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Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill and Bar


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3730 North Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Steamed Crab Legs & Shrimp, Sandwiches, Pastas, Large Salads and much much more.

Reservations accepted.

Appetizer Specials from 4:30pm - 6:30pm @ the Bar

Daily Drink Specials.

Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill and Bar Reviews - Add A New Review
Rating: First Visit in Years 5/18/2019
Reviewer: Jstangl

Stopped here for lunch upon reaching the Outer Banks for our week in South Nags Head. Very good soft shell crab sandwich and a couple Shocktop Drafts - very nice waitress as well!

Rating: We liked it! 8/1/2016
Reviewer: jenne03

We went there in the past but didn't find it very good. I read the reviews and saw it got good ones so decided to try it again. They were able to accommodate 8 of us fairly quickly(20 minutes or so). I had a whole lotta colada and it was yummy.

I had the crab cake sandwich which was pretty good. My daughter had the aloha chicken which she said she liked. I didn't pay attention to what everyone else got. Haha. It was a happening place ! I also found it somewhat reasonably priced.

We definitely would go there again.

Rating: Go to place 12/19/2015
Reviewer: vanative

This is our go to place when we are not sure what we want. They have a great menu and execute it very well. Service is great. Just overall a very experience.

Rating: Like it a lot !! 8/20/2014
Reviewer: kraggman

We go there every year on vacation. They have something for everyone. Service is good, place is clean. I recommend it !!

Rating: Great place! 7/30/2013
Reviewer: lou2obx

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. I tried the fish tacos and they were awesome. We really liked the fresh bread and pesto sauce they brought out while waiting for food.

Rating: Great place! 2/22/2013
Reviewer: surfisher

Been eating as BB's for over 5 years and have NEVER had a bad meal there. Wife loves all of the pasta dishes she's had there. I'm partial to their seafood dishes. Seafood gumbo is my favorite. I almost for got to mention.... the service and appetizers rock!

Rating: Awesome Place 2/7/2013
Reviewer: kptp1a

Had to try this place finding out it was more of a Steeler Bar! Fell in love with the food! Try the Loaded Cheesy Chips. My family and I actually fought over who gets the last chip! The steamed clams were wonderful! We have had everything from burgers to Chicken Jambalaya Pasta - Never had a bad meal!

Rating: Nice place. 2/5/2013
Reviewer: kraggman

Barefoot Bernie's is one of our regular stops every year on vacation. The food is good and prices reasonable. Restaurant is clean and atmosphere is great, especially if you're a Steelers fan.

Reviewer: BeachBumBob

Awesome atmosphere! Great Menu - try the Grouper steamer bag if on a diet, good spicy Pad Thai, they make a great Shrimp Po Boy and its a..... STEELER BAR!!!

Rating: One of our "Go To" Places.... 1/26/2013
Reviewer: home*sweet*home

As in, "Where shall we go tonight? I dunno, YOU pick..." and we often end up at Bernie's. Haven't had a bad meal yet...and we've eaten there a LOT. Service is friendly and EFFICIENT, which is much appreciated. Love the Gumbo, the Jambalaya especially.

Rating: ...good food and service +... 1/13/2013
Reviewer: vanative

...we went down for a short weekend (thank you susi and bobbyg!)...i had the fish tacos...they exceptional...served on a big plate with grilled mahi, cheese, lettece, pico, and sour cream. I made three huge tacos and ate the rest with my fork...out freaking standing...wifey had the mexican pizza...she let me have a very small bite and it was wonderful...the + ...televisions everywhere...we watched wifey's game (uva vs clemson...and the nc state vs duke game on side by side flat screens!...great place to relax and enjoy your favorite beverage and sport...we have never been disappointed...go and try...you will not regret it......

Rating: A friendly place with excellent food 7/12/2011
Reviewer: The Steeler Family

Our friends recommended Barefoot Bernie's to us on our first visit to OBX. It was the best restaurant we have found here. Food is good, service is friendly and the atmosphere is fun. We always cap our vist to the OBX with a family meal here. It is always a highlight of our vacation. There are many tourist traps to get sucked into on the OBX, but Bernie's is definitely not one of them.

Rating: LOVE IT 5/27/2011
Reviewer: Georgia and Rich Griffiths

One of our favorite places!

Rating: Great place! 10/6/2010
Reviewer: Lisa

Went earlier enough to have dinner before the Steeler game. Dinner was tasty & the bar was wild for the game! Recommend it.

