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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Family dinner. Not one of us were impressed with our food. Fillet mignon was tasteless, salads were okay and seafood was average. The atmosphere was nice though.

Thank Cindyhf111
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We ate at Sandbar our first night after a long day's drive. The service is fine and the food is ok - nothing to write home about. I was disappointed in my crab cake. I love crab cakes and thought it would be a no-brainer...More

Thank G P
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped here for date night on our last day of vacation! The restaurant overlooks the sound and the food is WONDERFUL!

Thank Elliewe05
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped here for a quick lunch after an afternoon of shopping. The food was okay, but nothing that would make me stop here again. There was an arcade in the bottom floor which I thought was great because we had a lot of children...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I found this place a few years ago and really like it since believe it or not it is hard to find quality food and drinks (in our experience) in the lower Outer Banks area like Buxton and Okracoke. But that was...More

Thank biire2u
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant. Extremely good food. The fish bites with sauce was tender and fresh. Steak was tender and juicy. Shrimp and crab Alfredo was awesome. Service was great. Answered all questions.

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We came in at the end of a crowded Wednesday night. Our server Katy was great. We were a party of 6. The crab and shrimp alfredo was awesome. We all had a great dinner and a nice experience. Will definitely be back.

Thank patricia C
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband and l stopped in for a early dinner just after the 5pm opening. He had sweet tea and l had the NC golden draft craft beer and it was tasty. My soup of the day was a perfect seafood bisque and the garden...More

Thank msfridley
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped here for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant opened at 5pm and there were about 15 people waiting the get in. The restaurant is on the top (2nd) floor and deceptively large I must add that it is barely handicapped accessible wit...More

Thank Kiki R
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our family stopped in for a late lunch (they close at 3 for lunch) b/c we could not find anything else open (due to Hermine). I had the peel n' eat shrimp and scallops. I loved them both! The place was really busy and service...More

Thank LeftMySOULatTheSea
jbug348, Owner at Sandbar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Glad you enjoyed your meal, thank you for coming in!! After the college kids and the teachers go back to school, we are short staffed. Everyone on the island is. Seeing that you came just after the storm, we were also one of the only...More

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