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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
Corny, of course ... but good food

You can't miss the signs for Dirty Dick's throughout the drive into OBX, and there are obviously other options for seafood. But for a late lunch, this restaurant offered excellent fried shrimp and clams -- which means a big serving of large shellfish on a tall stack of fries. Wife and I were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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North Royalton, Ohio
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Rosedale, Maryland, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The only thing nice about our visit was our waitress. She was friendly and fast. The food was horrible. No taste and very greasy fries. The only upside was it was a big portion.

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North Royalton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You can't miss the signs for Dirty Dick's throughout the drive into OBX, and there are obviously other options for seafood. But for a late lunch, this restaurant offered excellent fried shrimp and clams -- which means a big serving of large shellfish on a tall stack of fries. Wife and I were shocked by the quickness of the service... More 

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Xenia, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The menu features no pictures, my son who is almost 13 ordered the blue crabs, we didn't think know what to expect and the waitress didn't explain, but when the food came there was probably 20 or more. Way too much for a kid. My husband and I ordered the steamer, it came with nasty looking crab legs, a pathetic... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went there with my cousins. The food was not good at all. Overpriced. Waiter was friendly though. Overall it was a disappointment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Sat at the bar here to have a frosty brew after a long day at the beach. I only came here because the name is catchy. The beer was overpriced and i felt like i was paying stadium prices

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food was fantastic and the bar staff mad my visit pleasant. As this was my first time in the OBX, it was most appreciated!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If your looking for alot of food with not much money then dirty dick's is the best place to go. The food is more Cajun style. So if you like or want to try this is the place. The staff was very friendly. I'm not big on Cajun, but the snow crab was good. The hush puppies where nice change.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I ordered the melted crab sandwich. It was sorta bland and I did not feel it had much flavor. The sandwich was merely warm. The best part of my meal was the hush puppies. Others in my group said the food was good, no one said their food was excellent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It's been a long time since I went to Dirty Dicks, but going back, it did not disappoint. It was just as good as I remembered it. Great seafood, great service and fun atmosphere for the kids. If you are visiting OBX, then it's a must try.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went for dinner with our 7 year old grandson while on vacation. Ads in the magazines created a lot of hype so we thought it would be good. We were wrong. We ordered crab cakes, crab legs and steak. The meals came with spicy mashed potatoes, rice and vegetable blend. The crab cakes were warm but the vegetables were actually... More 

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

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  • 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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