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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

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8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Merge42
Roanoke, Virginia
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Diane1313
Mantua, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank L6Seith
Washington, North Carolina
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Shell_Diva55
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tina B
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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!

Thank SusanLC0126
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times, service is top notch, martini choices are great! The food is always fresh, the grouper is my favorite, my husband loves the fillet. Can't go wrong here for fresh food.

1 Thank Tina T
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Food, drink and service remains consistent year after year! Kathryn's is always on our list of restaurants to visit when we are in EI.

Thank dbg128
Oakland, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner one of the nights of our weeklong stay on Emerald Isle. My husband had the escargot and said it was some of the best he's had. I had the Portabella stacked with roasted veggies and it was worthy of going back again, just for that! Great service...we went right as they opened and had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
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: 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?