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Best things to do in Calabash

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“Get there before 5:00 or you will be waiting a while, the bar is good and the food is better!”
9 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“A little bit of everything under one roof. Beach Decor, Beach Clothing, Christmas store, Card Shop and more.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another great seafood place in Calabash, NC (only 15 minutes away from the condo). This place has been in business since 1950.”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Nothing fancy, but this place has been in business for over 60 years and the food is always good. ”
7 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This is also a local favorite, we often enjoy this homemade ice cream on our visits to the condo. ”
3 locals recommend
Store
“Local artists showcase their masterpieces in this small co op gallery. Many of the pieces in my condo are from this market”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“In Calabash just short of Sunset Beach sits this family own pizzeria that has been tossing dough for over 25 years.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The BEST bagels anywhere! I'm German and picky about my bread. Their bagels are awesome and fresh (and I love their cannoli). There's also an Express location in Shallotte. Beware, both locations are closed on Mondays!”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Catch lots of exotic fish on the gulf stream charter. Its an all day experience with helpful ship mates that aim to help you catch the most fish possible. Lots of fun but take some Dramamine and bring lots of water and sunscreen!”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Our favorite Calabash Seafood restaurant. Go for the lunch specials and miss the crazy evening crowds.”
2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best Mediterranean restaurant around. Food is fresh and cooked to order. Great wine list and great service. Owner is usually present and always gives a warm welcome. A local favorite!”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our favorite Calabash seafood restaurant. Huge portions of fresh local seafood- fried in the Calabash style! (not recommended for those counting calories)”
3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place for breakfast or lunch...eat here or get it to go and bring back to the house or to the beach. About 5 miles from house.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This awesome "dive" made several NC Top 10 lists. This is a great spot to buy fresh fish or sit and have lunch or dinner outside by the water. The staff could not be friendlier. There is no indoor seating but the outside tables with straw umbrellas and tiki torches make for a lovely atmosphere. It's BYOB. Additionally, you can book a fishing trip for a very reasonable price.”
1 local recommends