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Sandbar & Grille

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have enjoyed dinner here several times including during the big power outage summer 2017. Tonight’s visit they were fairly busy but service was prompt. Oysters and scallops were our entrees and both were nice size, generous numbers, served piping hot. Crab dip is fantastic. Only...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun atmosphere. Very nice waitress! Very good food.... I had the seared tuna and it was excellent! It is on the sound side of island and there are tables with water view. You do have to go to the second floor to eat.

Thank cgcarpe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only place that we found that was open for lunch in town. The view was great, the soda we got tasted moldy. The scallop apitizer was awesome

Thank Carolins567
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was great but the tuna tacos very dry. The clam strips were okay and the drinks were good.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would guess this is, at best, a hangout for locals. The shrimp in my scampi could have come out of the grocery freezer case, they were so rubbery and small. The garlic-lemon butter sauce tasted like none of the above. The ribs my husband...More

Thank Deanna L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had their french dip and it was great. We wanted prime rib, but the portions were to big for us, 18-20z.

Thank jag1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is beautifully placed with sunsets on the sound. Wildlife (birds) abound within sight of the back deck where you can have a beer or cocktail from the bar (no food served on the deck). While you can't make reservations, during the week the...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were invited to eat at Sandbar and Grille with my mom while on vacation on Hatteras Island. It is a nice restaurant with an ample selection of seafood dishes. Generally, I do not like spending a lot of money to eat out. For the...More

Thank jenniferbT7848CG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty sketchy entrance to the restaurant. Dining area is upstairs over a game room. Our timing was perfect. We put in our order right before the room filled up with families. I had scallops that were very good. The garden salad was fresh with a...More

Thank Salamonie
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the fried oysters even though I was fearful that they would either be greasy or overcooked. They were perfect!!!! Crunchy outside and creamy inside. Slaw was tasty as were the fries. My only complaint is that the fries were probably frozen. They would...More

Thank Evie611951
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Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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
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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