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“Worth coming for the view”
Review of Sandbar & Grille

Sandbar & Grille
Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $42
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: We are a casual dining restaurant located on the Pamlico Sound in Buxton. We have been serving lunch and dinner on the Outer Banks for 18 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 12 years. At this time lunch is served daily 11:30-3, and dinner is served nightly at 5pm. All of our soups are homemade, we serve an assortment of fresh seafood daily, as well as sandwiches, steaks, ribs, and pastas. We have live music on the deck Thursday & Friday nights this summer. Hope to see you there!!
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our wonderfully helpful waiter suggested that since we were just ordering drinks, it was OK to take them out to the second-floor deck and get a load of the great view. We actually ordered an appetizer too and came back in for that.

The view was so WIDE as there is nothing much on the sides of the building and we were there at sunset. It was thoroughly enjoyable and I very much recommend it.

You can't eat outdoors though, so I think coming for drinks is the best idea and am happy that's the strategy we followed; however, the view was pretty good from inside also.

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Thank Annette P
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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a pretty good meal at this restaurant. The food wasn't bad. The portions were generous and it was fairly reasonable. The waiter was friendly and helpful. He did a great job of serving us efficiently. There is a nice view of the water!

Thank michelewave04
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food is very good and the proportions are adequate. This is obviously a restaurant where the chef's experience in preparation for great taste is certainly noticed. My wife and I ate there one night and the next we took two other couples... yes it's that good.

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Thank travelinBillybob
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Half bar (but remember Dare County is a 'dry' county, so only beer and wine), half restaurant, the upstairs has great views overlooking the Pamlico Sound. Very good, but typical Hatteras seafood fare. Great for families early, or adults hanging out later.

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Thank billq-newburgh
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jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Just wanted to let you know, liquor by the drink was passed in December of 2010, so Hatteras Island has had full bars (if the individual restaurant chose to get the permit) since the beginning of 2011, which we have. I'm sure the hostess gave you a cocktail menu with your dinner menu when you were seated. So you know for next time you're down here!!

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Ivan was our server and was very good to us making wonderful recommendations and keeping things in order for us.

We had the steamed shrimp, Prime Rib (special on Wednesday night!!), and 1-1/2 pounds of crab legs. Other than the Prime Rib not being the temperature we ordered (ordered it rare and it was at best medium-rare) the food was very good and well worth the price. Would eat there again next time we're in town!

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