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The Captains Table

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47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3117
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (77 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“shrimp” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Food was great. Staff super friendly. Senior portions perfect. Wish we had returned rather than trying other places.

Thank kayb49825
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We had crab cakes for every meal while visiting OBX and these were our favorite! Excellent meal and very friendly staff.

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We have been here several times and were always very pleased with our meal. One reason we traveled to Buxton this time was to dine here, but we were disappointed that they were not open yet on Sundays. I should have checked the webpage. We...More

Thank swamplady
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Preordered lobsters. Supposed to be 2 pounds but were smaller for sure. Clam chowder was mediocre. Waitress ever asked how things were or if we wanted refills of anything. Asked for butter for our bread and baked potato. We were given a spread mix instead....More

Thank OpinionGuru
Reviewed November 14, 2016

A Tad above Average in food area, expensive, but family atmosphere and a full menu ...We either have bad timing but we can't seemed to figure out when their open or what time they close..it seems to fluctuate with the amount of business their doing...More

Thank richdane
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We heard that this is the place to eat inexpensive good food and were disappointed it was closed up for the season. They have a senior menu for under $10 and the locals eat here. Wish they would have been open.

Thank sunvacation2015
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We visited the Captains Table after hiking up the steps at the Cape Hatteras lighthouse so we were hungry! We saw many people from the lighthouse visit there so this restaurant must be a popular restaurant in the area. It has a homey atmosphere, casual...More

Thank maryannfm
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

There was no wait, the service was great and the food was very good! Clam chowder was very good! Most anything seafood you could ask for was on the menu. We will go back for a second meal.

Thank jhais28374
Reviewed October 15, 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here one evening. I had outstanding fried oysters and my wife had sole. I loved my oysters, but my wife couldn't finish her sole. Considering Hatteras Sol Waterfront and Dinky's restaurants in Hatteras village, we elected to return to...More

2  Thank stan w
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok. My husband said the seafood was over cooked. I had the broiled shrimp. It had not been cleaned very well and it still had the legs on. Our server had no personality but was efficient. We will not return.

2  Thank Shelby K
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Karen M
September 13, 2016|
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Response from alyshines | Reviewed this property |
Very casual. Not dressy at all...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: 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: +1 252-995-3117
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