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“Great Find!”

Inlet View Bar and Grill
Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in Shallotte
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: In 1978, C.W Hughes, Jr., who owned a paving company, and his wife Allison, a retired nurse, bought a small grill, motel and marina previously called Gregory's. It was located at the mouth of the Shallotte River and the Intracoastal Waterway. The grill had 13 stools around a bar and a small tackle shop. It was named Hughes Marina and home of the Poor Boy Shark Tournament for 14 years. It was a popular restaurant with the locals. It became home for Jr., Allison and their 11-year-old daughter, Samantha. For many of those years they poured their hearts and souls into the restaurant and marina. Their other daughter Amy and her husband John, both teachers, moved from Georgia to help. It continued to get bigger and attract more customers. In 1992, the girls took over the business, which continued to grow until they closed in 2004. On July 30, 2009, Sam and Timmy, her fiancé, opened the doors of Inlet View, a restaurant with a new look and an elevator that can take you to breathtaking views both from the restaurant on the first floor and a panoramic view from the bar on the second floor, which is surrounded by decks. Their dream became real with the help of friends and family.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat midway between Myrtle Beach and Wrightsville Beach for a family get together and happened upon the Inlet View Bar and Grill. Boy what a find! Great views, good food and service with reasonable prices. We were a group of 8 adults and 4 kids, aged 2 and under. We had a variety of things off the menu including crab cakes, po boys, fried oysters, flounder and orders of hush puppies. Everyone enjoyed their lunches and the staff was super accommodating with the kids. After lunch we played some corn hole and the kids enjoyed the rocking chairs and hula hoops. We'll definitely be going back! Another plus....an elevator for the baby strollers!!! Just be aware, no reservations!

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Thank floridadawn
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Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming. We are glad that you found us and enjoyed your time with us. The elevator is a help for many reasons. We hope that you will come again when you are in our area. Gratefully, Inlet View

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant for singles, couples and families. You need to go early if you don’t want to wait. We had little ones with us so we did not want to wait too long for a table. They have a nice area to sit outside and watch corn-hole tournaments between friends and families or get a drink from the bar and watch the sunset on the inlet. The seafood is excellent! The hush puppies were a hit at our table.

Thank Deborah H
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Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming. The earlier that you come this time of the year is better. I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time here. Please come again. Gratefully, Inlet View

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came by boat one day for lunch and came back the next day for dinner. Beautiful views from the top deck where we dined. I had the scallops special for dinner and they were delicious. Drink prices were very reasonable as well. We did have an issue where the kitchen missed a couple of orders; the manager visited us multiple times to apologize and then removed those items from our bill. Great service, delicious food, and beautiful views made for a very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank Joefr1162
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Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming two times during your vacation and for your compliments on the service, food and view. I am so glad that the manager was on top of it to help straighten out the problem. Please come again. Gratefully, Inlet View

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t find this place in the Main Street....or even on any path you take as you drive along the SE North Carolina area. But with patience you will find Inlet View at the end of the road - right on the Shallotte River. 3 floors of inside and outside dining with multiple bars make this a “must add” to your trip to the area. Fresh local seafood, great drink selection including local North Carolina draft beer, and a friendly staff make the side trip here with it. And did I mention the view? The river, the barrier islands and even a view of the Atlantic Ocean from the top deck. Don’t miss their version of potato skins-complete with crab and shrimp!

Thank James P
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Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming and all of your compliments on the restaurant. Your comments are better than a commercial. Thank you again. We hope that you will come back when you are in this area. Gratefully, Inlet View

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our family’s first trip to Holden Beach and we love to experience fresh seafood and waterfront scenery. Inlet View is exactly that!! Everything our party of 11 ordered was outstanding....except the wings, they were just average. The atmosphere and the view was wonderful!! The hostess called our family to be seated but our table(s) were already given away. The manager swooped right in and fixed the problem and we were seat in a couple minutes. The waitress seemed distracted and disinterested in our group. Appetizers came out at various times, food server seem annoyed to be there, and kid’s food was delivered last. Our waitress did not check on us often and when she did there were several items that our table needed that weren’t delivered initially (straws and kids menus). These seem petty but the service can and should be improved to match the amazing food, view, and overall atmosphere.

Thank FoodproQ
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Tim M, Manager at Inlet View Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming and being so patient when we called up 2 parties thinking that the other one had 2 people and yours had 11. It was much to my surprise when the 2 people were really 11 people and a high chair. I am so happy that we were able to recover so quickly. I do apologize for the service and the food coming out at various times. I am not sure what happened about the food but if the sever had been on top of it, you might not have had as much of a problem. We do have a Skip the Straw program here which means that the server should ask if you need or want a straw and not just lay them down on the table. When we set the table with silverware and menus, we do not know how many children are in the party until they are seated. This is the second year that the children's menu has not been in the main menu. Once again I am so sorry about the service that you received. I am glad that you enjoyed the fresh seafood, the atmosphere and the waterfront scenery. We hope that you will come again when you are in our area. Gratefully. Inlet View

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