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Sandbar & Grille

49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My wife and I had their french dip and it was great. We wanted prime rib, but the portions were to big for us, 18-20z.

Thank jag1977
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This restaurant is beautifully placed with sunsets on the sound. Wildlife (birds) abound within sight of the back deck where you can have a beer or cocktail from the bar (no food served on the deck). While you can't make reservations, during the week the...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were invited to eat at Sandbar and Grille with my mom while on vacation on Hatteras Island. It is a nice restaurant with an ample selection of seafood dishes. Generally, I do not like spending a lot of money to eat out. For the...More

Thank jenniferbT7848CG
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Pretty sketchy entrance to the restaurant. Dining area is upstairs over a game room. Our timing was perfect. We put in our order right before the room filled up with families. I had scallops that were very good. The garden salad was fresh with a...More

Thank Salamonie
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the fried oysters even though I was fearful that they would either be greasy or overcooked. They were perfect!!!! Crunchy outside and creamy inside. Slaw was tasty as were the fries. My only complaint is that the fries were probably frozen. They would...More

Thank Evie611951
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Steamed clams were perfect, blackened chicken wrap sandwich was great, little pieces of bacon, tasty!

Thank gordondavid
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If you like crab legs, I highly recommend the Tuesday night Alaskan King crab special. Delicious and very filling. The side Caesar was great, and a huge portion. Mashed potatoes were fine, but nothing special. Mixed drinks were awesome! A couple of large tables had...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We couldn't land on a place to eat in Buxton/Frisco today. So, we decided to pull in and just go for it. I'll be honest, I wasn't too impressed walking in. You're greeted by a gaudy gameroom on the first floor and a steep set...More

Thank asawyer79
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Never go wrong here, the girls deserve better tios, the work their butts off. Food is great, view is also great.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We saw the restaurant coming back from Ocracoke Island. Very fascinating position, by, the sea. We decided to stop there and were accomodated in a table overlooking the gulf and the sunset. Magnificent!. Very nice and competent waitress, excellent draft beer, appetizers tasty and well...More

Thank santommaso_11
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Priscilla M
24 May 2017|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
27 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
USD 7 - USD 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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 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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