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Dinky's Restaurant

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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
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  • 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
Wonderful dinner for everyone!

Eleven of us, ranging from a 7-year old birthday girl to a 70-something grandfather, just enjoyed a wonderful meal at this marina-side restaurant. The menu offered lots of possibilities for everyone, even the ones who don't care for seafood. For example, the three young adults nearest me had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There can't be a better restaurant or place to watch the sunset in Hatteras Village. Fantastic food, service and view of the sunset. A must if you visit Hatteras village.

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Auburn, Indiana
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant is kinda hidden by the marina but it is amazing. Kinda on the pricey side but the food is well worth the money! Duchess crab, snow crab, lobster and filet Mignon wrapped in bacon, and shrimp, andouille sausage with chicken and rice were the meals we all had. Bussers were always checking to see if we needed a... More 

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Pittsburgh
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Eleven of us, ranging from a 7-year old birthday girl to a 70-something grandfather, just enjoyed a wonderful meal at this marina-side restaurant. The menu offered lots of possibilities for everyone, even the ones who don't care for seafood. For example, the three young adults nearest me had seafood pescatore with beautiful mussels among shrimp and clams, chicken Parmesan, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited Dinkys after finding a review in a Hatteras guidebook. They underestimated Dinkys. The drinks were fantastic, each meal from the duck to surf and turf were polished off with delight. Best time to go is 6 so you can order drinks and have appetizers before the spectacular sun set appears.

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Dushore, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have been eating seafood at Cape Hatteras restaurants for at least 15 visits. This is one of the best places I have ever eaten at. Our waiter, Jay, was excellent. He had a constant eye to what we needed and was there all the time. The crab bisque was very, very good. I had the King crab with vegetables.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a great dining experience! First, the ambience was charming with a wonderful view of the sound where we enjoyed a beautiful sunset! The service was great. Our server Rob was friendly and professional. The food was delicious. I ordered the broiled shrimp over fettuccini. There were a dozen mouth watering shrimp over perfectly cooked and perfectly flavored pasta. I... More 

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Central PA
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. We got married in Hatteras seven years ago. The view in this restaurant is amazing and the food is always very good. Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly. My Cuervo chicken dish and my husbands tuna dish were very delicious! We will continue to come here every year for... More 

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Fincastle, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have eaten here several times and each trip the food had been delicious and the service efficient. Great place with a wide menu.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just fabulous. The food is amazing, menu choices are extensive and most importantly to me is that they are gluten free friendly! The online menu doesn't show it but items are marked gluten free and others can be prepared as such. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgable. We arrived early in the evening on a... More 

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Cambridge, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Hatteras is not known for fine dining but this place is the exception. I had an amazing meal at Dinky's. The service was top notch too! Try the crab stuffed ravioli appetizer, it is to die for. The wine and drink list is not extensive but well chosen. Don't skip dessert! Yum! The chocolate chip pecan pie is delicious!

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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: Romantic, Doing business, 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?