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Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Sandbars Raw Bar and Grill is proud to serve the Kill Devil Hills area with great food, and a fantastic atmosphere. Relax with good company as our fantastic staff treats you like one of the family. Are you craving delicious seafood that can’t be beaten? You’ve come to the right place. Sandbars is proud to offer top-of-the-line seafood! We are bound to satisfy even the heaviest craving for crab and shrimp. We hope to leave your taste buds completely satisfied. Come for the food, and stay for the atmosphere! We are ready to greet you with a smiling face.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner overall. Justine was a very helpful and accommodating server. Shrimp tacos were fabulous...wish we lived closer I'd order them all the time. Fried shrimp and oysters fresh and prepared perfectly. Delicious local beer on tap. Fresh raw oysters, tried 3 varieties, enjoyed them...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Patty J
michellesQ6167ZU, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Patty J, thank you so much for your five star review!! We are glad you enjoyed all Sandbars has to offer. We are excited to share this first trip to the OBX with you. We hope you come back again! Thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Had lunch here today. Been here before and it was fantastic. On this visit, it was a different story. Our server was cold as ice. Soup was lukewarm. Fried oysters were very good though. Cole slaw wasn't good. Maybe I will try again, but not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chupakilldevilhills
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

I am sorry to hear about your experience yesterday at Sandbars. I am glad you have been here before and thought it was tantastic. I am sorry we didn't live up to that same expectation. I will let Mark know about the server - he...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is the kind of place for all people. It is fun, relaxing and the food is great. You do not often find good bars and/or restaurants in strip centers, but Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill is the exception. We loved this place. It is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Nightowl, thank you so much for your five-star review and kind words. You summed up the purpose of Sandbars and exactly what Mark had hoped Sandbars would be for locals and tourists alike. We are glad to hear the service and food were both great....More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Bar, restaurant, casual atmosphere, friendly staff, your average seafood near the beach tourist food but good not excellent though, overall I liked the atmosphere the bestMore

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EL20165
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Sandbars. I am glad you enjoyed our atmosphere. Chef Mark was a little disheartened when reading "average seafood." He prides himself in serving fresh, local seafood and creative specials. I do hope you stop in again for...More

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Our last night a OBX and we found the best place we have eaten so far. The food was amazing and the service was great! Best mignonette with oysters I have ever had. This is a must do place!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cathyv941
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Cathy, thank you so much for your five-star review and kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Sandbars and liked the food. Chef Mark takes pride in what he serves his guests. We hate it was your last night but we hope...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

During the weekend trip to the Outer Banks (OBX), we decided to check this place out. The owner, Mark, was was working and treated us with a smile and offered some great menu options. I started with my standard Blue Moon for my beverage and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 74Jason
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Jason, thank you so much for your five star review. Yes, we are hard to find from the bypass but are extremely grateful you tried us out. I am glad you were able to meet and speak with chef and owner, Mark, and that you...More

Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Have been here before for Oysters, Clams and Beer. First time for sandwiches. Group had crab cake basket, spinach salad and the lunch special fried Cobia basket and fried pickles. All was very good with the Cobia being excellent! Fresh caught...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jeffrey H
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Jeffrey, thank you for your review! Yes, we specialize in fresh seafood and glad you enjoyed the cobia! We hope you had a chance to come back for our famous happy hour. We hope you stop by again soon. Thank you again for the review!

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

the service SUCKS! This place is great for a quick beer and to shoot a game of pool. I think it is the best hamburger on the Beach. Great place for happy hour but just know that the staff is horrible. They are not personable...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Patty, thank you for your review. Mark, chef and owner, is glad to hear you enjoy our burgers, oysters, and atmosphere Sandbars provides. However, he is extremely concerned about the service you have been given. It sounds like you come to Sandbars often and you...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The wife an I stumbled onto this one evening. Great seafood and that night there was good local entertainment. Very good service. Had a good time an enjoyed. We felt like we were a part of the local groups.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Robert P
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Robert, thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your night, the local seafood, entertainment, and service. Our hopes for Sandbars was to provide a locals feeling atmostphere. We hope you come back again soon!!

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner for the first time and it was delicious. The fried pickles and calamari were delicious. Our entrees were wonderful. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. We will gladly return.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank boxshop
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your five star review! We are honored you spent some of your birthday with us at Sandbars. It sounds like you had a good experience and that is what we strive for here. We look forward to seeing you again!!

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