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Sandbar & Grille

49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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Ranked #9 of 19 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
North Canton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I initially stopped at another restaurant for dinner, but after being seated we were left unattended for quite a long time. Taking this as an omen of impending bad service, we left and looked for another place for dinner. We spotted the Sandbar & Grille and pulled in. The place was crowded and the servers looked very... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Food was cooked perfectly. Claim strips and Oysters were delicious. Also had a spinach salad and it was very good. Service was fine. It is kind of small and we got there early so we only had to wait for hostess to clean a corner table instead of seating us in middle of room. Wish we had gone back here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Awesome place very friendly staff very professional. Had the prime rib was excellent I had the one with crab sauce, and husband had the blacked with blue cheese both were superb.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had dinner here on evening...the scallop appetizer was wonderful...fried oyster meal was wonderful - lightly breaded. the steak was ok...not worth the price but the fried shrimp that came with it were good. the view is nice of the sound and the waitress was hospitable and helpful! Would go here again!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good food. One thing we didn't get was why the hostess put us next to the only other patrons that were there. Were bumping chair backs getting up from the table. Other than that food was decent, not terrible expensive, daughter liked the game room while waiting for the food.

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Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ate at the Sandbar twice during our stay in Buxton. The food was great both nights. Prime Rib was very tasty and the burgers were good as well. Yummy drink specials too!

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West Seneca, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

because no food is served on the deck with a beautiful view of the Sound. It was early for dinner yet inside seating was filling up. We really wanted to be outside in the glorious OBX so we enjoyed a cold drink and beautiful scenery on the deck. The 1 man band was setting up and he was such a... More

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Morris County, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always reliable good food (sometimes bordering on great), pleasant atmosphere, superb sunset views over Pamlico Sound, and decent-to-good service. A game room downstairs keeps the kids busy for the many families that come there. They have live music once or twice a week as well. We ate there on Labor Day (linguine with white clam sauce was absolutely smothered in... More

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Liverpool, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Six of us were seated quickly near a window, everyone ordered something different. Salads were great pork dinner was excellent. Desserts a little pricey but good for sharing. Overall good food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to the sandbar for years! Every year I go to obx I have to go to the sandbar! I love the food, the service and the atmosphere. I have never had a problem in all my years of going there! I don't eat seafood but I love their popcorn / fried shrimp and when I'm not... More

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