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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

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8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My steak was so tender it cut with a butter knife. The fish special was delicate and flavorful. I would definitely return

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Thank Kathy G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about the menu and the food is excellent. The service is also totally spot on, with excellent knowledge of the menu, the food and the wine. It is a truly amazing restaurant, with consistent expertise and execution. Though families with kids dine here, and are welcome, I would rather that the kids go to Rucker John's and leave Kathryn's... More 

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Thank cdj8583
Berrien Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. We had the fillet mignon and it was the best I have ever had. Service was spot on as well. We stopped at the bar on the way in to grab a martini, (key lime was fabulous) sorry to say the bartenders weren't very friendly or helpful.

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Thank Lisa49102
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We first dined at Kathryn's soon after they opened and loved it. It brought to Emerald Isle a level of dining above the usual seafood place. We just returned and it was still as remembered. The Martini list is expansive and it is hard to choose. The food this time was exceptional. We visited twice and had the filet (cooked... More 

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Thank Merge42
Roanoke, Virginia
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Four of us went to Kathryn's twice in one week. It is by far the best restaurant in Emerald Isle. It has a wonderful assortment of appetizer's , soups, do it yourself salads and entrees. We all opted for the Kathryn's romaine salad with shrimp or oysters. All were excellent. I indulged in crab and corn bisque, it was very... More 

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Thank Diane1313
Mantua, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on a weeknight & were quite surprised to see it as busy as it was but after getting our food we could see why! I got the grouper (catch of the day) & shrimp & it was amazing! My sister got the steak with crab & said it was one of the best steaks she's had.... More 

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Thank L6Seith
Washington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This restaurant is very consistent in food and service. Everything is delicious and well prepared. Service is friendly and efficient. A really nice dining experience in Emerald Isle.

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Thank Shell_Diva55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with our 4- year old here and it was great. Our waitress let us order a custom entree for our daughter( grilled chicken and rice), and both our dinners were great! The only thing I would say that needs improvement would be the dining area... Tables are very close and in one room. But overall, a great... More 

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Thank Tina B
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Wow! The food was wonderful! We all had the special which was Filet of Mignon, shrimp with smashed potatoes and asparagus! Filets were so tender and great flavor. We were seated right away, maybe due to off season? Waitress was attentive! Very good meal and we will return!

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Thank SusanLC0126
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

It's high time we shared our praise for Kathryn's since we've been coming here since it opened at least ten years ago and really elevated the dining options on Emerald Isle. We especially love the imaginative fresh seafood entres, like seared tuna, the Carolina Classic shrimp & grits, and any grouper special, and my husband's favorite, the sweet chili glazed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-6200

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