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On the Waterfront

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1 Harding Sq, Washington, NC 27889-4772
+1 252-946-3463
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

wWe made a reservation for after the first Haunted Washington Tour. We got to sit on the patio and look out at the water on a wonderful late October warm evening. I had a Carolina Clam Bake with clams, shrimp and scallops, while my wife had the Shrimp Scampi. The seafood was excellent and I had a nice hoppy California... More 

Thank Vaughn G
Cary, North Carolina
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221 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

It is a Saturday night in Washington NC and one of the highest rated restaurants in town TOTALLY failed. Disinterested server followed by a list of what was no longer available, and then a plate of plastic "appetizers" was a start. My wife's selection of the "Catch of the Day" was dry and tasteless (and the server didi not know... More 

Thank cruicad
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends and enjoyed massive half price martinis. My salmon was overdone. Great view and good service are redemptive factors. I'll give them another try.

Thank M P
Knightdale, North Carolina
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We were seated outdoors at sunset - gorgeous! The cornbread before the meal was very sweet - almost like cake - very tasty. We both ordered fried shrimp and oysters and were very disappointed. There was too much breading and with the very small oysters you could only taste breading. I had a salad which was very fresh and nice... More 

Thank Morris14
Manteo, North Carolina
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242 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Nice restaurant, great location, lots of choices! Went with a group and everything was delicious - the mozzarella cheese sticks and soft shell crab sandwich especially. Good size portions and great sweet tea!

1 Thank sweetsugartree
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with my girlfriend, who is from this area. I was visiting NC for the first time. The restaurant is on the water (duh) and we chose to sit in the outside, covered seating area. The view was spectacular! We were greeted promptly and served beverages. The sweet tea was excellent. I ordered something I can't get in... More 

Thank Dave M
1 review
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals I've ever eaten the char-grilled oysters and shrimp and grits are simply amazing and the staff make you feel like family!

Thank William D
Washington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

These guys have the best oyster bar in eastern NC. The management is awesome! The food is awesome! What more do you need other than good service and great food

Thank Zman1967
St. Petersburg, Florida
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

A great place to get some very good southern food. The enclosed patio is a great place to sit and enjoy a cold beer and some oysters. They had an excellent salad bar too.

Thank Christopher V
Laurel, Maryland
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

This place is so bad my spouse actually had to throw -up before we left. I had an oyster platter that if it had been fried any more could have been used as a brick. It was over-salted as was the baked potato which had been rolled in Kosher salt, split open and salted again. My spouse's salad was wilted,... More 

1 Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harding Sq, Washington, NC 27889-4772
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-946-3463
Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and out of this world homemade desserts. Also, a shelffish steam bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?