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Sandbar & Grille


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Steamed Shrimp
1/2 or whole lb. Dusted with spice. You can't go wrong here!
Half dozen $5.99
Dozen $9.99
Steamed Clams
Steamed Crawdads
1 dz.
½ Dz $5.99
1 dz $9.99
Golden Calamari
Calamari rings battered and flash fried. Served with lemon and homemade marinara.
With chicken $+3.00
Nachos Supreme
Heaping​ amount of crisp tortilla chips smothered with melted monterey jack and colby cheeses, black olives, jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and black beans.
Sandbar Skins
Stuffed with bacon, and topped with two cheeses. Served with sour cream.
Jalapeno Poppers
Stuffed with cream cheese and served with ranch dressing.
Buffalo Wings
Served mild, hot and we do mean hot! Or BBQ with celery sticks and bleu cheese.
Chicken Tenders
Breaded​ chicken filets. Served with honey mustard dipping sauce.
Cup $3.99
Bowl $4.99
Hatteras Style Clam Chowder
Broth based homemade recipe, not white or red.
French Onion Soup
Freshly made with sweet onions simmered in a hearty broth topped with a baguette and smothered with melted cheese.
Caesar Salad
Crisp​ romaine lettuce, tossed with croutons, pecorino romano cheese and our homemade dressing, big enough for a meal.
House Salad
Mixed greens, fresh veggies and shredded cheese. Dressing always on the side.
All sandwiches are served with french fries and your choice of lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, mustard, ketchup and pickle chips. Add bacon or sauteed mushrooms for only 1.00.
Crabcake Sandwich
Our​ house recipe, lightly fried and served with tartar or cocktail sauce, on a kaiser roll.
French Dip
Freshly sliced roasted prime rib with sautéed onions and melted provolone. Served on toasted french bread, with a side of au jus.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Topped with your choice of cheese on a kaiser roll.
New York Reuben
Hot corned beef with swiss cheese, thousand island dressing and sauerkraut. Grilled on marble rye bread.
Grilled Cheese
Your​ choice of american, swiss, provolone or mozzarella cheese on white, marble rye or multigrain bread.
Our ½ pound black angus burger is served on a kaiser roll.
Portobello Mushroom
Marinated, and topped with provolone on a kaiser roll.
Tuna Sandwich
Grilled, blackened, or fried on a kaiser roll.
N.C. BBQ Sandwich
A carolina classic! Served with cole slaw and fries.
All pasta dishes are served with a petite house salad and 2 pieces of garlic bread.
Shrimp and Crab Alfredo
Alfredo sauce made to order, served over fettuccini.
Try it with grilled chicken $+18.99
Shrimp $+18.99
Veggie Pasta
Penne pasta with sautéed vegetables in garlic herb butter sprinkled with pecorino romano cheese.
Marinara with homemade alfredo $+2.00
Mozzarella Chicken
Pan seared lightly breaded chicken breasts, oozing with mozzarella cheese, served with a side of penne pasta with homemade marinara. Pure heaven!
White or red clam sauce. Littleneck clams served in their shells sautéed with olive oil, grated pecorino romano cheese, garlic and parsley. A rare treat for the palate.
All seafood entrees are served with a choice of two sides. Your choice of sides are baked potato, french fries, onion rings, coleslaw, applesauce or vegetables. If you prefer a side salad please add an additional charge of $1.50
Charge of $+1.50
1 ½ Lb. Snow Crab Legs
Charge of $+1.50
Blackened, fried or broiled.
Charge of $+1.50
Lightly breaded and fried.
Charge of $+1.50
8​ oz. Tuna steak served grilled, blackened or fried.
Charge of $+1.50
Carolina Crabcakes
Our house recipe with no filler is lightly fried till golden.
Charge of $+1.50
Fried Shrimp
Succulent shrimp dipped in buttermilk and lightly fried. Served with your choice or cocktail or tartar sauce.
Charge of $+1.50
Fried or broiled.
Charge of $+1.50
½ Lb. Steamed Shrimp Dinner
Charge of $+1.50
1 Lb. Steamed Shrimp Dinner
All steak entrees are served with a choice of two sides. Your choice of sides are a baked potato, french fries, petite garden salad, onion rings, coleslaw, applesauce or mixed fresh vegetables
Baby Back Ribs
A hatteras favorite! A plate full of our pork barbequed ribs seared to perfection.
Topped with roasted apples $+16.99
Smokey Apple Pork Chops
Two 6 oz. Marinated pork chops grilled to perfection.
12 Oz. Hand-Cut Ny Strip
This center cut steak is good enough to reel you in and bring you home.
8 Oz. Hand-Cut Filet Mignon
This tender, juicy steak is always a favorite.
Basket of French Fries
Side Order of French Fries
Basket of Onion Rings.
Side Order of Onion Rings
Baked Potato
With side of sour cream and butter
With Bacon and Cheese
Steamed Veggies.
Cole Slaw
Garlic Bread
3 pieces
Desserts change daily. Please ask your server what was prepared special for you today.
Diet Pepsi
Sierra Mist
Dr. Pepper
Mug Root Beer
Hot Tea
Sweet and Un-Sweet Tea
12 and under please
Fried Shrimp
With french fries.
Grilled Cheese
With​ french fries.
2 for $4.99
One Hebrew National Hot Dog
With french fries.
Chicken Tenders
With french fries.
2 for $4.99
Corn Dog with French Fries.
On the above items, you may substitute applesauce or coleslaw for french fries.
Pasta Marinara.
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 20 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 14 years. At this time lunch is served daily 11:30-3 in season, and dinner is served nightly at 5pm. All of our soups and desserts 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!!
US$7 - US$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
American, Bar, Seafood
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
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All reviews prime rib alfredo ribs seafood blackened scallops crab cakes caesar salad fish bites mashed potatoes steak cheesecake chowder game room downstairs sound side wonderful view pamlico sound the outer banks
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

