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Channel Marker

718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
+1 252-247-2344
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“shrimp” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (90 reviews)
“crab cakes” (43 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
718 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7344
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

There are lots of places in Carteret County that serve great seafood and a few alternatives for land lubbers. Many of them serve nice drinks. Most have reasonable prices and good service. But the Channel Marker has the view! Water views for miles. Love that!

Thank erchurch
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The location of the restaurant right on the Inland Waterway is lovely. When my friends had been there last year, they were able to enjoy the outside seating. The food was good and the service was fine, even though the restaurant was somewhat crowded (we...More

Thank jcatrina
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Messed up my daughters order so my daughter sat there waiting. Her food didn't come until after all the rest of us were done eating. Asked for additional napkins and water 4 times and never received it. Had to stop another waitress walking by to...More

Thank Andea B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times and enjoyed it. But this time the service was lousy...had to ask for refills and the food was Sub par for a restaurant charging the prices they do.

Thank fishingtater
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Channel Marker is a must stop for my husband & I while on the island. We have been coming here for years & never had a bad meal. We went 3 times last year with family & very good each nite. Returned this year &...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

the meal was nice its the 1st time i have had a waiter ask if i wanted fresh ground pepper really nice and nice view just a lil pricey

Thank jeanettelamm
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Never really had a meal. This place is Sooooooo overpriced it is pathetic. They are NOT competitive with any other restaurant on the beach or in Morehead City. I think we each ended up with a salad and left. The owner came over and asked...More

Thank Carlton H
catertwoyou, General Manager at Channel Marker, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Carlton, We are sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with your dining experience with us. Please email us at markerinfo@thechannelmarker.com with more details about your dining experience. Wendy Graham - General Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

There is good and bad in this review. First of all the food was just pretty good but nothing special and fairly pricey. This restaurant has been here for years and is a little worn out but not dirty. The best part of our trip...More

Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The service at this restaurant was very good. Our waitress, Emily was very attentive and efficient. No bread or hush puppies as a filler - you got a scoop of "port wine" cheese and crackers - literally wrapped saltines you'd get with a soup. Sort...More

Thank Bkakma
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My partner and I stopped for dinner and were seated immediately at a table with a delightful view. Emily N was our server and made sure our meal was perfect. She was not overbearing, yet managed to be right there when needed. This is not...More

Thank Bear E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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