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

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    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
Great recommendation from a friend...The Captain's Table

Great service and great food! We were concerned about the fact that they didn't take reservations but there was virtually no wait when we showed up at 6pm. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food arrived quickly and was excellent. My husband had the sea scallops and I think he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Amy C
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Clifton, Virginia, United States
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

By all means, if you get the chance to go to this restaurant and you love fried fish, please order the whole fried flounder, it is delicious and I order this at lest twice while we are staying in Buxton! There food is wonderful!!

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They boil their bbq ribs, their string beans are from a can, their stuffed flounder is a piece of flounder over a pile of stuffing, their gravy looks horribly lumpy, their fettuccine Alfredo is spaghetti. Their hot dip is bitter and their clam bisque has no clams. Their clam strips are like rubber bands. Stay away

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a recommendation we chose to eat here for dinner. Waited 15 minutes for a table, then waited over an hour for food. We ordered: fish sandwich, BBQ plate, Scallops Special and a fried scallop basket. After waiting so long, no apologies offered. Overpriced for what you get and left feeling unsatisfied and disappointed.

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We read some great reviews and have always wanted to try this place. We rarely divert from our favorite spots when we visit the Banks, but we did and were not thrilled. We went right at 5pm when they open for dinner and the place filled up quickly after we were seated. The service was ok, nothing spectacular, but not... More 

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Clifton, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great service and great food! We were concerned about the fact that they didn't take reservations but there was virtually no wait when we showed up at 6pm. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food arrived quickly and was excellent. My husband had the sea scallops and I think he won for the best choice. They were done... More 

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to eat in the area. The food is very good and the service is quick. And, in my opinion they have the best hushpuppies in the area! The restaurant is not very big, so there usually is a wait to be seated. Plan to be there right when the restaurant opens if you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

the crab meat was gray and smelly. our sever did not treat us well considering that we 80% of our food untouched. plus they got our order wrong and almost sweep us up with the rug close closing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. The hush puppies are yummy as is the she crab soup. Over the years we have eaten here so many times and they never let us down. This restaurant is just off the road but go! The quality of the food will make it worth the wait. They are also very willing... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped by for lunch after seeing it on our way back from Ocracoke Island. Waitress - very young, impatient and unpracticed at her job. She gave us literally 3 minutes before she hounded us for an order. Food - crabcake - presentation was crap and it all tasted the same. Easily the worst restaurant since we have been here.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The restaurant can be crowded, so might want to go early or be ready to wait your turn. Nice food and service. No reservations allowed.

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Additional Information about The Captains Table

Address: 47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: 252-995-3117
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?