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Maritime Market Cafe

8 Maritime Way, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-5014
+1 910-457-7450
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“tuna salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8 Maritime Way, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-5014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent the weekend on BHI and decided to walk to the Market for breakfast. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional (Thanks John). The Cafe has been recently renovated. Very well done.

Thank aging2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good meal, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great for takeout. You can get your shopping done while you wait:)

Thank fastasature
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying how much we love BHI. We have been coming for a week for the past 5 years now and we enjoy all the aspects of Bald Head. This past Saturday, my family of 4 decided to take a day trip...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent two week on BHI and to our delight found an expanded menu with delicious choices. The personnel working at the market cafe is unbelievable. Such kindness and service with a smile is hard to beat anywhere! Cuisines vary daily as far as...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on Bald Head Island the week of the fourth and visited the Maritime Market daily. They have a great selection of items and a nice variety of wine. They’re reasonably priced and well stocked. We enjoyed participating in the monthly oyster roast. The...More

Thank brittsh1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe has a nice selection for lunch with an Asian flare for a couple of options like the tuna salad wrap. The kiddos like the pizza. As many have pointed out the customer service is not great but it's mostly young adults that are...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our first day on the island - remembering that the food was good from a prior vacation. Our family ordered burgers, chicken fingers and fries. Twenty minutes later we still didn’t have fries or two burgers - only to...More

2  Thank Tchorst
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We went here after the lunch rush. We ordered two slices of pizza and two drinks. Our pizzas were plated and our cups handed over. The girl at the counter serving us NEVER looked at us, NEVER thanked us, just said, "Here you go". You...More

Thank LizardHntr
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing resource on such a small island. Everything you need to cook a great meal. The food in the Cafe is delicious and a great value if you don’t want to cook.

Thank DonnaElizabeth0304
Reviewed 13 April 2018

this was a welcome service to the island. It had a decent selection of items needed. Did not carry gluten free...

Thank Pam C
Claude P, Owner at Maritime Market Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Pam, we have loads of gluten-free items. They're scattered all around the store, and not just in one section, so just ask any of our staff to point you in the right direction. Cheers, Claude

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19 March 2015|
Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Not in the market proper, but there is outdoor seating and places to leave your dogs if you need to do a quick shop. BHI is dog friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Maritime Way, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-5014
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Bald Head Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-7450
  • E-mail
The Maritime Market is Bald Head Island's only full-service grocery store, offering fresh produce, Prime Beef, and fresh NC seafood, along with a wide selection of craft beers, fine wines & a comprehensive selection of groceries. The Market also features a full-service deli with sliced meats, artisan cheeses & fresh-baked breads, and serves a full breakfast & lunch menu daily in our Cafe. During the high season, we also serve freshly baked artisan pizza and provide hand-dipped ice creams and other frozen treats. The Market is the "pot-bellied stove" of the island - a social gathering place where islanders & visitors meet, conspire & socialize. Each month on the full moon, The Market hosts the "Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party on East Beach - an island tradition that attracts upwards of 1000 or more people during the summer events, and more intimate crowds of around 50 people during the cool winter months. Subscribe to Claude's daily or weekly email to get the latest on the weather, parties, and other events happening 'round the island.
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