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Sportlight On Coastal Cuisine: Havana’s Restaurant

Seafood • Steaks • Pastas

Havana’s Restaurant is located right in the heart of Carolina Beach at 1 North Lake Park Boulevard.  Their new location is now open at 6722 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington. 

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

Havana’s Restaurant is a renowned restaurant that is loved by locals and visitors to the Wilmington area.  Offering wonderful food in an authentic Island atmosphere they embody all that is best about coastal dining.  Now offering two great locations in the Wilmington area, Havana’s is open year round and always caters to pleasing the local crowds.  “Havana's-Carolina Beach, is a unique and favorable location for Dinner, Sunday Brunch & Special Occasions. Located across the street from the Marriott in Carolina Beach & set in an old beach cottage that was built in 1916 you feel Relaxed as soon as you enter the out side gardens. Attention to detail is placed in every part of the Restaurant. Bethany Potanin (General Manager) and Charlie Blake (Executive Chef) are passionate about delivering the most memorable dinning experience!”  Havana’s second location is close to the Wrightsville Beach area and offers the entire Havana’s experience to anyone who isn’t able to make it to Carolina Beach.  “Havana's-Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, is a great choice when looking for the perfect night out! Sean Newcommer (Executive Chef) & Management Team deliver the perfect dinning experience. Located in a Charleston style building, the night out often starts and ends at Havana's! A great bar scene, outside screen porch & comfortable dinning room allows you to slip away into a time where the sunsets last a little longer and the ones you love become a little closer. If you are looking for a casual night out or if you want to kick it up, stop into Havana's for a memorable night out with great food & friends!”
Specializing in delicious fare that includes traditional seafood platters, hand cut steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, skillet seared duck and from scratch pastas, Havana’s always has something on the menu to please anyone in your party.  “Charlie Blake, the Executive Chef at Havana’s has the talent, experience and resources to drive the best Heart of the House! With years of running kitchens in Massachusetts and Wilmington, Chef Charlie knows what it takes to prepare great meals all year round. From Saturday Night Out to Sunday Brunch his passion and talent in the kitchen speaks for itself. If you have a special request just ask!”  With their relaxed yet authentic atmosphere they are the perfect location for family dining, a romantic date, or any party or event. “Havana’s Executive Chef prepares all menu items & daily specials with using only the freshest ingredients available. From our fresh seafood, hand cut steaks to our scratch made pastas, we truly have something for everyone! Our chef & culinary team create all dishes from scratch and can modify many menu items due to allergies and preference. From our kids menu to our vegetarian dishes we will satisfy every appetite. Here at Havana’s, we love food and the passion to create it!” 
As usual on Sunday’s both Havana’s locations will host their Brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Havana’s will then remain open for normal business hours on Sunday evening. The Sunday Brunch at Havana’s always runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday and always draws huge crowds.  With the brunch you get to choose your favorites from a great selection of breakfast and lunch items to feast upon in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.  The items on the brunch menu are usually tweaked every week depending on availability of the freshest items they can find but you will always see your traditional favorites along side the wonderful creations produced by the chefs each week.  “Some of our most popular menu items include Applewood Bacon, Sausage, Powdered French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Benedict, Fresh Fruit, Pastries, Smoked Salmon, Seasonal Vegetables, Southern Biscuits & Gravy and Double Chocolate Brownies. Our Front porch and deck become a great place to dine on a Sunday Morning. At noon our bar opens and serves up the freshest Mojitos & Bloody Marys on the beach!” Havana’s Bar is an attraction for many patrons who love the comfortable ambience and spectacular service.  Havana’s is always offering great special throughout the week, every week, so plan to join them and take advantage of the wonderful deals.  On Mondays through Thursdays Havana’s is the place to start off the evening as they have all of their appetizers available for just $5 apiece at the bar from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Other specials during the week include $2.50 drafts on Tuesdays, $5 glasses of wine on Wednesdays and Prime Rib nights on Fridays and Saturdays.  Call for information regarding any of their chef’s specials throughout the week.  
Havana’s is the right choice for all of your special occasions throughout the year.  You will find that Havana’s is always holding an event or offering an unbeatable special on most any holiday throughout the year including Easter, Mother’s Day and more.  Always keep Havana’s in mind whenever a holiday is coming up, as you will likely find that they will be running specials, which you just can’t afford to miss. 
Havana’s Restaurant is located right in the heart of Carolina Beach at 1 North Lake Park Boulevard.  Their new location is now open at 6722 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington.  They are open 7 days a week from 4:00 p.m. until close and on Sundays they serve brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and then switch to their regular menu until close.  Havana’s in Carolina Beach will be closed from January 3rd through January 6th.  Havana’s gift cards a great idea for friends and family who love to eat delicious food.  Havana’s offers gift cards available in any amount you desire so stop by today and take care of your last minute Christmas shopping by getting gift cards for everyone left on your list.  If you would like more information on Havana’s or to inquire about their banquet services please call them at (910) 458-2822 (Carolina Beach) or at (910) 679-4646 (Wilmington).  You can also visit them online at  On the website you will find their full menu as well as plenty of other useful information.  You can also find Havana’s on Facebook.  Sign up to be a friend of Havana’s and receive daily updates on specials, live entertainment and other upcoming events.