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Fish House Restaurant

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48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5151
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Fish House has ample menu choices with well-prepared fresh dishes sure to delight. We visited for the first time for lunch - friendly service and tasty food, both fried and grilled. We enjoyed our visit so much our family returned the next day for dinner. All entrees come with fries and hush puppies. Homemade cocktail sauce is delicious (and... More 

Thank Rusty R
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Good food, good view, good people... what more could you want? We were one week after the bike weekend and on week before Spring Break, nice quiet beach break for us while the locals caught their breath. Couldn't have been better.

Thank librarynan
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Basically this is Pop's original place from across the street with a slightly bigger menu and a better view. Most of the entrees are served fried with French fries, slaw and hush puppies. Prices range from ~$11 for the clam strips to ~$18 for the crab cakes. A comparable meal from places in the general vicinity run 10-25% higher. Our... More 

Thank BGEmakethree
Ferrum, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very friendly staff. Location is good and easy to find. They have outside seating which give a nice view.

Thank billf372
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

A group of friends and I camped in the Outer Banks for Memorial Day weekend and decided to eat lunch at this place because of the good reviews it had on Trip Advisor. Upon arrival, the server pointed us to a table in the back corner where we sat down and waited to be taken care of. We were an... More 

5 Thank Gerardoar
Port Clinton, Ohio
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We have been coming to Cape Hatteras for 40 years and there really aren't many/any good restaurants left. The local seafood is all shipped by Sysco to their factory for processing and then back out here to the restaurants. So fresh is really about 3 days old! This restaurant used to be one of my favorites but after this visit... More 

Thank Bob R
High Point, NC
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291 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This restaurant was recently purchased by the people that own Pop's Raw Bar across the road. They interior has been attractively remodeled and the menu revamped. The surroundings are the same, very basic local boatyard and not fancy. The service was attentive and pleasant. We especially enjoyed the grilled tuna sandwich, chowder, and fried catfish. This a good place for... More 

Thank NCLoggerheads
Buffalo, New York
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316 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I came to Fish House for lunch with my mom and aunt as soon as we arrived in Cape Hatteras. It was recommended to us by one of the locals. We were seated by the window that overlooked a boating pond. It was a great view. It kind of reminded me of the movie "Jaws" for some reason- probably the... More 

Thank Jane B
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The very definition of casual dining. Just a little hole in the wall looking place. We went off-season midweek so I don't think they were expecting a lunch crowd but they got one. Our group had 11, another group that seated just before us had 8 and with all those cars out front the other tables quickly filled up too.... More 

Thank rsmm0224
Towson, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Fish House Restarant is not at all fancy; it's small and informal. The locally caught fish is fresh that day, and the fried flounder sandwich was the best fish sandwich I've ever had. The grilled flounder was equally good. The hush puppies rate up there with the best as well - a touch of onion that adds some punch.... More 

Thank edukatr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48962 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-5151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?