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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
Seated quickly, good service, average food

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went to Dirty Dicks on our last night in the OBX and it was the best meal and service we recieved our whole trip. Our waiter was extremely friendly and energetic and he suggested meals and knew the menu very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Service started slow but the server apologized and more than made up for it with his service. Food was good.

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Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ordered some kind of crab on flatbread---like a crab pizza. Seems over priced. I did buy a T shirt because I know someone tacky enough to wear such a tacky t shirt.

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Swink, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Leece was rather insistent that we not stop here, even though I really wanted a t-shirt. Who can resist "I got my crabs at Dirty Dick's?" So we almost passed it by, but at the last minute, she said, somewhat grudgingly, to go ahead. We were very pleasantly surprised. I don't know what we expected - pole dancing and Hooter... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I always visit this Dirty Dicks location when I'm in town for vacation and have never had an issue until my most recent visit. I ordered the half pound crab legs with potatoes, corn, and sausage on the side. All the food was great with the exception of the sausage that was maybe the length of my pinky finger. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a fun place! Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Must try their shrimp and grits if you go! Portions are large, so go hungry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had lunch on Saturday here for honestly two reasons, the name, and we were pretty much guaranteed fresh seafood (highly recommend the fish and shrimp tacos). The service you get is outstanding. The seafood is very fresh. My wife got crab-stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon. The portions you get are HUGE. Plan on either sharing your meal with another,... 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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