With dining hot spots oceanfront, on the boardwalk and along the Intracoastal Waterway, dining at Carolina Beach is a one-of-a-kind experience.  With everything from fresh catches, to international cuisine, to famous donuts, you're sure to be satisfied by the beach's many dining options

Fresh Seafood

For the freshest daily catches and water views, visit one of the beach's many seafood restaurants.  For award winning seafood chowder, visit Michael's Seafood Restaurant.  Dine on the pier and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean at the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, recently featured in Our State Magazine as a "Top 10 Outdoor Event You Shouldn't Miss in N.C.".  For a wide selection of oysters, shrimp, crab legs and more, visit Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar, voted one of the "Best Seafood Dives in America" by Coastal Living Magazine.  Dine in a historic beach cottage built in 1916 at Havana's, featuring indoor and outdoor seating.  For a large selection of fried seafood visit Bowman's Seafood Restaurant featuring shrimp, oysters, flounder and more. Several other restaurants also feature a variety of seafood dishes sure to delight your taste buds. 


A variety of the beach's dining spots feature American dishes, ranging from southern comfort food, to delicious diner selections to pub fare.  Enjoy a menu featuring everything from hand-cut steaks, to pastas to chowders while dining in a former church at Deck House Casual Dining.  Take in scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway at Gibby's Dock and Dine, serving everything from steaks to pasta to salads and sandwiches.  Choose from over 20 different kinds of pancakes at Kate's Pancake House, open for both breakfast and lunch.  Play sand volley ball, cornhole and enjoy live music at the Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill, serving pasta, burgers and more.  Other American dining options feature a large variety of menu items including pastas, sandwiches and more. 

International Cuisine

From Jamaican to Asian, to Italian dishes, the beach's restaurant scene has tons of international flare.  Sample exotic Caribbean dishes at one of the boardwalk's newest dining spots, Reggae Hut Bar & Grill. Choose from a full sushi menu and large selection of vegetarian items at Nikki's Gourmet Sushi Bar or try a variety of Thai dishes at Ida Thai. Savor secret Italian family recipes at Uncle Vinny's Pizzaria & Ristorante, offering lunch and dinner. Enjoy other international dining hot spots serving Mexican, Asian, Greek cuisine and more. 

Sweets and Treats

Carolina Beach is known for a variety of delicious spots to grab a sweet treat.  Enjoy a hot, handmade donut on the boardwalk at the famous Britt's Donut Shop, a Carolina Beach staple since 1939.  Take your pick of over 4,050 flavors of homemade ice cream and specialty desserts at Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats.  Enjoy a delicious selection handmade butter cream, fudge and more on the boardwalk at Fudgeboat.  Satisfy your sweet tooth at a variety of other sweet treat options featuring everything from gelato to baked goods.