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1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
(252) 480-3425
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is average at best

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Angela N
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We ate there over the weekend and choose the "all you can eat" offering. Well the food was delightful and we ate way too much . A surprise was the Filet Mignon. As a rule I never order steak at a fish restaurant. My grandson took a chance and it was superb. Also the waitress was extremely nice and patient.

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Midlothian
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our second time at Dirty Dick's. The price are a bit high in my opinion for the quality. The shrimp dinner that wife had seemed to have come from frozen dinner package. A member of our family got real sick afterwards and I am not trying to say there was anything bad with the food and perhaps he... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Have not had anything here that was not GREAT! Have only had the seafood offerings, such as crap, lobster and shrimp! My favorites is fried crab sandwiches and seafood chowder.

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Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best crab house that I had ate at for a long time indoor dinning great place friends n family to get together on vacation wine n dine for the bunch after a long day at the beach

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Frederick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had lunch here while in Kitty Hawk and the small cup of she crab bisque I had was so good. It was just spicy and just creamy enough. If I had had some warm bread it would have been perfect. We did get hush puppies but they were like fried cornbread. I also got a crab cake sandwich which... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You need to love fish to come here! Good selection on menu with unlimited salad bar. Not top quality or "special occasion" restaurant but decent basic food.

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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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