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Quarterdeck Restaurant

54214 NC Highway 12, Frisco, Hatteras Island, NC 27936
+1 252-986-2425
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
54214 NC Highway 12, Frisco, Hatteras Island, NC 27936
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we had a long wait due to not having enough wait staff. It was well worth the wait. Our waiter was nice and friendly.

Thank Mwiese
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by for our first time after they did the remodel. We had just come off a 6 hr drive to our beach house - too tired to cook. We were really pleased with the new look and feel. Fresh, inviting, well designed. Nice...More

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We're here for vacation and are deeply saddened that our favorite local spot for seafood is closed for about another week(called today , June 5) apparently they had storm damage from the last storm. All we know, is we have been coming for over 30...More

Thank febreze51
QDR78, Public Relations Manager at Quarterdeck Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review! We appreciate the years of loyal customer service and can't wait to have you in for dinner again soon! Don't be too shocked by the renovations ;)

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were coming to the beach for our first outing with our grandchildren, my first visit to the OBX in over 20 years. Of course, we got the address of the house and did a search for local attractions and presto! There was the Quarterdeck,...More

1  Thank Mike G
QDR78, Public Relations Manager at Quarterdeck Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologize for the disappointment you experienced. I as well, would have enjoyed having your family in for a meal. We definitely did not anticipate to still be in the throws of renovation so deep into the season, but as is usually the case with...More

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Friendly staff, excellent Food, felt truly pampered.Food was cooked perfect, and the crab cakes are the best!

1  Thank Terry G
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Food and service! If you just stop for PIE it is certainly worth it! Love the open air atmosphere and the seafood is delicious! A must stop!

Thank 276selmah
Reviewed 26 September 2016

There were a few things that we tried to order that they did not have but we found other things to order instead. The food and service is good. Overall it is a nice quiet family place.

Thank avancfac
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming out to Frisco for many years now, and the Quarterdeck feels like home. Went there last night in hopes of Spanish mackeral and did not leave disappointed. 'Tis the season for that fish of the day. Had it stuffed with crab, which...More

1  Thank jebar87
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We ordered fried oyster baskets for lunch. The oysters were plump and flavorful. Coconut and key lime pies for dessert were excellent!

1  Thank Marcussax
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good. However when we went to order we were told that there was no sweet tea, no baked potatoes and no ginger ale, all of which was on the menu. Waiter seemed very confused and unsure.

Thank AmyJo67
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Sandy G
2 January 2017|
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Response from QDR78 | Property representative |
Yes, same family, 3rd generation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54214 NC Highway 12, Frisco, Hatteras Island, NC 27936
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Frisco
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-2425
Due to renovations from Hurricane Matthew we will be reopening Thursday June 22nd at 5pm with a new view!

A Family Style Seafood and Steak Restaurant that originated as The Old Lighthouse Restaurant in 1963, and moved to the current location as the Quarterdeck Restaurant in 1978, the Quarterdeck has been proudly serving the local island community for over 50 years. This locally owned, casual dining, family-oriented restaurant has been completely renovated after the effects of Hurricane Matthew by the family, and although it is the same great cuisine everyone is accustomed to, the whole building has a new fresh feel. Nostalgia meets new views. The building now boasts a beautiful sound side view, and the business now takes reservations; the Quarterdeck still specializes in seafood (try the crab cakes and stuffed flounder), char-grilled steaks, and homemade desserts. You may also enjoy a refreshment at their full-service bar, or have your lunch outside in the new outdoor seating areas. The Quarterdeck is open every day but Wednesday for dinner, 5:00-9:00 in season. For off season events or bookings please call.
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