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Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
+1 252-354-6200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (34 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (20 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8002 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2747
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I was visiting Emerald Isle for the first time October 2017 and this reataurant was recommended by someone I met in another restaurant. I enjoyed my dinner --nicely prepared "fresh catch" with a generous portion. It seems to be a real local favorite. It is...More

Thank DianeMarie071349
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best dinners we had in North Carolina our entire 3 week vacation. We were greeted with smiles and hellos when we entered the busy restuarant. We were immediately seated and.brought waters. Within minutes we knew the specials features of the...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Kathryn's is always the first restaurant we visit when coming to Emerald Isle. Always GREAT martinis and wonderfully flavorful food. Wide variety of appetizers and entrees. They do wonderful things with fresh grouper!!! Highly recommend!

Thank pmonty13
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were very lucky to get a table during the off-season on a Saturday evening around 7pm. They do not take reservations so I can only imagine the wait is LONG in the summer months because this place is excellent. To enter the dining area...More

Thank jmnunez27302
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

4 ladies dined together. Grouper special is good. By far the best place to have any type of martini.

1  Thank Lelia G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was the best dining experience we have had while in Emerald Isle, Beach. The only downside is this restaurant doesn't have a water view. But the food and service makes up for that. Rob, the server was over the top. Our drinks, entree's and...More

Thank spinetingler
Reviewed 24 September 2017

First time visit and was very pleased. While we waited for our table we were welcomed in the bar which set the stage for a great dinner. The entrees were fresh and well prepared. My wife had the grouper and I feasted on the filet...More

Thank FrankW49004
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Whether you like Martinis or not this is a very good restaurant. I have dined there a number of times and the service is always excellent. Food is delicious. It is a little bit noisy but still a very nice dinner choice.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

First time visit, pleasantly surprised!!! Maybe best shrimp and grits(Carolina Classic) I've ever had! Wife's crab cakes were out of this world too! Service was excellent! I will definitely go back!

Thank phlatulator
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar is a gem in Emerald Isle--not to be missed! The most sophisticated palate will be enchanted by the gourmet twists on traditional seafood dishes visitors to the Crystal Coast have come to know and love. The martini's are out of...More

Thank bedbugking
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Response from sssears | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely
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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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