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All 32 Emerald Isle Restaurants

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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1 review
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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leslewis
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is nothing wrong here. There is nothing exceptional either. The staff were friendly and the service was good. The food had it's hit and misses. I had the ahi tuna appetizer, very good but way overpriced for 3 tiny slices of tuna. The shrimp and grits was okay, everything else was good. Drink prices are high, they are very... More

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North Crolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Friends and I met for dinner and our meals were excellent. It was pretty crowded for a Thursday night but we didn't have to wait. A large selection of Martini's and good menu selections. Most of us got the specials. Oysters, crab dip, filet, crab cakes, soft shell crab, shrimp and scallops and key lime pie. Not cheap, but worth... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Kathryn’s. We ordered mostly salads with grilled chicken. Even though the portions were very modest and on an expensive side, we enjoyed them because everything tasted great. The bread was out of this world! Also, the décor very nice and service (Rob was our waiter) was first-class.

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Virginia Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a delicious steak and shrimp dinner here. Our server was very attentive to us, and the Emerald Isle Martini was great (although pricey). We started with the crab & cheese dip, which was delicious, although it could have had more crab in it for my money. We shared the steak and shrimp special. The steak was cooked perfectly... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I decided to try here on our night out alone from the kids while on vacation. They do not accept reservations, so we headed out at around 7:15 on a Thursday. When we arrived they let us know there would be about 30 - 40 minute wait and we decided to stay. We grabbed two seats at... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The place was packed and we chose to sit at the bar for dinner and enjoyed chatting with their adorable hostess Taylor and Sherrod the bartender. We ordered a salad and chose one of their nightly specials for our entree. The food was phenomenal, our beverages were perfect and the atmosphere was awesome! I highly recommend this as a choice... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As far as fine dining in Emerald Isle, this is the best. We were hosting some out of town guests and decided to go to Kathryn's for dinner. We were very pleased with the service, food, and the bar selection. Will definitely go back again.

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