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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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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been going to the sandbar for years! Every year I go to obx I have to go to the sandbar! I love the food, the service and the atmosphere. I have never had a problem in all my years of going there! I don't eat seafood but I love their popcorn / fried shrimp and when I'm not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Food is delicious and the sunset is beautiful. Staff is friendly and efficient. Specials are different every night. I will go again, soon!

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Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This review is absolutely ridiculous and obviously completely untrue. I have been to this restaurant many times and know that the staff absolutely would never treat a customer like that. Oh, and by the way, how did 2 blind people get to the restaurant? There is no public transportation on Hatteras Island. There should be some way to stop this... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I are vacationing from NJ and we wanted a night out to enjoy fresh seafood, so we chose Sandbar. While we first walked into the door because we are blind, no one bothered to help us open the door, finally after several concussions a waitress who seemed to be laughing helped us. Then sat us down away... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a local from Ocracoke Island nearby. We were not disappointed! Huge portions, great food, and the best waitress ever!

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Near Pittsburgh
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ate there when they were first opening up after the disaster of Irene. They were quickly getting back on their feet and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere - had we not known the story already, we would not have known they were rebuilding again. Great story!

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I ordered the crabcakes you got two of them fresh broccoli and onion rings. My husband got fried shrimp mashed potatoes and onion rings. We were surprised you got a lot of shrimp - 14!! Prices were fair for fresh seafood. Very nice view out the windows and saw dolphins!!! I would recommend but make sure you have at least... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stopped for dinner. Was looking for fresh seafood. Overall food was cooked perfect and was really good. We are "Marylanders" so we like our seafood spiced just right....Old Bay a must. Worst thing was that service was rushed. We ordered several courses....they brought all food at once. Waitress never came to check on us after food was delivered. Just... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and the pulled pork was great The French union soup was good And our waiter was super nice Great views of the sound

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stopped here on a roaming seafood dinner adventure. The food was not really memorable and the service was average. The pluses are a wide view of the water and a very family friendly atmosphere.

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