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“Worst service ever.”

Longboards Island Grill
Ranked #38 of 69 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Longboard's offers a fun and relaxing family friendly atmosphere that keeps our locals and visitors coming back. We always welcome a new or returning friendly face! We offer a wide variety of daily specials for lunch and dinner including: Seafood, Pizza, Burgers, Wings and much more! We're also one of the few places on the Outer Banks that serves food a great appetizer menu until 1:00 am nightly. We also feature some of the best entertainment on the beach including live music on Friday Nights & Karaoke on Saturday Nights year round.
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Went for the first time on 4/18. It was the beginning of bike week, which I had seen advertised at length in the Outer Banks area. It was a perfectly beautiful day, warm and sunny. Longboards is one of the few restaurants/bars advertised on the bike week website/posters as having DJs and bands throughout the afternoon and evenings so it's not a surprise that it was pretty busy, especially given the forecasted weather. They were equipped with ONE waitress at the bar. Not only was she alone, but she didn't seem to care; moving at a mediocre pace and taking orders of people who had just walked up to the bar if they were obnoxious enough, while disregarding those who stood there for 15 minutes waiting for their first drink. We gave up waiting and hit the outside deck to sit at a table in hopes for a waitress, as we wanted a meal as well. It took another 15 minutes or so but she did come and was very nice. We finally got our drinks about another 10 minutes later (2 beers so not a hard thing to prep). In about 1/2 hour, my hubby's meal arrived. He asked where mine was and the waitress (not the one that took our order) looked confused, asked what I ordered and said she'd check. Another 15-20 min later, I saw the original waitress walk by and we got her attention. She also said she'd check. About another 10 minutes later my food (a deep fried app that takes about 30 sec to "make") finally showed up. I asked why there weren't more people staffed during an event and she said they didn't think they'd be busy as they weren't last year. She also stated it was cold and rainy during it last year. I guess the owner/manager would rather not staff instead of checking out the weather forecast and realizing it may be a good opportunity to make $$. We will not return there, and heard many others say the same. The food was typical average bar food and my hubby's beer was a little more than room temp. Kinda sad.

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

The food is always great here and there is always a dink special all day. There is a happy hour menu for food. There is an outside deck where you can eat, drink and smoke....

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

They finally got it right! Best wings on the beach, excellent pizza among many other menu items. Cold beer with excellent specials in a casual atmosphere. If you are looking for the "Beach" experience with the friendliest staff and great entertainment, you will not be disappointed. Thanks for great times guys~

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1  Thank Rob L
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

This building has had many owners and made several goes as a restaurant and bars but they might finally have done it ! The food is good , they got cold beer and the servers are happy and quick to bring you some tasty food . They are centrally located in Kitty Hawk and close to the beach so you can walk on over to cool down and have a cold beverage if you get overheated or the jellyfish are bad at the public beach access .

1  Thank Luke S
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We had blackened tuna, oyster dinner, black and blue burger, and crabby patty and they were all great!! The atmosphere is more sports bar but with a surfer twist. There are pool tables to enjoy during your wait, but we had no wait and our food came in a good amount of time, too!

Thank OTKrista
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