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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 19 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
Winchester, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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