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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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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    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
A bit pricey for what you get

I guess you can't please everyone. The food is pricey for what it is. I doubt we ever go back. Was not memorable. There are other restaurants around with much better food and prices.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Terri J
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Spring Hope
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Spring Hope
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I guess you can't please everyone. The food is pricey for what it is. I doubt we ever go back. Was not memorable. There are other restaurants around with much better food and prices.

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Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was browsing around for restaurant options for tonight and came across Dinky's at #13 and had to stop and take a minute to add my own review and see if we can get that closer to the top, where they should be! We first went to Dinky's in 2013 and we go twice during our week's stay in Frisco.... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The menu has a wide variety of choices ranging from steaks to chicken...but who travels down to the banks and doesn't have seafood. We had the tuna and fried shrimp...both well prepared. Service was great and the draft beer choices were spot on. The plates being served around us all looked good as well. Great views from this second floor... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were told this Dinky's had good food but was a bit pricey. I am not a seafood lover, but the rest of the family wanted to go, so I went along. The description of some of the specials looked pretty good, so we decided to share 3 amongst the 4 of us: grouper, Mahi Mahi and tuna. I had... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our annv. Dinner was slow and ok. Had to get up and get my own water and wine. Seafood risotto was to tomato saucy over rice. Nothing special. Hubby's steak was good. Sunset view was awesome.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the "locals" at another restaurant that we were at for breakfast. We asked where she would go if she wanted a special night. The restaurant is right at the docks. The place is somewhat small and upstairs overlooking the docks. The food was out of this world. The staff is top... More 

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Vernon NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great food! great views! attentive staff and nice atmosphere. My only complaint is the noise level which I guess is due to the building itself. We have visited here before and will again.

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I was here with a group of 4 for dinner on Wednesday, April 22. We had a great time and our dinners were all fabulous. Three of us had the fresh grilled tuna steaks and one gal had the grouper. We all loved our meals...everything expertly prepared. The tuna steaks were medium like we requested. Our waitress did a fine... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First of all, let me say that the wait staff here was great. Very courteous, attentive and my water glass was never empty. We stopped here after a long ferry ride back from Ocracoke and it was the only thing open so close to 9 p.m. It was not our first choice, but with the time and the good reviews... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food was wonderful. Get the grouper. My husband and I found this restaurant on the last night and were so sad. The staff and food were both amazing.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
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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