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Sandbar & Grille

) #5 of 15 Restaurants in Buxton €€ - €€€ 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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“prime rib” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, their hours are 1130 to 3pm and then again 5pm to ?. We stopped in just before 3pm and were waiting for a family member to join us, so they said they wouldn't be able to serve us. I got it. Here's my problem,...More

Thank GretchenDT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood was one of the best I have ever had and the outdoor seating is beautiful at sunset!!!!!!

Thank Tori J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So impressed with their ability to withstand the amount of people that inundated the SandBar during the Blackout. Yes we had to wait almost 2 hours for a table, but it was worth it. Our waitress was very pleasant and the food was amazing. My...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Atmosphere, nice staff. Food was great! Started with Shrimp on top of fried green tomatoes and dinner was pan seared scallops...Delicious.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view of the sound and friendly staff. Overall typical pub grub and reasonable portions. If in the area again, I may go back due to the limited places to eat in the area. Restroom didn't lock for single stall type. There is a game...More

1  Thank jfwilder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would highly recommend. Excellent food for a more casual meal. The bar was great with many options. Perfect Cosmo!

Thank madams1414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I stopped in for a late lunch one day while out sightseeing. In short we had one of the happiest, glad to be serving you, waitresses of our entire trip. Her name is Sara and if you get her you are blessed....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good. Had to wait 40 minutes for a table but they had live music on the deck while we waited. Food came quickly and was good. Only problem was waitress was so busy, she forgot my request for a refill of ice tea...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are have been open for 15 minutes and are already full. It's Prime rib night, and the wife loves Prime rib. The beef is done correctly, although not right off the roast as the boss prefers. The shrimp both boiled and fried were excellent....More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to have lunch here years ago but we arrived to late. So we finally made it today! The fish (tuna) tacos were very good as was the fried flounder platter. Well worth the stop. By the size of that crowd, I'd say lots...More

Thank D c
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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, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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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