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“Classic OBX cuisine with great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sandbar & Grille

Sandbar & Grille
Ranked #9 of 21 Restaurants in Buxton
Price range: US$7 - US$42
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!!
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Classic OBX cuisine with great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Went with a large group (17 people) and had about a 90 minute wait, but there was a nice deck overlooking the sound. Once seating the service was great and we had our food in no time.

Highly recommended for dinner

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Joe B
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Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, great price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The meal was delicious and the price was more than reasonable. We choose to eat here because their parking lot was always full (i.e. they must have good food; and they do). My wife and I went here for a late lunch after a day at the beach. I ordered the crabcake sandwich and my wife had beer battered fish. Also, their Hatteras Rum Runner was amazing. If you visit Buxton, treat yourself to some great food.

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Thank Matthew M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Do not be fooled by the beautiful view and location! Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We chose this location for our last fresh seafood meal on our honeymoon. Much to our disappointment the fried shrimp were just like something from the frozen section at a grocery store , the oysters were mushy and tasteless and the artichoke crab dip had pieces of shell in it.

Worst of all the staff wan irritated and angry!! The bar tender ignored us for 10 minutes and our waitress didn't split the bill for a table of 7. When we ask her to she rudely said "you should have told me that before you ordered".

Completely disappointing!!

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Monique W
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Went lots of places - this is my favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

casual, great dining. Had the king crab... pricey but where would it not be? Almost more than Icoould eat and besty I have had. Looking over the water in the eveng... beautiful. My best dining experience in Hatteras. Not a romantic places and too noisy for special occasions but seriously folks, its about the FOOD!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Hampelo
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Swan Point, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Too busy for quality food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We went on a Friday night with live music on the deck. Nice view of the sound. We were served in a timely manner considering it was a 45 minute wait. The beer was cold, the wine was decent. Crab/Artichoke dip average, stuffed mushrooms good, bacon wrapped scallops were cold, the mussels are terrible. The broth is good, toast points good, the mussels themselves are terrible. My wife had the flounder stuffed with a mini crabcake. The crabcake was OK but the fish was way over cooked. Mashed potato's are very good. I think it would have been a better experience on a slower night.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank RobbieAnd
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