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Dirty Dick's Crab House

1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
(252) 480-3425
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I first visited DD about 12-15 yrs ago when they were located on the beach road. Their a lot bigger now and very much into marketing. All that aside, our meals were a little better than average. The shrimp & grits were good but the soft shell crabs came out soggy and had to be sent back. The wait staff... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First off we had Jason as our server and he did an excellent job. Drinks never hit the bottom! Portions were big enough for 3 boxes to take home the leftovers for a family of 5.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We seen the billboard on our way to the outer banks and decided we needed to check it out. The prices are kind of high, but the portions are large.

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Brooklyn, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Last year I really liked their crab cakes so we returned this August. We shouldn't. In less than a year a nearly perfect dish mutated into something I wouldn't mind picking out of freezer in Stop-N-Shop for about 5 bucks. Seasoning was off, some random pieces of scallion(?) and whatsnot spoiling the flavor, the ratio of fins to lump deteriorated...... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I ordered a lobster roll for lunch. What was served was a roll filled with imitation crab, hard boiled eggs and 3 or 4 tiny pieces of lobster. Definitely not a "lobster roll" Very disappointing!

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Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food, excellent wait staff! We came in late on a Sunday evening and had low expectations. We were pleasantly surprised.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is all about it's name. We called ahead for "call ahead seating" but still had to wait more than 20 minutes, and that was at 5:45 on a sunny August night. It took over 2 hours for our table of 12 to be served and finish w/dinner and we ordered immediately upon being seated.As we were there before... More

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New York City, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Because there were none! Ok so we got sucked in by all the double entendre advertising all over the outer banks so we went for a late snack/dinner. They were out of everything But snocrabs. Why bother the ??? The hush puppies were ok, very dense. We ordered some oysters expecting to be lightly seasoned in broth, what we got... More

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Athens, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we popped in after seeing the signs around, thinking it might be a fun place to grab a bite as we rolled down through OBX. Wrong! We didn't even stay to eat, the place smelled so very bad that we turned around and walked out before even being seated. I cannot comment on the service or the food, unfortunately.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I honestly had very low expectations of Dirty Dicks, thought it would be a total tourist trap but was pleasantly surprised. Somewhat pricy, but seafood is more expensive, thats just the way it is. My daughter and her husband had cfull entrees, I am a very light eater and enjoyed my side order of crab. Our server was excellent, overall... More

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