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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
Just like Billy's but I missed the tile fish

My family was looking forwards to Billy's and learned that it had changed owners a couple times since our last visit. Tile fish was not on the menu, but I had the fried Spanish mackerel (catch OTD)dinner while my family had the Shrimp/scallops/clams dinner. The mackerel melted in my mouth. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Tom B
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Hatteras Island, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Louisa, Virginia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Liberty Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here while on vacation in the OBX the week of July 19, 2015. The food was excellent. I had the flounder sandwich, & my hubby had the shrimp sandwich. Both were delicious. Seasoning was perfect. Coleslaw was probably the best we have ever had. We also bought a container of clam chowder to eat later in the day.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had lunch here one day during our vacation. We both had the Tuna Tacos because they sounded so yummy and they were! They came with homemade tortilla chips and homemade salsa. It was the best lunch we had all week! The atmosphere is also very relaxed and casual. We will definitely be going back on our... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Loved eating on porch. Salsa and tuna tacos were amazing. All right of us loved our food and we are PICKY!! :-)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

My family and I were visiting the hatteras light house and shortly after we were looking for a place to grab lunch. From the outside you might question stopping here, but once you try their food you will quickly change your mind. Everything is freshly prepared, freshly breaded and just melts in your mouth. The hushpuppies were incredible as well... More 

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Hatteras Island, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My family was looking forwards to Billy's and learned that it had changed owners a couple times since our last visit. Tile fish was not on the menu, but I had the fried Spanish mackerel (catch OTD)dinner while my family had the Shrimp/scallops/clams dinner. The mackerel melted in my mouth. It was perfect as were the scallops. The portions were... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Yum, yum, yum, yum.... really that is all you can say while you are there! The hushpuppies are the best. The shrimp is wonderful. The coleslaw is great. This place just knows how to do it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a quiet small restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating next to a small marina. We sat outside and they brought a bowl of water for our dog. The food was very fresh and the waitress was outstanding. I have not had a better meal on Hatteras since we started going there in the mid 1980s.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Like other reviews say, absolutely the most fabulous hush puppies! Very good clam chowder. Shared a fried flounder, very good batter, thin and not greasy. Wish we had room for deserts. Reasonable prices. Take a try at this classic place.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped for lunch in this small spot on the water. Very friendly welcome. We first sat inside until we noticed outside. And we were helped to move. Delicious food. Across one creek a boatyard and the other bank held hurricane damaged boats. And in front a beautiful flowering bush. I seldom give simple places 5 stars but loved the... More 

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Additional Information about Fish House Restaurant

Address: 48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: (252) 995-5151
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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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?