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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
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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New England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Four of us for dinner on a Saturday night. It was not busy and the hostess seated us right away. It is very very casual! The staff were all in casual shorts. Our waiter wore a dirty T shirt, sloppy shorts and covered in tattoos. While polite he was not friendly as he had several tables. 2 of the 4... More

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

food was excellent..recommend the prime rib and scallops were delicious too,,beautiful setting sound side

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was spot on! Our waiter was great only suggestion I had was having the check in/ wait a little more organized. Maybe have it set on the first floor instead of I. The middle upstairs. But it was not a bad wait at all! We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. I cannot remember exactly what I... More

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Appling, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Six of us dined at the Sandbar 6/30 for lunch. I had the fried oyster basket. The oysters were well prepared and delicious. Two people in our group had the crab cake sandwich and enjoyed it as well. Two had the balsamic turkey wrap and said it was just ok, nothing special. The view is outstanding. Give this place a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a meal with the family while camping on Hatteras Pros: View was breathtaking. Good was well prepared Cons: Caesar salad was bland. Menu lacking inspiration and variety. Server smelled overwhelmingly like cigarette smoke. Menu overpriced, I would have expected more local seafood at these prices

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Columbia, MO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place gets busy! But we had a short wait for a table and our wonderful waitress moved us to a table by the window! The food was delicious and fresh! The atmosphere was casual and comfortable, family style tables set up for larger groups. Great waitstaff! Awesome view of the ocean and sand dunes, exactly what I imagined for... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to have dinner here based on the recommendation of a local. My wife and two kids were seated quickly by the window overlooking the ocean. Service was prompt, polite, and personable. The calamari was excellent and the crab cakes the best I've ever had based on the lack of stuffing and filler. Would recommend a friend or go... More

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