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41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-3425
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and open in Winter!

Stopped here in Feb. Did not remember them being open last Winter. Food was excellent. I had blackened Mahi Mahi and it was wonderful. Two huge pieces of fish. Other meal was very good also. Service was very attentive. Same parking lot as the Food Lion grocery store.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
JayBoRdu
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RDU
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Cameron
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We shared the crab dip appetizer and each had the blue crab flat bread. This food was excellent!!! Our waitress, Felicia, couldn't have been more courteous, professional, and serving! She was awesome!!! The entire staff was very professional and they each looked out for each other. A very nice place to eat! The prices were a little on the high... More 

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RDU
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Stopped here in Feb. Did not remember them being open last Winter. Food was excellent. I had blackened Mahi Mahi and it was wonderful. Two huge pieces of fish. Other meal was very good also. Service was very attentive. Same parking lot as the Food Lion grocery store.

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Port Colborne, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We've been about 6, 7 times in the years we've been to OBX. Love the hushpuppies, brought to the table before the meal, with honey butter on the side, seriously - I could just eat those for dinner, but my rear end would be the size of a house. My kids usually order the popcorn shrimp or similar, which gets... More 

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Vincent, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

the food is great ! might get sticker shock on the prices , but the food is well worth it.. my family eats here every time we visit Avon , Nc

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Covington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Me and my dad went here for dinner one night and it really wasn't up to snuff the food was kinda cold and i could cook better myself funny slogan though.. thats about it

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good on the off season but not so good during July Food under cooked and loud inside. More touristy than local good food

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We recently had lunch at their Avon restaurant , it was great! The prices are a little high but the quality of the food makes up for it!! Excellent ribs!!

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went for lunch. Prices the same as dinner and way too high. Purchased fish basket, chicken sandwich, one sweet tea and a strawberry daiquiri. There were 2 small pieces of fish with fries in the basket and slaw. The chicken sandwich was good but fell apart. The daiquiri tasted like a strawberry slushy-- could not taste any rum. The cost... More 

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Gratis, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My friend and I stopped here for some dinner and decided to split the Mariner's Platter. That was a wise decision on our part. The serving is HUGE but it was probably the best seafood we've eaten. My friend always likes to have tartar sauce with his fish but this meal was so good, he decided the fish didn't need... More 

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Cleveland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food is a little expensive... It was very good though.... The waitress was nice and helpful... Cute little gift store....try the gator tail!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 252-995-3425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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