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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” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 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

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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
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had a party of 8 for dinner. arrived about 6 PM (opens at 5 PM for dinner). Had a 1/2 hour wait but between game room and bar it passed fairly quickly. Food was good, fresh and served fast. Had a wide variety of dishes...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was clean and well decorated. It is not a big place. Don't go here at peak dinner times. If you have a problem walking up and down stairs, this place is not for you as there is a steep set of steps to...More

Thank sarah W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Excellent visit to the Sandbar this week. I had the prime rib and my wife had scallops and my daughter had the shrimp alfredo. We all really enjoyed our meals, the prime rib was delicious. Portions were large and we all had leftovers. We were...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at 3:30 and they were closed. Closed at 3 and not open again until 5. I guess this area isn't catering to anyone that wants to hang out for a few midday drinks. Meh, moved on to the next place.

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We love eating the crab legs on Tuesday nights! We stop at the Sandbar every year! The views are beautiful.

Thank ReneeB0827
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Priscilla M
24 May 2017|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
26 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
US$7 - US$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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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