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Sandbar & Grille

) #8 of 17 Restaurants in Buxton $$ - $$$, American, Bar, Seafood
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Good food and service. A little pricey! Busy place but we always have good food. The Tuna is fantastic!

Thank Marcie0413
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant friendly staff fantastic seafood gorgeous view game room for the kids but the food was fantastic

Thank Happytobr
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Myself and boyfriend and my sister came here for drinks after dinner on a Friday evening in July. It seemed to be the only place open late. We sat at the bar and had several drinks. Bartender was friendly and the drinks were good. After...More

Thank MiraHoipoi
Reviewed 2 November 2015

After going to Ocracoke Island and feeling the usual touristy ripoff and subpar food for the price, I was pleasantly surprised at the great meal and quality of the drinks I received here. Like I said I was lowering my standards of from experiencing many...More

Thank biire2u
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Used to be my wifes favorite. Cooks change. The service was good. The sunset over the sound and view was awesome.The food was average.

Thank GLEN A
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here and the food was uniformly excellent. Calamari, Shrimp and Crab Alfredo, Blackened Scallops, Crab cakes and clams were all better than good. The service was good and also the sunset view. The prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is a bit spartan, but...More

Thank scheig1
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Sandbar & Grille is located right on the sound, so if you get a table by the windows you will be treated to a wonderful view. I was a bit disappointed, however, that the inside of the restaurant did quite live up to expectations based...More

Thank OBXIslandGirl25
Reviewed 7 October 2015

From the outside, the Sandbar looks great because it's right on the water. It is, but only a few tables can get a good view. The inside is rather tired looking, and it didn't seem overly clean to me. The clientele was not the classiest...More

Thank PEKM919
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We ate here at sunset, and enjoyed the views over the water. The food is wonderful, and the service was perfect. We had the fried oysters, and chowder. The Hatteras style chowder was a real surprise, because it was a clear broth, well seasoned. We...More

Thank francesca_maui
Reviewed 29 September 2015

There is some really good seafood on the Outer Banks, but this place is my favorite! Great bar, relaxed OBX atmosphere and incredible food - I highly recommend the Crab Stack, if this isn't available, go for the grilled tuna (blackened). Everything on the menu...More

Thank MongoLobo
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Do you take reservations?
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, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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!!