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Sandbar & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-3413
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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Williams, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an early dinner here that included fried oysters and blacked tuna. The tuna was excellently cooked and the oysters were juicy and delectable. Our waitress, Tracy, was very knowledgeable about the menu and which items were fresh from local sources. Highly recommend this restaurant when you are in the area. Top Rating in our opinion.

Thank Pete-Jean2090
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Crab and artichoke appetizer had vey little flavor. Ordered peel and est shrimp for dinner. Very overcooked and fell apart when trying to peel the shells off. Pricey meal that was not worth the money. Won't be back.

Thank Msonoski1
Cherokee, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

!0 of us went here for dinner. It was delicious. Every body enjoyed their meal. I had clam strips and fried flounder, super good. Good service. Would have gone again but they're closed for the season. I'll be back again next year.

Thank Job O
Birmingham, Alabama
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152 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here in September and it was very good- crowded- service was quick- food was good..daughter has since returned since she lives nearby

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very good meal. Pork loin for my husband which he loved. Chicken mozarella was very good also, large portions. On the water.

Thank Sally R
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

For our last dinner in Buxton, we stopped here since it was close to the Inn on Pamilico Sound where we were staying. We were lucky to get a corner window seat overlooking the Pamilico Sound as the sun was setting. I had the half pound shrimp dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans and my husband had the surf... More 

Thank Becca4072
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Family dinner. Not one of us were impressed with our food. Fillet mignon was tasteless, salads were okay and seafood was average. The atmosphere was nice though.

Thank Cindyhf111
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We ate at Sandbar our first night after a long day's drive. The service is fine and the food is ok - nothing to write home about. I was disappointed in my crab cake. I love crab cakes and thought it would be a no-brainer on the Outer Banks - it was average.

Thank G P
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped here for date night on our last day of vacation! The restaurant overlooks the sound and the food is WONDERFUL!

Thank Elliewe05
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped here for a quick lunch after an afternoon of shopping. The food was okay, but nothing that would make me stop here again. There was an arcade in the bottom floor which I thought was great because we had a lot of children with us. The view was beautiful as well.

Thank Emily R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49252 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3413
We are a casual dining restaurant located on the Pamlico Sound in Buxton. We have been serving lunch and dinner on the Outer Banks for 18 years now, six in Hatteras until Hurricane Isabel took our building away, and then we blew up the road to Buxton for the last 12 years. At this time lunch is served daily 11:30-3, and dinner is served nightly at 5pm. All of our soups are homemade, we serve an assortment of fresh seafood daily, as well as sandwiches, steaks, ribs, and pastas. We have live music on the deck Thursday & Friday nights this summer. Hope to see you there!!

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