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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
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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 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 28 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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 23 May 2018

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
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Food was so so, not great. The view was great. Waitress absolutely was horrible & had an ugly attitude just because she was busy. Will never go back!

Thank Catharine G
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

All things great here. But their Caesar is salad is awesome- right mix of home made dressing, just right amount of sauciness, not slathered, perfect crouton ratio - not overwhelmed - all layered over with shredded parm. Most of all, consistently good. Salads in most...More

Thank falconsail
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This place is go good we went back a second time during our Outer Banks vacation. Like most restaurants on Hatteras Island, the Sandbar is unpretentious. But the food and service are exceptional. I had two appetizers, a bowl of the crab corn chowder and...More

Thank NCLoggerheads
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This place has been on my bucket list for a while now! Was finally able to visit it with my family on our vacation and it didn't disappoint! Kate was our awesome waitress! She was extremely nice and welcoming and went the extra mile to...More

Thank Britney987
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Place is amazing location. It’s up high over the water. Watched the sunset from the window. Didn’t have to dress up but most people wore nice cloths. Offer alcohol with meal I got cup of crab soup and stuffed crab mushrooms wasn’t slot but it...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Every time we vacation in the Outer Banks we end up stopping at least once at the Sandbar and Grille for dinner. Weather we stay in Waves or Hatteras, it is definitely worth the drive. I love getting fresh seafood here and enjoying the scenes...More

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