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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (34 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (22 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 ladies dined together. Grouper special is good. By far the best place to have any type of martini.

Thank Lelia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best dining experience we have had while in Emerald Isle, Beach. The only downside is this restaurant doesn't have a water view. But the food and service makes up for that. Rob, the server was over the top. Our drinks, entree's and...More

Thank spinetingler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit and was very pleased. While we waited for our table we were welcomed in the bar which set the stage for a great dinner. The entrees were fresh and well prepared. My wife had the grouper and I feasted on the filet...More

Thank FrankW49004
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Whether you like Martinis or not this is a very good restaurant. I have dined there a number of times and the service is always excellent. Food is delicious. It is a little bit noisy but still a very nice dinner choice.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

First time visit, pleasantly surprised!!! Maybe best shrimp and grits(Carolina Classic) I've ever had! Wife's crab cakes were out of this world too! Service was excellent! I will definitely go back!

Thank phlatulator
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar is a gem in Emerald Isle--not to be missed! The most sophisticated palate will be enchanted by the gourmet twists on traditional seafood dishes visitors to the Crystal Coast have come to know and love. The martini's are out of...More

Thank bedbugking
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Kathryn's as earlier reported is in a nondescript strip mall, yet is a delightful and superb experience. The veal dish was beyond expectations, as was the martini mojito! The desserts were beautifully presented and delicious. A highly recommended experience.

Thank MemphisDurand
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Kathryn's has been in Emerald Isle since 2004. It just keeps getting better. They have a good list of creative martinis, including dessert martinis. The food is expertly prepared, always with creative touches and sauces that really work. The wine list is not large, but...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Went tot Kathryn's 2 yrs ago for dinner while visiting Emerald Isle....we are headed back tomorrow and will surely dine there a few times during our weeks vacation. Food was wonderful, martinis great and the service and atmosphere was fantastic. Cant wait. Sandi and Mike...More

Thank S2289CUsandram
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've lived in Emerald Isle for years and frequent Kathryn's several times a month. It's my "go to" place for consistently great seafood and the best martini's on the island. Around the small bar is the best place to sit. Lots of locals. Great bar...More

Thank suescoggins
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11 August 2016|
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Response from sssears | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely
18 June 2016|
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Response from gojusensei | Reviewed this property |
outdoor patio only a waiting area at the front. If you go to other places, call or email ahead of time to check. I would think that unless it is a special guide dog, that they would not be allowed in food areas. You may... More
10 June 2016|
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Response from L F | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but a quick call to the restaurant would give you an answer.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-6200
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