- Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 22:34
- Written by Super User
“Experience a great meal on the boardwalk at Olde Salty’s”
Olde Salty’s is located on the Oceanfront side of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.
By: Candace Lookingbill
Through hurricanes in the past years, even when walls were out and three feet of sand was throughout the building the Olde Salty’s Restaurant is still standing and ready to serve residents and tourists of Carolina Beach. This ocean front restaurant on the boardwalk, own by Brenda Ames for 20 years, is open year round, seven days a week. The menu has recently been changed, and new appetizers have been added. Some appetizers that are available are crab dip, calamari stix and shrimp jammers to name a few.
There is a signature burger, the Olde Salty Burger and it is served with grilled onions and peppers with two cheeses on Ciabatta bread. Sandwiches are served with fries, chips or you can substitute for onion rings for an additional amount. A sign of a southern-style restaurant is when fried green tomatoes are offered on the menu, and they are, as an appetizer or as a side dish.
There is a great selection of seafood, from fried catfish, grilled salmon steak to steamed crab legs. The dinners are served with two side dishes. She hand cuts the rib eyes and pork chops there. The Blue Plate Special is a dinner that is under $10 and is a choice of fried seafood served with fries and slaw. There is soft shell crabs lightly breaded and fried golden brown and with a choice of two side dishes for $14.75.
Ames says, “If I won’t eat it, I won’t serve it.” She prides herself with serving food that looks and tastes good and she says it has to be fresh. And, do not be surprised if there is a new item added to the menu.
There are daily food and drink specials. The full service bar has beer, a great selection of wine and variety of alcohol, ready for your favorite drink or cocktail. There is also outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the ocean breeze.
For later in the day, there is Olde Salty’s “A Little on the Side” which is a late night bar and game room. There is a pool table and shuffle board there for you to enjoy playing a game or two. But, you must be 21 years old to go into this bar. It is open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Olde Salty’s is at 3 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For details, call 910-458-8090. So, if you are on the boardwalk and hunger strikes, stop in and experience good food and atmosphere, you may even see Eddie, an icon of the boardwalk, eating there too.