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Sandbar & Grille

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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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Cherokee, Texas
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

!0 of us went here for dinner. It was delicious. Every body enjoyed their meal. I had clam strips and fried flounder, super good. Good service. Would have gone again but they're closed for the season. I'll be back again next year.

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Thank Job O
Birmingham, Alabama
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here in September and it was very good- crowded- service was quick- food was good..daughter has since returned since she lives nearby

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Thank HLSESS
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very good meal. Pork loin for my husband which he loved. Chicken mozarella was very good also, large portions. On the water.

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Thank Sally R
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

For our last dinner in Buxton, we stopped here since it was close to the Inn on Pamilico Sound where we were staying. We were lucky to get a corner window seat overlooking the Pamilico Sound as the sun was setting. I had the half pound shrimp dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans and my husband had the surf... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Family dinner. Not one of us were impressed with our food. Fillet mignon was tasteless, salads were okay and seafood was average. The atmosphere was nice though.

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Thank Cindyhf111
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We ate at Sandbar our first night after a long day's drive. The service is fine and the food is ok - nothing to write home about. I was disappointed in my crab cake. I love crab cakes and thought it would be a no-brainer on the Outer Banks - it was average.

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Thank G P
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped here for date night on our last day of vacation! The restaurant overlooks the sound and the food is WONDERFUL!

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Thank Elliewe05
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped here for a quick lunch after an afternoon of shopping. The food was okay, but nothing that would make me stop here again. There was an arcade in the bottom floor which I thought was great because we had a lot of children with us. The view was beautiful as well.

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Thank Emily R
Green,OH
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I found this place a few years ago and really like it since believe it or not it is hard to find quality food and drinks (in our experience) in the lower Outer Banks area like Buxton and Okracoke. But that was based on getting hamburgers or fish along with the side dishes. This year, we took... More 

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Thank biire2u
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant. Extremely good food. The fish bites with sauce was tender and fresh. Steak was tender and juicy. Shrimp and crab Alfredo was awesome. Service was great. Answered all questions.

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Thank Christy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3413
Description
We are a casual dining restaurant located on the Pamlico Sound in Buxton. We have been serving lunch and dinner on the Outer Banks for 18 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 12 years. At this time lunch is served daily 11:30-3, and dinner is served nightly at 5pm. All of our soups are homemade, we serve an assortment of fresh seafood daily, as well as sandwiches, steaks, ribs, and pastas. We have live music on the deck Thursday & Friday nights this summer. Hope to see you there!!

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