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Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

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303 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Manteo, North Carolina
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has been a go-to place for our family over the years. Breakfast has a good selection of your favorites. Lunch is always tasty. They use nice quality meats and give you fresh foods. Sandwiches and salads are both good. Be prepared to wait in line, but it moves quickly. Call ahead if you need to be super fastfast.... More 

Thank snippychick
North Woodmere, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So after the aquarium nearby, we decided to stop by and have a bite to eat,and after stopping here, we were not disappointed. I ordered The Sailor from the Grilled Sandwich Menu. The sandwich hit just the right spot. The food was beyond spectacular! I loved the sandwich u ordered, and would definitely go and order the same thing over... More 

Thank Gabe S
Manteo, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Poor Richard's is that local spot you hope you find when you go to a new place. For lunch, the food is fast and easy (even with a huge line), and after hours, this is a great place for entertainment. Late night is for adults here, but the restaurant is perfect for families during the day. We live right down... More 

Thank Bpstorie
Washington, Missouri
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here after kayaking. Our guide had recommended we stop for lunch. It was amazing! We had a crab cake sandwich and a corned beef with a wonderful pepper sauce. Would definitely return.

Thank michellef3434
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family always ends our week at the beach by eating lunch here. We love that it is dog friendly and our two pups can join us on back porch. The burgers are divine and The Sailor is a real treat with pastrami and smoked sausage! Staff is super friendly and it's great to just sit back and enjoy the... More 

Thank Wendy G
Franklinton, North Carolina
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159 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have very few if not any bad reviews. Came here via Trip Advisor and looked promising but just a high priced tourist trap. We live in NC but havn't visited Manteo since kids and they are listed as the #1 place to eat. Well that is horse crap and there is a much better sandwich shop up the street... More 

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VABLT, Owner at Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Dear Angry Bird, Your review is startling and eye-opening! Poor Richard's has been around since 1984 and of course, we've had our day's that we've made mistakes. The one thing we strive to do, when we do make one, is to make it right. During our morning meeting, we discussed this suspicious at best, review and no employee could remember... More 

Manteo, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are coming in for breakfast, lunch or late night snacks while listening to live local talent, you will find great eats, happy people and a satisfying experience. No matter if I get one of my usual choices or try a special, I am always happy

Thank r_islandgirl
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sandwiches are amazing! Pretty decent prices, too. You can sit inside or outside along the water and watch the boats go in and out. Cool place!

Thank Beth L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great find for a vegetarian in seafood bountiful town. They have tons of delicious options, seem to be really sweet people. I've had the sauerkraut and cheeses and the pimento sandwiches. Both were cooked perfectly, great crisp, good temperature.

Thank Alicia Z
new jersey
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had never been here; but, our son and family had been here many times since they live in Kill Devil Hills. We had spent a good bit of time at the outdoor farmers market and needed some food. The food and service were both very good and we would definitely go back again.

Thank pdeanartis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 12524733333
Start the Morning w Freshly Cooked Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. The Pub overlooks Main Street Manteo and the dining room and back porch overlook the sound and Marina along the boardwalk.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?