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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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United States
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and a beautiful sunset! They may have the best pulled-pork sandwich I have ever eaten anywhere....simply perfection. Can get crowded during the busy summer months but worth it!

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch while out and about in OBX. Food and service was very good. Sat outside. Nice atmosphere. Steamed clams were a little disappointing, VERY SMALL! other than that a good experience.

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High Point, NC
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306 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is consistently great year in and year out. It's a working person's seafood house that caters to locals as well as visitors to Hatteras Island with honest fare at affordable prices. The bowl of clear broth Hatteras chowder is a case in point. It's all of $5.99 and is full of chopped clams and diced potatoes in a... More 

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West End, North Carolina
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the food to be surprisingly good for a restaurant with a great view. The hostesses couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. After a short wait at the bar (very friendly tender) we got a window table just as the sun was setting. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. We would definitely eat there again.

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Thank Mark S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't stay , don't like skin on fish,was waiting in line yet greeter took others letting us stand there. Where's Sandbars southern Hospitality???

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Thank Bonnie W
The Colony
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124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go on a Tuesday when they offered lobster they said was flown in from Maine every week. It was messy but I loved it. GREAT fresh al dente green beans and salad, too! Husband loved his meal, too - fish bites and salad. Slowish service, but they were busy.

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Thank amfh
Asheboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was brisk, the food was delicious, and the beer was cold. I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank cdj_nc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food and service. Never have I had a bad experience. One of the best bars in the island.

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Indianapolis
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling with our dog and notice Sandbar had outdoor seating, usually a sign that you can eat outside with your pet. The hostess noted they were not serving outside, but we were more than welcome to bring Harley up to the outdoor seating area and secure him to a table and seat us at a table by the... More 

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503 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great location nice looking place but food was average and ladies running it where kinda a bit rude. Clam strips are way over breaded and almost no clam the fried flounder was good but just good and the service was as good as it could have been. Getting to pick.one place we where so upset this was the one place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 42
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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