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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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Excellent food!

I would have given this place a 5 if our vehicle hadn't been damaged by their driveway! Right at the entrance there are several potholes or sinkholes rather that caused our van to bottom out, damaging the front bottom spoiler. That did not make us happy! The food though, was outstanding! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
mamaofAandR
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Sevierville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Manorville, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a fabulous lunch on Hatteras Island....most places were not open yet...it was May 4th....a little early for the season...we ended up at Captains Table because it was open....felt like a local venue....food was just okay....nothing special....not expensive....just ok.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Extra extra good. Hehe they have the bluefish! Sooooo good. Friendly and clean. Easy to find and has great lunch specials. Prices were reasonable.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to Captains table to eat last night and we were surprised about how nice this place is. First was greeted and sat down by very cool host,then we got our waitress and she was so nice and informative, told us anything we needed to know about their food. I got the strip steak which was phenomenal and my wife... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Hatteras. So far we love everything about it. We wanted to check out the local seafood places and decided to try TheCaptains Table. First off...the hush puppies were GREAT! Tasted fresh and although thw red bottles on the tables look like ketchup..it is cocktail sauce..but goes very well with hw hushpuppies. The scallop dip... More 

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WIsconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Pretty hungry the night we went out and there was so much food I had to take some back to the hotel! Husband had NY Strip, was very good and good value. I had 2 crab cakes, could only eat one, had hush puppies first though. My meal had amazing green beans and co-slaw. Came super fast and we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I usually don't go out to review sites to read what people think of my crew and myself. Or what they think about our food we put out . My husband told me you wont be able to please everyone, but I do try. We only bring in local seafood from our coast, and cook our dishes from scratch. Yes... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I would have given this place a 5 if our vehicle hadn't been damaged by their driveway! Right at the entrance there are several potholes or sinkholes rather that caused our van to bottom out, damaging the front bottom spoiler. That did not make us happy! The food though, was outstanding! The best meal we had during our stay! If... More 

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Townville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Captain's Table is thinking about its customers from the moment you turn onto their newly-paved driveway to the moment you exit the restaurant, satisfied and counting the days till you can come back. You will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable wait staff who'll treat you like waiting on your table is the high point of their day! Their Seafood... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for years and have yet to be disappointed. The bay scallops are the best anywhere. The oysters are great - I've found a pearl twice!!!

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Ellensburg, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The inside of this place is so kitschy that I'm pretty sure the owner/decorator simply asked himself "What sort of nautically themed crap would people who do not live on the sea expect to see?" and voila! It's a bit dingy and ugly; however, it's more than forgivable considering the food and the service. Perhaps because Buxton is a small... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?