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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 #19 of 32 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The group of 10 of us were pretty excited about trying it out plus there isn't a whole lot of options around Avon. We made reservations as the spot is very crowded and maybe they were short on staff but the service wasn't that great. The food was really over priced and not that good for being right on the... More

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Huber Heights, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food was what you would expect to find in a chain type seafood eatery. Lots of fried stuff to choose from. The waitress was very outgoing and friendly. I would have preferred a "local dive" for fresh seafood.

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Mount Zion, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Definitely a tourist attraction rather than a restaurant. Our server Olivia was awesome but everything else was subpar. Prices too high for everything including "market" for seafood. Not again for us. Went with 2 families

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Centerville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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