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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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“prime rib” (25 reviews)
“alfredo” (15 reviews)
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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 25 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was clean and well decorated. It is not a big place. Don't go here at peak dinner times. If you have a problem walking up and down stairs, this place is not for you as there is a steep set of steps to...More

Thank sarah W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Excellent visit to the Sandbar this week. I had the prime rib and my wife had scallops and my daughter had the shrimp alfredo. We all really enjoyed our meals, the prime rib was delicious. Portions were large and we all had leftovers. We were...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at 3:30 and they were closed. Closed at 3 and not open again until 5. I guess this area isn't catering to anyone that wants to hang out for a few midday drinks. Meh, moved on to the next place.

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We love eating the crab legs on Tuesday nights! We stop at the Sandbar every year! The views are beautiful.

Thank ReneeB0827
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I had a great visit to Sandbar recently. The wait staff was super friendly and helpful when we asked questions. They took care of some special requests. I had a BIG fresh salad that was just what I had hoped. The food came quickly. Got...More

Thank Gobiking
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is another of our favorite restaurants that we have to eat at while enjoying a beautiful sunset! Great for families with a wide variety on the menu.

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Not only the food is delicious, the views are amazing. The staff were also very friendly and even guided us with additional info on where to visit while on our vacation to the Outer Banks. I don't remember her name but I believe she was...More

Thank Alleyes1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had the same idea as everyone else to go out to lunch on a rainy day. The restaurant was very busy with several tables of 10 plus diners. The food is typical beach pub fare. Be prepared to walk up some steep steps or...More

Thank Nashna
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Last stop on our vacation and it should have been the first. Great food, FAST service, friendly staff. I got the chicken mozzarella and it was delicious. Huge portions! Get there early if you want a seat, it's packed for a reason :)

Thank silvercar573
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with quality and service! Reasonable prices and a great view! Can't wait to come back on our next trip! 😊

Thank erin_place
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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