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Watermen's Bar & Grill

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25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-2000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (17 reviews)
“citrus slaw” (15 reviews)
“tuna” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family stopped on a whim and we were so surprised with the food. Good was very fresh, cooked perfectly and service awesome. We will be back! We tried the ahi tuna appetizers...most excellent. I had the ahi tuna sandwich with wasabi cream sauce, excellent....More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab some good food and adult beverages. Service was friendly and good. Plus you can't beat the view.

Thank yourfatmomma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We normally do not eat at the same place on vacation and ate here 3 times. Tried some other places and either closed or waited iver 15 minutes with no service and unhappy customers around us. We decided to stick with the same place with...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, the bottom line is that we came back for a second meal as soon as we could during our week at a close-by campground!!!! Came the first time due to Trip Advisor comments, and now will leave our glowing review for others to read...More

Thank MuleHead2
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Stopped in for lunch not far away from our rental house. It was quite not what we expected. Small inside area and a big area outside along with lockers and a huge lawn with water kite boards. Had an awesome meal of Signature Watermen's Burger...More

Thank 844tamarad
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went there for dinner and ate outside to watch the kite boarders and waves. Lovely spot. Crab stuffed mushrooms were delicious and crab cakes are spot on. Personally, I like them with a little spice but these were perfectly cooked and...More

Thank adr1971
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This place had a very cool vibe. It is sound front, and it is next to one of the vendors for all the water sport activities that happen here. While we were eating there were some folks kiteboarding which made for an interesting view. The...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We just left (6 adults and 5 kids) a lovely dinner! Kate was helpful and kind, taking into account food preferences and other needs, and was a absolute delight! The desserts (made in house by Kate!) were delish and a perfect ending to our meal......More

Thank mag1carpetr1de
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch during our girls weekend in the Outer Banks. The bartender was great, she was very helpful and very friendly. I think she said her husband was the GM of the restaurant. It was a super windy day so we ate inside but...More

Thank nrmarzian0
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

There are enough existing reviews that are descriptive, so I will forego any of those type comments except to say that Watermen's does in fact have indoor seating contrary to a couple of the reviews. We sat indoors for our lunch which consisted of excellent...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Waves
  • Phone Number: +1 252-987-2000
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