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Sandbar & Grille

49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

By far, The Sandbar & Grille was top notch. A table by the window overlooking the sound and the sunset, enhances the dining there. The food was excellent and a clear must do, while in the Buxton area. The servers were personable and responsive. Nothing...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife, granddaughter and I enjoyed a pleasant dinner here and were very pleased. As an 80 year old with ankle replacements, the stairs were not a welcome experience but anything worthwhile requires some displeasure. All in all - A great place on the sound...More

Thank Austin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on multiple occasions while visiting Hatteras Island. It has become a definite stop on every trip. The food and service is on point. There is not one bad item on the menu. When the crabstsck special is available I recommend...More

Thank Blake M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I stopped here before our long ride home from a day trip to the beach. The restaurant is pubstyle, and be aware - you have to go up a long flight of stairs to the restaurant. Also, the restrooms are on the...More

Thank JayLorraine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go there every year and are never disappointed!!! Yes, there is usually a wait but they always have live music on the outside deck so you grab a drink from the bar and the wait goes quickly. This year we actually didn’t have to...More

Thank kk2978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family reunion of 25 people and they were fantastic! They were welcoming, great staff, excellent food and invited us back next year! Thank you to Stacy who waited on us. We will Definately be back!

Thank pat m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see why they have a long wait. Food is very good. Wow !!! The fried green tomatoes 🍅, I could eat a bunch 🎈 All the dinners were very good! I had the fish others had the fantastic shrimp and pasta ( it’s so...More

Thank Usamargaritavile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here in both the fall and the summer. Both times I've gotten the broiled flounder with two sides. OMG, I love the broiled flounder. Simple, delicious fish with the mashed potatoes...awesomeness!!! The night we were there we sat at the bar and the bartender,...More

Thank Candace M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food on the sounds with plenty of deck space. A good spot to take in the sunset and enjoy an evening with family. The arcade is also a nice touch for the kids after a well-behaved meal. This is a repeat eatery for us.

Thank Hatteras H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving towards Nags Head from Hatteras Island in the evening. This restaurant showed like oasis. It turned out to be one of the highlights of the day. Pretty big restaurant, excellent natural view, live music. The parking lot full, people were waiting to...More

Thank Atraveller0511
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Priscilla M
May 23, 2017|
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June 26, 2015|
Response from jbug348 | Property representative |
No, we do not. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Hope to see you!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $42
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3413
We are a casual dining restaurant located on the Pamlico Sound in Buxton. We have been serving lunch and dinner on the Outer Banks for 18 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 12 years. At this time lunch is served daily 11:30-3, and dinner is served nightly at 5pm. All of our soups are homemade, we serve an assortment of fresh seafood daily, as well as sandwiches, steaks, ribs, and pastas. We have live music on the deck Thursday & Friday nights this summer. Hope to see you there!!
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