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Dirty Dick's Crab House

41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-3425
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Ranked #15 of 31 restaurants in Avon
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Centerville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I would agree with other reviewers. This is a typical chain marketing the hype rather than sticking to quality seafood at a reasonable price. they could get more repeat customers with some minor adjustment. Go One and Make up your own mind.

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PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband, son and I wanted to get some lunch. We walked in, no one waiting, there were empty tables, and the hostess told us it would be a 45 minute wait. We gave her our name and went into the gift store. What a rip off! Cheaply made stuff for top prices. I looked over the menu, no crab... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went there for lunch with my family. It was soooo expensive! Almost everything was market price. We could of gone to a non chain restaurant and spent less and got a lot more. There are way too many family owned restaurants on the island to go to a chain restaurant. I guess that's why you don't see to many in... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

No crab.....everything except the sea bass is priced "market price". It looks like they were trying to duplicate an authentic crab restaurant, but they are located in the parking lot of the Food Lion. I liked that they had life size crabs with face cut outs for a wonderful poto oppertunity. "daddy what's a dirty dick?"

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We usually don't go to chain restaurants when we go on vacation but my daughter wanted a tee shirt so we went. I wish would have just got a tee shirt and ate somewhere else due to price. The food was good, I had the pork flat bread. My husband had the pork plate with the grits. He also said... More

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had never ate at a Dirty Dick's,(but) this was the most excellent meal we ever had. It was a salad ( with lots of different greens)fresh tuna, and a dressing to die for. It was a sesame ,ginger dressing, served warm over the greens and tuna!! There hush puppies are great as well.If you want a great meal,you need... More

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Avon, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Overpriced, over breaded, over done standard fried fish house food. Nothing is worth the trip or the inflated cost. If you have to try it, go ahead- but it's a one time one meal place.

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Roanoke
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I went with a group of friends here to have dinner. We all fought over the fried gater bites appetizer! I ordered Shrimplee D'Licious' Spinach Salad to be a little heathy and it was good. But after I tried the Cajun mashed potatoes from my hubby's plate they were soooo good I kept sneaking bites!

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Pittsburgh, Pa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had been to this restaurant at the old location and thought it was just ok. And very pricey for what you got. In the new location near Food Lion I thought the food we had was excellent! One friend had the shrimp and scallop boat ... it was awesome!! My crab cake was all lump meat and very little... More

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Pittsburgh Pa.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have always gone to Dick's during our previous trips to the Outer Banks, and this year was no different. It is a typical chain restaurant, and although the food is very good, I think it is overpriced. The local restaurants have better food, better value for your money and more character. But, with that said, our kids always want... More

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