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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Scallops were delicious. With the Jasmine rice the flavors were spectacular. Tuna was cooked perfectly. Nice presentations. Abundance of martinis to chose from. Grass Hopper & Milkyway were yummy, $12 ea. Our server, Morgan, was very knowledgeable about the area. She directed us...More

Thank C G
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Went here last night with my mom, husband and sister, after reading positive reviews. I would have given this restaurant five stars if it had not been for our wait person. The food was wonderful, as were the martinis and the cheesecake. But our experience...More

Thank TwoTravelinFools
Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant could thrive in any big city of the country. Emerald Isle should be so thankful that the Martini bar chose to stay in the coastal area for the last ten years.. The soft shell crabs were meaty and well prepared. The scallops were...More

Thank Charles c
Reviewed October 6, 2015

We usually stop in while we're on vacation for some drinks and are never disappointed! The Bartenders know how to make a martini and they remember us year after year. If you want a great drink, be sure to stop in.

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We regularly go to Kathryns for something special for a meal or for a good martini and apps at the bar. Have yet to be disappointed and we have been going since they opened. High dollar for the Island but you get what you pay...More

Thank mmarnp
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Servers are very well trained. They claim to be fine dining but they're not, if this was located in any major city it would fail, they survive because at the moment they don't have any good competition. Food is good but not good enough to...More

2  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed September 20, 2015

My wife and I went to dinner here during our vacation. I had never been here despite coming to Emerald Isle about 20 times. We saw good reviews and decided to try it. We went on a Thursday night and the place was crowded, but...More

3  Thank Chas M
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner during girls weekend. We came during off season and was told the wait was a hour; while we waited we got martinis (slightly over priced). There was a great selection of specialty Martinis. Once seated we were told of the...More

1  Thank Holli L
Reviewed September 16, 2015

We went on a Saturday after Labor Day and was pleased there wasn't a wait (we went around 6pm). The service was excellent and my rib eye and veggies were wonderful. I would definitely return.

Thank Pam32887
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Ist visit in a year, had a great steak and wife had an unusual shrimp and grits. Server, tall guy,did a super job, got our order perfect, jovial and friendly. Salad had pine nuts or seeds which sparked it up. Upscale crowd for sure, not...More

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Response from sssears | Reviewed this property |
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Response from gojusensei | Reviewed this property |
outdoor patio only a waiting area at the front. If you go to other places, call or email ahead of time to check. I would think that unless it is a special guide dog, that they would not be allowed in food areas. You may... More
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Response from L F | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but a quick call to the restaurant would give you an answer.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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