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Open Water Grill

39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-505-0159
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Mexican, Asian, American
$$ - $$$
39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here with a large group. The service was pretty fast, which was important with four children. The salads were the best part of the meal. Five of us barely touched our main entrees and left hungry. The chicken parm was just... bad. The...More

Thank 50StatesQuest
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're in the OBX, near Avon, make sure to stop in and see Dani (sp?) at the Open Water Grill- she was super fun to talk to, and gave us some great recommendations. We had the Shrimp & Grits (my favorite version so far-...More

Thank KristenSOMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the best family meal all week. Even in the famous black out of 2017 they all did everything to please use. Leroy Faroe was the man!

Thank hershbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was abysmal, two servers brought us someone elses food despite relatively empty restaurant. Out of crab legs!! Powdered iced tea in the South???? Probably instant grits and my thai chicken tasted like lean cuisine. Hope this restaurant won't be open too much longer, I...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with a group of 15 people while on vacation. While the dining room itself is pretty small, they were very accommodating to our large group. When we arrived only one other large group was there. The food was good, although they were out...More

Thank rmerritt22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! From the service to the chefs...perfection!! I cannot wait to come back to experience this again! The food was fresh and flavored to melt in your mouth! Thank you for such an awesome experience!!!

1  Thank Heather J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place in the local magazines and thought it would be good for us but we were wrong. We waited over an hour for our food with very hungover kiddos. The drinks were watered down and over priced and the food was horrible....More

Thank Lamaturo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the open water grill at about 12 30 pm and there were 2 other tables. We had 8 children with us. We ordered and didn't get our drinks for a half hour and our food arrived an hour and a half later...More

Thank Angel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a date night...what a bummer! The atmosphere for the outdoor seating was picturesque BUT the flies were unbelievably bad!!! The Long Island Iced Tea was weirdly not at all like a Long Island AND the food was bland. The fish tacos barely had fish...More

Thank EmMcBurn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is poor Food is bland and did not match the description. Ordered mac and cheese menu describing lots of crab asparagus and cheese it was very bland with zero asparagus. We asked for water and was shorted two glasses at the table. Asked for...More

Thank amom21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-505-0159
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The doors are open for the 2016 season! Come on in and check out our totally revamped menu with a fresh new look for Hatteras Island. With unique options and great view Open Water Grill is sure to be a dining destination you wont want to miss. Located at MP 54 at the northern end of Avon. Come see the view for yourself!
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