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On The WaterFront

1 Harding Square, Washington, NC 27889
+1 252-946-3463
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“clambake” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Harding Square, Washington, NC 27889
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just happened to be in the area when they had Summer Festival. Very nice stroll through the waterfront. Some stores are open as well as dining.

Thank GTLightning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant had a beautiful view of the waterfront, very friendly staff, and decent prices. Their burgers were delicious! The outside doesn't quite match the atmosphere on the inside, but our overall experience was very good!

Thank MacKenzie_May
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Been there 5-6 times with friends but never had a good meal or service. Very nice view on the patio so just having a drink would be a 4 or 5 depending on weather

Thank John R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We found ourselves at the waterfront so ended up eating there instead of another place we had been directed to. They open at 5 pm and there was already a queue at the door to get in. The food was very good and the portions...More

Thank I B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices. Lots of beer varieties. Nice outdoor patio. I popped in for a beer and appetizer after kayaking.

Thank DKR228
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

On The Waterfront is our favorite restaurant on or near the Pamlico Sound! The location is perfect, along Little Washington's harbor promenade, in full view of the boat traffic on the River. We just celebrated a Valentine's Lunch there, enjoying a delightful seafood bisque and...More

Thank ElaineDJRS
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The food is good and the view from the outside seating is great. When weather permits I like to eat outside.

Thank lilley2015
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I had a somewhat hurried lunch and decided to try On The Waterfront. We were quickly seated and menus were presented. The waitress was very on the spot and took our orders quickly. I ordered the North Carolina specialty of a shrimp...More

Thank Earl W
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Over the last three or four years I have had the pleasure of eating here both at lunch and supper with a group of friends and just family. It's a plus for Washington to have a nice place to eat, that is one their beautiful...More

Thank poco211
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Reasonable prices and brought to the table in about 15 minutes. I had the Carolina clam bake and it did not disappoint. The restaurant has lots of character and is located "On the Waterfront". A must see if your in the area.

Thank nmenagh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harding Square, Washington, NC 27889
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-946-3463
Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and out of this world homemade desserts. Also, a shelffish steam bar.
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