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“No frills but good food”
Review of Fish House Restaurant - CLOSED

Fish House Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed 1 August 2014

If I'm not mistaken, this little restaurant has changed ownership a few times over the years but each time we've been back, we've found good seafood, nothing fancy but good stuff. It's right on the sound with a sloped floor that dates back to the days when it was, quite literally, a fish house, and they hosed down the floors at the end of the day.

Thank 11doglegs
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Three years ago my wife and I discovered this restaurant on a trip to Buxton/Cape Hatteras and I reviewed it as the "Best Meal Ever on a Paper Plate," because, unless you order a steak, everything is served on paper/styro plates; so it's not a fancy place. In fact, it sits on a channel where boats are docked (which is actually kinda cool), and across the way sits an unkempt property with a bunch of junk on it. Regardless, the food here is EXCELLENT - especially the daily "fresh catch" specials. Pick any one of them. Can't go wrong. Last trip we had the swordfish provencal and blackened cajun tuna. Both simply outstanding. Desserts are also very good. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food. Our tuna plates included 2 (not one) tuna steaks for about $17 per plate with 2 sides. When traveling, my wife and I like to research and eat at the best of the local restaurants (not necessarily the most expensive ones, but we don't exclude pricier options); and on our trip to Ocracoke, Hatteras/Buxton this year, we ate at numerous restaurants - the Fish House was, in our opinion, the best of all. A close second is the Lone Cedar Cafe up in Nag's Head.

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1  Thank Dan50226
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

An odd experience. The food was fairly good, but the atmosphere strange. The place was half empty upon our arrival. Two staff members saw us. Despite this, no one seated us or even smiled to acknowledge us. When we were eventually seated, the mood did not improve. The staff were distant and did not seem to engage with one another. Our meal consisted of grilled fish, baked potato and sides. The food was good, just good. The meal cost over $50.00 and was served on paper plates, with plastic knives and forks. We will not be back.

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1  Thank Susan O
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Comfortable, casual, friendly. And the food was great! We both had shrimp and they were perfectly fresh and perfectly cooked. Really yummy. Not a place for a business dinner, but a great place, right on the docks.

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Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

On our way South after seeing the Hatteras Light House we were looking for a place to get lunch. We were a little leery of this place at first - only one car out front but decided to give it a chance. (By the time we left there was a shortage of parking in their lot and the place was full.) Food was good but a little high priced for lunch. Large selection of local seafood - some delivered on the dock the restaurant sits on by the local fishermen.

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Thank John H
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