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The Captains Table

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47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3117
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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601 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Preordered lobsters. Supposed to be 2 pounds but were smaller for sure. Clam chowder was mediocre. Waitress ever asked how things were or if we wanted refills of anything. Asked for butter for our bread and baked potato. We were given a spread mix instead. Midway through when we were able to get her attention we asked again for real... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A Tad above Average in food area, expensive, but family atmosphere and a full menu ...We either have bad timing but we can't seemed to figure out when their open or what time they close..it seems to fluctuate with the amount of business their doing at the time..

Thank richdane
Knightdale, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We heard that this is the place to eat inexpensive good food and were disappointed it was closed up for the season. They have a senior menu for under $10 and the locals eat here. Wish they would have been open.

Thank sunvacation2015
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited the Captains Table after hiking up the steps at the Cape Hatteras lighthouse so we were hungry! We saw many people from the lighthouse visit there so this restaurant must be a popular restaurant in the area. It has a homey atmosphere, casual and friendly. The server was attentive and a pleasure to talk to. I had delicious... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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264 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

There was no wait, the service was great and the food was very good! Clam chowder was very good! Most anything seafood you could ask for was on the menu. We will go back for a second meal.

Thank jhais28374
Baltimore, Maryland
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258 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here one evening. I had outstanding fried oysters and my wife had sole. I loved my oysters, but my wife couldn't finish her sole. Considering Hatteras Sol Waterfront and Dinky's restaurants in Hatteras village, we elected to return to those two and not the Captains Grill.

1 Thank stan w
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok. My husband said the seafood was over cooked. I had the broiled shrimp. It had not been cleaned very well and it still had the legs on. Our server had no personality but was efficient. We will not return.

2 Thank Shelby K
Greensboro, NC
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A local shopowner recommended this restaurant for lunch, and we were not disappointed. While everything we had was good, the fried oysters were definitely the memorable part of the meal. They were perfectly cooked--not at all greasy. The service was pleasant and attentive. We would gladly return!

1 Thank Daffodil7404
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We visited twice while vacationing in Avon. Deborah waited on us both times and her service was top notch. She was funny and very personable! They were busy both times we visited and she catered to us as if we were her only table . We loved the hush puppies so much we called and preordered four dozen for a... More 

1 Thank Meghan G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly service, was busy-ish but no wait. Both got fried fish, one mackarel, one flounder (Mackarel was better than the flounder).

Thank ScotOnTheGo

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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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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: 47048 Nc 12 Hwy, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3117

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?