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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 60
    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
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Northport, NY
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
3 restaurant reviews
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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?