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Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant

1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
+1 910-458-2822
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“lobster seafood” (16 reviews)
“steak tips” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An old house converted into a restaurant. Amazing seafood and cool ambiance. Great downtown location too.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and varied menu. Fish dishes very excellent. Bison burger is out of this world good. Comfy furnished and attractive decorm friendly staff. Havana's is the consistently great place to dine in Carolina Beach.

Thank KeoniHawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in town for a night at Carolina Inn, walked over for dinner. The food and service at the bar with Christina were excellent. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Next time we're in town we will be back.

Thank Boatfix70
Adele M, Operations Manager at Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear you had such a great visit! Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are delivering a memorable experience for our guests. We look forward to your next visit in Carolina Beach and at Havana's!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a hotel within walking distance and ate here twice! Favorites were Shrimp and Grits and Mussels. Servers were all great. Good selection of wine and beer. Nice porch to dine on, will definitely be back when in the area!

Thank happypirate23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking at the menu across the street and saw this restaurant and decided to try it. Did not see the reviews on Trip Advisor and glad we just saw it and tried it. We had a fantastic waiter, Caleb, and he was bartender...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a trip to the shore on a whim. So glad we decided to stop in for dinner. Service was very good, we did not feel rushed (its off season). I highly recommend the clams in the chardonnay garlic broth. Oh boy I could have...More

Thank Interiors2
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Nice clean well decorated service was good drinks were fine the food nothing special. You may not be disappointed but I was thought over priced and nothing exceptiona.l

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the ambience and the service, but what really sold me was the food. I had the best crab cakes I think I have ever had, and my friend had an absolutely delicious scallop dish. Highly recommend.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I have had a place at Carolina Beach for over 14 years and spend the entire summer at the beach. I understand off days can happen. However, 3 weekends ago went to Havana’s. Was seated and left alone for 30 min. Staff moved all-around us....More

3  Thank scp42112017
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Visited twice on my 55 hour visit to the area, drawn in by the lovely ambiance and aesthetics. Service was attentive in each case. Food was way better at my 4pm stop for a quick bite than at 7:45, when I came for din. Dinner...More

1  Thank Julie R
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
Very acommadating order as you wish
27 May 2016|
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Response from KelticKate | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am pretty sure you can make reservations..... It's a very nice restaurant... I can't imagine that they wouldn't do reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Park Blvd N, intersection of North Lake Blvd & Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-2822
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Fantastic Carolina Beach Restaurant serving fresh seafood, scratch made pastas & hand cut steaks. Indoor and Outside dinning. Serving dinner 7 nights a week and Sunday brunch. Relax & Enjoy the flavor of Havana's...
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