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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-3425
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 68
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A tradition!

Every year this is our first stop. Happy hour drinks and food. The bartender is always friendly and the quick to offer a great drink. The food is good but nothing over the top. Love the sugar scrub in the bathroom to get the shrimp smell from your hands.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marcie0413
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Dirty Dick's Crab Shack for dinning while on vacation last year in the OBX. My wife not have gluten and the staff were more than happy to help her with finding gluten free options. All I can say is the food and service was outstanding. Oh yeah, and you get a lot of food for your money, so... More 

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Thank MagicDJ
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been here twice for all you can eat crab legs... awesome size and quality and server was prompt with bringing more to the table.. nice relaxed atmosphere.. we plan to eat here again anytime we are in the area

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Thank Twila C
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year this is our first stop. Happy hour drinks and food. The bartender is always friendly and the quick to offer a great drink. The food is good but nothing over the top. Love the sugar scrub in the bathroom to get the shrimp smell from your hands.

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Thank Marcie0413
Rockville, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

What is a trip to the beach without going into a place called Dirty Dick's? We had a table of about 14 people. We had delicious drinks, wonderful seafood and efficient and friendly service. I think between all of us we had everything on the menu. Everyone said the food was great. They also have dishes available for people who... More 

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Thank Kathleen L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I was worried this place would fall short on quality, but I was wrong. Menus was ample and everything I had was cooked properly and delivered with a smile on time. We were given time to eat without feeling rushed out. Cool atmosphere too.

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Thank 705erikw
Bolton, Vermont, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The staff was accommodating, the soft shell crabs were nice. Too many fried options for me. The prices for the kids meals were higher than I am used to. They did give us a bonus crab with our entree. The drinks were a bit to sweet, I ordered a Mojito.

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Thank Ethan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We've been to restaurants all over the country but this was the most respectful and courteous service we have ever experienced. My husband is a Vietnam veteran. The bartender who was also our waiter during lunch was such a kind gentleman and gave special service to my husband because of HIS service to our country. The food was very good.... More 

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Thank Gail M
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The seafood is very good. The vibe here is super casual. We arrived early with 8 kids and they were able to accommodate us at one table. It was not inexpensive for a crowd of 16. However, the service was great, the food came out quickly and everyone left full and happy.

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Thank Nashna
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

As the name infers this is a gimmicky place. Way over priced and the food seems to be pre-prepared! The fried green tomatoes were soggy and the bread on the crab melt was hard. The drinks were good but a bit pricey. The good thing was that our waitress was really nice.

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Thank charles p
Staunton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Much better experience this time. Food fresh and great and huge servings. Really nice server. Kid friendly, no worries about dropping anything on the floor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 252-995-3425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?