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“Good choice”

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #7 of 38 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Enjoy lunch overlooking Manteo’s Main Street from the Pub or enjoy the sound views and boardwalk from the waterfront dining room and porch.
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

One of the few local restaurants that is open late, good onion rings, great club sandwich! Full bar and entertainment. But not pet friendly, just as an FYI. One family member thought the pulled pork was dry, but in their defense it was closing time and the lady at the bar was doing us a favor by serving us (she did not have to). Friendly staff. A solid choice for a light meal.

Thank svact
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We enjoyed Poor Richard's so much the day we went there for lunch, that we went back the next day. The sandwiches and the potato salad were delicious. The first day it was raining so we sat inside which was pleasant. The next day was sunny so we ate outside on the porch. Would love to go back the next time we are on Roanoke Island.

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Thank JN1975
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had been at the beach for a week and to be honest, was up to my gills in seafood. Don't get me wrong, I really like seafood, but to much of a good thing can get difficult, too. Poor Richard's is a welcome alternative to an endless series of seafood.

We were on the way home and my wife had never been to the Manteo Waterfront. Mostly there for sightseeing, but it was lunchtime and I suggested that we go Poor Richard's to eat.

The only complaint that I have is the way that they have their ordering setup. Gives you the impression that it is 'Subway' style. If it is your first time in, it looks like you should be giving the 'assemblers' your order as you proceed toward the register, when in fact, everyone behind the counter is actually having to answer questions to the customers about how to order and what this is and what that is, really interfering with their work. They were very pleasant and cooperative, but the flow seemed kinda bassackwards and did seem to slow down the preparation of the orders. There seemed to be a lot of first timers there, too and most looked puzzled as to how to proceed. Also the line moved very slowly and I think that this frustrated some, The really do a great business and I think that reviewing their customer flow would enhance the customers experience. (BTW, I ran one of the best known burger places in the Raleigh area back in the 70's and we did a tremendous volume of business with the theory of serving the customer great food quickly. They didn't come in to stand in line.) I hate to dwell on this but customer service and great quality food should be of equal concern. It seems to be the local 'Arnolds' and locals will overlook things that visitors may not.

It takes longer to say something constructive than it does to praise things that are 'right'. The people behind the line, the girls that deliver the food, everyone was great. The atmosphere was a little harried, because it was a busy time, but the food did not suffer. I had the French Dip and is was as good as I have had anywhere. Wish I had been there longer because the Reuben and the Pastrami looked great, too!. Potato salad was also very good. (Trying not to be redundant and call everything 'great' but it was.)

I am sure from now on when we go to Kitty Hawk, we will be taking a slight detour to the Manteo Waterfront and a stop at Poor Richard's.

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Thank aadm1110
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Spent the day in Manteo and arrived just before lunch. We found Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop which had seating outside on the water front. They offered a variety of deli style sandwiches and more elaborate lunch options for a larger meal. You order at the counter, find a seat, and the wait staff brings your food to your table. Our food was delivered quickly and was prepared just as we ordered. The food was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was fun and view of the water, boats and the Elizabeth II was beautiful!

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

There aren't very many tables in this small restaurant, but don't let that discourage you. They have really great deli and hot sandwiches. They have fresh fruit that my daughter loved and superb pasta salad. They have an area to sit outside overlooking the water.

Thank Tristan C
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