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The Mad Crabber

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40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-5959
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its ok to be crabbie

After a day of soaking up the sun,and the beer going to a crab joint just seemed like a good idea. Lets clear something up. No crab place is cheap and if it is don't go there. Mad Crabber gave us our moneys worth. The craw dads and soft shell crab was awesome. A great meal to end a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Rick A
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After a day of soaking up the sun,and the beer going to a crab joint just seemed like a good idea. Lets clear something up. No crab place is cheap and if it is don't go there. Mad Crabber gave us our moneys worth. The craw dads and soft shell crab was awesome. A great meal to end a great... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

crabs are not cheap for dining but this is more affordable than most crab shacks. Definitely cheaper than the national chains. Great food too, but still pricy. It is a crab meal after all.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Mad Crabber Platter, for two, which we have had on different occasions, in Spring, and Fall, has always been fantastic. We lose count of how many clams there are, and how many shrimp there are, and there are lots of oysters, mussels, large sea scallops, crawfish, and crab leg clusters. The Platter for two comes with FOUR sides; get... More 

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

crab legs, seafood, burgers all great!!! we have been several times over the years and we are never disappointed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ordered: 12 hush puppies King crabs Fried shrimp 2 cheese burgers Special- mahi Oscar Cheesecake Overall food wasn't bad (cheesecake was bad) Service was excellent. Prices seemed about normal for area

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We ate at the Mad Crabber on a Wednesday night. The Market price was $33 for a lb, or $39 for a 1.5 lb order. I've seen a lot of reviews that say this place is over priced, but it was right in line with all the other restaurants in the area. For three adults and one toddler we ordered... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Super friendly service, amazing fried shrimp platter, and great prices! My husband had the snow crab legs - yum! Meals come with fries and some yummy hushpuppies.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I think they have great crab sandwiches, and their pulled pork special was to die for. Very original place, I have never experienced another place like it. We also liked that the prices were decent and not overboard.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First trip to the Outer Banks and went here based on trip advisor reviews. Not happy to say the least. My wife ordered the calabash shrimp for $10 and could have fit all of the shrimp in a closed fist. At other places where we've had calabash shrimp it's overflowing with shrimp. I ordered their flounder with Thai sauce for... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Ok so we drove past the place 5 times or more in the days leading up to actually eating there. The reason was bc there sign outside said line 1 "daily special 6.99 (line 2) Tuesday ayce crab legs" so we assumed the Tuesday 6.99 lunch special was ayce crab legs.....so we go in expecting to get that deal. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 252-995-5959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?