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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

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid seafood, good environment

I ordered the seafood platter. Nice selection of scallops, mussels, crab, clams and oysters. It was delicious. Scallops were particularly good as was the snow crab.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
James T
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My friends and family ate here and were not impressed. The price did not match the quality. The food was mediocre but pricey.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I ordered the seafood platter. Nice selection of scallops, mussels, crab, clams and oysters. It was delicious. Scallops were particularly good as was the snow crab.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They don't take reservations. We have found that it is easier to go out earlier than later in the OBX. We waited at the bar for a table. Our waitress was fun, knowledgable and fast. The food was all over the place. The chicken sandwich was cold, the fish tacos okay. The shrimp was great. We ordered the one pound... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The day we arrived we were hungry and wonder where to eat. So we stopped. The food tasted terrible and was cold. The employee gave a hard time to a few. We seen why when we got our food. So if you see place.RUN!!!

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Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This turned out to be the best dinner of this obx trip. I ordered the steamed scallops but my waiter suggested I'd like them grilled better. They were excellent, very tender drizzled with a teriyaki like sauce. Wife had half pound steamed shrimp which she declared best of trip. Crab dip was also super. Get there early. Fills up fast

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Stet, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped by here for dinner after traveling down to the cape Hatteras light house. It was good. I had the fish tacos, hubs had fried shrimp, the boys had the kids fish and shrimp. We also had calamari for an appetizer. The food was pretty good but I thought it was a little pricey. Our bill was around $80... More 

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Elkins, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We are here on our last night at the beach. Everything was good and fresh. My wife had the King Crab legs and they were perfect. The spiced shrimp were some of the best we had all week. Definitely a must stop place for dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night around 7:30 PM. No wait but robust crowd. No frills atmosphere but friendly and courteous staff. Ordered mostly usual faire, including steamed crabs legs, shrimp and oysters. Entrees come with two sides. Reasonably priced and food seemed fresh and prepared well. Lots of families of course as it's in-season, which they seem to cater to,... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went early on a Friday night. They open at 5 and we were there waiting when the doors opened. Two other families were in line as well. When we left - almost all the tables were full - so it gets busy! I had steamed shrimp which were very good. Out of our party of 8 - only half... More 

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Seafood platter was great....a little of everything. A little pricey however. Overall everyone enjoyed their meals.

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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: 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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