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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

) #3 of 24 Restaurants in Emerald Isle $$$$ American, Seafood,
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is not the place to go for a relaxed family dinner, would be a great choice for date night however. Great looking and tasting food, but the prices are over inflated. I paid $30 for a 6 ounce filet mignon. It was delicious and...More

Thank MsSCMomof4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised! We will be returning! Wonderful staff and food!

Thank srollis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is sophisticated, but the dress is casual. It was a very comfortable place to eat. The waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious and perfectly plated..

Thank RChoka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends for dessert and drinks. We enjoyed the extensive martini menu and half price bottles of wine on a Wednesday night. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great quiet restaurant on Emerald Isle. We've eaten at Kathryn's for 12 years. Always good, friendly service. Recommend their martinis!

Thank agentry002
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing food!!! Amazing service (Robert)!!! We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and the food and experience were both great!!! We both dressed casual and didnt feel out of place. We will definitely return!

Thank khandybryant
Reviewed 24 April 2017

When it's time to enjoy a special occasion or just a great dinner with friends, Kathryn's will not disappoint. Honesty one of the best tuna and prime filet's I've had the pleasure of devouring. I'm a martini kind of guy, shaken, stirred, with or without...More

Thank gstenzel
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I regularly go here whenever we are in town. We had heard there was a new and better restaurant down the street that just opened that was better than Catherine's so we tried both places on back to back nights. Both places...More

1  Thank DanTheTravelerFromNC
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for an elegant night out with great top quality food this is the place! Wait staff are great! Wine selection is good with 1/2 price bottles on Tues &a Weds in off season!! Terrific meals and easy to eat gluten free!...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great food but a bit pricey. Mixed drinks are outrageously priced. $12.00 for a well Manhattan?? These prices are way out of line. Visited in March of this year which I would think is the off season. So If you go forget the drinks and...More

2  Thank Davebacon137
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Is this place appropriate for well behaved children?
10 August 2016|
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Response from sssears | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
17 June 2016|
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Response from gojusensei | Reviewed this property |
outdoor patio only a waiting area at the front. If you go to other places, call or email ahead of time to check. I would think that unless it is a special guide dog, that they would not be allowed in food areas. You may... More
Do you,can you make lobster thermodor.special. Order????
9 June 2016|
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Response from L F | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but a quick call to the restaurant would give you an answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-6200
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