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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 28
    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
HUGE portions, great food!

Stopped in for lunch. Go hungry! The double cheeseburger lunch special is TWO 6oz patties piled high on a bun with lots of fries for just $8.99! I had the Cuban and it, too, was large n excellent! Husband had the she-crab soup (a bowl is $9.99 n worth every penny) n it was loaded w/crab meat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
TennesseeWanderer
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Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch. Go hungry! The double cheeseburger lunch special is TWO 6oz patties piled high on a bun with lots of fries for just $8.99! I had the Cuban and it, too, was large n excellent! Husband had the she-crab soup (a bowl is $9.99 n worth every penny) n it was loaded w/crab meat!

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Manorville, New York
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ended up going here over and over....everyone wanted seafood.....but me...I enjoyed my grits and cheese but would have appreciated more vegetable options...food was great...its kind of down and dirty...but enjoyed by all....must do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Normally if I find a restaurant to be a little pricey the food is usually pretty well worth that. This wasn't. It was good but $17 for a dozen tiny gator bites? Also, the waitress told us that they were in the process of redoing the menu and some items weren't available or were being prepared differently. I ordered jumbo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Delicious fried shrimp, and the best crabmeat sandwich! The hush puppies were the best I've ever had! Great service and good beer and wine Selection too! Was a little pricey, but worth it for the fresh taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family and I have been coming to the outer banks for years and we've always passed the huge billboards for Dirty Dicks Crab House saying, "one day we will have to go there"... We finally managed to find the time and have some dinner. Most of the seafood was at least $24 and up. I have to say it... More 

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Salem, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A little pricey for average food, but, you're eating on an island. I probably won't go back. The positive side would be the full order of steamed shrimp was a pretty good sized portion.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Really, Dirty Dicks you have lost the taste test, but do you really care. To all of us who want fresh, local and taste please avoid this catchy name.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Went with a couple friends while on vacation. Nothing spectacular. A little over priced. Food and service were decent though. Worth trying out.

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Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The seafood here was delicious and good size servings. I love the idea of making your own cocktail sauce, they bring you all the ingredients and you can make it as spicy as you want. The service was good, a crab cake was left off a dish from someone in a our party's dinner. The waitress was great, brought out... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was a little hesitant to go here. It is not really my type of restaurant and I do not like lots of fried food. I was not disappointed. We ordered some fries and two orders of Fish Tacos. I noticed an order of fish tacos being brought to the table next to us. There were three of them and... 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
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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