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Beach Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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413 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-247-4466
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I used to come here quite a bit, but hadn't been in for about 3 years. It's a typical beach bar, with a large game room. Nothing has changed much in the last 20+ years, which can be a good thing for a joint like this. I used to think the Pizza was good, but it wasn't this time! It... More 

Thank Tommy M
Wilson, North Carolina
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is not the place I remember from my younger years..you'd have to be drunk to eat the food here.. The atmosphere is what I expected but the food was a major disappointment. My wife got a chowder that had everything in it..even the eyes. Her French dip was ok .. My cheeseburger I waited 48 minutes for came... More 

Thank Hpm88
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Maybe we went on an off night, or during the off season--but our experience was not good. The appetizers were just serviceable and were served with paper plates and thin tin forks. The entrees were even less than serviceable--served with tin forks, but at least they arrived on solid ceramic plates. Places with great food/beer/service can get away with the... More 

Thank Tadpole2
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I fished on the pier on friday night, and I starting getting hungry but was afraid that I'd be outta luck since is was approaching midnight. Turned to my best buddy, trip advisor and found this place. Definitely more of a bar scene than restaurant. We ordered a 12" pizza and it came out in just a few... More 

Thank jp548
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We went to BT's 2 times so far this trip. Very large bar with really good food. First visit I had the chef salad, they were out of turkey but gave me more ham. The salad was huge but taste soooo good I ate the whole thing. My husband had the Nothern Burger, he enjoyed it as well. Second visit... More 

Thank krazykdee
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We decided to try someplace new and ended up here. A cozy bar atmosphere with a pool hall on one side and a dining room on the other. The staff was friendly, quick service and attentive with good drinks. The food was good, not outstanding, but fine for the price. it's a local hangout since the staff knew everyone that... More 

Thank Wayne B
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This place is a bar first but the food is is not second fiddle-it's remarkably good. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about (the Atlantic Beach version of Cheers) and the view is of a parking lot but the food is very good and will not bust your budget. There is always a burger special on the menu board... More 

Thank ThomasWilson
Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

BT's is a locals sports bar...nothing fancy...average food and decent service. They do have dart tournaments with a nice area for darts and a large pool table area...and foosball. Plenty of parking and taxi service is handy. It can get crowded in the Summer....not OFF season. The food is OK....but nothing to speak of....it's bar food.

Thank Gary W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Great staff that waited on us..There were a few people that took care of us. Big variety on menu. No set kids menu. We had a 3 yo with us and were able to find her something though. They had a lot of specials and everything was tasty. TVs were on to watch games and looked like there were pool... More 

Thank Laurarlang
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Ok...this is one of those places you have to try and make your own decision. Personally, when we travel, we always try to find a place where the locals go. We do this so we can get a true feel for the area, and to get some unbiased opinions. With that being said, this is a great place and we... More 

Thank Buz D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-4466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?