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Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

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303 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
+1 252-473-3333
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Manteo, North Carolina
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I eat there often for lunch. The sandwiches are really good! Service is quick, consistant and friendly.

Thank TravelingMomFromOBX
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night on Roanoke Island, staying in Manteo, N.C. Not knowing our way around Manteo we picked up a brochure in the lobby of the hotel and started looking around for a place to grab a bite for dinner. We decided to give Poor Richards a try. Located on the waterfront of Manteo, N.C., we punched the location into... More 

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North Carolina
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had occasion to eat at Poor Richard's for lunch rwice in the same week. Tried different menu items each time. SO my review actually covers 5 items. Each sandwich was terrific and the sides, especially the cole slaw, were excellent. Looking forward to my next trip to Manteo

Thank acnc
North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in for a quick lunch and tried the Sailor. It is a grilled knockwurst and pastrami with swiss cheese served on rye bread. Add mayo, spicy mustard and pepper relish, the sailor is a delicious mess! Be sure to get plenty of napkins. Poor Richards does offer a harbor view from its dining area. The only negative I... More 

Thank moeron
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great local bar, open year round with consistent food service, friendly staff, and entertainment. Awesome deli sandwiches! Vegetarian options including an award winning chili. Salads, wings, mozerall sticks, and more. Love the trivia nights on Wednesdays and live music on weekends! A favorite little place on Roanoke Island!

Thank angiebd
Manteo, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good breakfast and lunch spot in the heart of quaint downtown Manteo. Love the sweet potato biscuits. Sit on back deck overlooking the Roanoke Sound.

Thank croatan1953
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our hotel manager recommend Poor Richard's to us and I am glad we checked it out. The food was great! The Reuben was one of the best I ever had. Portions sizes were good and prices were decent. The dining area is small but there is an outdoor area weather permitting. There is also a bar area but it was... More 

Thank evansvuk
Lexington, Virginia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

You will be glad you ate your lunch here. I had the Reuben sandwich with fries. We had 8 in our party and everyone ordered a different plate. Every bit of it was fantastic. The only downside is the lack of seating. The line is long (for good reason) but the seating is almost impossible to find even for a... More 

Thank Diego C
Chesapeake, Virginia
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It is off season, so their hours weren't consistent. Went for dinner. Good little sandwich shop and bar area. Reasonably priced. Servers didn't have much personality. Reubens, tuna sandwich, Sailor and a grilled cheese with soup. All hit the spot.

Thank harks
miami, fl
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We've been coming to the outer banks for over 7 years. I have passed by this shop numerous times and had even seen ads with entertainment offered. We went on December 26, mainly because boxing day closes most eateries and it was open. So glad we did. The impressions you'll get by walking by is a small establishment and you'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-3333
Start the Morning w Freshly Cooked Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. The Pub overlooks Main Street Manteo and the dining room and back porch overlook the sound and Marina along the boardwalk.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?