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46618 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC NC
252-995-5548
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traditional 1960's Seafood Place

Great hush puppies! They are usually heavy and greasy but these were light and tasty. Large seafood selection with reasonable prices. Worth a visit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There is no wait staff. You place your order, get a number and they thy bring it out to you. The wait was way to long for a breakfast. When the order arrived, 30 or 40 min. later for a few eggs. The order was not correct. Then there is the process of getting it corrected without a waiter. Just... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great hush puppies! They are usually heavy and greasy but these were light and tasty. Large seafood selection with reasonable prices. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was within walking distance of our hotel and the food and service were great. Not to mention the prices were not high at all.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

During off season, we went in to grab a cup to go. We are used to lines, so waited patiently for 'our turn', even though there was no formed line. We noticed people were coming in AFTER we did, who were known by the staff (regulars and locals), who received service before us. My husband had to physically step in... More 

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Townville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They're not afraid to shake the menu up a bit, and that's a really cool thing! Shipwreck Grill offers daily specials that will have you mopping up every last drop of your dinner, I kid you not! Everything from Ribeye Over Mashers (OMGosh, that gravy!!!) to the BEST Little Neck Clam Bowl on the planet (a savory garlic-tomato broth over... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I ate breakfast here twice while staying across the street at Cape Hattaras Motel. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the sausage gravy was excellent.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

While wandering around the Outer Banks, we happened upon the Shipwreck Grill. Stopped in because we were hungry and it was there. What a lucky find! The specials were delicious. It was obvious that everything was made fresh on the spot. The service was great. We really enjoyed our meal. We will certainly stop there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

During our stay in the off season, Shipwreck has become our morning spot. The staff is friendly. The cook came out to talk to us. Just over all a very homey atmosphere. Food is good and reasonably priced. Nice place to enjoy the morning and some coffee. (Biscuits and gravy are AMAZING)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Traveled for many hours to get to the outer banks and being in the off season so many places were closed. Thankfully we came to the shipwreck grill and was like why no...so glad we did..the lady sat us quickly and took our order with all smiles..food was the best..we came back for breakfast every day of our stay in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We came in for breakfast, stood in the front for several minutes and was then told to take a seat in the back, which we did and saw that there was several empty dirty tables, and only 2 tables that were occupied by other customers, so when the waitress finally came over she was saying how the morning was crazy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46618 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: 252-995-5548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: American

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