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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, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Wasn't that great

Me and my dad went here for dinner one night and it really wasn't up to snuff the food was kinda cold and i could cook better myself funny slogan though.. thats about it

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
ahanshew21
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Covington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Covington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Me and my dad went here for dinner one night and it really wasn't up to snuff the food was kinda cold and i could cook better myself funny slogan though.. thats about it

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good on the off season but not so good during July Food under cooked and loud inside. More touristy than local good food

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We recently had lunch at their Avon restaurant , it was great! The prices are a little high but the quality of the food makes up for it!! Excellent ribs!!

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went for lunch. Prices the same as dinner and way too high. Purchased fish basket, chicken sandwich, one sweet tea and a strawberry daiquiri. There were 2 small pieces of fish with fries in the basket and slaw. The chicken sandwich was good but fell apart. The daiquiri tasted like a strawberry slushy-- could not taste any rum. The cost... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My friend and I stopped here for some dinner and decided to split the Mariner's Platter. That was a wise decision on our part. The serving is HUGE but it was probably the best seafood we've eaten. My friend always likes to have tartar sauce with his fish but this meal was so good, he decided the fish didn't need... More 

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Cleveland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food is a little expensive... It was very good though.... The waitress was nice and helpful... Cute little gift store....try the gator tail!

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Clinton, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We easily got a table for 10 and orders were taken right away, which was good with a toddler and starving adults. We were thrown though that the menu did not offer lunch specials we had studied on the website, causing me at least to change my mind. I wanted just a lunch-size fried shrimp basket. Not available. So I... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Crab Legs were the best I've eaten in a long time and the portion sizes were Great!!! We also had the Shrimp which were very good!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of our favorite experiences during our trip to OBX was visiting Dirty Dicks for dinner. Infact, it was so good we went back again the next night. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is clean and fun, and service was unbeatable. Our server Nick made us feel not only welcomed, but we went away feeling like we just made... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stopped here on a whim with two starving kiddos after climbing the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. The portions are ENORMOUS! I wish I had read more reviews earlier so we could have shared plates. It seems pricey, but with the amount you're given, it's worth it. Seriously - share plates unless you're just starving! The hushpuppies are some of the... More 

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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, Outdoor seating
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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