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Open Water Grill

) #9 of 17 Restaurants in Avon €€ - €€€ Seafood, American,
39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-505-0159
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Seafood, American, Bar
€€ - €€€
39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At first we didn't even know there was a restaurant back there on the water. We had heard from some locals about Open Water Grill and they said it was on the water. We finally figured it out and it was worth the search. Busy...More

Thank eddieparksmd
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived shortly after 6 to a very small restaurant with several empty tables. We were seated immediately but the experience deterioted quickly. As a party of only 3, we finally were served our water after about 15 min - much needed when you're sitting...More

Thank met2906
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was our last night on vacation and we had eaten out twice in the week, but none of us wanted to cook. The previous two outings were not worth the wait or the money. We knew the view was going to be great so...More

Thank Susanbites
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should have read the most recent review before we went. We arrived at 3:00 right as the place opened. A man was actively still mopping the inside of the restaurant with stools up on tables (shouldn't that be done BEFORE opening). We sat outside...More

Thank pupfoster1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I selected the OWG as our final meal in Avon after reading reviews, reading menus, etc. Based on these things, we were excited to check it out! However, we were really disappointed. While the views were some of the best in Avon and the wait...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant on the water. The food was sooo delicious..service was great. Our waitress worked alone as wait staff & bartender...great job of multitasking and customer service. We will definitely be back & recommend dining here! Oh...nearly 4got the entertainment...Leslie Buck was great...beautiful voice.

1  Thank SoHts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality food, innovative recipies, great seasoning, excellent service. The grilled fish (Mahi, catch of the day) was one of the best I've ever had. Will definitely return.

Thank Globehiking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view here is great. You can catch a beautiful sunset while dining however the food was lacking. When reading the menu I was impressed and things sounded a lot better than they taste. I had the scallops and corn. The scallops were average and...More

Thank Kenya W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not at all crowded, excellent service, fun cocktails, great food. We've been coming to Avon for a long time, but this was our first visit to this restaurant. Definitely not our last! One of the few Avon restaurants with a sound view--just beautiful.

Thank 2dogs2014
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

After a big family wedding, we took a day trip from Nags Head to Hatteras. On the way, we saw this restaurant and hit on the way back. Great view for watching wind & kite surfing, but even better meal! Great fresh squeezed drinks. To...More

Thank Pamela M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-505-0159
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The doors are open for the 2016 season! Come on in and check out our totally revamped menu with a fresh new look for Hatteras Island. With unique options and great view Open Water Grill is sure to be a dining destination you wont want to miss. Located at MP 54 at the northern end of Avon. Come see the view for yourself!
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