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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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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Great

We almost left the first time we went there because the door was stuck and we thought the people inside were at a private party. Luckily some locals came and gave the door a good tug and we went in to enjoy really good food, really good beer (from the Carolina Brewery) and a waitress who was nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
cruciangirl
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Northport, NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not a lot needs to be said, this place is amazing. Super friendly servers, awesome food and a wonderful atmosphere all the way around!! We enjoyed our visit and fully recommend this place to anyone!!

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Rockledge, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is my favorite seafood place and one of my all-time favorite restaurants! The atmosphere is great...picnic tables where you can draw on the paper table cloths. It is so laid back and friendly! We have a lot of great memories from this place! Now for the food: the grouper bites with wasabi mayo are melt in your mouth... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went with the family, price was reasonable, lowest draft beer price that I encountered during the week. The seafood platter was fresh and diverse, mussels, clams, shrimp, crab legs, crawfish, oysters,and more. Highly recommend. Great service, although it was not high season yet.

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Northport, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We almost left the first time we went there because the door was stuck and we thought the people inside were at a private party. Luckily some locals came and gave the door a good tug and we went in to enjoy really good food, really good beer (from the Carolina Brewery) and a waitress who was nice and helpful.... More 

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Buxton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Awesome food. Large seating capacity with great atmosphere. Really nice staff. Lots of crabs, fish tacos are the best ever. Music on summer weekends. fun place

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washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We went when it opened at 5. We got excellent service!! Got the spicy steamed shrimp and it was awesome!! I would definetly recommend a stop here it is well worth it!!!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?