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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Crabs for Days!

My husband and I popped into the Mad Crabber on our first night in Avon. We arrived to find a line and about a 25 minute wait but upon checking in with the hostess we were offered seats at the bar (no long wait...score!). The bartender quickly set us up with some delicious NC craft beer and menus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Sillycornelius
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Hatteras Island, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of 2 restaurants I highly recommend in Avon. Great fresh food, great service & good drinks! Daily specials are so good, as well as the Mad Crabber platter for two. Crab cakes have very little filler and it you are brave enough to try the Hatteras Style Clam Chowder, clear broth, it is rated # 1 on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We thought we could escape from the rain for a couple hours for some crabs and beer but this was a bomb. The server was not friendly nor attentive. The restaurant is loud. They did not have blue crab and the snow crab legs were mushy. Tuna in the fish tacos was over cooked and the crab cake was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I popped into the Mad Crabber on our first night in Avon. We arrived to find a line and about a 25 minute wait but upon checking in with the hostess we were offered seats at the bar (no long wait...score!). The bartender quickly set us up with some delicious NC craft beer and menus. We both... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Everyone is looking for that perfect seafood place when they go to the Outer Banks. The seafood is very fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful and very laid back. Most of locals eat here for special occasions, so you know it's good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Was very surprised when found this place while on vacation. The food was amazing everything very fresh and great service! Highly recommend The Mad Crabber!

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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stopped here to get lunch. Great oysters and burgers. Nice choice of micro brews. Great server. 5 stars. Open from 11 - 230 for lunch and reopen at 5 for diner

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Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is the definition of an unpretentious restaurant. Butch paper on tables, crayolas for drawing, and kids drawings all over the walls. Oh, and the food is pretty darn good also. They have a seafood platter dish that is amazing. My kids always get the chicken tenders and applesauce.

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22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Our family stopped by the Mad Crabber for some seafood and boy we weren't disappointed. I tried the Alaskan King Crab and it was delicious. If you try this place go early because it gets busy fast. Enjoy!

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powell
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19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I had a huge platter of seafood and ice cold beer for dinner while on vacation in Avon this week! Delicious, fresh and well presented seafood!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If visiting Avon The Mad Crabber is definitely worth checking out. We had the crab meal for 2 and let me tell you it was all we could eat.

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Additional Information about The Mad Crabber

Address: 40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
Phone Number: 252-995-5959
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?