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Sandbar & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2014

We ate here a couple of days back. We had their special which was an Angus steak topped with crab meat. It was just great, one of the nicest steaks I have eaten in a long while. The waitress was very overworked due to a staffing problem but she kept her head and managed to provide us with good service... More 

Thank Pete I
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2014

The best ribs I have ever had - and chocolate cake - to die for. The menu was good and varied. Great for kids. Nice bar.

Thank Amanda S
North Canton, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I initially stopped at another restaurant for dinner, but after being seated we were left unattended for quite a long time. Taking this as an omen of impending bad service, we left and looked for another place for dinner. We spotted the Sandbar & Grille and pulled in. The place was crowded and the servers looked very... More 

Thank Melissa Y
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Food was cooked perfectly. Claim strips and Oysters were delicious. Also had a spinach salad and it was very good. Service was fine. It is kind of small and we got there early so we only had to wait for hostess to clean a corner table instead of seating us in middle of room. Wish we had gone back here... More 

1 Thank LFB_13
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place very friendly staff very professional. Had the prime rib was excellent I had the one with crab sauce, and husband had the blacked with blue cheese both were superb.

Thank Robyn B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had dinner here on evening...the scallop appetizer was wonderful...fried oyster meal was wonderful - lightly breaded. the steak was ok...not worth the price but the fried shrimp that came with it were good. the view is nice of the sound and the waitress was hospitable and helpful! Would go here again!

Thank lovbeech
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good food. One thing we didn't get was why the hostess put us next to the only other patrons that were there. Were bumping chair backs getting up from the table. Other than that food was decent, not terrible expensive, daughter liked the game room while waiting for the food.

1 Thank Jeff S
Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ate at the Sandbar twice during our stay in Buxton. The food was great both nights. Prime Rib was very tasty and the burgers were good as well. Yummy drink specials too!

Thank Jeanna B
West Seneca, New York
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178 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2014

because no food is served on the deck with a beautiful view of the Sound. It was early for dinner yet inside seating was filling up. We really wanted to be outside in the glorious OBX so we enjoyed a cold drink and beautiful scenery on the deck. The 1 man band was setting up and he was such a... More 

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Morris County, NJ
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always reliable good food (sometimes bordering on great), pleasant atmosphere, superb sunset views over Pamlico Sound, and decent-to-good service. A game room downstairs keeps the kids busy for the many families that come there. They have live music once or twice a week as well. We ate there on Labor Day (linguine with white clam sauce was absolutely smothered in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $42
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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