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1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
(252) 480-3425
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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It's a must just for the experience. Bloody Mary was excellent as were the appetizers. Wait staff was friendly and prompt. Our server went above and beyond to find the perfect souvenir glass for me and brought my choices to the table herself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
bearnstar
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Alma, Arkansas
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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! The all you can eat is definitely the way to go Nice gift shop and the staff was very friendly and cooperative.

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Alma, Arkansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's a must just for the experience. Bloody Mary was excellent as were the appetizers. Wait staff was friendly and prompt. Our server went above and beyond to find the perfect souvenir glass for me and brought my choices to the table herself.

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Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

too many other places around with much better food for much less money. They should focus less on selling T shirts and concentrate on the food. No ocean view...too many little kids screaming...very overpriced just not worth it for the money.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We absolutely loved our food And can't wait to go back Thursday! My husband got all you can eat Crab and Prime Rib ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and I had Chicken with rice pilaf. Which also was amazing !! The service from our waiter Nick was supreme 5 stars ⭐️to him and his manager Kendra as well !! We had to ask... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I had a nice lunch at Dirty Dick's. Good variety on the menu. Food was very good an had excellent service!

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Gloucester, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The shrimp and grits are the best. Our server was Heather who was excellent as was "Cherry Bling". Will definitely be back in June when we're in OBX for a week.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Mediocre ribs, honest but not very attentive service and a very commercial and canned decor add up to a lackluster dining experience. There are a lot better places to eat in OBX This chain seems to be relying on a catchy name and a marketing gimmick and past glories rather than providing a memorable dining experience to diners. Definitely not... More 

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Waterloo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best hush puppies around and a glorious Bloody Mary! Absolutely delicious!! We had the fried crab lasagna and it won't disappoint! Added bonus was the scrub in the bathroom after washing our hands!!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We both had snow crab legs and I had She Crab Soup. The soup was pretty good. The crab legs tasted really salty, which is usually because they are packed in salt water when frozen. When you thaw them - in water - you are supposed to rinse them very well to get the salt off, I assume this didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was great and so was our server Casey! The pulled pork was the best I ever had! My y husband ate more than I have ever seen him eat before.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: (252) 480-3425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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