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Down Under Restaurant & Lounge

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8055 Aska Rd, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 30513
7066327891
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Description: We have a wonderful 2-story building on Route 12 in Waves. Our property...
We have a wonderful 2-story building on Route 12 in Waves. Our property extends to the Pamlico Sound to enjoy all of the water sports happening right in front of your eyes. The Triple S Tournament (Kite Boarders invitational competition in June each year)is directly in front of our property. While sitting on our large deck enjoying a drink and a meal, you won't believe the colors at sunset! We have full ABC permits and a menu that will please most appetites.
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
No cars in the parking lot

Should have been a clue. The food was okay, nothing great. With seafood abundant in the area, this place lacked well prepared food. The only diner in our group who like the food had the baked potato skins appetizer.

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
Mark C
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We'd been to this resturant 5 or 6 years ago and had the best sea scallops I've ever had in my life. They didn't have them which was dissapointing, but both of our meals were fantastic !! The parking lot had been empty as well as not having an answering maching. When we drove by earlier in the afternoon, there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We've visited the Outer Banks for two years in a row, and have made a point to eat here multiple times during each stay. Great food, great drinks, affordable prices and fun atmosphere! Order the fish tacos- they're amazing!!

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1 Thank Alissa H
Wyandotte, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This a great restaurant. I loved their fish salad and burgers. They had a bargain on their fresh peel/eat shrimp! Even kangaroo burgers were on the menu but at the time we went they were in the process of shipping the meat. So we will try it again this year.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Should have been a clue. The food was okay, nothing great. With seafood abundant in the area, this place lacked well prepared food. The only diner in our group who like the food had the baked potato skins appetizer.

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1 Thank Mark C
WV
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

10 years ago, when the Down Under was located at the pier, it was a GREAT place to eat. They had the best burgers I'd ever eaten. I don't know if new owners took over after the hurricane or what, but ever since it moved across Hwy 12 it has not been good. I really want to like this place.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

First time to Outer Banks.We went last night with 4 children under 6 years old and this restaurant didn't mind a bit. I had wings that were amazing and a basket of hush puppies (arguably best hush puppies ever). Kids had chicken strips and awesome fries and my husband had fish...he liked it. Not much around Waves/Salvo/Rodanthe but this was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Years ago Down Under Restuarant was located by the Rodanthe fishing pier. The food was wonderful and they seemed to have a very good business, especially with the hotel and pier located right by it. However, when it closed, Debbie opened a smaller restuarant on the sound called the Tiki. The food was reasonably priced and as before, outstanding. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food was awful, hostess was rude, Tuna was frozen.... bye the way a seafood restaurant shouldn't advertise catch of day if the catch is from the freezer!!!! Was very disappointed and all good reviews were either A. From the owner or B. Friends of owner we had eight people at our party and not one good meal poor quality... More 

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2 Thank justin65716
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The place was ok location, ok server and little slow. The food was good basically, price was slightly high for the food we received and the theme was confusing. Not sure what about the place was about downunder. Anyway ok time.

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Thank danfras
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

My husband was right when the parking lot is empty STAY AWAY! I said come on give it a try. It seemed so strange that the parking lot was empty at 9:00 am and we were the only customers in the whole restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and brought the food less then five minutes of ordering. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8055 Aska Rd, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 30513
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Waves
  • Phone Number: 7066327891

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  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25

Description

We have a wonderful 2-story building on Route 12 in Waves. Our property extends to the Pamlico Sound to enjoy all of the water sports happening right in front of your eyes. The Triple S Tournament (Kite Boarders invitational competition in June each year)is directly in front of our property. While sitting on our large deck enjoying a drink and a meal, you won't believe the colors at sunset! We have full ABC permits and a menu that will please most appetites.

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