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1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
(252) 480-3425
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Most recent review
Average to Good depending on what you get

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Matt M
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Midlothian
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Midlothian
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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515 reviews 515 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've been to the Dirty Dick's at Myrtle Beach and this year we missed our chance to eat there. When we arrived at OBX I was so happy to see there was a Dirty Dicks! We were in town 2 weeks and ate here twice. The all you can eat crab legs are fantastic and the price was even down... More 

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went there with a big group. Long story short, everything about this place is average.. except for the prices. I will say the gator tail was good, but the rest of the food really wasn't. The wait staff isn't the fastest and it wasn't even crowded. Would go elsewhere next time.

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love the shirts, I think they are hilarious and make good souvenirs...however, I was less than impressed by the food, and this is my second visit to this location over the past three years. The sweet tea we ordered was almost tasteless. The crab melt sandwhich I ordered made me feel nauseated, and my husband did not enjoy his... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cozy home kitchen feel. Doughnuts are great hot. Every flavor we tried was good. Be prepared for a wait. A doughnut icon.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We've been to the obx every year to vacation. Last year we tried Dirty Dicks for the first time in years since they moved to the location they are at now. No crab balls like they use to have and the food was nasty. We had a shrimp dinner and frozen shrimp seem to be used. This year we wanted... More 

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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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