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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed seafood

Our family of 11 stopped there to eat while we anxiously waited for our rental checkin food was really good and beer very cold. Our server was a really neat guy who did alright even though he kept forgetting to bring back our refills of drinks. There WAS 11 of us so we did keep him busy. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Moemama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our family of 11 stopped there to eat while we anxiously waited for our rental checkin food was really good and beer very cold. Our server was a really neat guy who did alright even though he kept forgetting to bring back our refills of drinks. There WAS 11 of us so we did keep him busy. I would definitely... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited on a 2 family vacation, only waited 10 minutes for a table. Was expecting a chain restaurant meal and planned on it. Was impressed by the service, our waitress was exceptional. Each meal was fantastic!! The cheesy corn grits are an absolute MUST!! It will leave you longing for a hug from Grandma. Buttery goodness!!

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The ambiance is like a barn, the drinks are rediculously expensive, the waitress had the personality of a dead fish. The food was marginal. I like spicy, but is there really a need to make EVERYTHING taste the same, even the ziti on the kid's menu? The crab cake was mushy, the fries were limp, the chicken wings were firey... More 

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Cameron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

One thing everyone must understand is that Ditry Dick's is an experience. The food is great, the service is commendable, but you will pay them a month's worth of groceries to eat one meal there! There were 10 of us in our party, with two kids, and rang up a nearly $400 bill for lunch. Now, when I am in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

When we walked in were ignored by hostess having conversation with other staff and laughing. Our waitress obviously hated her job not friendly at all. When she brought our food she just kind of tossed it on the table. Waitress was eating at another table while we had no drinks. Food was bland and cold.

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Avon, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

expensive, bad tasting and poor quality. Our family left half of their food on their plates. One found a hair in his crab meat. A real rip off place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I will say the food was not bad, not great,just not bad. The over priced selections make one want to cook at home. The cramped and overly loud atmosphere is only offset by the almost obscene t-shirts for sale.. Not a place to take the family.

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DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The food was just average, but the service was excellent. As a Mid-Atlantic native, I would not recommend the steamed spiced shrimp or softshell crabs. They are regional specialties and should be better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Everything was just ok, soup was good muscles were good but the sauce tasted the same as the soup I just finished. Average restaurant.

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Wanchese, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food was about what you'd expect on the OBX: plenty of seafood, good quality, good portion size, but nothing stood out as spectacular, aside from the t-shirts and house brand wine. I didn't DISlike anything about DD's. I just wasn't swept off my feet.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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