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Fish House Restaurant

48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-5151
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Ranked #16 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Comfortable, casual, friendly. And the food was great! We both had shrimp and they were perfectly fresh and perfectly cooked. Really yummy. Not a place for a business dinner, but a great place, right on the docks.

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Salem, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On our way South after seeing the Hatteras Light House we were looking for a place to get lunch. We were a little leery of this place at first - only one car out front but decided to give it a chance. (By the time we left there was a shortage of parking in their lot and the place was... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We liked the food, but they need to speed up on the atmosphere (foam dishes, plastic knives etc.), price and service was ok

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York, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Serves me right. Why eat at the Fish House and order barbeque? This barbeque came out with a gray pallor. It was horrible. Hamburgers were delivered not as ordered. These folks have to decide whether they should be running a restaurant.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Fish House is a small place, one or two waitresses working at a time. They were very pleasant and treated us well. The food was good, I had fried oysters that were cooked to perfection and the his puppies were above average. I enjoyed the meal, I wasn't there for the atmosphere so it was fine. They do use... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

For the $ - the best. It isn't fancy - but the staff works hard to make you welcome. A 'must go to' every time we're in the area.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The food we ordered was tasty but the decor and presentation left a lot to be desired. Went based on good yelp reviews but won't go back. Wonky floors and plastic ware don't rate $20+ per person prices. Reviews raved about the hush puppies but they were just okay, nothing special.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I ate at the Fish House Restaurant three times during my stay and was thrilled each time with the awesome food and great customer service. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with a great view of the water. Service was always prompt and the servers went out of their way to make sure each dining experience was great. Portions are... More

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San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We arrived at 6:00 on a Saturday night and we were the only ones there. As we ate it began to fill up. Plastic knives, forks, and glasses seemed a bit strange for a place that served $23 fish dishes. The fish of the day was Tile fish and they also had Cobia that was fresh. My wife ordered the... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We tried the Fish House and were blown away by how good the food was. It's right by a Marina and the fish is clearly fresh. Great variety, including a kids menu for our picky eater. Nice wine selection and yummy desserts. We'll be back!

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