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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

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Great foot with excellent service

The seafood here was exceptional and the service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and patient despite how busy it was. I would recommend any of the seafood dishes, though I suspect we would have been pleased with anything on the menu. Negatives would first include the expense. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
IceBreaker2014
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West Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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Liberty Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Best to make reservations. As it was we had to wait 1/2 an hour beyond our reservation time but the excellent food made up for it. There were 9 of us. No problem seating us all together. Nine people = nine different meals. Not one complaint. Everything was delicious. Our server was friendly, & good at his job. If you... More 

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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is beautiful on the inside with a wonderful view of Pamlico sound. The food was very tasty with an amazing presentation. Their cocktail and wine selection is the best on the island and the staff friendly and helpful. It was the best dining experience I have ever had on... More 

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Western NC USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had to wait about an hour on a busy summer Saturday night, but it was well worth it. Great service as well. Had great crab cakes and a tuna special with Thai sauce. Fab! We're only in Hatteras for a week but we'll go back.

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Belize
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Every opportunity I have to visit Hatteras I look forward to eating at Dinky's. The food and service is always on point. A great place to sit at the bar and watch the sunset as well.

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West Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The seafood here was exceptional and the service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and patient despite how busy it was. I would recommend any of the seafood dishes, though I suspect we would have been pleased with anything on the menu. Negatives would first include the expense. The food was excellent, but the prices were very high, even... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice homey atmosphere, and we had an excellent appetizer which was the tuna steak tartar with wontons. It was served in a martini glass over a bed of seaweed salad. I had the special which was tuna marinated in sea same and ginger and drizzled with wasabi. That tuna melted in my mouth. A really great flavor blend with the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's loud, but friendly and fun. The food is always delicious. Crab cakes are excellent, crab stack fabulous, oysters rockefeller awesome, fire shrimp with risotto very good.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a party of 7 and were seated right away just missing a huge dinner crowd! (They don't take reservations, so go early or plan to enjoy a drink at the bar.) Everyone loved their meal. The fresh tuna was outstanding. Be sure to try the Bloody Mary...I don't usually like them, and this one with a seafood stock... More 

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Additional Information about Dinky's Restaurant

Address: 57980 Highway 12, (above Village Marina), Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Phone Number: 2529862020
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?