We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Captains Table

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-3117
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 294: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the cracked and my daughter got Mac and cheese from the kid's menu. The Mac and cheese was from a box. Annoying, because it does not take that much more effort to make a homemade stovetop Mac and cheese. The crab cakes had a decent texture and decent flavor, but again, not great. I got green beans as... More 

Helpful?
Thank maclba
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the seafood platter for lunch and really enjoyed it. Clams, shrimp, fish, scallops, all were great and the service was fast considering the restaurant was busy. We had dined there before for dinner and liked that very well. We'll definitely return!

Helpful?
Thank Jim M
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was ok, service was ok. I had deep fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, and cinnamon apples. My husband had crab cakes. Not enough for a return visit.

Helpful?
Thank K B
Amory, Mississippi
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the middle of the week they didn't have cold beverage we ask for and were out one of their specials we had ordered. Not only that it took an extremely long time to even get waited on. Service was marginal. I could understand if they were covered up but they were not. Food was average for what... More 

Helpful?
Thank debu975
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat the taste, quality, or service for your hard earned money. For more than 20+ years we have never been disappointed with this family friendly restaurant. Delicious homemade food with a menu that caters to everyone in your party-- and a special section dedicated to the food all children love as well as a senior menu for those wanting... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diana T
Southwest Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family reunion at the Captain's Table 7/25/2016. We were greeted by friendly staff and seated at a roomy table. We had the yummiest , piping hot hush puppies to enjoy almost immediately . Our drinks were served quickly, ice tea was fresh brewed and delicious . Our server was so delightful, very responsive. She was very patient... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nurse3811
Morris County, NJ
Level Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a dining destination in the many years we've been visiting Hatteras Island, it hurts to say that this old favorite has slipped. Their Hatteras-style chowder, a personal favorite, was bland and flavorless tonight, even though I asked the waitress to "dig deep" for more clams, which she did. My wife and I both had the shrimp special in butter... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank blueguyredcounty
Columbia, MD
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that our visit to Hatteras would not be complete without stopping at the Captains Table for dinner. For the most part we were not disappointed. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was closer to a diner than a restaurant but hey, your at the beach. Also there was no bar from what I could see in case... More 

Helpful?
Thank FromColumbiaMD
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite places we ate while on vacation. Super friendly staff! The food was some of the best we had during our week here. My husband and I both had the crab meat and fried shrimp and they were great! Really good hush puppies. The food came out quickly. They also have a kid's menu with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie M
Athens, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch special of Spanish Mackerel, fries, cole slaw, hush puppies with sweet tea for $8.99. It was a large portion of fish and everything was delicious. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Charles W

Travelers who viewed The Captains Table also viewed

Buxton, Hatteras Island
Buxton, Hatteras Island
 
Buxton, Hatteras Island
Buxton, Hatteras Island
 

Been to The Captains Table? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: 252-995-3117

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Captains Table staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?