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47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-3117
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good

I ordered the catch of the day which was Spanish mackerel. It was good. The entrees come with 2 sides. I ordered the green beans which were supposed to be the chef's specialty, but obviously came from a can. I also got the pickled vegetables which I liked. My son ordered the broiled scallops which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Horseheads, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is our 2nd OBX trip and The Captains Table is always great, ate here last time and again twice this time! Seafood at its best.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome place! Excellent fresh seafood, very good salads, delicious soups. We had cherry pie for dessert which was one of the best I've ever tried. One bottle of wine is around $16-20, almost the same price for what you'd buy it in the store. Staff is friendly and helpful. The place is small. You might need to wait a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I ordered the catch of the day which was Spanish mackerel. It was good. The entrees come with 2 sides. I ordered the green beans which were supposed to be the chef's specialty, but obviously came from a can. I also got the pickled vegetables which I liked. My son ordered the broiled scallops which he liked & they looked... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, reasonably priced. The kids meals had generous portions, the seafood was fresh and the staff was friendly with real Southern charm.

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New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our group did not have any seafood...maybe it would have been better. The hush puppies were very dense and bland for my liking. The waiter on the other hand was very personable and good...the receipt said Tuna...not sure if that was his name or not :-) Not bad but I don't plan to go back

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Captains Table was the most delicious seafood we have ever eaten. Had fantastic service, fun atmosphere and outstanding food. Priced right and gave us enough to fill our family of 5 up! YUM!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

way overpriced. bad crab cake, good shrimp. we were very dissapointed with the portions, particular compared to the prices. our hotel recommended the place as "their favorite". I'm think they must be friends with the owner or something.

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Massapequa, N.Y.
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is th e3rd time I have reviewed the place...it has gotten really good over the years....The place is out of the 1970's...take that as a compliment, it is clean and reminiscent of a more relaxing time with art work by locals on the walls and a really hard working wait staff, including the owner who seems to do anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our meal was good. No disappointments, Typical seafood fare. Everything was very fresh. Their tater sauce was the best yet. Awesome hush puppies also.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This a quick and good place to eat. Service was super. The hush puppies were great. Caesar salad was awesome. My husband said the fried shrimp and green beans were great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: 252-995-3117

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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