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Sandbar & Grille

49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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11 - 20 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was busy Sunday night, Memorial Day weekend 2017! My husband and I sat at the bar. Beautiful ambience overlooking the sound. Tastefully decorated. Bar tender was awesome! I had the broiled flounder which was so fresh, probably caught only hours before. My husband...More

Thank Scott-fan
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 19 May 2017

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 19 May 2017

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 19 May 2017 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 12 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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

Thank cdj_nc
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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 28 April 2017

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
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Priscilla M
Do you serve lobster
24 May 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from segparrot | Reviewed this property |
The night we were there they did
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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