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Down Under Restaurant & Lounge
Price range: $6 - $25
Description: We have a wonderful 2-story building on Route 12 in Waves. Our property extends to the Pamlico Sound to enjoy all of the water sports happening right in front of your eyes. The Triple S Tournament (Kite Boarders invitational competition in June each year)is directly in front of our property. While sitting on our large deck enjoying a drink and a meal, you won't believe the colors at sunset! We have full ABC permits and a menu that will please most appetites.
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Description: We have a wonderful 2-story building on Route 12 in Waves. Our property extends to the Pamlico Sound to enjoy all of the water sports happening right in front of your eyes. The Triple S Tournament (Kite Boarders invitational competition in June each year)is directly in front of our property. While sitting on our large deck enjoying a drink and a meal, you won't believe the colors at sunset! We have full ABC permits and a menu that will please most appetites.
Jacksonville, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not sure why rated so low...”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

First time to Outer Banks.We went last night with 4 children under 6 years old and this restaurant didn't mind a bit. I had wings that were amazing and a basket of hush puppies (arguably best hush puppies ever). Kids had chicken strips and awesome fries and my husband had fish...he liked it. Not much around Waves/Salvo/Rodanthe but this was a good find. We will go back before we leave!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank JaxSmithFamily
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NC
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Just Average”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Years ago Down Under Restuarant was located by the Rodanthe fishing pier. The food was wonderful and they seemed to have a very good business, especially with the hotel and pier located right by it. However, when it closed, Debbie opened a smaller restuarant on the sound called the Tiki. The food was reasonably priced and as before, outstanding. We ate there every time we visited the outer banks (every 2-3 weeks during the summer). For some reason, that closed too. We had not tried this new location, even though it has been open for several years, and decided it was time to give it a try. I called and ordered take-out. The person answering the phone didn't know what kind of fish was in their fish basket but she quickly found out for me. Food was ready for pick-up in 10 minutes. Price was high for the quantity of food we received. The mahi and fries were good. The shrimp...well the batter tasted a little rancid. I don't think we are going to try it again for another couple of years.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank weekendbeacherNC
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stay Away”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food was awful, hostess was rude, Tuna was frozen.... bye the way a seafood restaurant shouldn't advertise catch of day if the catch is from the freezer!!!! Was very disappointed and all good reviews were either A. From the owner or B. Friends of owner we had eight people at our party and not one good meal poor quality steak and very very very bad seafood STAY AWAY!!!! I do recommend Sting Wrays and Boardwalk South

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank justin65716
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good steady place”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The place was ok location, ok server and little slow. The food was good basically, price was slightly high for the food we received and the theme was confusing. Not sure what about the place was about downunder. Anyway ok time.

Visited August 2013
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Thank danfras
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stay away! Gross Food!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

My husband was right when the parking lot is empty STAY AWAY! I said come on give it a try.

It seemed so strange that the parking lot was empty at 9:00 am and we were the only customers in the whole restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and brought the food less then five minutes of ordering. The food was cold, the pancakes felt like rubber, which would not be so bad if our ice tea didn't tast like gasoline (so at least we could wash it down).

We didn't complain because we felt if the restaurant has no customers, the food is gross, sour, old tasting, and cold. What would be the chance that they would care.

So I felt pity for such a pathetic restaurant and paid the bill and went home and made breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank TMJ129
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