5 stars, but I give it 1, for an... More 

Thank Ron E
North Carolina
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Sat outside and enjoyed a full range of local seafood! (eleven in our group and all felt great about this pick for lunch!) We will return!

Thank Dennis J
New Bern, North Carolina
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner on a week night; were the only people there it appeared. Ate on the porch and Jim (bartender) was our server. He was friendly, funny, and efficient. Fried green tomatoes were very good; however burger and fish sandwich were both just ok. Wasn't bad for bar food at the beach - probably better than... More 

Thank Shanan G
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent little hole in the wall joint. Fantastic steamed plates with Old Bay seasoned shrimp and snow crab legs. Wait staff was very friendly. Definitely coming back!

Thank David H
Kitty Hawk, NC
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place is a smoky bar and on a Sunday night was full of over 60s line dancing to Maroon 5. We opted to take a table outside because inside was so loud. Still managed to have a drunk stop by to chat us up. They had a lot of fried seafood but everything was nickel and dimed (extra to... More 

Thank surfer143
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We like the cool bar atmosphere and welcoming environment. The bar tender is excellent and super friendly. While I have Celiacs and had to be very selective, this is my husband's go to place for fried seafood. He loves the flounder and fried green tomatoes. I enjoyed the crab legs steamed with Old Bay seasoning. A great locals spot!

Thank Harold and Nanc... D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?