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Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill

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Specializing in exquisite and refreshing island cuisine in a classy yet casual tropical ambience, Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill & Bar has become a true destination on the Outer Banks restaurant circuit.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Beach, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was pretty good. Service was just so-so. There were maybe 4 groups eating inside and it was sort of like we were inconveniencing them. Luckily the food was cooked fresh and good. I had the fish and chips. Loved their waffle fries. Daughter...had pad Thai. It was huge. We ended up having enough leftover for all of us to snack on that night.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! So much open space for social distancing. The food was phenomenal we all left with clean plates. Highly recommend the crab dip and spinach dip with the warm fresh pita chips. Our server was a tall man with long hair in a bun and...we sat in the back garage area. He was amazing! We always had drinks and he made sure to check that everything was going well throughout the night! Wish we remembered his name, he was such great addition to our dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family stopped in for lunch at Barefoot Bernie's one afternoon last week. Our waiter was very attentive and the restaurant was super clean. Our meal was excellent. My burger was so fresh and tasty. The pizza my mom ordered was delicious and the crust...was perfect. My sister had some kind of egg rolls and quinoa salad that she really enjoyed. A great pick for hungry folks!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With Covid going on and traveling with a 4 year old, we kept everything “dine outside” or “to-go back to the hotel and eat” this trip. We ate at Barefoot Bernies last year and it was so good. We knew we would eat here again...when we came back on vacation. We have always avoided “to-go” orders pre-Covid because it’s usually never as good as it is when it comes out fresh. Well, Bernies passed the test for sure. Our hotel room was 15 min away and we had to take another unexpected 15 min detour before we even made it back to the room to eat. Our food was still just as good as I remembered and shockingly still warm enough to eat without having to microwave it. We probably would have ate here again before we left for home if time permitted but we were just too busy. We actually learned that there is a second “Bernies” in Corolla and will have to try that one as well! I can’t wait to come back again soon and hopefully be sitting back in the restaurant to eat next time!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got steamed crab legs. Drool worthy! There is also fun decor. Good place to catch a sporting event at the bar, especially if you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As expected-- Fabulous family lunch here and the nicest waiter--forgot his name, but he was on point with everything start to finish. Extremely knowledgable of the menu and no rushing us thru a meal. Had to order something new to try-- and the BAJA Chicken...Eggrolls w/ avacado dipping sauce and the small side dish of a Quninoa & Kale salad was a delicious pick!! Got me wanting to try this at home! Our family was well please with Barefoot Bernies for our lunch. Dynamite place to go-- if ya don't want to miss out on new flavors of great fresh food!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked our dinner here. I had the coconut shrimp dinner. The shrimp were big and very good and I liked the dipping sauce, just the right spice. Also the butter rum rice has a wonderful unique taste. Ate all of it. Also had a...ceaser salad with chicken. It was big and had a lot of dressing, which is what I like. Also had the skillet cookie and pineapple souffle. Both good, but I liked the cookie better because the chocolate chips melt and mix with the ice cream and then you have a chocolate sauce. Would love to go back to try more.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfection. We enjoyed everything. Our waitress shared her favorites and we ordered a few of them. The pollo loco chicken was delicious. We also had gyro nachos. Delicious. Everything was great. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OBX restaurants all seem to be similar after 2 weeks of imbibing, but this one stood out due to the menu and the service. The menu was nice and the service was actually the best we had!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Lots of choices. Service was good. Food very good. Prices moderate. Drinks were tasty but weak. Has a chain type atmosphere. Lots of TVs around. Benches outside for waiting.

Date of visit: September 2020
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MammaJoD
February 9, 2018|
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Response from OBXLOKAL | Reviewed this property |
look up their website, you can see menus online with gluten free marked, as well as a phone number or owners email to contact them directly, I'm sure He'll be very happy to answer any questions you may have !
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