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“Decent food but not very friendly service”

Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill
Ranked #6 of 67 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Specializing in exquisite and refreshing island cuisine in a classy yet casual tropical ambience, Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill & Bar has become a true destination on the Outer Banks restaurant circuit.
Reviewed October 4, 2011

Our waitress started out warm and friendly but when my son didn't have his drink order ready right away it seemed to go downhill. She said she would tell us the specials first, which she did, then she left without getting his order. Then she brought him a drink he hadn't ordered and seemed irritated that it wasn't what he wanted. The food and drinks were delivered in a timely manner but she just was NOT friendly. We are easy and friendly restaurant patrons so I'm not sure why it's so hard to be nice. Definitely not a Southern hospitality feel!
The portions of the kids' pasta are pretty small - when you figure how cheap noodles are it is surprising.
I had the shrimp and grits with red eye gravy and it was VERY good. I just don't think we'd go back because we're afraid of the waitress!

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

It was a nice local restaurant, alot of locals and tourist were there, service was good and fast. We just had burgers/sandwich. They have a bar with TV to watch the games.

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Reviewed September 23, 2011

On a recent Sunday evening on the Outer Banks, we wanted to find something reasonably priced with a good selection of "finger-food" and hearty fare . . . and Barefoot Bernie's turned out to quite a good choice! The food and the wine was quite reasonably priced . . my wife had the scallops and I had half a rack of baby-back pork ribs with French fries. We would both pleased with the food and the prompt service. This is a good stop at OBX if you want unpretentious food at a very good price point . . the baby-back ribs were some of the best I have had in years.

Will Workman, Innkeeper

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Reviewed September 22, 2011

We ate and watched the Steelers - Ravens game here on September 11. The food was reasonably priced and very good and they pour a good Guinness. While it is known as a Steelers Bar, they do have TVs tuned to the other games as well. And the few Ravens fans that were there were also treated well.

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Reviewed September 19, 2011

Had lunch here. Ordered the hamburger. I guess by state law they can only cook the meat medium well. Well the burger was dry and lacked any real flavor. I have had burgers at other restaurants on the Outer Banks and have found them to have more taste and "juice". The other sandwich was the gyro. It lacked enough meat to make it worthwild to order and was also dry. We had to ask for extra sauce for the sandwich to provide any flavor. We visit this restaurant every year when we vacation in OBX, but the last 2 times have been disappointing. Last year for dinner we were also served food that was poorly prepared. It may be time for us to find another restaurant.

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Thank pghguy
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