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Shipwreck Grill

46618 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC NC
252-995-5548
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Ranked #13 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: American
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The restaurant isn't so bad, and location was alright. Food was okay. Understandable for the area, and island life.

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Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited with group of twelve after climbing the Hatteras Lighthouse. Decent service and good food. Satisfying enough for lunch. Several had good burgers. I had a really good shrimp wrap.

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Angier, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had lunch there after visiting he Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Two of us had the crab cake sliders, they were excellent. Everyone enjoyed the food. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. It wasn't super busy, but all the tables were filled.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Certainly not fine dining, but that's not what I expected. Food was all 'OK', just nothing special. It is sustenance only. Had a fried chicken salad, pretty small portion and chicken a little dry. Wait staff are friendly and engaging. They just need to up it a notch, and it'd be great.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant itself looks clean and is nice inside. Pictures of ship wrecks off the coast of the outer banks are cool. The service was good and food came out fairly fast. There is nothing special about the food but I guess eggs are eggs. My sons omelet looked better than my meal and he really enjoyed it, maybe I'll... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Well. Here we go again. We went to this place religiously when it was Island Perks. Best food. Great service. It was a high spot for our very frequent visits. Bummed when they left. So we were left with this place. First few times were blah. Decent. Then went downhill. Food was sub par with service to match. Went in... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food quality has been declining for the past few years. The quality of food is only OK, not worth the prices they charge. Not our first option on the island.

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New England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice clean place, lovely waitress, the menu has typical eggs etc breakfasts and several unusual offerings. I had the crab cake Benedict. The crab cakes are house made and it was fantastic. I would give it 5 stars except it could have been warmer.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stop by here when we go to the Outer Banks. Food is good and the servers are very friendly. The prices are fair for the size portions they make. They even made us some custom made fried egg sandwiches at our request one morning. Try it out!

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King, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had breakfast there. Service was slow but food was average. Nothing special. Grits were very stiff and clumpy.

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