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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

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8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food!!! Amazing service (Robert)!!! We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and the food and experience were both great!!! We both dressed casual and didnt feel out of place. We will definitely return!

Thank khandybryant
Valhalla Golf
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When it's time to enjoy a special occasion or just a great dinner with friends, Kathryn's will not disappoint. Honesty one of the best tuna and prime filet's I've had the pleasure of devouring. I'm a martini kind of guy, shaken, stirred, with or without olives, I'm in and the bartenders do a great job mixing their potions. Dig a... More 

Thank gstenzel
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I regularly go here whenever we are in town. We had heard there was a new and better restaurant down the street that just opened that was better than Catherine's so we tried both places on back to back nights. Both places have their nice things but as far as a nice relaxing atmosphere with great food... More 

Thank DanTheTravelerFromNC
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for an elegant night out with great top quality food this is the place! Wait staff are great! Wine selection is good with 1/2 price bottles on Tues &a Weds in off season!! Terrific meals and easy to eat gluten free! Enjoy a romantic meal or dinner with friends. Great little martini bar as well. We... More 

Thank Claire S
Oriental, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great food but a bit pricey. Mixed drinks are outrageously priced. $12.00 for a well Manhattan?? These prices are way out of line. Visited in March of this year which I would think is the off season. So If you go forget the drinks and go for the food.

1 Thank Davebacon137
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is a nice place and good food, but they need to offer some new specials and change up menu some and have more fresh fish

Thank dbhraleigh
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My steak was so tender it cut with a butter knife. The fish special was delicate and flavorful. I would definitely return

Thank Kathy G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Everything about the menu and the food is excellent. The service is also totally spot on, with excellent knowledge of the menu, the food and the wine. It is a truly amazing restaurant, with consistent expertise and execution. Though families with kids dine here, and are welcome, I would rather that the kids go to Rucker John's and leave Kathryn's... More 

Thank cdj8583
Berrien Center, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. We had the fillet mignon and it was the best I have ever had. Service was spot on as well. We stopped at the bar on the way in to grab a martini, (key lime was fabulous) sorry to say the bartenders weren't very friendly or helpful.

Thank Lisa49102
Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We first dined at Kathryn's soon after they opened and loved it. It brought to Emerald Isle a level of dining above the usual seafood place. We just returned and it was still as remembered. The Martini list is expansive and it is hard to choose. The food this time was exceptional. We visited twice and had the filet (cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-6200

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