We were here in October, our first trip to the OBX. We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Being off-season, there were only 3 or 4 tables being used. We were seated right away, and our server was very attentive. We would have had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mcbullies
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Horrible service,food was way too grease tasted over a month old.everything was burnt. My wife could only take two bites of the flounder before she felt she had to puke.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We ate here twice this trip! The food is the best and Ian is the best waiter you can have. Try the seafood platter and the stuffed flounder for sure Crab cakes don’t have bread stuffing! All crab! Fried oysters are perfect. We will make...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wwstarkeyiii
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We were seated pretty quick but after that the service went downhill. Ordered drinks and food. Got the first round of drinks and the food came pretty quick ager that. That was the last I saw of the wait staff until the meal was over....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 5 October 2018

All the food we tried was fabulous! Soft shell crab appetizer, oysters on the half shell, hatteras style clam chowder, blackened sea scallops and carolina crab cakes, all was great!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lee S
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Kind of pricey for outer banks a lot of priced to market items. Wife had NY steak was ok $3 coffee kind of through her. The other three of us had sandwiches one chicken one fish one crab cake ok nothing special. Calamari appetizer was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank baxtersm1
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

One of the few restaurants on the water in this area which to me is very odd, but it is very good! Must get there early...5...or late to be seated without a wait. Sarah was our waitress and she was such a joy...three had the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lovbeech
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

They refused to seat us in a window seat that we requested then we saw tables seated after us waited on. No waitress for us so we walked. I’m sure the food is about like everyplace else, decided to go where we are treated like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jayhF4886WT
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We have enjoyed dinner at the Sandbar for many many years. The food is always fresh with reasonable prices and large portions. That was true of our visit last week. But what made the night interesting was that one of the servers, not ours fortunately,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank williambillp2016
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I read reviews and knew we needed to go here. We knew it was going to be busy so we got there before 5. Good thing we did the lot was full at 5. We were seated right away. We ordered the crab dip it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nancy C
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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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