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“Atmosphere great/Food good/Service needs work”
Review of Open Water Grill

Open Water Grill
Ranked #13 of 34 Restaurants in Avon
Price range: $12 - $25
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The doors are open for the 2016 season! Come on in and check out our totally revamped menu with a fresh new look for Hatteras Island. With unique options and great view Open Water Grill is sure to be a dining destination you wont want to miss. Located at MP 54 at the northern end of Avon. Come see the view for yourself!
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We chose Open Water Grill because it was on the sound side and we could watch the sunset and the kiteboarders near sunset. We also couldn't decide from the reviews how it would really be.
1. The atmosphere was great. We sat on the deck, over the sound. It was exactly what we were looking for.
2. Food was good. Several imaginative sides. Everyone was pleased with their meal. However, the menu was small and they were out of several things that we were interested in. I had the surf and turf alfredo-very good, but the flavor came from the meat...the alfredo itself was a bit bland. Fish and chips were a bit underwhelming. The fresh mahi with couscous was well received and the fish with the ribs was also well received.
3. Our server, from moment one, kept pointing out everything that was wrong. She was loopy from a double. It was hot on the deck. The air conditioner wasn't working. She was out of the draught that one of the other people in our party ordered, came back to see if he wanted anything else and then forgot what he ordered and had to come back again...she did comp that first beer. She didn't have change so we had to pull out our credit card.

Seriously, we had a good time and enjoyed our meals. Go in with a sense of humor and it will be a good experience.

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Thank belle717
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Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Avon. Great food, great drinks, great staff, and overall just a great place to be. Best sunset view I have ever seen. These guys have a lot going for them.

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Thank Gene A
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We have been in Avon, NC for 16 years and are sure this is up there among the best. Outstanding food - executive chef level. It's the only spot with a water view for a great sunset. Fresh fish daily - and I mean fresh! This place is a winner on so many levels.

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Thank loppy95
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Wife had the Fish and Chips. I had the Fresh Fish Special, grilled. Side dishes were creative and tasty. Wife hates Kale but tried and loved the Kale Slaw. Nice place to eat. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We chose to dine here the other night based on some of the reviews we read as well as the promised sunset views. The restaurant is not actually on the water, and has a very small balcony where you can try to get a glimpse of the sunset. The food was also disappointing, especially considering the price. The mussels were salty and while the flounder special was decent, the risotto it was served with was gummy and bland. The first tip off should have been when we asked for wine, we were told they didn't have a list and what did we want, red or white. The second tip off was the silverware, very cheap pressed flatware from China, the fork barely had prongs. I am sure there are better places to have dinner.

Thank Debtravelrx
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