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Fish House Restaurant

48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-5151
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Ranked #17 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
Columbus
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Three years ago my wife and I discovered this restaurant on a trip to Buxton/Cape Hatteras and I reviewed it as the "Best Meal Ever on a Paper Plate," because, unless you order a steak, everything is served on paper/styro plates; so it's not a fancy place. In fact, it sits on a channel where boats are docked (which is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An odd experience. The food was fairly good, but the atmosphere strange. The place was half empty upon our arrival. Two staff members saw us. Despite this, no one seated us or even smiled to acknowledge us. When we were eventually seated, the mood did not improve. The staff were distant and did not seem to engage with one another.... More

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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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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