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“Good people, OK food”

Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar
Ranked #13 of 123 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar (formerly Sammy's Ice House)is one of the newest additions to the Morehead City Waterfront. We pride ourselves in our fresh, locally caught seafood and true southern hospitality. Join us in fall and winter for our Oyster Bar ... we shuck'em and you eat'em!!
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Good people, OK food”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went to Sammy's our first day in Atlantic Beach for vacation. Had fast and friendly service and the buffalo shrimp and oysters on the half shell were good. The wife saw a dish on the menu after we had ordered that she wanted to try so we also went back the next night. This time we had the same friendly waitress but the food was a letdown. I had a three item seafood platter that was a smaller portion at about double the price compared to what we can get back home. Tasted about the same too, nothing that outstanding. The wife ordered the dish she had seen, the seafood extravaganza. She was really disappointed with it. Not much seafood in it but lots of pasta. You would expect more seafood being at the coast. And for the money that was charged we did expect more. The waitress did ask if everything was ok and we didn’t want to cause her any problems so we said it was. I would go back but would probably look more to the specials they offer or the fresh, raw seafood on the menu and bypass the fried stuff and regular menu. I'm pretty sure you can find cheaper prices, even a dozen oysters on the half shell at around $18 a dozen costs more here than they do in most places around Charlotte.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Without a doubt the best NC has to offer”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have friends that live in Morehead City and they took me to Sammy's on Saturday night 9/14/2013 and I was delighted with the menu. I had the seafood combination platter. It consisted of Shrimp, oysters and scallops. It had a baked potato and I chose the steamed Broccoli as an additional side. Everything was excellent and the sea scollops were the size of golf balls! Most seafood is to heavily breaded but not at Sammy's. The mixed drinks actually had alcohol in them.
I will take every opportunity I can to eat there. The staff and the management are fun people.
Tommy B. in Cary, NC

  • Visited September 2013
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Morehead City, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too loud!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Music was to loud, shrimp faitas were not cooked,,Drinks were watered down, service was bad, only saw waitress once after took the order, she didn't even bring food out, she brought us the check didn't ask how we liked the food. Seems this resturant is just an extent of the bar across
called Jack's which is a dump!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank 10Angela
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“Don't go they don't have steamed oysters”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Don't go they don't have steamed oysters there menu says they have them but they don't and the server was like 80 she hardly ever came some other lady came by more than ours did.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Davie M
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CrystalCoast70, Owner at Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
We apologize if you did not understand from your server that we take great pride in serving only the best in LOCAL seafood. Oysters in mid-September in North Carolina are very, very small and just not ready for steaming. They are a seasonal item in North Carolina. In addition, we are a small, family-operated business and, contrary to your remark, none of our servers are 80 years old, but we would gladly hire 80 year old servers if they were in need of employment. Your remarks about my sisters were rude and uncalled for. They specifically remember your telling them your food was just fine. We encourage our customers to let us know if you are not satisfied with your order and we will make it right.
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Zebulon, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is one of the best restaurants in Morehead City. It is adjacent to the waterfront and just has a great feel to it. I had the parmesan shrimp, which was not the best thing on the menu, but very good. Adam had the fried shrimp and it was OMG amazing! The hushpuppies were made fresh and hot and delicious as well. The coleslaw was made in house and great too. Everything was just great. I really don't have a bad thing to say about this restaurant. We will dine here again next time we are in the Morehead/Beaufort area.

  • Visited July 2013
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