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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
Yonkers, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place looked very promising when we walked in but turned out to be disappointing. Staff was odd and seemed uncomfortable in what they were doing. Service was rushed. Food was average at best. The were out of it did not have most beverages. I wouldn't waste my time on a second visit.

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Lincolnshire UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited for dinner. Lovely views from our Table-just a shame we were not able to linger and appreciate them. We had not finished our appetiser before our main course arrived. Waitress came and cleared my husband's plate while I was still eating! The restaurant was not busy so not sure what the hurry was. We visited at 6.30 on a... More

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Cambridge, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Interesting place! Paper plates but very good food. Homemade desserts. Yum! The shrimp sauce is really tasty. Excellent service too! The staff is attentive and friendly.

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Canton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food was good. Our waitress was not so good. We had to wait so long for a drink we were finished with dinner before it came. Outside patio had a nice view. Good place to sit and have a drink before dinner.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If I'm not mistaken, this little restaurant has changed ownership a few times over the years but each time we've been back, we've found good seafood, nothing fancy but good stuff. It's right on the sound with a sloped floor that dates back to the days when it was, quite literally, a fish house, and they hosed down the floors... More

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Columbus
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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