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Open Water Grill

39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-505-0159
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Seafood, American, Bar
$$ - $$$
39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not at all crowded, excellent service, fun cocktails, great food. We've been coming to Avon for a long time, but this was our first visit to this restaurant. Definitely not our last! One of the few Avon restaurants with a sound view--just beautiful.

Thank 2dogs2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a big family wedding, we took a day trip from Nags Head to Hatteras. On the way, we saw this restaurant and hit on the way back. Great view for watching wind & kite surfing, but even better meal! Great fresh squeezed drinks. To...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ordered the steamed drunken mussels with butter, garlic & wine and it came with garlic-toast - Wonderful as usual. My husband got the fish & chips and it came with fries - was a giant serving of panko-bread-crumb coated Fried Flounder & done to...More

Thank carolbowallis
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nice local spot with a nice little view. While the food wasn't anything memorable, the friendly service proved exceptional.

Thank bneverha
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We loved the food at the Open Water Grill. We arrived fairly late, close to 9 pm, but were greeted enthusiastically and had great service. On previous visits to Avon we have braved the mosquitoes and sat at an outside table to view the sunset....More

Thank cmcnerney75
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Second time here..first was in July, food was OK...came back in October...terrible! I ordered the Orange Shrimp Stir Fry...I've had better Lean Cuisine dinners! No orange sauce, and the veggies looked frozen and microwaved, definitely NOT stir fried. My companions meal was only slightly better...scallop...More

Thank kpavlosky
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Off season. Only one other couple in the place. Took 25 min. For cup of soup that tasted no better than can. In the middle of soup entrees arrived. Soup was extra. No salad included with meal. No bread offered.

Thank Elaine I
Reviewed 26 September 2016

so, this place started out fine, gorgeous patio, nice waitress, and then all hell broke loose. mosquitoes swarmed us right at dark, and we had to relocate inside immediately. and then, our entrees included filet and salmon and filet and scallop pasta. the filet was...More

Thank BailyTN
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch and very glad we did. Ordered tuna, scallops and shrimp. All were cooked to perfection and very fresh. Waiter was very attentive and friendly. View of the sound was very relaxing while enjoying a great meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I normally don't rave about something being "the best I've had," but I have to say, if you want a margarita, you can get one of the best ever here. All of the drinks were made from fresh squeezed juice, not mixes. You can see...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-505-0159
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The doors are open for the 2016 season! Come on in and check out our totally revamped menu with a fresh new look for Hatteras Island. With unique options and great view Open Water Grill is sure to be a dining destination you wont want to miss. Located at MP 54 at the northern end of Avon. Come see the view for yourself!