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Old Salty's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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3 Boardwalk, Front, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5577
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Kitty Hawk, NC
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The gentleman working was very friendly. I had the crab and my wife had the crab cakes and catfish combo. The crab had great flavor. The catfish was cooked well and was not muddy. The crab cakes were delicious too. Great experience and can't wait to go back.

Thank Kazedwards1
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Thought we would try this after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor but with we hadn't. Wednesday night and only a half dozen locals there drinking and conversation. One waitress and one cook (probably owner). Upstairs over a Mexican restaurant. Outdoor seating and dark inside seating. Ordered combo fish/shrimp platter and while there was plenty of shrimp and one small filet... More 

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Dayton, OH
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Just ate here for the first time and we were very pleased. The service was very good, the beer was cold, and the food was tasty. We had the tuna steak and salmon steak and were pleased with the meal. Sitting outside on the deck was outstanding. The price was also very reasonable. We will definitely be back again in... More 

Thank C_and_B_Dayton
Logan, West Virginia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mixed reviews so I was surprised at the good quality of the food and the service. We were there on a Sunday evening so it wasn't real crowded. It is kind of laid back so don't expect 5 star treatment but the food was good and it arrived in a timely manner. The people that were super friendly and the... More 

Thank rlkwv
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We heard that Old Salty's had moved from the boardwalk and had a great recommendation from a coworker, so we went looking for it at its new location. Not many people there at all, but it was a rainy weeknight. We thought we'd start out with steamed oysters and then decide if we wanted to stay for dinner. The (local!)... More 

Thank pverb
North Fort Myers, Florida
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Got there right when they opened at 1130. Service was very good Salmon and tuna were both quite good - many beers on tap. Would not hesitate to go back

Thank KittyKellie
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We picked this place because we had no clue where to go on our first night here. sports bar atmosphere. seat yourself. below par service (waitress used scratch paper, then forgot - twice). the food... well, it's certainly not anything to go back for. the fried food was very greasy and I'm not sure how it's going to sit. don't... More 

Thank na2shal
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I got grilled salmon and catfish. It was pretty good. Atmosphere was a little odd. No one under 60 except us. Seemed like a hangout for older crowd wanting to relive their glory days.

Thank susancompton22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?