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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
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  • 49
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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
Good meal

Stopped at Dirty Dicks for dinner. They have a nice varied menu with a bunch of good options. They also had a good mixed drink menu with some great options. I had the shrimp and grits, which was very good. I also had the she crab soup and hush puppies which were also good. They put the market... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
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hood,va
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This is s great place to.eat seafood. The prices are great and the service was exceptional. The steam shrimp and the oysters were fresh and delicious. This is a wonderful place to bring the whole family.

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1 Thank Mhood_VA
Omro, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Deep fried crab lasagna...you must have it. All of the steamed seafood is also great. Our waiter, Russ, was fantastic.

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2 Thank 436Terry68
New Jersey
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Stopped at Dirty Dicks for dinner. They have a nice varied menu with a bunch of good options. They also had a good mixed drink menu with some great options. I had the shrimp and grits, which was very good. I also had the she crab soup and hush puppies which were also good. They put the market prices up... More 

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Thank HighFlyerNJ
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Food took over 30 minutes to arrive (Nothing special, clam strips and crab cakes). When it arrived, the food was overcooked AND cold (How do you do that?). Then, we could not find our waiter to pay the bill?! I cannot recommend.

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Thank Walter J
Wendell, North Carolina
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The gator appetizer is one our favorites. The ranch sauce has just the right kick and the seasoning is spot on. There are many great items to choose from, the crab chops are BIG so be sure you are hungry! This is one place we can always count on for good food in OBX!

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Thank DLFriedel
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have never gone in before because I thought it was just a place to get blue crabs. However, they provided the food for Ladies Night at Home Depot tonight and it was incredible! We had shrimp and grits and an orzo/spinach/shrimp salad that was delicious. I am so glad that I tried the food and wanted to pass on... More 

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Thank Lorna E
Lyndhurst, Virginia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

When here for the first time and the food was amazing. The staff are very good and nice. Had fun and can't wait to go back.

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Thank CDWheeler
Blue Springs, Missouri
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fun experience. Good seafood. Be careful with the Margaritas. We were charged $36 for two of them. Other drinks were more reasonably priced. Food is reasonable. Two people in our party got All You Can Eat Crab Legs which costs $11.00 more than the entree and they felt they really got their money's worth. Everyone enjoyed their food choices and... More 

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Thank Jo-Ann G
Hendersonville, NC
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good food good service. Wide variety on the venue. Unique seafood atmosphere. The have a gift shop on premise.

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Thank Patrick K
Fairfax
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I'm not a seafood eater, but my husband really enjoyed his dinner. I had a nice "land 'lubber" meal as well. Loved the hush puppies; even got some to go.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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