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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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“ribs” (21 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is our second trip to the Sandbar & Grille. I have gotten the Shrimp and Crab Alfredo both times because it is SO good. My husband got the same thing and my son got a burger this time. The sound views are beautiful, the...More

Thank deniseash
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Had a great meal here late night; place was pretty slow (off-season) but staff was good. Local beers and blues on the sound system (kicking, but not too loud), had terrific seared tuna fajitas that the waiter recommended. A local pub that probably gets overflowing...More

Thank CharlieJTraveler
Reviewed 21 July 2016

If your going to the beautiful Outer banks of North Carolina, I highly recommend to go and get a grub here at the Sandbar and Grille. I love this restaurant, they have amazing friendly staff, great music and gorgeous view of the beach. They also...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The pasta was great and the view was nice. It would have been nice to be able to eat outside but you could only take your drinks out there. It was very kid friendly as there is an arcade attached.More

Thank Kimberlycyr C
jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thanks so much for submitting a review. Unfortunately, the outdoor seating issue is based off of number of seats allotted by the health department. As we are at maximum capacity inside, we cannot have additional seating outdoors. So drinks and live music two nights a...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely excellent food, awesome fast and friendliest service, great prices, ample portions, great atmosphere and stunning Bay views!

Thank Sabrina M
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Our party of 8 arrived at 7:40 on Thurs. we had an hour wait. We sat out on the patio, listened to guitarist and watched the sun go down. All of our meals were very good. The fish fry batter is light and very crispy....More

Thank redgeorgiadawg
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Being the last supper of our vacation, I didn't want to clean up the kitchen again. Great sound views from the very nice and clean interior. Family friendly service with Stevie Ray Vaughn playing on the jukebox. Good local beer on tap. For appetizers, the...More

Thank DC Petey
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Our visit was great, thought we were going to wait 40 minutes, waiting only 20 minutes. Our server Jeremy was fantastic and extremely efficient. Food tasted awesome, portions were perfect and more. We visit every time we are vacationing in Hatteras. Look forward to our...More

Thank Grammy1960
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Enjoyed the view of the sound very much. Interesting drinks menu. Food is solid and at a fair price. Staff was friendly. There's a small games area for family. Bathroom is on first level and it's really meant for one person.

Thank ellinad01
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Calamari was rather plain, rubbery and no flavor. even the breading seemed unseasoned. Too bad as the rest of the meal was excellent. we ordered the ribs and shrimp special and the seafood platter. the flounder is worth going back. crab cake was heavy on...More

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Priscilla M
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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, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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