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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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11:30 - 15:00 Hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to the Sandbar before without feeling any need to write home about it. However, some sort of change has taken place! Food—steamed spicy shrimp, Dungeness crab (Tuesday special was crab legs!), pasta with vodka sauce, a filet mignon Oscar-style—was fantastic, from the perfect...More

Thank Sarah_the_F00die
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The chicken BLT wrap and French fries were good; as was the beer-battered flounder. I really enjoyed the blueberry martini. Service was very good.

Thank leetl319
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

After years of driving past the Sandbar and Grille during our visits to the OBX, we finally decided to try it out. I'm glad we did! Our food was very good and plentiful. Hubby had the shrimp and scallops - I tried one of the...More

Thank GreenEyedLady518
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We always show up at The Sandbar...at least once during out trip to Hatteras. This trip was no exception. Our meal was exceptional this time. The locally caught tuna we had for appetizers was so amazingly prepared that we went back the very next night...More

Thank mimireinhard
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Went here with family during our vacation in Hatteras. We vacation in Hatteras quite often and it seems we always go to the Sandbar. This time we went for dinner. I had the broiled scallops and they were the best I have had in a...More

Thank Joyce11351
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

From the service to the food, Sandbar has maintained its high quality. We ate here last week during our annual windsurfing week. The portions are huge and prepared perfectly! The chowder was delicious with plenty of clams - not Manhattan or New England, but a...More

Thank david g
Reviewed 17 October 2017 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
jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We are looking to change out at least one of our 6 beers on tap this winter. Open to suggestions...

Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 13 October 2017 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 13 October 2017

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

Thank Steve P
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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, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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