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718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
+1 252-247-2344
11:00 - 21:00
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We started our meal with the shrimp nachos. They were okay. Big portion. My husband thought his meal was average. I had the crab cake. Really disappointed. Just no flavor at all. The best part of the meal was my son's chocolate cake. It was delicious!! I also enjoyed my peach drink. Beautiful setting and great service.

Thank buckeye2162
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went here after a day at the beach. Had the fish tacos and the seafood mac and cheese. Awful! the tortilla was cold and soggy and dripping water. there was a small amt. of lettuce and a few diced tomatoes and that was it. The seafood mac and cheese was watery. flavorless and some canned shrimp mixed with some spiral... More 

Thank Nancy H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I love Channel Marker. I'm not a seafood eater so my choices were very limited. I ordered the fried pork chop. I thought it was very bland. I enjoyed the dill sauce but, I should've ordered chicken tenders. My children shared the fried shrimp plate and they loved it! It was a big helping! My husband had... More 

Thank Kathryn S
North Carolina
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351 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Tuesday night, had the fried flounder with FF and the fried shrimp and oysters with baked potato. We had two draft beers and water. The waitress gave us a baked bread loaf, very nice lady. Not too many people there that night but the food was very good. They have a nice deck to eat... More 

Thank woodchop7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family came here on Saturday 14th. We've been many times but this was the absolute best we've ever had here. Service was great but the food was amazing. Everything was seasoned and breaded perfectly. My father said it was the best meal he's ever eaten there. I felt the exact same. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Jason B
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered a chip and dip appetizer that was one of the best I've ever had. We ordered three different entrees, and each one was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Great atmosphere and excellent service. We even went back another afternoon just for that appetizer and drinks. Definitely plan to go back on our next visit.

Thank TheBrandTravel
chesterfield South Carolina
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Place came highly recommened but it didn't hit the mark. Place was empty for a Thursday night. Service was good. She crab soup was excellent but then that was the end of our gourmet delights. My fried flounder was so-so nothing to rave about not even sure if it was local, doubtful. Wifes shrimp and grits was luke warm and... More 

Thank J M
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I ate there on a Saturday night. The food was super good and the portions were very large. I had a salad with the honey mustard dressing, it was homemade and very very good. The wife had broiled shrimp with fries and I had the broiled flounder with sauted veggies. Both were some of the best that... More 

1 Thank Tom C
Monroe, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My sister and I were here in July. We ate outside....great view, wonderful food.....service was good. Definitely recommend.

Thank auggie2016
Apex, North Carolina
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163 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite things about the Cannel Marker was the free port wine cheese spread and crackers. They don't do this anymore. They serve an assortment of bread instead. Portions are abundant and our food was good. Service was friendly but slow our beverages went dry...not good letting patrons go thirsty. Due to no cheese and empty glasses rating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
American, Soups, Seafood, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2344
A staple in the community since 1981, The Channel Marker Restaurant is the largest restaurant on the island, also offering the largest outside seating in the area. Open daily for lunch, standing by our motto - "Don't take a lunch break. Take a mental break..." Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch right beside the water.Nightly drink specials from our bar staff and ever-changing chef features by our Executive Chef!!We offer limitless options for catering, either off or on premises! Our desserts are made in-house by our award-winning Pastry Chef, so make sure to leave room!Looking for a wedding or special event cake? Look no further! We are able to provide "just dessert", with competitive pricing, uncompromised flavors, and the "wow" factor. Contact us for more information!!We're giving you a whole new reason to come to the beach...

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