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The Captains Table

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47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3117
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed well cooked local seafood. Ben had blue fish and Jane NC Shrimp. Both were excellent and the sides were OK. We particularly liked the Senior portions. Plenty of food for us at a reasonable price. Very busy but we were served promptly.

Thank EastTNTraveler
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great. Staff super friendly. Senior portions perfect. Wish we had returned rather than trying other places.

Thank kayb49825
Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had crab cakes for every meal while visiting OBX and these were our favorite! Excellent meal and very friendly staff.

Thank Jessica F
Corapeake, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times and were always very pleased with our meal. One reason we traveled to Buxton this time was to dine here, but we were disappointed that they were not open yet on Sundays. I should have checked the webpage. We will be back.

Thank swamplady
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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620 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Preordered lobsters. Supposed to be 2 pounds but were smaller for sure. Clam chowder was mediocre. Waitress ever asked how things were or if we wanted refills of anything. Asked for butter for our bread and baked potato. We were given a spread mix instead. Midway through when we were able to get her attention we asked again for real... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A Tad above Average in food area, expensive, but family atmosphere and a full menu ...We either have bad timing but we can't seemed to figure out when their open or what time they close..it seems to fluctuate with the amount of business their doing at the time..

Thank richdane
Knightdale, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We heard that this is the place to eat inexpensive good food and were disappointed it was closed up for the season. They have a senior menu for under $10 and the locals eat here. Wish they would have been open.

Thank sunvacation2015
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited the Captains Table after hiking up the steps at the Cape Hatteras lighthouse so we were hungry! We saw many people from the lighthouse visit there so this restaurant must be a popular restaurant in the area. It has a homey atmosphere, casual and friendly. The server was attentive and a pleasure to talk to. I had delicious... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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290 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

There was no wait, the service was great and the food was very good! Clam chowder was very good! Most anything seafood you could ask for was on the menu. We will go back for a second meal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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262 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here one evening. I had outstanding fried oysters and my wife had sole. I loved my oysters, but my wife couldn't finish her sole. Considering Hatteras Sol Waterfront and Dinky's restaurants in Hatteras village, we elected to return to those two and not the Captains Grill.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3117

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