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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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chesterfield South Carolina
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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 2 weeks ago

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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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Rhjones69
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location, Food was average at best, over priced and small portions. Wasn't impressed with the staff or locales who seemed snobbish. No need to go back. Too many good places to go nearby. Go to Morehead city waterfront or Beaufort waterfront if you want good local seafood and good service. I suggest Sammy's or Southern Salt or Old Salt,... More 

Thank Wusspacker
Lincolnton, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very good during my visit. I had the Shrimp & Crabmeat panned in butter which was good but for the price the portion is what I would describe as small. With the baked potato added in along with the bread I left wishing for more. My bill without tip was $28.00, I did not feel as though... More 

Thank Russell G
Suffolk, Virginia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Channel Marker while visiting family in the area. We had a large group (7 adults and a toddler). They put us in the bar area vs.the main dining room, which turned out to be ok so we could watch the college football games during dinner. There seemed to be some confusion on which server was assigned to... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Seymour, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My family and I wanted seafood for dinner while on a family vacation in Atlantic Beach. It was a beautiful breezy July day and wound up at the Channel Marker at the suggestion of our hotel. We sat outside on the deck with a beautiful view overlooking Bogue Sound. I had the bay scallop dinner, my dad and sister had... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A little deck damage from hurricane Matthew, but food and service were great! From the fresh baked bread to seafood entrees and finally the heavenly dessert, all was exceptional!

Thank sandy28562
North Carolina
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156 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

These guys have a jewel...staff are friendly and helpful. The food is really good. We had a cup of She Crab Soup....awesome, rich and lovely. I had Shrimp and Grits. They do this really edgy thing with the grits....coat the cheese grits in crumbs and deep fry, then serve with an incredible mixture of cream, bacon, fresh tomato, green onions,... 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, Seafood, Soups, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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