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Fish House Restaurant

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48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-5151
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Lesage, WV
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Cordova, Maryland
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Clemmons, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fish House has ample menu choices with well-prepared fresh dishes sure to delight. We visited for the first time for lunch - friendly service and tasty food, both fried and grilled. We enjoyed our visit so much our family returned the next day for dinner. All entrees come with fries and hush puppies. Homemade cocktail sauce is delicious (and... More 

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Oregon
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good view, good people... what more could you want? We were one week after the bike weekend and on week before Spring Break, nice quiet beach break for us while the locals caught their breath. Couldn't have been better.

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Basically this is Pop's original place from across the street with a slightly bigger menu and a better view. Most of the entrees are served fried with French fries, slaw and hush puppies. Prices range from ~$11 for the clam strips to ~$18 for the crab cakes. A comparable meal from places in the general vicinity run 10-25% higher. Our... More 

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Ferrum, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Very friendly staff. Location is good and easy to find. They have outside seating which give a nice view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A group of friends and I camped in the Outer Banks for Memorial Day weekend and decided to eat lunch at this place because of the good reviews it had on Trip Advisor. Upon arrival, the server pointed us to a table in the back corner where we sat down and waited to be taken care of. We were an... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We have been coming to Cape Hatteras for 40 years and there really aren't many/any good restaurants left. The local seafood is all shipped by Sysco to their factory for processing and then back out here to the restaurants. So fresh is really about 3 days old! This restaurant used to be one of my favorites but after this visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?