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Fish House Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-5151
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service & worse food. This place is terrible. We should have known when we got there because it was so empty. Save your money & your time.

1 Thank JUDY H
Warrenton, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner, catch of the day was Mahi and it was excellent. They also serve Hatteras Clam Chowder, it was perfect. Wait staff was good as well.

1 Thank Kevin Z
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Try the fried shrimp. Very fresh and taste of the sea. Fresh and not covered in batter also had the Mahi tacos. They were good but the shrimp was the shining winner. Staff was nice and attentive

1 Thank Renea J
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Service was very good and everyone really enjoyed their meal; fried shrimp, flounder and clam strips.

2 Thank Arron B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I have been stopping at this place for years and it has changed hands I think but I still love it! It is small, tidy and clean, mom and pop feel with the best sweet ice tea in town! I love the view of old and new boats and working boats too. It is not a manicures marina which I... More 

1 Thank conni r
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Every restaurant can have a bad night, but this was so bad we will never go there again! We ate here because the restaurant seemed to have local charm. The restaurant has diner-style decor with a view of a boat inlet off the sound. Most everything was disposable...plastic forks and cans of soda with Styrofoam cups. We ordered grilled tuna... More 

1 Thank CaseyK73
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

The tuna app is the size of an entrée (if it came with a starch). It is fresh and delicious. The spicy steamed shrimp are truly spicy. The hushpuppies are tasty, if a bit dense. The only thing I miss is the buffalo tuna, from before it was a Pop's establishment--and I bet they'd be willing to whip that up.... More 

1 Thank Sarah_the_F00die
Lesage, WV
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and were greeted warmly. We were seated in a booth with a great view of the sound. Our server was very friendly and answered any questions we had politely and patiently as she delivered our basket of condiments (cocktail and tartar sauce that were handmade). We ordered some buffalo shrimp for an appetizer. My son... More 

Thank deniseash
Cordova, Maryland
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

On a recent visit, we sampled their shrimp, oysters, scallops and mahi. All were caught locally,simply prepared and absolutely delicious! This is a very low-key restaurant where all the attention is on the seafood. If you are looking for the fine dining experience (and the price tag that goes with it) then you should look somewhere else. If you are... More 

Thank RoadLessTraveledMD
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

The first time my husband and I ate here was 30 years ago when it was Billy's Fish House. At that time it was still in the original "fish house" building, the food was inexpensive and outstanding. Over time an extension to the dining room has been added but it is still a very cozy (small) place. We visit Frisco... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: (252) 995-5151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?