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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great stop on Highway 12

Stopped here for lunch with 3 restless kids on the way back from Okracoke Island. Limited menu but the food was great. Wife had the Crabber Burger and I had the Buffalo Shrimp wrap....both were fabulous. Service was quick, even with 1 waitress. Nice beer selection on draft, had a Carolina IPA... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
BigD246
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Fairport, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great service but the food was overlooked. Not good ...if you're looking for just run of the mill then go to this place otherwise I would skip it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We look forward to eating at this family friendly restaurant every year. We love the seafood, but they also offer other items. Staff is friendly and the environment is very relaxed and casual. Go early....its gets busy.

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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch with 3 restless kids on the way back from Okracoke Island. Limited menu but the food was great. Wife had the Crabber Burger and I had the Buffalo Shrimp wrap....both were fabulous. Service was quick, even with 1 waitress. Nice beer selection on draft, had a Carolina IPA. Would definitely stop again when in Avon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A family friendly restaurant with a noisy and fun atmosphere. Tables are covered w/ paper to color on and walls are papered w/ drawings by young and old. Great food - crab cakes are the best I have ever had. Large bar area for waiting. Fresh food and enjoyable atmosphere. Simple easy and great food.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Good place to eat but be prepared it ain't cheap. But it was worth it for us. Everything was very good.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fun for the whole family. Great for kids. Tables are covered with plain white paper and they supply the crayons! Crab dinner was excellent (1 and 1 1/2 pound) and lots of it. This is not our families first trip there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had a very good dining experience at The Mad Crabber! If you are looking for some great seafood this is the place. It's suited to families and was a little noisy with all the kiddos, but the food was worth it! Great seafood at a very fair price!

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Laureldale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fresh fried clam strips were delicious & my hubby and I split there sampler platter for two and it was great, not quite enough food for two if you don't have an appetizer or a desert with it, but worth trying! We'd definitely eat here again :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went on Friday evening...new it would be busy so went early...still waited an hour but it was totally worth it. We ended up having a great conversation on the front steps with some other folks. The food is just great and a hard decision what to choose...not for me as I always get fish tacos...my husband always gets scallop appetizer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We came here on a Friday night for dinner and it was PACKED! Wait was 1.5 - 2 hours and they do not take reservations. However, we lucked out and found enough spots open at the bar. We sat and were ready for a good meal. Pretty quickly, it became obvious that they were not used to this kind of... 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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?