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Watermen's Bar & Grill

25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-2000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (18 reviews)
“citrus slaw” (15 reviews)
“tuna” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are enough existing reviews that are descriptive, so I will forego any of those type comments except to say that Watermen's does in fact have indoor seating contrary to a couple of the reviews. We sat indoors for our lunch which consisted of excellent...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off season visit and this was only place open. Glad they were. It didn’t just save me a trip to Nags Head or Avon. It was a good experience. Bartender recommended my dinner and drinks. I was not disappointed. Ordered the 2 For 1 fajitas...More

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were shopping at the surf shop and decided to stop here for a drink and app. It's delicious! The tuna bites and shrimp dip app is so good. They have a full bar and local brews on draft. If you're looking for a quick...More

Thank kimmB45CD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a seafood platter with my hubby, and it was very tasty. We went with 2 other couples and everyone enjoyed their meal. We also enjoyed a cold North Carolina beer with our meal!

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very cool place, with a killer tuna sandwich and a good selection of NC beers, and you can easily pass some time here watching the kite surfers on the sound. However based on two recent stops there you get a steady diet of country...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The covered patio is a great place to watch the sunset, although the seating on benches isn't comfortable so not conducive to a lingering evening. You place food orders at the bar (a bit odd) but it is brought to the table when it's ready....More

Thank Ethnee H
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Had ribs and prime rib for the meals. The portions are very generous. Never got through either entirely. Seating is outdoors under a roof. Not sure how it would be in summer, but is was great in October. One good thing is that you get...More

Thank JDPNoCar
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My husband and I went in for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Their outdoor seating it picnic tables under cover in case it rains but it was a beautiful evening. You can watch the kite surfers while you eat and wait for sunset. Hubby had...More

Thank viihillschick
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This place was hopping on a Friday night and the food was perfect to boot! It was live music Friday and the outside guitar player added the perfect accompaniment to the setting sun on the sound. This is a counter order restaurant with picnic tables,...More

Thank chrismH6426XS
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sunset can't be beat, great view! Not thrilled with seating, not comfortable for an old person, however, excellent service. Food was good. Prices slightly high. Give it a try, might be your cup of tea.

Thank Carmee R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25706 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Waves
  • Phone Number: +1 252-987-2000
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