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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

8002 Emrald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28954
252-354-6200
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Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Emerald Isle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner

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Virginia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I do not order shrimp and grits out, since I had a bad experience multiple times. These were by far the best I have ever had, i loved the mushrooms in them too, and my Husband had Oysters for an appetizers and a Tuna dish that were both outstanding. I think the prices are just where they should be for... More

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This restaurant was not on our radar and not recommended to us as first time visitors to Emerald Isle. Trip Advisor rated it well so we thought we would give it a try since it was so close to our cottage. What a pleasant surprise!! It was beyond our expectations with drinks, food and service. All was fresh, delicious and... More

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In our very small town of Emerald Isle, we are luckily to have a restaurant that measures up to any restaurant in a big city. Kathryn's is sophisticated and an excellent experience all around. The food is excellent (try the oysters), the drinks are creative and the service is solid. Although it can be pricey, I have never had a... More

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Newport, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I have dined here several times. It's an upscale restaurant in a very small strip mallon the main road through Emerald Isle, NC. Impressive service and excellent food and drinks. The owner checks on every table personally. I feel it's a little pricey for the area though, but that's my only complaint!

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Bealeton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Recently had dinner at Kathryn's the food is always fresh and appealing. The service excellent and the drinks are Perfect!

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Cedar Point, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been here as a couple and with our daughter. The food, desserts and martinis are good. it is a nice restaurant; it's nicely decorated and nicer than it looks from the outside. They do consistently under cook their steaks in my opinion which is why they only get four stars, and it's really too bad because sending back... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Early Saturday evening visit while everyone was at Mullet and Mum Fest. Have not been here in a year in or more....did not find anything new or seasonal. Wait staff is exceptional, but he made an assumption we were visitors "down here" even after we told him we were local. Food was prepared perfectly. Portions were single and no salad... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We have visited the Crystal Coast from Ohio every year since 2006 and discovered Kathryns Bistro while in Emerald Isle in '08. We usually dine here twice during our week long stay but adding a child to our dynamic had prevented us from dining in in the last 4 yrs. This yr we decided to give it a try and... More

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Stokesdale, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is not cheap, not by any standards. However, the surf-and-turf was very, very good. The filet was almost fork tender, cooked perfectly and the scallops were also perfectly cooked. We have gone before and will go again, but the price precludes more than one visit per vacation for us. $133 for two meals, one appetizer, no salads, two drinks.... More

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Chester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner and a martini here this last week! Very impressive place but hard to find. They need to update their location to help out of town travelers

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Additional Information about Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

Address: 8002 Emrald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28954
Phone Number: 252-354-6200
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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