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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, Takeout

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Decent food. Nice wait staff. Great place for lunch!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
DharmaKarmaVA
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Ashland, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Horseheads, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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Ashland, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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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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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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tried Pop's earlier in the week, so we decided to give this place a try since they have the same owner. We went for lunch. I had a crab cake and my friend had blackened tilapia.. Both meals came with fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies. We got our food quickly, and it was piping hot. Food served hot is a... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have eaten here before off season and had good meals. We were shocked at our more recent visit. Hush puppies had shrunk in size, crab cake was all breadcrumbs, and staff started sweeping the floors and putting chairs up on tables before we had finished. I got to watch my waitress fill the Ketchup bottles while waiting for her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This place was beyond what I thought. The food was amazing and our waitress Mary was awesome. The waterfront eating was what we wanted. They also didn't make us feel like our party of 14 was a inconvenience like the sandbar grill right up from them did... Definitely going back!

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a group of 8 staying in Hatteras and could only go out to dinner once, so we wanted it to be worth it. I researched restaurants in the area the day of our dinner and based on what we were looking for and reviews, I chose the Fish House Restaurant. We got there at 6:00 and were seated... More 

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Louisa, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were looking for casual, yet good, inexpensive seafood. Although doubting we'd find it, we did at the Fish House restaurant! There was one other car in the parking lot on a Tuesday about an hour before closing. We were greeted warmly and led to our table outside, which I'd requested. The floor inside was wildly slanted which I found... More 

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