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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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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Pleasant surprise

What a delightful surprise! In an unlikely setting above a shop, there is delicious seafood at reasonable prices. Fresh and delicious, great wait staff and overall a wonderful surprise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best restaurants on Hatteras. Great food, great atmosphere great service. Was it cheap? No..... but you get what you pay for. The seafood is fresh, large portions, well seasoned and they have homemade desserts, which are put of this world. Highly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I returned to Hatteras and recalled Dinky's as being a bit iffy. With new friends and a renewed hope we chose them for one of our four nights in Hatteras. Portions were huge, but this is not a good thing if you would never ask for a take-home container. I had the pasta primavera ($19.)which was not so prima. Not... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a delightful surprise! In an unlikely setting above a shop, there is delicious seafood at reasonable prices. Fresh and delicious, great wait staff and overall a wonderful surprise.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I liked this place the best of the seafood offerings in Hatteras Village. Fresh local seafood is featured and more broiling and steaming than frying. Excellent Carolina shrimp. Great view of the Sound also!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Food was good, full bar--come early or be prepared for a line. Seafood is their specialty and it was properly prepared.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped by after the sunset cruise for our date night from the huge family vacation. We were very impressed with the quality and service. Some of the best calamari we've had. Blue cheese dressing was awesome. Husband said raspberry vinaigrette had just the right balance of raspberry and vinegar. He had the sampler, minus the scallops... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very fine establishment with excellent waiters/waitresses and bartenders. Seafood is the best and right off the boats. Brisk business at this very popular restaurant. Very nice interior design with quality wood feel and windows viewing the harbor. My dinner was local beer, cup of interesting clam chowder local style with broth, mushrooms, and garlic. Yellow fin tuna main -- big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were told by a local that we needed to try this place. We loved it!!! The food and service were both fantastic! I had the twin lobster tail, best I've ever had! My wife had broiled shrimp on pasta. Forget the name but both meals were delicious. We both had desert as well. The deserts are... More 

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Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our 5th annual trip to OBX (Frisco/Hatteras), and we like to try at least one new place to dine. Read great things about Dinky's and our house owners guestbook said it was their fav place, so off we went! We were really hungry after a long beach day, so we made sure to get there at 5PM opening time and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

1. Do go there with patience 2. Don't go there if you're hungry 'right now'. Unless you go during off hours e.g after sunset. We went there at 7 (sunset was at 8) and decided to sit at the bar and the lone bar man was SLAMMED. He did a fantastic job of getting to everyone, but patience was necessary.... 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, Entertaining clients, 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?