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Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill

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3730 North Croatan Highway, Mile Post 4 1/2, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Denville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed in Kittyhawk for a week, Ate at this establishment twice. Food was very good and atmosphere was energetic .

Thank Jeffrey L
Dilliner, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you visit the Outer Banks, make sure you stop at Barefoot Bernie's. We go every year when we take our family vacation. The seafood dishes are outstanding. My son had a fabulous seafood gumbo and I had a mahi and shrimp dish over jasmine rice-delicious. There are fish tacos, crab cakes,fresh flounder and many other local fish dishes served.... More 

Thank Sadieodie
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are ever in the Outer Banks area, please do yourself a favor and stop by Barefoot Bernie's. Awesome food. The daily specials are always fresh and creative. Flounder, shark steak.....all perfection. Drinks are great. We had local craft beer and a Bernuda Triangle. Awesome waitstaff, too. I even spoke with the owner, Chris, who is from the Kitty... More 

Thank TrumpNation
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was okay and the food was just alright. The kids ordered the pizza and it was more like a frozen pizza, reheated. The sandwiches were average and it wasn't really anything to write home about. We are, we were full....but not wowed.

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon barefoot bernies about 3 years ago and have stopped every year since. I think we've had a bad meal yet from here. So far the pizza is by the far the best. Our waiter was very attentive and kept out drinks filled and checked on us several times.

Thank Lori s
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the loaded chips with shredded chicken and 3 different pizzas....all were delish and we left with full bellies! Although the place was packed when we got there, we only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table.

Thank sabergirl511
Medford, nj
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a party of 4 adults and three kids. We ate here for lunch, as we had gone the night before and the wait was 1.5-2 hours. The food and drinks were very good and the menu had a lot of options to choose from. Would definitely go back if not for the long waits. We got in for... More 

Thank Mknj77
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We kept eyeballing Bernie's on the list but didn't try it until the last day there and boy was that a mistake! I would have been there everyday after if I had tried it sooner! Out server Lane was very friendly and amazing at keeping our party of 7 happy. The Aloha Chicken was the best (what I could eat... More 

Thank Appalachianhikerx4
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barefoot Bernie's is awesome. You do have to wait a long time to be seated and sometimes they don't have their bread (which is so good), but it is definitely worth a visit. The crab dip, mahi mahi, fish tacos, and pizza are all great!

Thank boombostic
Cincinnati, Ohio
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, quick service, reasonable prices. Try the Texas Beast Burger. It's huge and excellent, as are the other burgers. The fish (mahi) tacos were a little better than average. The side sauce was very good, although I prefer just lime juice. The side salad was huge for a side salad. Fries were good, Not a read stand out meal,... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3730 North Croatan Highway, Mile Post 4 1/2, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 252-261-1008

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?