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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a casual dining restaurant located on the Pamlico Sound in Buxton...
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 18 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 12 years. At this time lunch is served daily 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 Wednesday nite from May thru mid September. We have live music on the deck Thursday & Friday nites this summer, and we will have a band or DJ on some Saturdays. Check the website for dates!! Hope to see you there!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer & wings

Stopped in after the beach for cold beer & wings. Were in between lunch & dinner time so place was not super busy. Service and food were good! Nice selection of beer and a fully stocked bar. We will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Alex P
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Richmond, Virginia
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Frisco, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is going down hill. One in our party ordered steamed shrimp. Some of the shrimp were nearly raw. Steamed vegetables were hard. I ordered the stuffed flounder. The flounder was very small and the crab stuffing was nearly non-existant. Certainly not worth the $24 that they charge. We have been there 3 times this year & each time... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Good food and our server was very nice. A bit pricey. I would not go again...the value just wasn't there. Quite a few kids at the bar and not much different than the host staff. Never showed us to our table just pointed it out and told to go sit.

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Clifton Park, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went to the Sandbar & Grille for dinner with my family of 13, including 8 kids. We arrived around 5:00pm and were seated immediately. The staff was friendly and never let any of our drink glasses get empty. We started off with a variety of appetizers and salads including the Blackened Scallops, Sandbar (potato) Skins a fantastic Caesar Salad... More 

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Ocqueoc, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

First thing if you are handicapped and have difficulty with stairs they have a ramp in back with parking BUT the dinning area is on the top floor while the bathrooms are on the bottom floor, that being said this place is well worth the effort to get in for me. We throughly enjoyed our server Suzanne she was ttentive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food here was ok but I'm not sure we would waste a meal on our vacation again here. The hostesses and wait staff were very young and didn't seem to care or smile a lot. We waited a long time for our food also. And like I said, the food was ok but the experience was not that great.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped in after the beach for cold beer & wings. Were in between lunch & dinner time so place was not super busy. Service and food were good! Nice selection of beer and a fully stocked bar. We will be back.

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Niedermohr, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pop's Raw Bar is better! Not enough food for the price at the Sandbar. The food tasted just okay, but they did have a nice Lambic beer to ease the pain of my $24 piece of flounder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great setting with good food and exceptional service. The crab cakes were excellent as was the coconut shrimp appetizer.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We tried this place on a whim and liked it alot. The waitstaff was attentive, Food was good and prices aren't too bad considering everything on the Banks is kind of expensive. But the views are awesome!!! They have huge windows overlooking the sound and also have a deck with picnic tables and chairs to enjoy the view. downstairs they... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The place was packed at 7. Had to wait 15 minutes. Server sat us but was not our waitress. Had the Steamed Shrimp, French onion soup, crab and artichoke dip. Tasted great!! Atmosphere is nice, parking can be a problem. Understaffed.

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Additional Information about Sandbar & Grille

Address: 49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: +1 252-995-3413
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
Average Prices: USD 7 - 42
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3413

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 42
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 18 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 12 years. At this time lunch is served daily 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 Wednesday nite from May thru mid September. We have live music on the deck Thursday & Friday nites this summer, and we will have a band or DJ on some Saturdays. Check the website for dates!! Hope to see you there!!

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