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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, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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 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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, cozy atmosphere

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and was one of the few restaurants open in the off-season. We were pleasantly surprised! We found a cozy, friendly place with good food (try the apple pie!) and friendly service. It was affordable, too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Spider90
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and was one of the few restaurants open in the off-season. We were pleasantly surprised! We found a cozy, friendly place with good food (try the apple pie!) and friendly service. It was affordable, too!

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Covington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We attended a little concert on the deck and it was really nice to just sit relax and listen to the music this Bar/Grille is located right on the Sound and has a beautiful view of the ocean!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Slow night(4 at the bar...3 tables seated including mine)..two servers..we had Stacey.. took 10 min to get drink order in..my drink (soda) was only refilled once..my lady's drink was never refilled nor asked to be refilled.. we thought that maybe she has having an off night so we left a more than generous tip..when she saw the amount she scoffed... More 

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Frisco, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great food, good service, and a gorgeous view over Pamlico Sound. Wonderful place to watch the sunset.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The sandwiches we got were great but neither my husband or I drink beer..so we were kind of in "dry dock"..All of the staff were friendly and what food we had was good.

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jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this review

I just wanted to let you know that you missed out on a full service bar, with an extensive wine list, and cocktail menu. The wine list was on the back page of the regular menu, sorry you missed it!! More 

Colerain, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice atmosphere for a bar and grill. My husband ordered the grill tuna and he said it was great. I ordered the Parmesan chicken with pasta and marinara sauce. It was okay. I would not order it again but it probably just me. Someone else may love it. The service was great. We may try again if in the area.... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband liked his seafood, but I wasn't overly impressed. I actually sent the chicken parmigiana back (something I NEVER do). The sauce tasted like someone was cleaning out a can of sauce with water, and poured that on the noodles. Pasta was cold. And chicken tasted chewy like it had been reheated. I ordered a burger instead, which was... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great Food! Wonderful selection of seafood as well as the usual fare. Super views of the Sound sunset. Service was fast and friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Hatteras.

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Amsterdam NY
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went for supper, waitress was very busy but was great, the crab and shrimp alfrado was wonderful and portions were large, able to have leftover the next night. Will go back next time in OBX

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We ate here a couple of days back. We had their special which was an Angus steak topped with crab meat. It was just great, one of the nicest steaks I have eaten in a long while. The waitress was very overworked due to a staffing problem but she kept her head and managed to provide us with good service... More 

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse, 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 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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