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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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

Party of 6 (3 couples) had a fabulous meal and overall experience for New Year's Eve. The menu was close to their normal but had a little twist and it was all wonderful. The place was full (always recommend reservations) and the atmosphere was festive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CapnSteve
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Kathryn’s doesn’t fix what isn’t broken. Great strategy since opening of Caribsea. I like the fact they stayed true to who they are. We had a fantastic meal with drinks and the service, as usual, bar none.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tammymiller246
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We have begun to eat at Kathryn's at least once or twice a month because of both the food and the service. last night we went with friends as a party of four. We were seated immediately and brought drinks. Chilled and full martini glasses,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Went to Kathryn’s with group of friends. We all had the filet special which was delicious and cooked to perfection. Saved room for pumpkin cheesecake and crime brûlée cheesecake. Again delicious. Waiter Jacob was very attentive and helpful. Will definitely return at next beach trip

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adrianne S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 704andrem
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Martha D
21 August 2018|
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Response from Ronald S | 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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