Shipwreck Grill

Categories: Seafood, Family Restaurant, Breakfast

Contact Information

46618 NC Hwy 12
Milepost 61
Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: 252-995-5578

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Saturday 7:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Just across Highway 12 from the beach in northern Buxton, is Shipwreck Grill. Located at milepost 61,  Shipwreck  Grill serves a variety of old fashioned favorites for breakfast and a lunch menu that extends into the early evening. Conveniently located, Shipwreck Grill is a great place to sit down for a relaxing meal indoors or on the screened porch. You can also pick up a picnic lunch for your day of fun at the beach or on Kayak tours which are offered just next to the restaurant.


  • Health Department Grade:  A
  • Lounge/Bar:  Full Service Bar
  • Credit Cards:  Visa, MasterCard
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Price:  1.49 - 11.99
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • WIFI:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Outdoor Seating:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes


Shipwreck Grill opened for the 2011 summer season on the Outer Banks. It will be open year round. The restaurant keeps the beach look and feel with a relaxing atmosphere and shuttered exterior.

Chef Biography

Shipwreck Grill

Larry Farrow is the major chef at Shipwreck Grill. He has been cooking for thirty two years. Many of his recipes have been passed down through his family - especially his grandmother. He picked up others from chefs at well respected restaurants including the Channel Bass Restaurant for which he worked. Several articles have been written and published in area periodicals about Larry’s excellent cooking skills.

Owner Biography

Shipwreck Grill

Dave Dawson is the owner of Shipwreck Grill. He has been the successful owner of The Cape Hatteras Motel for forty years and The Croatoan Inn on Hatteras Island for five years. Creating Shipwreck Grill is a natural extension of the motel and inn business.  Dave loves Hatteras Island and he loves providing excellent service to the visitors this beautiful national seashore attracts.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 5 Stars based on 3 reviews
  1. Shipwreck Grill
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Try the Croissants!

    Ate breakfast there 2 days in a row and had the croissants both days - yummy! and then ate lunch and tasted the Rueben - again yummy!

  2. Shipwreck Grill
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Delicious Breakfast

    They have a delicious breakfast menu with plenty of omelettes, eggs, meat and pastries.

  3. Shipwreck Grill
    Rating: 5 Stars

    The sandwiches are good and they are reasonably priced.

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