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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 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived in town on a Saturday night and this was our first food stop in the OBX and probably the best meal we had all week. Piping hot, delicious food. It was loud and crowded and one hurried server acted annoyed that we were...More

Thank melanie j
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Party of 14 for dinner and anticipated the wait. Enjoyed the pinball and Ms. Pacman while we did. Guys enjoyed the craft beers also. All our food was delicious and Sarah was an exceptional waitress. We enjoyed calamari, coconut shrimp, ribs, crab legs, duck, fish...More

Thank melhersh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch your bill. The bartender will overcharge for your drinks and will not give you the correct change. The food was very good.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 1 week ago

we ate here when staying in buxton, and on the advice of the motel management; we were not disappointed. in particular the deck affords spectacular views of the setting sun over the waters of pamlico sound

Thank stuart q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location has a full service bar, beautiful view, a game room, and often has live music playing while you wait for a table. There were several daily special options including prime rib cooked 3 ways and fried soft shell crab appetizer. My husband and...More

Thank crashingimage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal hear more than any other during our one week stay on the Outer Banks. Great atmosphere, great service, spectacular view, and delicious food.

Thank NickandTina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to eat here last night (5-28-18) for dinner, about 630pm. We were sat quickly, although it wasnt super busy the hostess/waitress was unsure where to seat us. We ordered quick, he got a beer and i got water. He had...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of steps or steep ramp to enter. Nice views. Average food. Scallops were under cooked. Crab cakes were good. Nothing thrilling in side items - typical fare. Prices maybe a tad high. Clams were very good. Service was friendly but average. Nothing bad here...More

Thank abcdarnold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This meal was the best meal I have had in the outer banks all week. Service and food was excellent. I give this place a five star rating.

Thank Meadearslp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at the Sandbar Grille on every trip to Hatteras. The staff are always friendly and provide great service. The food is great and the selection of different items is great also. I would say the only downfall is the steps going up...More

Thank Seth B
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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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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