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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Unexpectedly Good

Four of us went for dinner , a little weary when the place was empty but the service was fabulous and the food very very good. I had steamed shrimp and cucumber salad and it was just like we used to fix when we were renting a cottage as a young girl growing up. Everyone was happy with their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
LDM52
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Anaheim, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Anaheim, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Four of us went for dinner , a little weary when the place was empty but the service was fabulous and the food very very good. I had steamed shrimp and cucumber salad and it was just like we used to fix when we were renting a cottage as a young girl growing up. Everyone was happy with their meals... More 

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fairfax, va
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Have been coming to the Fish House for years and it is still our favorite restaurant on Hatteras Island. Most of the menu items are classic Outer Banks style seafood and they do it as well as anyone. It's a no frills kind of place (it really was a fish house years ago, hence the slanting floor), but the quality... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My review seems to be in strong contrast to others, but here is my impression. Arrived at 6 PM on a Friday night (3 couples) and 1 other car in the lot. Red Flag! Around the restaurant was dilapidated fishing gear, boats and scummy water. Red Flag! We asked the couple leaving how the food was and with a coy... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great find, on the water, near the Ferry Station to Ocracoke. Super seafood, generous portions. Service was also good. We had the Flounder and Shrimp Po Boys, and they were delicious! Beer and wine is served, as well. Enjoyed our ding experience.

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Princeton, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The drive from Nag's Head to the Ocracoke ferry tends to be a bit long. We drove it last week and stopped along the road at the Fish House restaurant in Buxton Harbor for lunch. It is an unassuming little place, but with surprisingly good food. And above all, the fish and seafood was as fresh as it comes. Friendly... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Used to be a family favorite. This year is the last visit for us. Prices for the amount of food is very poor. Two adults, one kids meal. . Wife had one crab cake and sides, I had Pamlico shrimp. Her one cake was 19 dollars, same for my 7 or 8 shrimp. Daughter had pasta. With standard tip, one... More 

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West Seneca, New York
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A very casual restaurant with fresh caught fish local and flown in next day-according to our server. Plastic ware with paper napkins was given with our fresh fish dinner. I tried Bluefish-mild but not to my liking. My guy ordered scallops which were delicious. Service and food very good! We'd go back again.

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Morris County, NJ
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Never outstanding, unfortunately; this was the last of several tries - not worth the cost for the value received. I wish we liked it more; it's very convenient to our beach house here.

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Yonkers, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?