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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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75% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the staff, the food was excellent. We walked in late and still conjured wonderful smiles and excellent menu. The blackened scallops are a must have. Even the brocolli was on point. NO complaints, definitely a place to hit while on the island.

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Rensselaer, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Simply put the Sandbar & Grille is fantastic - great atmosphere, great food and great views. We love this place and come year after year - great variety on the menu, arcade downstairs which is great for kids and great menu items - we love the crab cakes, seafood pasta, prime rib and mozzarella chicken!

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was an overcast day so we went for a drive and of course got hungry and needed to find a place for lunch - we stumbled on to the Sandbar & Grille. The game room had my son hooked - but great atmosphere, nice folks, very reasonable prices and good food! The poor bartender was our server as well... More

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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

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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