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Dolphin Den

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40126 NC 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-7717
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast rocked

We had a great meal with a large party of 4 adults and 5 kids. They did a great job of accommodating all of us. The seafood omelette was great. Other favorites at our table included the grits and home fries. The rest of the food was good, but this places really shines on service. The wait staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Adam B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal with a large party of 4 adults and 5 kids. They did a great job of accommodating all of us. The seafood omelette was great. Other favorites at our table included the grits and home fries. The rest of the food was good, but this places really shines on service. The wait staff were wonderful... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Scallops were good but decor is ancient. Its now closed and moving to Buxton which is a good thing. It needed updating and its probably cheaper to move.

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Richmond
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

with good seafood and reasonable prices. Also they have a very polite and efficient staff that makes sure you get what you want

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

For the arriving visitor, the Dolphin Den has closed. According to the owner in an Island Free Press article their plans call for them to open a different restaurant in Buxton in several months.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited here and it was really bad experience. We went for dinner and the food was really greasy and service was really slow, also crab cakes were burned with hardly no crab meat. Do not recommend this place.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I don't know where to start! We went in as a party of 8. But they have these long booths in a corner that wouldn't work for members of our party, so we asked to sit at separate tables. They said ok but didn't seem to happy about it. They left the high chair, menus and forks and we moved... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming to the dolphin den every year for the past seven years and have never had a problem. I can't rate the food this visit because we arrived at four when they open and by five twenty had not received our food. A tradition comes to an end.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I stopped here for our date night while on vacation because the Mad Crabber looked busy so the Dolphin Den was our 2nd choice because it didn't look busy. We were quickly greeted and shown to our table. The first thing I noticed was how small this place is so if you have a large group you... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Tried another place and couldn't wait the 45 minutes. Were seated immediately at Dolphins Den. Within a couple of minutes had a beer. We had a very good meal, great service and my granddaughter had a happy birthday dinner.

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Omaha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had the flounder dinner which was the special for the day and was delicious. Portions were good size and got the early bird special only $9.99. The key lime pie was super

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40126 NC 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 252-995-7717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?