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Open Water Grill

39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-505-0159
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Asian, American
$$ - $$$
39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing and we had the place to ourselves for lunch with our big family! The waitress and chef were so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was incredible! Great beer selection too! The grilled shrimp salad and shrimp tacos were soooo good!!!

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because we were looking for a nice view of the sunset over the water, and we were not disappointed in this aspect. However, we were met with an excessive wait for service. The server we were supposed to have never came....More

Thank crashingimage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OWG is failing. Sorry. Totally overwhelmed staff in kitchen and dining room. Forty minutes waiting for fish to defrost? Eat somewhere else. We walked out.

Thank Ask_Greg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay we were there the week before Memorial Day, but the place didn't seem anywhere near ready to handle the seasonal rush. There were 10 of us and only 2 other people in the dining room, so we should have had excellent service. The server...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the menu is limited before Memorial Day, we still had plenty to choose from. Tuna and barramundi were cooked to perfection. Seasonings are always creative, making even a simple preparation distinctive. Sit outdoors and enjoy the view of windsurfers, water fowl, and even a...More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we where in Avon two years ago, we had an ok meal here and gave Open Water Grill another chance. The website shows the diner menu, but when you get there, nothing on website is in menu. The couple next to us also complained...More

Thank 901jones
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Poor quality food, long wait to get food , expensive. Eat somewhere else. No tap beer.

Thank Deirdre L
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The perfect place for a scenic lunch whilst travelling up the Outer Banks from Ocracoke to Nags Head. Not very busy so the manager had time to chat - we had a great time swapping notes about various travels and I loved my Crab Mac...More

Thank Suzieboots
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch today and had a fantastic meal in this cute restaurant. We enjoyed the mussels and the barramundi fresh catch. Both were delicious! Alexis was attentive, friendly and we loved chatting with her. One of the few waterfront dining establishments in...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in this place one day for lunch . The staff was very friendly and helpful. Place was very clean and nice. I had shrimp my hubby had fish and both left full and happy! Will definitely go again !

Thank VirginiaCampers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-505-0159
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The doors are open for the 2018 season! Come on in and check out our totally revamped menu with a fresh new look for Hatteras Island. With unique options and great view Open Water Grill is sure to be a dining destination you wont want to miss. Located at MP 54 at the northern end of Avon. Come see the view for yourself!
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