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“Good food, presented well, live music, and view of the sound”

Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Rodanthe
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Good Winds Restaurant is located on the sound front in Rodanthe, NC and has something for everyone in the family for lunch or dinner and now Sunday brunch! One of the best spots on Hatteras Island to catch a sunset while enjoying a glass of wine or tantalizing appetizer. Take a look at our menu below and then come in for a visit and enjoy the breathtaking views paired with exceptionally great food.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, presented well, live music, and view of the sound”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Took my folks here and we had everything from seafood, to burgers, to Asian noodle bowls. Everything looked and tasted fantastic. Live acoustic guitar and views of the kite surfers in the sound.

  • Visited June 2014
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New Port Richey
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25 reviews
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“Excellent Service”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

The view is great and the server was awesome. We figured we would start with an appetizer to get a sampling of the food. We ate the crab cake appetizer and the calamari. We were not impressed by the food, and so didn't order dinner there. I would go back for the view and drinks but not to eat.

Visited June 2014
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Akron, Ohio
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23 reviews
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“Great food, frienndly staff”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visit Good Winds several times when we vacation in Salvo. We had the Friday fish special and would definitely order it again. Can't remember our other meals but have never had a disappoinment here. Wait staff has always been friendly and remeber us during the week. The view of the sound and kite surfers is great and there is a deck for outdoor seating. There is a nice bar and you'll find several locals seated there. Only downside is that at times it can be noticebly noisy but not unbearable. We will return here for sure on our next visit to Hatteras Island.

  • Visited April 2014
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Pennsylvania, USA
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great View on the Sound”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is pretty much the only real restaurant in the area unless you travel another 25 minutes either north or south, The food was average but not horrible, the service was slow but it didn't really matter because we were enjoying the sunset and celebrating my sons birthday. The special for the day was prime rib but we all had seafood. I had fish and chips with a seafood bisque. The have Landshark advertising pieces as soon as you walk in but don't try ordering one because they don't serve it (bummer). They gave my son a free piece of cheesecake for his birthday which was a nice and generous offer. We tipped our waitress generously for this gesture.

  • Visited May 2014
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Stuart, Florida
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58 reviews
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“Local Seafood with a local sea view”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

First, it's not that hard to find as long as you realize that Good Winds is located above Kitty Hawk Kites.

Food was great. We went in the afternoon. I had the fish and chips while my wife had the fried shrimp platter. Now there are those that say you can fry anything but that doesn't mean that you can't fry badly. My fried grouper was perfect. The panco crust encased the fish rather than adhering to it, leaving the fish nice and flaky. The shrimp was fried with the tail removed, which is always a nice touch. And the coleslaw was well done with an extra zing of vinegar. Finally the fries were the lightly seasoned ones that seem to be the trend along the OBX. With a nice wine and beer list we settled on a North Carolina beer and a NC wine.

What really made this place a great stop was the scenery. Your at what really should be the 3rd floor. We sat outside watching the kite boarders and wind surfers. We also had the extra added bonus of "over-hearing" a lesson. We both thought, kite boarding may be fun to try next year. My advice to Kitty Hawk Kite, would be to have a little about the kite boarding classes on the menus. All in all we had a nice relaxing afternoon after a long drive.

  • Visited May 2014
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