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Watermen's Bar & Grill

25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-2000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed yesterday

Fresh Salsa and Chips, with a few drinks. Margarita from the well was $5 and specialty drinks were $10 to $12. There were a lot of flies buzzing around as there was no wind on the day we were there to keep them away. Nice...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best place ever! Every single employee was amazing/Food-awesome, and service-outstanding!Coming back

Thank cblack1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pros-Food was good/View was great. Cons-No service. Had to go to the bar to order our food. The only time someone came to our table was to bring our food. Paid a decent amount for service you would get at a fast food restaurant. Very...More

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here. For a casual place, we were quite surprised how good the food was. We had the NC Bar B-que platter (ribs, chicken & Shrimp) and Grilled shrimp Kabob. Both were very good. You have the choice of eating...More

Thank Glen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the weather is nice do yourself a favor and sit on the back patio. The food was tasty and came very quickly. Servers were really attentive as well. A bit on the pricier side but it's to be expected with fresh seafood.

Thank willialc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Waterman's for the second time. Very clean and well appointed. Great staff and service. So convenient being able to store gear and launch at Real. Awesome experience. We will be back again next year.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here every year. It is our favorite place. Excellent food, drinks and view. Awesome staff. Great place for kids.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 10 hour ride into town, looking for a quick , but good meal for the family. Everyone found something they liked, and the food was delivered quickly even on a busy Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks while watching people kite...More

Thank Lizzyp76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and view. But food was Tasteless and expensive, waited more then 40 min our order. Service so-so

Thank Svetlana5ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a tourist area like this, it's not bad at all. View was great. Crowded but big enough to get a table. Food was just ok. I had the BBQ sampler which was ok but nothing special. Shrimp fajita similarly not inspiring. Pricey for what...More

Thank SeattleDoc2010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
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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