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Good Winds Restaurant is located on the sound front in Rodanthe, NC and has something for everyone in the family for lunch or dinner and now Sunday brunch! One of the best spots on Hatteras Island to catch a sunset while enjoying a glass of wine or tantalizing appetizer. Take a look at our menu below and then come in for a visit and enjoy the breathtaking views paired with exceptionally great food. Limited take out hours when availability allows.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$24
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 11 August 2022

We stopped in for lunch. We got a crab cake sandwich and a shrimp po'boy. Both were good. In particular, the crabcake was good-sized and mostly crab with limited "filler". My wife also got a cocktail, which tasted good but she wasn't sure how much...alcohol was in it. They have a good view of the sound and there are tables outside. We chose inside because the sun made it pretty sweltering that day.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

The food was great for a brunch. The service is super SLOW!! I get it but unnecessary slowness. The location and views are great. Food is pricey.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022 via mobile

Went for dinner and the top deck sunset view. Gorgeous but windy, be prepared to hang out to your skirt or hat! Best sunset view and can watch kite surfing from here as well.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

We had a party of four for our first restaurant dinner of our vacation and decided to try Good Winds. Wow, the food was phenomenal. First off, we were seated right away with food and drink menus and had our first round of drinks in...under 5 minutes. The atmosphere is relaxing and the restaurant has a bar overlooking the ocean and parts of Rodanthe. If a bar is not your thing, there is outdoor seating overlooking the Atlantic for optimal sunset views. We started off with the crab/artichoke dip which was delicious, creamy, and served with seasoned chips. My meal was the fried sampler with fries and Cole slaw and I couldn’t stop eating. Would highly recommend for dinner, a drink, and a sunset.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

Stood waiting for someone to seat us. They were not busy. Two waitresses around but no one seating you. Sat down with family. Manager came over and told us in not a nice tone, the protocol is for them to seat you. It would be...a hour wait for a party of 10. I said, we only have 7 people. She said, we need to get up, she’ll take our name, and it would be an hour. She kept saying mam but was not using nice tone and somewhat rude. I ask her not to use mam and speak to me in that tone. It was obvious they did not want to seat us, accommodate us, and did not want us there. We will NEVER go back there!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

Extremely disappointed. We've been here before and the food and service were good. Service this last time was terrible. Had to go to the bar to get drink refills while our server was standing around. Our crab spinach dip had no crab. The food was...overcooked and the fish they served did not taste good at all. Doubt we'll come backMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

This was once one of our go to restaurants. Not anymore. Hours are sporadic. Twice we went when their marquee said open but found it closed. The menu is much smaller than before. We used to love their fried oysters. Not available anymore. Substituting small...bay scallops for the excellent former large variety. Quality of what’s available just not there. And the prices have increased dramatically. We’ve been forced to drive down to Avon almost every other day to get a good meal as 2 of our other favorites in the area have closedMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2021 via mobile

Generous portions of the fried shrimp, scallops & flounder combo & tasted great. Steamed shrimp with old bay was excellent!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

There is a labor shortage in the area, and these guys who were working really gave it their all. They were covering multiple positions and the food still came out in a reasonable time and tasted good. Just be patient and keep in mind that...they close at 8pm lately and stop seating customers a while before that.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

The food was good but the service is extremely slow. Probably like most restaurants and cannot get enough help. Just plan on it taking a while and you will be OK.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kitty Hawk Kites, Marketing at Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are currently working to bring on more staff in order to provide the high standard of service that we expect for ourselves. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Reviewed 12 June 2021

Stealing from tourists is the oldest game around. We tried to order 6 dinners for pickup and I routinely throw the staff 5-10% tip on to go orders. When we tried to order and were added almost $30 in mandatory tip, we cancelled our order....We are beyond disgusted by their to go tipping requirement.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kitty Hawk Kites, Marketing at Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

As stated on our website, we do apply an 18% gratuity on all to-go orders. This is a standard practice in our area and ensures that our staff are paid out adequately for their work.

Reviewed 22 May 2021

Staff was friendly- we ordered take out and had to wait quite a while for someone to wait on us to pick up our meals. Wings were terrible - very dried out and over cooked. Oyster po boy lacked flavor - barely any sauce on...the bread BUT was some of the best cooked oysters I've had. Fish tacos lacked flavor. Way over priced for the quality and quanity. Would likely not come back as there are plenty of other options within an hour drive.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kitty Hawk Kites, Marketing at Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We understand your disappointment and this does not meet the high expectations that we hold for ourselves. I've passed your comments along to our kitchen staff so that we can continue to improve our service. We hope you'll come back and...More

Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Excellent fried oysters! We did a quick carryout meal, and their oyster baskets were delicious! The oysters were lightly breaded and cooked perfectly. The fries and the hush puppies were great. We will order from this restaurant again!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kitty Hawk Kites, Marketing at Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Thanks for your review! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 18 May 2021

One in my party had the shrimp basket, one the scallop and one had shrimp tacos made especially for her since they weren’t on the menu. The food was delicious. We had take out and everything was warm and fresh.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kitty Hawk Kites, Marketing at Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Thanks for your review, Brenda! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

Staff were awesome, the food was great, and the view was fantastic. I had the shrimp po boy and the shrimp was huge and delicious and the fish tacos were juicy and flavorful. The restaurant is on the second level but has an elevator. Convenient...location and lots of parking with shops in the same complex.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kitty Hawk Kites, Marketing at Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Thanks for your review! Come back and see us again soon!

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Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5