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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 #13 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
Zanesville, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had dinner here on June 20, 2014. Our meals were served quickly and the food was great. Our waitress Amanda was fantastic,! She checked on us several times throughout our meal. It was a fun atmosphere . Would definitely eat here again

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This was the worst place I have even been to in my entire life!!!! The food was bad, the service was even worst!!!! The manager or whoever he was (he did not introduce his self or wear a name tag) when he came to our table started to argue with us when we complained that the food was not only... More

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chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after the prior year going to the original one. The one in Avon wasn't as pleasant, our waiter was rude, didn't refill our drinks (my husband had to share mine), we asked for consumers to take our food, the waiter threw our food away!!! YUP!! Not returning ever!!!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Dirty Dick's!! We expected nothing but a fun atmosphere, we got great food and service to boot. The crab and cheese dip was so thick with crab that we cut back on the dinner order, getting a fish sandwich and fish tacos - both were fantastic. A fun time and good food, we'll be back.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Being from Coastal Virginia I know good seafood. Unfortunately, the food at Dirty Dick's was "just okay" and seemed overpriced for what you got. The best value, by far, is the "all you can eat" menu which has to be ordered by 3pm - my teenage son ate 5 servings of spiced shrimp. But then, he'll eat anything. Initially, the... More

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