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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Horrible service,food was way too grease tasted over a month old.everything was burnt. My wife could only take two bites of the flounder before she felt she had to puke.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We ate here twice this trip! The food is the best and Ian is the best waiter you can have. Try the seafood platter and the stuffed flounder for sure Crab cakes don’t have bread stuffing! All crab! Fried oysters are perfect. We will make...More

Thank wwstarkeyiii
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We were seated pretty quick but after that the service went downhill. Ordered drinks and food. Got the first round of drinks and the food came pretty quick ager that. That was the last I saw of the wait staff until the meal was over....More

Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 5 October 2018

All the food we tried was fabulous! Soft shell crab appetizer, oysters on the half shell, hatteras style clam chowder, blackened sea scallops and carolina crab cakes, all was great!

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Kind of pricey for outer banks a lot of priced to market items. Wife had NY steak was ok $3 coffee kind of through her. The other three of us had sandwiches one chicken one fish one crab cake ok nothing special. Calamari appetizer was...More

Thank baxtersm1
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

One of the few restaurants on the water in this area which to me is very odd, but it is very good! Must get there early...5...or late to be seated without a wait. Sarah was our waitress and she was such a joy...three had the...More

Thank lovbeech
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

They refused to seat us in a window seat that we requested then we saw tables seated after us waited on. No waitress for us so we walked. I’m sure the food is about like everyplace else, decided to go where we are treated like...More

Thank jayhF4886WT
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We have enjoyed dinner at the Sandbar for many many years. The food is always fresh with reasonable prices and large portions. That was true of our visit last week. But what made the night interesting was that one of the servers, not ours fortunately,...More

Thank williambillp2016
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I read reviews and knew we needed to go here. We knew it was going to be busy so we got there before 5. Good thing we did the lot was full at 5. We were seated right away. We ordered the crab dip it...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Seated immediately. Comfortable surroundings. Excellent service, great ambiance... food was very good with a variety of choices on the menu...loved the location with the water view.

Thank brendasplean93
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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
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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