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Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant

1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
+1 910-458-2822
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (33 reviews)
“lobster seafood” (16 reviews)
“steak tips” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants on the island! The rolls are heavenly with the sweet butter they give you. Everything we ordered from the salads to the seafood entrees were delicious. You can dress up or wear your shorts. The inside is very...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We normally hit a seafood place or a bar & grill when in Carolina Beach, but if you want a great meal in a nice restaurant, Havana’s is the place to go. Havana’s is big city fine dining in a small beach front town. We...More

Thank Chilaxin6984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place on a recent mother-daughter beach weekend and was quite impressed. The hot crab dip was great; loved the pita chips- just the right amount of toasted. The shrimp platter was a huge portion with lots of shrimp; I barely touched the fries....More

1  Thank pamelapeace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Service was fast and friendly. Menu looks good, but today’s special was blackened grouper with risotto and steamed brocolli! Man was it delicious! Will definately return! One of our friends had a cheeseburger, it was HUGE!!!

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner 2 nights at Havana's. Everything was excellent, Christina took care of us both nights and provided amazing service. Hot Crab dip, Volcano Shrimp and Tuna Hawaii appetizers were wonderful. Hot yeasts rolls just melt in your mouth. Crab cakes, Pasta dishes and Bison...More

Thank Bdawg78
Adele M, Public Relations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visits! We look forward to your next experience with us and thank you for the great feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way into town on Easter weekend, looking forward to wonderful dinner. It looked cozy and inviting. Right away we were taken to an older looking room with plastic chairs by a window. Our view was a cinderblock wall. We sat...More

1  Thank Janet G
Adele M, Guest Relations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh, my! We are so sorry that you were not greeted by our staff. We definitely dropped the ball and I cannot apologize enough! We would love to invite you back again. Please provide your contact information or contact us at 910-458-2822. I sincerely apologize...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us for an early dinner. Not one of us thought the meal was as quality as it normally is. We are hoping it was an anomaly as it is one of our favorites

1  Thank Ron P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Looking on TA for places to dine. A couple of items stuck out on the menu... I went for the Bison. Burger. It was cooked to perfection and shared it with my hubby... it was delicious. The meat was tender and flavorful and juicy. Came...More

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Went here last weekend and won't go back. Sat outside due to nice weather. Took about 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us, then when we ordered drinks, took about another 15 minutes to receive. Ordered shrimp appetizer(which was very good) and clam chowder that...More

1  Thank sunshine1449007
Adele M, Guest Relations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

I am so sorry to learn of your experience. Havana's strives for perfection at all times, however, we clearly dropped the ball. I apologize that your visit did not live up to our usual high standards. If you would be so kind as to contact...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to take out dinner and bartender was so gracious we ended up staying for dinner. Salads had salmon grilled to perfection and the sangria was delicious. Service was outstanding and we enjoyed so much we had to come back the next night. Same...More

Thank Amy K
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Response from KeoniHawaii | Reviewed this property |
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Response from travelforfun2009 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer that question. Dogs in NC are allowed outside at restaurants.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-2822
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Fantastic Carolina Beach Restaurant serving fresh seafood, scratch made pastas & hand cut steaks. Indoor and Outside dinning. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week and Sunday brunch. Relax & Enjoy the flavor of Havana's...
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