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Located in the heart of Uptown, Sea Level NC is committed to sourcing and serving only non-threatened species. Our core offerings, including our signature oyster, are harvested from NC farms and in partnership with Carolina fisherman. Indulge in classics like a Maine Lobster Roll or NC Shrimp Grits. Or try an unexpected dish like the Catfish Rueben.

Uptown’s seafood restaurant serves seafood primarily sourced from the Carolina coasts. Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sea Level NC features a happy hour special with $1 oysters.

Cuisine Type: Seafood

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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Andreas Willis

a week ago

The staff here is really great. You can tell they take a lot of pride in their work, and freshness and sustainability are the hallmarks of the food here. The sea level oysters are a must try, and are the best that you can get in Charlotte when it comes to eating fresh/local. Highly recommend! My family and I frequent this restaurant!! They have a variety of great options for everyone. The atmosphere is really fun, especially at the bar, whether you are prepping for a Panthers game or just there for a good meal. I highly recommend the fish tacos and the clam chowder!! If you are in Charlotte and like seafood, this restaurant is a must!


Melissa McRae

a week ago

Food was good. Service was friendly. Server moved us to a more quiet table per our request! He was great. Bathrooms were clean and fresh. I enjoyed the dining experience.


Carolyn Washington

4 weeks ago

Top notch if you have an appetite for seafood with a touch of southern flair. The portions were definitely smaller than expected but the taste buds were not spared with each delicious bite. There were some issues with meal prep that could have been handled differently but a learning experience nonetheless. Jesse was an excellent waiter. He was incredibly knowledgeable about everything on the menu and made the experience light and friendly.


Boo Fields

a month ago

The service (Mike and another waiter) was exceptional! I had-a shrimp poboy & it was delicious. My husband and I shared an apple pie with ice cream which was the perfect way to end the meal. The restaurant was cold & our waiter gladly made it warmer. Bring a sweater and have a fun evening!


Trinia Grant

2 weeks ago

My family and I found this restaurant on Google Maps and decided to try it out based on previous reviews. The salmon and grilled oysters were amazing!! The server was also ! We will definitely return when we visit our daughter in school.


Love Martinique

a month ago

Everything was perfect. We made reservations for 10:30pm,we showed up a few minutes early they walked is e right to our table (yes they are practicing social distancing). Our Waitress was very pleasant, and on point. We had margaritas, they were delicious. We tried shrimp and fish tacos seasoned to perfection! Shrimp & Grits was my meal and it was all so yummy,my bf has fried shrimp & grits and his was even better than mine . This restaurant is the perfect gate night spot, the ambiance, the low lights and mellow music all perfect!


Todd Weiss

2 months ago

Very limited menu, which would typically mean the chef should nail each menu item...from the raw bar the array of oysters didn't dissapoint.... the catfish was thick and dense.. perfectly crisped.. the dressing made the plate....salmon salad was tender and well seasoned..... lobster roll was average, wasn't bulging at the seams... The calamari looked delicious, but our friend forgot to share....drinks were fine


Teddy Parks

in the last week

The food is very good. My date ordered Salmon but it was too salty for her. See sent it back and got roasted chicken, and they didn't charge us for either one, plus gave us gift card. Service was great, very nice people.


Wendy Marrello

4 months ago

Was immediately impressed with the atmosphere upon entering. Service was impeccable. Bartender came to our table to see if I wanted another cocktail during dinner. Server was on point. I ordered the lobster roll and found it to be the very best I have had outside of New England but just as delicious. It was so good I wanted to get another the next day before leaving town, to take back as a treat for my husband. Our server explained that the uptown location where we were would be closed on Sunday but their other location would be open. Long, short of it, I ordered it there before leaving. I wish I had our servers name because she took great care in wrapping in foil and sealing container. My room had fridge and I traveled it home in an insulated cooler the next evening my husband was so impressed. We plan to go back soon to enjoy together. I was a hero for such small effort on my part. Thank Sea Level and our fabulous server and staff. :)


Reginald Carpenter

a month ago

I went for the oyster happy hour on a Tuesday. Bartender service was great. The smoked old fashioned was good. The house oysters were a little small and briny. I think I'm more of a blue point guy. But I got my oyster fix here in a good atmosphere.