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40126 NC 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-7717
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Avon
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Covington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Really great place to go if your looking for a quick bite to eat or a nice dinner or lunch with your family I love there burgers !

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Townville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Friends, there's a good reason why Dolphin Den's Key Lime Pie has won so many awards: the secret is in their crust. The coconut (!) adds texture and flavor, and in my book, this is the very best key lime pie I've ever found! And somehow, I manage to keep finding it each time we visit the OBX, hehehe! Dine-in,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While in the area, we ate here twice. Both times the seafood (shrimp, flounder, crab cakes, & scallops) was cooked perfectly. Portion sizes were good. The key lime pie was excellent...smooth with a well done crust. We'll return whenever we're in the area.

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had an outstanding meal for a great price! The staff was extremely professional and friendly!! I also recommend their homemade Key Lime pie!!

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Ontario, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had a deluxe steamer pot, came with all the fixings and all of the seafood was fresh and delicious. No issues with service or getting a table in the off season. Always solid as usual, it's what keeps us coming back.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great atmosphere, excellent service, friendly staff. The crab dip appetizer and my sea scallops entree were perfect. I would definitely resist this place. It was worth the 17 mi drive from Rodanthe.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We have visited here before and the she crab soup is amazing! Have waited for 2 years to come back for their soup. The fish was also awesome! Wait staff was great. When sitting down take a look around at the glass hanging. Beautiful.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One of the best seafood restaurants in the Avon area without cleaning out our wallet. We have tried different ones, and most of them take your money. The server knew his stuff, friendly and the service was superb. We will be back next year !

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stopped by on a wednesday evening at 5pm. No wait (bonus perk of the off season). Cute nautical decor. I had the she crab soup and st Louis ribs appetizer - hubby had the 1/2 BBQ chicken dinner. Both good choices as we were "seafooded" out by mid week. Server was attentive and staff was friendly - we would definitely... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Both my husband and I came here for dinner. Early evening. Not busy. Waitress somewhat attentive. Coconut shrimp a tad chewy. Oysters were good. I might come back and try again.

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Additional Information about Dolphin Den

Address: 40126 NC 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
Phone Number: 252-995-7717
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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