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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great hush puppies, overall pretty good

Large place, no wait, good service...food was pretty good but not spectacular, but hush puppies were very good. She crab soup was mediocre. Grilled vegetables were the best that we had all week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Carol C
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Arden, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Yorktown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was money well spent. Amazing service, and the food was fantastic. Kids had shrimp basket and chicken basket. 12 mid-sized shrimp. A full chicken breast. Fries, fruit. I ordered a pound of steamed shrimp - great size, clean, no chlorinated taste. Had to "make" my own cocktail sauce, but was given a ton of horseradish sauce and ketchup galore... More 

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Arden, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Large place, no wait, good service...food was pretty good but not spectacular, but hush puppies were very good. She crab soup was mediocre. Grilled vegetables were the best that we had all week.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Some of the worst seafood I've had. Way overpriced and a complete disappointment. I would NOT waste your time going here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to DD in Avon. Nice size menu but the Crabs seemed a little pricey. Although I guess not too bad for being in a tourist area. Anyway, everything we ordered was good and came out in a timely fashion. The place was very crowded but they had plenty of wait staff to deal with the... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Decent restaurant, pretty standard chain fare. On the pricey side, IMO, for what you get. To be honest, I don't even remember what we ordered. Not bad, not great, average.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here one of the first days of our trip. We bribed the kids into trying calamari and then that was all we heard for the rest of vacation - can we go back to Dick's for calamari? The She-Crab soup was very good as well. The portions were huge and there was a great variety to choose from.... More 

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The service was terrible and they weren't really that busy. My wife and 2 sons had sodas with their dinner and after 3 tries switched to tea because of a bitter taste in the soda. We couldn't get our server to come to the table and I actually had to go to the kitchen door to get the sodas switched.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Big disappointment Got to OBX and made it a point to stop here from reviews. Had to wait to get a table when they where not even busy. Ordered the oysters and was told they were out. ?? On a Saturday??? Poor service after that

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Jackson Township, Ohio (Canton/Massillon)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went here for lunch with the kids. My wife and split to Mariner's Platter which was plenty for two people, but it was fried so we felt like we had to hit the gym or starve ourselves for awhile afterwards. I kind of wish I would have tried one of their Pou-boys instead they looked good as they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Went one night and had the best waitress names Olivia ! She was kind friendly and on point! We were very pleased with our meal and drinks :) also went the next night with the rest of the gang and another awesome night!!! Yum yum yum can't wait to come back

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Additional Information about Dirty Dick's Crab House

Address: 41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
Phone Number: 252-995-3425
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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