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Clawson's 1905 Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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425 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2126
+1 252-728-2133
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old store with some of the material decorating the walls.Made for a neat place for lunch. Food was good, nothing to write home about but something to go to. Soup was highlight of lunch. Both clam chowder and seafood soup over the top. Both of us had a shrimp dish. Shrimp had flavor just needed a crunch rather then just... More 

Thank David M
Summerville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Clawson's is in a very old building with lots of history. Within walking distance of many B&B's. The food and service was great.

Thank Cathy294
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I really wish the I took a photo of my plate, but I was just too hungry and it looked so good. The good-looking food did not disappoint. It was fresh and tasty. I loved the breads and great variety of sides. The portions were very generous. My one disappointment was that the turkey was simply lunch meat. If it... More 

Thank 1caringmom
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A group of eight of us recently enjoyed a great lunch in a spot full of character. We especially enjoyed the fried oyster basket, the turkey wrap special and the half turkey cranberry sandwich with a cup of seafood bisque. You can beat the location on Beaufort's Front Street and the service is always really good too!

Thank drleo2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Gave Clawson's a try based on the ratings. The fish (Mahi) was good. The clam chowder resembled ham soup rather that chowder (not many clams). The beer choices were actually good, mostly bottled. A good decor and very good wait staff. A good restaurant just not a home run.

Thank George O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went after work for a Christmas gathering during happy hour. About 15 of us were on the inside balcony and our waitress was Johnny on the spot. Great atmosphere, appetizers, add some friends and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Jackattack7051
Greenville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

If not for lunch or dinner. Go for appetizers and drinks. Great little place for food and fun. Family and I have eaten there many times over the years.

Thank ncsanman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great "go to" place for consistently good food. The fried shrimp is perfect - lightly breaded and fresh tasting.

Thank David A. R
JakeJustice, Owner at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Clawson's here are at Christmas time. We are very glad that you enjoyed your seafood. It is always our goal to provide consistently good food at fair prices. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Joey McClure, Owner More 

Naples, Florida
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109 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a wonderful waitress and pleasant experience on a midweek visit. While food was good, we found many of the portions small. One exception was Mac and Shrimp - that was a huge portion. Given all the choices in town, do not think we will return.

Thank B R
JakeJustice, Owner at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and for writing your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your service and your food. I am surprised that you found some of our portions small. We are consistently told that our portions are too BIG! I hope that you mentioned your concern to the manager. We certainly want to make sure you... More 

Midland, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This was an "ok" visit. I was disappointed in the food. Cute location but the food seemed like frozen warmed up food. Vegetables were Corn carrots and green beans that seemed like from a frozen bag. Mahi was dry Mashed potatoes were ok. Meat loaf was dry. Overall I could have cooked a much better fresh dinner at home. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-2133
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Clawson's 1905 Restaurant & Pub is housed in 108-year-old brick building at the center of lively and beautiful downtown Beaufort, North Carolina.From Clawson's famous Seafood Bisque to crab cakes to rotating local seafood features, Clawson's food is always homemade. Deli meats are fresh sliced daily, and our 1/2 pound Angus Burgers are hand pattied every morning. Even our burger buns are baked fresh in house! Don't leave town without a quart of one of our homemade dressings or side items.Clawson's Pub, an extension of the restaurant, serves the same full menu and offers eight rotating beer taps and dozens of bottled options. Clawson's loves craft beer and features a North Carolina brewery each month year round. Join us for free beer tastings on the first Friday of every month. Clawson's strives to provide a fun, casual dining experience in a comfortable atmosphere. Call us today for reservations, or see our website for our daily features and draft beers.

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