Rating: Great food 10/5/2010
Reviewer: marid4061

Went here for a girls night out dinner. The food was delicious! I had a pecan crusted flounder. So good! Everyone raved about their meals. Can't wait to go back.

Rating: Great place !! 7/20/2010
Reviewer: Bob

Not bad for a Steelers bar !!

Rating: A Dissapointing Evening at Bernies 7/3/2010
Reviewer: David McDonald

My wife's Grouper in a bag was only half cooked and had to be sent back - she had to settle for an appetizer instead. We thought that the manager would comp that but they didn't. Also we sent a cocktail back because it had a hair in it. The waitress was iffy.

We had a group of 11 and nobody thought that their meal was above mediocre. I had the special which was grouper and scallops with a risotto and asparagus. There was way too much butter on everything and the fish was overdone. Our waitress didn't know what the special was so before we ordered I had to walk up to the front of the restaurant to read the specials.

Overall there was nothing about Bernies that will make me ever want to go there again.

Rating: Good pizza and chicken tenders, family friendly 10/26/2009
Reviewer: Melissa

I like their pizza and chicken tenders and it is a very family friendly environment.

Rating: Good Food, Reasonable Prices 10/23/2009
Reviewer: Janine

The title says it all; additionally, there is a good variety of choices on the menu. I've tried several things and have been pleased with all of them.

Rating: Great food 9/29/2009
Reviewer: Blue Water

The food was really good and the service was terriffic once we got to the table. The only downside is that the restaurant is pretty small, so you might have a fairly long wait.

Rating: Sept 09 Excellent! 9/29/2009
Reviewer: Sarah Charlotte, NC

4 of us had dinner and we all loved out meals! Excellent food and a very good (attentive but not overly) waitress. Would definitely recommend Barefoot Bernies!

Rating: Just go! 9/28/2009
Reviewer: Wavedancr

Always a good dining experence, was just there a week ago. Can't go wrong with the tuna salad app.

Rating: Always enjoy Barefoot Bernie's 9/28/2009
Reviewer: Michael and Tina

We found Barefoot Bernie's a few years ago when the restaurant we arrived at another restaurant only to find it had gone out of business. In a hurry, we had to decide where to go. We had driver past Barefoot Bernie's and decided to give it a try, and we are so glad we did. Good food, generous portions and reasonable prices. Barefoot Bernie's is on our "must do" list every year!

Rating: excellent dining 6/9/2009
Reviewer: Bobby Gentry

Barefoot Bernies never disappoints! Great menu includes sever international dishes (including my favorite, cuban steak) and any salad that you could imagine. Great service!

Rating: Great food and atmosphere 9/27/2008
Reviewer: Dave Kane

My friends and I stopped on a Sunday afternoon to watch a little football while we were waiting for our Sunday check-in. I had one of their gourmet pizzas and it was delicious. Bacon, cheddar cheeseburger pizza...I recommend highly. We didn't go back for the Steeler game that night but I hear it is one of the best places on the Banks to watch the Steeler game.

Rating: Fun Place - Good Food 9/16/2008
Reviewer: Jstangl

We watched the first half of the Steeler-Texans game on Sunday, Sept 7th. The food was very good - the service was great - and the crowd was great as well.

Rating: Good Food 9/11/2008
Reviewer: Colleen

This place never dissappoints. They have a good, big menu, and good service. Great place to watch sports on the big screen

Rating: Outstanding 10/4/2007
Reviewer: Karen

Not only was the food excellent the atmosphere is wonderful. Just a bunch of Parrotheads having a great time~

Rating: yum :) 6/26/2007
Reviewer: Liz

Myself & 9 family members visited Barefoot Bernie's last year. I had the conch fritters & my sister had the coconut shrimp. It was definitely a fun place for the whole family. The food has a fun flare, so be open to it!

Rating: A Gem 6/6/2007
Reviewer: Lisa

We live in KDH and eat frequently at Bernie's. The portions are large for the price and the ingredients are fresh. I like the big salads. You'll notice a lot of locals at the bar, eating dinner. You know the food must be decent and the prices good if the locals frequent it.

Rating: Great casual food 4/24/2007
Reviewer: Cheryl

We have a house near BB's, so we go often. Nice, friendly service and very good food..especially for the price. Love the big salads! Great for kids.

Rating: So glad we found this place 12/3/2006
Reviewer: Mary Ann

Ate there in June 2006. This was the best meal we had during our stay. My mouth started to water when the server brought out a loaf of freshly baked bread and olive oil/herbs to dip it in. I had steak, my daughter had crablegs. Both were delicious. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.