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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” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great! Fun place, really nice. Not fancy, but completely yummy. There's a little arcade downstairs and we had a great time here with the kids unexpectedly!

Thank KatieClarkeBishop
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We chose to dine at the Sandbar because of the views from the dining room upstairs and the added bonus of the game room downstairs for the kids. We were very satisfied with both the atmosphere, service and the food. Husband got the stuffed flounder...More

Thank Beachmama18
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after finding out Sonny’s was closed. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, but the food was lacking. Prime Rib cost $35 and was grilled, and fatty, very hard to cut with a knife. The only seasoning was the crab meat on top so it...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 March 2018

On vacation in OBX and we decided to stop in for lunch with some drinks. The place was clean and the atmosphere seemed great. There was about 10 of us, who decided to stop. I ordered the crabcake sandwich, the kids had chicken tenders and...More

1  Thank Trueyinzer
jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks for stopping in. Next time come and try dinner. Many more options on the dinner menu!!

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Was in Hatteras for the evening and stopped by at the recommendation of the Innkeeper at the bed and breakfast we were staying at. My steak was large - 14 ounces, juicy, and prepared to medium rare - just as ordered. The coleslaw and mashed...More

1  Thank love2waterski2
jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you so very much!! Glad you found us and enjoyed your experience!!

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A coworker and I had dinner here last night. He had the Pamlico Shrimp; had the crab cake stuffed flounder with a dijon cream sauce. We both got the onion rings. We were very pleased with all the food and service. The place was very...More

Thank MarcW38
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to the Sandbar before without feeling any need to write home about it. However, some sort of change has taken place! Food—steamed spicy shrimp, Dungeness crab (Tuesday special was crab legs!), pasta with vodka sauce, a filet mignon Oscar-style—was fantastic, from the perfect...More

1  Thank Sarah_the_F00die
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The chicken BLT wrap and French fries were good; as was the beer-battered flounder. I really enjoyed the blueberry martini. Service was very good.

1  Thank leetl319
Reviewed 20 November 2017

After years of driving past the Sandbar and Grille during our visits to the OBX, we finally decided to try it out. I'm glad we did! Our food was very good and plentiful. Hubby had the shrimp and scallops - I tried one of the...More

Thank GreenEyedLady518
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We always show up at The Sandbar...at least once during out trip to Hatteras. This trip was no exception. Our meal was exceptional this time. The locally caught tuna we had for appetizers was so amazingly prepared that we went back the very next night...More

Thank mimireinhard
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
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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