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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed today

The reviews for the Sandbar and Grill, as well as the view of the bay, convinced us to go. We went for dinner and were seated quickly even though it was packed. The menu had a large variety of choices that'd make pleasing everyone in...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed today via mobile

On the recommendation of a local, we had supper at the Sandbar and Grille. There was a wait, but the drinks are good and the live entertainment on the deck along with the wonderful view over the sound maked up for it. I suggest the...More

Thank Anne-Marie L
Reviewed yesterday

They will only offer take-out items if they are not busy. You can't plan on them since you have to call when you want to order.

Thank samarte2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place has a lot of potential no real decor or ambience they told us 45 minutes for two so we grabbed a Coke and sat out on front porch to wait which ended up only about fifteen minutes. Our waitress was friendly and we...More

Thank Tmorehart
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been going to the Outer Banks for about 15 years and one place you need to visit is the Sandbar & Grill in Buxton . It’s a busy place but worth the wait. Seafood is great and large portions . Have a great...More

Thank mikeone50
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived to this restaurant we were told there would be a 45 minute wait to be seated. We gladly took our two small children to the top deck where we waited and enjoyed the view outdoors with the live band. They also had...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner tonight. The service (Mindy) was excellent and the food was outstanding! My wife had the blackened scallops (14 of them) and I had the black and bleu prime rib. Our view of the sound was very nice. We will stop...More

Thank DED1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we had dinner here even though we’ve been here before. It offers really great views! The food was excellent as well as the staff. I wish we would’ve tried it on past trips! I recommend go early they fill up...More

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service! The prime rib was enjoyed by 2 of our party. Child friendly. Beautiful scenery outside music. Reasonably priced.

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the restaurant around 5:30, and there was a wait. But the hostess told us we could sit at the bar and they offered a full menu there as well. Not wanting to wait, that’s what we did. The food was wonderful and...More

Thank Steven G
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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