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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

€€€€American, Seafood,
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I came here due to taking my best friend out for her birthday. We came to Emerald Isle for her birthday, some sun, relaxation and to volunteer for some hurricane clean up. This place was also recommended. I had the filet w/shrimp, mashed potatoes...More

Thank Adrianne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten at Jackie's, a sister restaurant on EI several times. This was our first time here. Well, the martinis are killer.My wife had a S'mores martini-delicious! Food is excellent. Melt in mouth Short Ribs, juicy steaks and, of course, fresh seafood. The best...More

Thank Jospheh J
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Food was good. Service was a little cold. Surprising for a restaurant that has potential to be more than a strip mall eatery. Biggest disappointment they were out of the short rib menu item. If you don't want to make enough for your daily menu...More

Thank IsleMon_Bob
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined here sans kids for a late dinner on a Thursday evening. We had called ahead to make a reservation to which we learned no reservation are taken. She said they sometimes close early on weeknights and to arrive before 9pm....More

Thank foskis
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We went early so we would not have to wait but ran into family hour oh well. The Kathryn romaine was some but freash with outstanding blue cheese dressing. I had the shrimp classic which was shrimp mushroom and cheese grits wonderful. My bride had...More

Thank DavidZ267
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting Emerald Isle almost every year for 3 decades, never went to Kathryn’s, primarily because it is a “grownup” restaurant. Well, the kids are grown and out of the house, so off to the martini bar! Great martinis, salads, and entrees. Too...More

Thank Andre M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great seafood dishes. The nightly specials are always heavenly. One of the best restaurants on Emerald Isle.

Thank Gloria Z
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Great service, nice small restaurant. Had wonderful fresh fish and amazing chocolate martini for dessert.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The entire experience we had was excellent - the food was delicious and the drinks were well poured. As far as price we are from Miami so I was not shocked but I could see how some would think it was pricey. I had the...More

Thank Warren G
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Phenomenal meal here last night...mom had lamb lollichops that she said were delicious. I had the pork tenderloin and it just about melted in my mouth. Hubby had the steak and shrimp that he said was his best meal on the island! Dad had short...More

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Martha D
21 August 2018|
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Response from rmstitely | Reviewed this property |
I have not needed them off season but it is a very popular place and really nice. It is one of our "goto" restaurants
10 August 2016|
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Response from sssears | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-6200
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