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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%
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“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 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
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a spot for dinner after unloading at the beach house. Found this place checking reviews online. Arrived right at sunset and their location has an unobstructed, front row seat. Friendly staff and great service. I had the Blackened Mahi-mahi dinner with...More

1  Thank Propjockey57
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Little bit different food for a beach restaurant.. No fried foods at all maybe trying to be healthier?? Crab cakes ok but some weird seasoning not totally to my taste but i ate them.. Wonderful mashed potatoes that came nice and hot which is difficult...More

Thank Zelda911
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff, great atmosphere! Orders are taken at the bar and then food is brought to your table. Indoor and outdoor seating. Music and the beautiful view make it a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great meal. I look...More

Thank sawh316
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We read the reviews on trip advisor and they looked good, a bit pricey, but we will try it. We went and walked in and it's picnic table seating, you order at the bar and they bring the food out to your table. Again a...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

They apparently the Kite Surfing capital of the east coast. They have an outside set up of picnic tables where you can eat and watch the surfers. It is awesome at sunset. We ordered the grilled tuna and also a crab cake sandwich. Also had...More

Thank Marty Y
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat lunch by the water. We had the Blackened Local Tuna Sandwich, and it was fantastic. Very fresh ingredients and laid back atmosphere.

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went for dinner while vacationing at the end of August with a large crowd of 15 with multiple children. Seating outside was casual and great for the children. Service was a bit slow but the food was excellent.

Thank Ottie A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Kite surfing is the entertainment. Sitting on the deck on a hot day with a cold beer watching the kite surfers on the sound. We ate lunch here and had fantastic fresh tuna cut into 1 inch bite-size chunks and grilled to a perfect medium...More

Thank PaulSmithiii
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We arrived late Saturday for a week long vacation and we have already been to Waterman's three times! Amazing food & drinks and the service is top notch. All the wait staff are super friendly and the atmosphere will not disappoint. We just returned from...More

Thank jenruta
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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