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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

) #3 of 24 Restaurants in Emerald Isle €€€€ American, Seafood,
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar is a gem in Emerald Isle--not to be missed! The most sophisticated palate will be enchanted by the gourmet twists on traditional seafood dishes visitors to the Crystal Coast have come to know and love. The martini's are out of...More

Thank bedbugking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kathryn's as earlier reported is in a nondescript strip mall, yet is a delightful and superb experience. The veal dish was beyond expectations, as was the martini mojito! The desserts were beautifully presented and delicious. A highly recommended experience.

Thank MemphisDurand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kathryn's has been in Emerald Isle since 2004. It just keeps getting better. They have a good list of creative martinis, including dessert martinis. The food is expertly prepared, always with creative touches and sauces that really work. The wine list is not large, but...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went tot Kathryn's 2 yrs ago for dinner while visiting Emerald Isle....we are headed back tomorrow and will surely dine there a few times during our weeks vacation. Food was wonderful, martinis great and the service and atmosphere was fantastic. Cant wait. Sandi and Mike...More

Thank S2289CUsandram
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've lived in Emerald Isle for years and frequent Kathryn's several times a month. It's my "go to" place for consistently great seafood and the best martini's on the island. Around the small bar is the best place to sit. Lots of locals. Great bar...More

Thank suescoggins
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Not typical beach fried food. Everything in the menu is top notch... excellent service ....seared scallops best I've ever eaten

Thank 10,208
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places on Emerald Isle. Great service and luscious food. Although located in a strip mall, once inside, the ambiance and decor made one forget there was angular parking just outside. Service up to southern hospitality standards. I selected the wonderful filet...More

Thank myold356
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Wanted a good dinner upscale for our last night of vacation at the Crystal Coast. Looked at list of Emerald Isle Reataurants and remembered Katherine's from many years ago. We, four adults and a six-yr old, were pleasently greeted and promptly seated (a Tuesday night)....More

Thank ProfBAM
Reviewed 26 June 2017

As always the food was wonderful! That is what I love about this place. Delicious food in a fun and sophisticated atmosphere. Service is always great!

Thank Shell_Diva55
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is not the place to go for a relaxed family dinner, would be a great choice for date night however. Great looking and tasting food, but the prices are over inflated. I paid $30 for a 6 ounce filet mignon. It was delicious and...More

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Response from sssears | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely
17 June 2016|
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Response from gojusensei | Reviewed this property |
outdoor patio only a waiting area at the front. If you go to other places, call or email ahead of time to check. I would think that unless it is a special guide dog, that they would not be allowed in food areas. You may... More
9 June 2016|
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Response from L F | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but a quick call to the restaurant would give you an answer.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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