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Sandbar & Grille

49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and a beautiful sunset! They may have the best pulled-pork sandwich I have ever eaten anywhere....simply perfection. Can get crowded during the busy summer months but worth it!

Thank rfmnj
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in for lunch while out and about in OBX. Food and service was very good. Sat outside. Nice atmosphere. Steamed clams were a little disappointing, VERY SMALL! other than that a good experience.

Thank bobsprincess64
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is consistently great year in and year out. It's a working person's seafood house that caters to locals as well as visitors to Hatteras Island with honest fare at affordable prices. The bowl of clear broth Hatteras chowder is a case in point....More

Thank NCLoggerheads
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the food to be surprisingly good for a restaurant with a great view. The hostesses couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. After a short wait at the bar (very friendly tender) we got a window table just as the sun was setting....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't stay , don't like skin on fish,was waiting in line yet greeter took others letting us stand there. Where's Sandbars southern Hospitality???

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go on a Tuesday when they offered lobster they said was flown in from Maine every week. It was messy but I loved it. GREAT fresh al dente green beans and salad, too! Husband loved his meal, too - fish...More

Thank amfh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was brisk, the food was delicious, and the beer was cold. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank cdj_nc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food and service. Never have I had a bad experience. One of the best bars in the island.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling with our dog and notice Sandbar had outdoor seating, usually a sign that you can eat outside with your pet. The hostess noted they were not serving outside, but we were more than welcome to bring Harley up to the outdoor seating...More

Thank obxmike
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great location nice looking place but food was average and ladies running it where kinda a bit rude. Clam strips are way over breaded and almost no clam the fried flounder was good but just good and the service was as good as it could...More

Thank Brent B
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Priscilla M
Do you serve lobster
24 May 2017|
Response from Bonnie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, believe they do
Do you take reservations?
26 June 2015|
Response from jbug348 | Property representative |
No, we do not. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Hope to see you!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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
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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!!