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Open Water Grill

39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-505-0159
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Mexican, Asian, American
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39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hatteras location - Very bad experience. Should have realized it was going to be bad when it took 30 minutes to get our food. Half our party never got thier food. Those that did received cold and tasteless dishes that were very expensive. Do not...More

Thank TravelKid5760
Reviewed 6 days ago

This review is for the Hatteras location. This restaurant could not have been worse. Some of the problems were: 1) 20 minutes after we were seated to get our drink order 2) Another 10 minutes for drinks to arrive 3) Another 10 minutes until our...More

1  Thank jimpierce2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took family out for dinner (8) great food and great service. Would highly recommend! Seven different orders and everyone of them were excellent. Kids enjoyed theirs as did all the adults.

Thank dzak2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and we had the place to ourselves for lunch with our big family! The waitress and chef were so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was incredible! Great beer selection too! The grilled shrimp salad and shrimp tacos were soooo good!!!

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because we were looking for a nice view of the sunset over the water, and we were not disappointed in this aspect. However, we were met with an excessive wait for service. The server we were supposed to have never came....More

Thank crashingimage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OWG is failing. Sorry. Totally overwhelmed staff in kitchen and dining room. Forty minutes waiting for fish to defrost? Eat somewhere else. We walked out.

Thank Ask_Greg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay we were there the week before Memorial Day, but the place didn't seem anywhere near ready to handle the seasonal rush. There were 10 of us and only 2 other people in the dining room, so we should have had excellent service. The server...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the menu is limited before Memorial Day, we still had plenty to choose from. Tuna and barramundi were cooked to perfection. Seasonings are always creative, making even a simple preparation distinctive. Sit outdoors and enjoy the view of windsurfers, water fowl, and even a...More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we where in Avon two years ago, we had an ok meal here and gave Open Water Grill another chance. The website shows the diner menu, but when you get there, nothing on website is in menu. The couple next to us also complained...More

Thank 901jones
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Poor quality food, long wait to get food , expensive. Eat somewhere else. No tap beer.

Thank Deirdre L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$12 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-505-0159
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The doors are open for the 2018 season! Come on in and check out our totally revamped menu with a fresh new look for Hatteras Island. With unique options and great view Open Water Grill is sure to be a dining destination you wont want to miss. Located at MP 54 at the northern end of Avon. Come see the view for yourself!
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