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Dolphin Den

40126 NC 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-7717
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Ranked #11 of 31 Restaurants in Avon
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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Roanoke, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our party included 4 adults and a 3 year old. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken in a timely fashion. Our orders consisted of a seafood platter, grilled salmon, NY strip steak and a flank steak along with an appetizer of calamari. We all were pleased with our food and the bill was just over $100. We... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On our last night at the beach we decided to give Dolphin Den a try, and I'm glad we did! The food was excellent (and cheap for the amount), the atmosphere is fun, and our waiter was superb. The poor man was running around with a million tables, but he always knew when we needed a refill on our drinks.... More

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West Seneca, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was bar-b-q-ribs, chicken, mac n cheese, green salad, potato salad, cornbread, I know I'm forgetting something-and we also had the most divine key lime pie ever! Can't say enough about how happy we all were-and we used leftovers the following days. I will do this in the future at the start of a family vacation. We added to leftovers... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had been out on the beach all day and decided to order dinner on our way back in. The parking lot was crowded but I received wonderful help from the person who took my "to-go" order. We ordered 3 seafood platter dinners along with a side of 3 snow crab clusters. All 3 of us couldn't have possibly been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We were starving from a day at the beach, covered in sand. Saw they had take out so we drive up and call in a huge 100 dollar 3 person order. They have it ready in under 15 minutes, and it is some of the best seafood I have had in a long time!

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Fanwood, NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was good: fresh oysters, coconut shrimp, BBQ chicken. Key Lime pie was home-made and very good. Very laid back atmosphere. Good for families with kids. Service was friendly and very nice.

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Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our second time eating here, the first time 5 years before when we visited the Outer Banks for our 25th anniversary. It was just as good as we remembered it. This time we brought 5 of our friends, and they all enjoyed the food and atmosphere as much as we did!

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