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“Great View on the Sound” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar

Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar
24502 Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
252.987.1100
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Rodanthe
Price range: $7 - $24
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar is known as The Hatteras Dining Experience. Each table has a view of the water. The cuisine is superb--with Chef Joel creating new menus seasonally. Food served here is local and fresh. We have the largest beer and wine selection on Hatteras Island. Reservations for large parties are recommended. Live music weekly, daily specials, and open more days than any restaurant on Hatteras Island!
Pennsylvania, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great View on the Sound”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is pretty much the only real restaurant in the area unless you travel another 25 minutes either north or south, The food was average but not horrible, the service was slow but it didn't really matter because we were enjoying the sunset and celebrating my sons birthday. The special for the day was prime rib but we all had seafood. I had fish and chips with a seafood bisque. The have Landshark advertising pieces as soon as you walk in but don't try ordering one because they don't serve it (bummer). They gave my son a free piece of cheesecake for his birthday which was a nice and generous offer. We tipped our waitress generously for this gesture.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stuart, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Local Seafood with a local sea view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First, it's not that hard to find as long as you realize that Good Winds is located above Kitty Hawk Kites.

Food was great. We went in the afternoon. I had the fish and chips while my wife had the fried shrimp platter. Now there are those that say you can fry anything but that doesn't mean that you can't fry badly. My fried grouper was perfect. The panco crust encased the fish rather than adhering to it, leaving the fish nice and flaky. The shrimp was fried with the tail removed, which is always a nice touch. And the coleslaw was well done with an extra zing of vinegar. Finally the fries were the lightly seasoned ones that seem to be the trend along the OBX. With a nice wine and beer list we settled on a North Carolina beer and a NC wine.

What really made this place a great stop was the scenery. Your at what really should be the 3rd floor. We sat outside watching the kite boarders and wind surfers. We also had the extra added bonus of "over-hearing" a lesson. We both thought, kite boarding may be fun to try next year. My advice to Kitty Hawk Kite, would be to have a little about the kite boarding classes on the menus. All in all we had a nice relaxing afternoon after a long drive.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MOUNT LAUREL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Friendly and Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our realtor recommended this restaurant, and it definitely gets 5 stars! The staff were all so friendly and attentive, and informative. We were very pleased with our salads and meals. The grilled crab cakes were delicious! And of course the view. Next time we'll go earlier to see the kite boarders, or later for the sunset. It was a great dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Relaxing atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Beautiful views of the sound while dining. Food well presented and interesting flavors. Very accommodating and friendly staff. The restaurant was a bit difficult to find as there was no sign along the road, but well worth the search. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Went here with friends while in Salvo for the week. The meals we all had were delicious. The shrimp basket was good, the shrimp, spinach & pasta was good. Great seafood bisque soup. Wait staff were very friendly. The views are fabulous. Great view of the wind surfers on the sound. Will definitely go again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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