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57980 Highway 12, (above Village Marina), Hatteras Island, NC 27943
2529862020
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We love Dinky's!

The view of the sound is awesome, especially at sunset – definitely take advantage of photo ops. Table service is always great, even paced, never rushed. The wait staff is very attentive and happy to answer any questions. We usually go with whatever the catch of the day is but also really enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Jodi009
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The view of the sound is awesome, especially at sunset – definitely take advantage of photo ops. Table service is always great, even paced, never rushed. The wait staff is very attentive and happy to answer any questions. We usually go with whatever the catch of the day is but also really enjoy their jambalaya, fried oysters…and key lime pie.... More 

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we decided to eat at dinky's because we could walk their from our motel.The service was very good but we found the food to be just average.The prices were high so we expected exceptional food.

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Millville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Even in the off season with limited hours, the meal and experience was fantastic. The seafood, service, and ATTITUDE were right on the mark.

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Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Yes, the waiter thought more of himself than the guests but the seafood bisque was more than werth it. Great flavor & decent price. Perfect timing for sunset. Tough climb upstairs but there might be an elevator in there somewhere but again the food was wonderful & reasonably priced.

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Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Watching the sunset over the docks was simply amazing. Food decent, nice variety. Waiter was good. Would definitely go back.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Dinky’s was a terrific find on this trip to the OBX. In general, many OBX restaurants have burgers, sandwiches, lots of fried seafood and inexpensive pricing. Dinky’s has great menu items and an inviting, more adult atmosphere. We started with the clam strips which were fresh and tender. We ordered the Thai shrimp and scallops and the Crab Stack. Both... More 

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Afton, TN
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Too expensive for me, food was o.k. not excellent, won't go back My husband had a shrimp dish and liked it, my daughter had a salad and was not impressed, I had chicken parm. dish it was o.k. but too cheesy for me.

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Buffalo, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed just next door so walking over was easy. Most places were closed in the area due it being the off season. That was fortunate. The place is flat out excellent. Solid food and plenty of it. Great service even on a busy night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped at Dinkys after reading how great the tuna tartare was (is was very good). But my husband got the seafood trio which was superb. We eat a lot of seafood being from a fishing area in NJ. This was hands down one of the best seafood/pasta meals we have had in years. I got the shrimp and crab... More 

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Berlin, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Friday night is prime rib night. It was the best I have ever eaten. We always have a good experience at Dinky's. Casual atmosphere. Great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57980 Highway 12, (above Village Marina), Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: 2529862020

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?