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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 12
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  • 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
Jeremy is the Best

While looking at the reviews of restaurants in Buxton we chose the Sandbar & Grille and it didn't disappoint. When our waiter came and introduced himself I was very glad to hear that we had Jeremy, as he is a local legend on Trip Advisor and he certainly lived up to his great reputation. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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attleboro, ma
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

While looking at the reviews of restaurants in Buxton we chose the Sandbar & Grille and it didn't disappoint. When our waiter came and introduced himself I was very glad to hear that we had Jeremy, as he is a local legend on Trip Advisor and he certainly lived up to his great reputation. The restaurant is a local place... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice local place we stumbled upon. based on the outside, I wouldn't have thought it to be the type of restaurant it is. Never judge a book by its cover! We had a great lunch and wanted to try a little but of everything. So we had buffalo tuna bits (a daily special) as an appetizer, and a french onion... More 

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High Point, NC
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's hard to beat the Sandbar & Grill for consistently good food at reasonable prices. The chowder is home made. We've been served by Jeremy here in the past and he is still one of the most efficient waiters around. We ordered an oyster caesar salad and a tuna spinach salad. There were 8 oysters gracing a romaine salad with... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent selection of seafood and other dinner items. The view of the sound is great. I had crab legs and they were perfectly steamed.

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Frisco, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was just in cape hatteras for the past week and I went to sandbar and grille twice. I would highly recommend the hot wings and the oyster salads. There are better restaurants in the area like Rusty's Surf & Turf.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very good food and service. Great sound views. Entrance had alot of steep steps, not great for disabled - didn't notice any other way in.

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North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed 2 very nice meals there recently, the service was great & the food was very good. We also enjoyed the game room downstairs and a couple of nice sunsets from the restaurant !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had Jeremy as a waiter and he was excellent. Food was delicious. A bit expensive but delicious. The sunset was beautiful from where we were eating. Overall a wonderful experience

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was good but pricey. The inside was extremely dated and dark. The views are spectacular though. The down stairs arcade was enjoyed by our kids. We won't ever go back. I would have felt better if was just my husband and it felt a little "seedy" with the kids.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Every dish we had was much better than the average restaurant dish. The linguine clam sauce was chuck full of clams, almost too much. the clam cakes were real meat, and my daughter's fried shrimp were not the normal breaded baby shrimp, the batter was very tasty and the shrimp were delicious. The game room was a nice touch for... 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, 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 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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