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Sandbar & Grille

) #5 of 15 Restaurants in Buxton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice view of the sound and friendly staff. Overall typical pub grub and reasonable portions. If in the area again, I may go back due to the limited places to eat in the area. Restroom didn't lock for single stall type. There is a game...More

Thank jfwilder
Reviewed 3 days ago

Would highly recommend. Excellent food for a more casual meal. The bar was great with many options. Perfect Cosmo!

Thank madams1414
Reviewed 3 days ago

The wife and I stopped in for a late lunch one day while out sightseeing. In short we had one of the happiest, glad to be serving you, waitresses of our entire trip. Her name is Sara and if you get her you are blessed....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was good. Had to wait 40 minutes for a table but they had live music on the deck while we waited. Food came quickly and was good. Only problem was waitress was so busy, she forgot my request for a refill of ice tea...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They are have been open for 15 minutes and are already full. It's Prime rib night, and the wife loves Prime rib. The beef is done correctly, although not right off the roast as the boss prefers. The shrimp both boiled and fried were excellent....More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to have lunch here years ago but we arrived to late. So we finally made it today! The fish (tuna) tacos were very good as was the fried flounder platter. Well worth the stop. By the size of that crowd, I'd say lots...More

Thank D c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here's the thing, I did not expect fancy since it is OBX but I was surprised by the Sysco quality of the food. The seafood was fresh, if heavily breaded, but fries, coleslaw, and salad were not homemade or even from scratch. Large menu with...More

Thank SunnydaysLewes_DE
jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Actually, the Cole slaw, and ALL salad dressings and salads are made in house. None of the seafood is pre breaded. No, we do not have time to cut our own French fries. Thanks for your input.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple. We arrived and were told it would be a 45-minute wait. One hour and 15 minutes later, with two parties still ahead of us, we were told it would be another "15 minutes". We left. Ugh!

Thank GrampyW
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place sets right on the sound for a great view. The inside has good character, quick point there are about a dozen stairs steps up to where you set. They do have a ramp on the side that makes it easier. We had 13...More

Thank ret1sg82abn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first dining experience on the island and it totally "rocked" according to my 15 year old son. Everything that we ordered was fabulous. My 17 year old and my husband both ordered the Pamlico shrimp and they said it was the best...More

Thank Nicole J
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Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from segparrot | Reviewed this property |
The night we were there they did
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, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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