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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    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
Waiter a bit pompous

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Bob G
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Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you want good quality seafood that is fresh and tasty, this is the place! Portions were fairly big and service was great.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were visiting the Outer Banks during the off season and our dining options were limited. Our first two restaurant picks for the evening were unexpectedly closed, so we ended up at Dinky's by default. What a wonderful stroke of luck! We started with Fried Goat Cheese and Oysters Rockefeller as appetizers. The oysters were plump and juicy and the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wonderful food, REAL food! Beautiful location on the water, fun fancy cocktails and the FOOD was Fantastic! I can't wait to go back!

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 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
7 reviews 7 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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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?