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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
  • 41
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  • 14
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good food!

Really good food! Everyone's dish was really good! Mahi and crab dish really good, crab and artichoke dish is Delish! The ribs were fall off the bone! Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always one of our favorites, never have had a disappointing meal here. Sat at the bar and had seafood pasta, and steamed shrimp. Excellent! Owner was tending bar, very nice and attentive. Definitely recommend stopping by when on the island!

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Perryville, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Got there when it opened. Waiter made us feel rushed. There was nothing relaxing about the meal. The food was good, nothing special.

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Lowellville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are ever in Buxton, NC you must eat at the Sandbar and Grille. The service is always top notch, they treat you like you are the most important thing ever. They will try to get you seated as quickly as possible, there is a game room downstairs for the kids to use while waiting which makes it nice.... More 

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Doraville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our fishing group ate there this year. We had 13 folks and the restaurant was easily able to accommodate us. Everyone's order was to their liking. The prices are very reasonable. We all sat together and the restaurant was willing to provide separate checks which is best for us. The service was excellent and the noise level was low. We... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great sunset dining, we sat at the bar and enjoyed appetizers, craft beers, and a few of their specials. Food was awesome and so was the service. If anyone affiliated with the restaurant reads this, please put doors on the women's bathroom stalls instead of curtains. While trying to use the bathroom a child kept pulling the curtain open and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good food and nice staff. Crab cakes and tuna were awesome. We sat down right when they opened and had our food in 10 minutes. By the time we left they were packed with a line for tables. 1 year old loved the pasta.

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Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The staff was very helpful in helping me find options to meet my many dietary needs. I ate there three times during my stay and the good was delicious every time. I was especially pleased with the broiled scallops and the burger. They even had a gluten free Kaiser tool for the burger. The sunset from the deck was gorgeous.

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New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really good food! Everyone's dish was really good! Mahi and crab dish really good, crab and artichoke dish is Delish! The ribs were fall off the bone! Yum!

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pittsburgh pa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a very good meal there. The menu offers a wide range of items including fish, pasta and sandwiches. The staff was super friendly and efficient.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A large group of us ventured into the Sandbar Grille, we had a great food and beverage experience as well as great service, we lined it so much we went back a few days later, enjoyed live music on the deck.

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Additional Information about Sandbar & Grille

Address: 49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: +1 252-995-3413
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
Average Prices: USD 7 - 42
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

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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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