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Sandbar & Grille

49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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Ranked #10 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Price range: $7 - $42
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a casual dining restaurant located on the Pamlico Sound in Buxton. We have been serving lunch and dinner on the Outer Banks for 16 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 10 years. At this time lunch is served Monday thru Friday 11:30-3, and dinner is served nightly at 5pm. All of our soups are homemade, we serve an assortment of fresh seafood daily, as well as sandwiches, steaks, ribs, and pastas. Entertainment- Hatteras Island Free Poker League every Monday & Wednesday nite from April thru November. We have live music on the deck Friday nites this summer, will have Karaoke Thursday nites and either a live band or a DJ every Saturday from late May thru Labor Day. Hope to see you there!!
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

casual, great dining. Had the king crab... pricey but where would it not be? Almost more than Icoould eat and besty I have had. Looking over the water in the eveng... beautiful. My best dining experience in Hatteras. Not a romantic places and too noisy for special occasions but seriously folks, its about the FOOD!

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Swan Point, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went on a Friday night with live music on the deck. Nice view of the sound. We were served in a timely manner considering it was a 45 minute wait. The beer was cold, the wine was decent. Crab/Artichoke dip average, stuffed mushrooms good, bacon wrapped scallops were cold, the mussels are terrible. The broth is good, toast points... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

They were very busy but the service was good. The waitress took the time to explain to us what crab cakes were. The 5 of us had different menu items and all were good. The view of the sunset was amazing!

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I can't give this place two stars because the view from their back deck at sunset was the best of all of the places we went to eat in Buxton. That said...I would give the food two stars because it wasn't nearly as good as the view. Nothing memorable or particularly tasty. The vegs were over cooked and soggy and... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the staff, the food was excellent. We walked in late and still conjured wonderful smiles and excellent menu. The blackened scallops are a must have. Even the brocolli was on point. NO complaints, definitely a place to hit while on the island.

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Rensselaer, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Simply put the Sandbar & Grille is fantastic - great atmosphere, great food and great views. We love this place and come year after year - great variety on the menu, arcade downstairs which is great for kids and great menu items - we love the crab cakes, seafood pasta, prime rib and mozzarella chicken!

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

It was an overcast day so we went for a drive and of course got hungry and needed to find a place for lunch - we stumbled on to the Sandbar & Grille. The game room had my son hooked - but great atmosphere, nice folks, very reasonable prices and good food! The poor bartender was our server as well... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We always stop by for their Hatteras Chowder. The food is done well, the place is friendly, and the prices are reasonable. You will want to make this one of your eating stops when you visit the Hatteras Island. And don't miss playing poker in the evening!

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Roanoke
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We recently dined at Sandbar and it was wonderful. Food came out hot, drinks were delicious, and all the servers were very attentive. We enjoyed coconut shrimp that came with a yummy Asian sauce for appetizer. For dinner, we had blackened scallops, crabcakes, and clams casino. The house salads were very fresh. Our server knew the menu very well and... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We all enjoyed our dinner here, and our table near the sound as the sun was setting - the night before the mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Arthur! The spinach salad with blueberries and dried cranberries was surprisingly good (I am a vegetarian, and with mostly fish and meat entrees on the menu, I wasn't expecting much), and other family members... More

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