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Fish House Restaurant

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48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-5151
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Fried Flounder Sandwich Ever!

The Fish House Restarant is not at all fancy; it's small and informal. The locally caught fish is fresh that day, and the fried flounder sandwich was the best fish sandwich I've ever had. The grilled flounder was equally good. The hush puppies rate up there with the best as well - a touch of onion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
edukatr
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Towson, Maryland
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Buffalo, New York
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I came to Fish House for lunch with my mom and aunt as soon as we arrived in Cape Hatteras. It was recommended to us by one of the locals. We were seated by the window that overlooked a boating pond. It was a great view. It kind of reminded me of the movie "Jaws" for some reason- probably the... More 

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Thank Jane B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The very definition of casual dining. Just a little hole in the wall looking place. We went off-season midweek so I don't think they were expecting a lunch crowd but they got one. Our group had 11, another group that seated just before us had 8 and with all those cars out front the other tables quickly filled up too.... More 

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Thank rsmm0224
Towson, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Fish House Restarant is not at all fancy; it's small and informal. The locally caught fish is fresh that day, and the fried flounder sandwich was the best fish sandwich I've ever had. The grilled flounder was equally good. The hush puppies rate up there with the best as well - a touch of onion that adds some punch.... More 

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Thank edukatr
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We were looking for a quick meal onroute to Okracoke Island and were really happy to have found this place. Very warm and friendly staff and they have a nice waterfront Deck. The Crabcakes are excellent. Definitely will go back next time we are in the area.

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Thank Markujitsu
Wausau, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Clam strips, crab cakes made on site all very good. Hush puppies, too. Casual restaurant - great for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Bergerfamilytree
Horseheads, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great variety of fried seafood, down to earth hometown atmosphere. Great way to end a long day at the beach! Their batter is amazing!

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Thank John F
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I got the steamed scallops. Anyone who knows anything about scallops knows that they have a natural sweetness. Any seasoning should bring out the best of that natural flavor. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The scallops were cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, they were ruined by dumping a ton of lemon pepper on them. We had the crab nuggets as well... More 

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Thank obxdream
Ashland, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wait staff was wonderful. Menu choices were basically normal seafood choices (mostly fried / basket / sandwich), but well-prepared and tasted great! Perfect place for lunch, and sitting outside is totally worth it!

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Thank DharmaKarmaVA
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Wife had the crab cake sandwich and I had the fried flounder sandwich. Her crab cake was very ordinary, no real wow factor. My flounder sandwich was very good. Large piece of fish. Flaky lightly battered We would return again.

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Thank bigmcc316
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice quaint little family style restaurant. Sits right on the water. With options to eat inside or outside on the deck

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: (252) 995-5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?