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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • 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 5 days ago 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

Thank lovbeech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank williambillp2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seated immediately. Comfortable surroundings. Excellent service, great ambiance... food was very good with a variety of choices on the menu...loved the location with the water view.

Thank brendasplean93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take out for a large group and it was great. The ribs are especially awesome! Defitneily recommend taking out or eating there.

Thank Jose Manuel G
Reviewed 19 August 2018

By far, The Sandbar & Grille was top notch. A table by the window overlooking the sound and the sunset, enhances the dining there. The food was excellent and a clear must do, while in the Buxton area. The servers were personable and responsive. Nothing...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My wife, granddaughter and I enjoyed a pleasant dinner here and were very pleased. As an 80 year old with ankle replacements, the stairs were not a welcome experience but anything worthwhile requires some displeasure. All in all - A great place on the sound...More

Thank Austin J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on multiple occasions while visiting Hatteras Island. It has become a definite stop on every trip. The food and service is on point. There is not one bad item on the menu. When the crabstsck special is available I recommend...More

1  Thank Blake M
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My mom and I stopped here before our long ride home from a day trip to the beach. The restaurant is pubstyle, and be aware - you have to go up a long flight of stairs to the restaurant. Also, the restrooms are on the...More

1  Thank JayLorraine
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Priscilla M
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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 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!!
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