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“Where Simple is Best!”

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Description: Start the Morning w Freshly Cooked Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. The Pub overlooks Main Street Manteo and the dining room and back porch overlook the sound and Marina along the boardwalk.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Where Simple is Best!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stopped in w my daughter after recommendation from local book store. I had the Crabcake sandwich w Pasta and my daughter had the Cheeseburger w Bacon. Staff was very nice and service was quick,. Great seating on the deck w views of the Elizabeth II ship across the bay.
When visiting Manteo during your vacation, Poor Richard's is a great local place to visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Susan C
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“surprisingly delicious”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I picked up sandwiches here to eat on the waterfront. The sandwiches were a great value. The fries were delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by the tasdte and amount of food we got! We will definitely be back!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank vajmugrl
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Manteo, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Results May Vary”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a tough place to review, because depending on when you go and what you're looking for, your personal experience could be radically different. I've been here times when I'd give it five stars, and a few times when I'd give it one. But overall, I'm going to give it four, because some of the problems I'm going to talk about aren't really the fault of the management.

First, the sandwich shop. Great food, decent prices. It tends to get backed up around lunchtime, as both tourists and locals will stop in for an inexpensive lunch. But the staff does the best they can when the crush comes. And there's a really nice deck that looks out onto the water.

Now, the bar. Wildly different depending on the time of night/time of year.

First of all, it's very small. If it's really busy, you might have difficulty actually getting to the bar, but once you're there the staff is attentive. You might also have to stand out in the hallway to drink your drink. Again, not really the fault of the staff/ownership, but if you were looking to sit down for drinks and bar food, that could be considered a negative.

There's karaoke on Wednesdays, trivia on Thursdays, and usually bands on Saturdays. If its an acoustic band you'll be fine, if its a full band you might have trouble hearing yourself think. The atmosphere ranges from nautical quaint (think the coastal bar in "A Perfect Storm") to bizarre (think the bar in "Star Wars").

I definitely recommend giving the sandwich shop a try, and the bar if you're up for an adventure. As they say, "results may vary".

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank TimTheEnchanter704
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Mount Zion, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Need to be open all day”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

was a little disappointed for the amount of food they could have sold if had a full menu around all the boat tours in the late afternoon hours

Visited July 2014
Thank Jabrjaws
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food great price”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Always lots of food. The Wings are their best kept secret. Trivia night on Thursdays ..so much fun! Didn't care for the hotdog chili on the chili cheese fried though..blech

Visited July 2014
Thank Lynette A
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