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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
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The food was good,however, the service wasn't much when we got there. Our group was 10+, we were told the wait would be over an hour if we all wanted to sit together,however, if we choose to sit at two separate tables we could be seated right away. We opted for the 2 separate tables, we needed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food was good,however, the service wasn't much when we got there. Our group was 10+, we were told the wait would be over an hour if we all wanted to sit together,however, if we choose to sit at two separate tables we could be seated right away. We opted for the 2 separate tables, we needed a high chair... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit. Enjoyed so much last year thought we try again. Overall food was great. Waiter was excellent and made recommendations that were spot on. Biggest reason for the moderate rating was the person who seated us we found rude and not welcoming. Had this been our first time, we would have walked out. Overall recovered by... More 

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had the crab and shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo....AMAZING! Hubby got the ribs that just fell right of the bone. The service was outstanding, the view wad great. The arcade was nice with a variety and each game was not typical arcade prices. Nothing was over $1. Well definetly go back! !!

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our group of. A dozen enjoyed a wonderful evening of food, drink, entertainment, and an awesome sunset over Pamlico Sound. A bonus was live entertainment on the outdoor deck by Jocelyn Oldham, a folk singer from Richmond, Virginia. Hearing her music was, alone, worth the short trip from Avon to Buxton. The service was great. As for the food, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What an incredible sunset! Good drinks, appetizers and Hatteras style clam chowder. The staff was friendly and very attentive. Enjoyed the small evening meal.

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East Granby, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A wonderful start to our vacation week in the OBX! Our group was 9 and a baby and they were able to comfortably seat us for an early dinner at 6:30. The food was excellent and the views from the deck over the water are spectacular, especially as the sun sets. The women's room is a bit daunting since there... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good food, good service, and good view. Great place to watch a sunset. Nice outdoor area and live music (we went on a Friday night).

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We ate there twice on our trip; once for dinner then for lunch. The view of the sound is very nice and relaxing. The food was good with BIG portions. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. All in all, a very nice place to eat.

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I didn't expect the food to be out of this world but it was! The restaurant sits right on the sound. Our table overlooked the water. The server was attentive, a step ahead and made sure our experience was nothing short of perfect. The portions were generous! I started with a fresh salad with homemade raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Then followed... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went here for lunch. My spinach salad was super. The fish was good. The view was great on the sound side. This is a great little bar with great food. I will come here again. Staff was nice

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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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