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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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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Been here before and just what I expected..busy crowd and fun!No complaints and the food and drinks were worth it. Easy access from our hotel and just a fun and casual place to grab a bite.

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Ashland, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My son and I visited later in the evening to miss the dining crowd. The food was adequate (nothing really exciting), but the waitress didn't bring the extra napkins that she had indicated she would and didn't come back to refill our drinks at all. The wait time for the food was a little long considering their weren't many people... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My fiancé and I usually enjoy going to this chain of restaurants but this specific one was a total bust. You go to these particular restaurants for a very unique atmosphere. When I've gone in the past to other DD's restaurants along the coast, employees have been hilariously rude and unconventional in their manner which, from what I understood with... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food was wonderful and it seems a little pricey until your plate is served. My husband and I had one combo meal and there was a lot of food left over. Come VERY hungry or share with a friend.

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Herndon, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food is the best and very fresh. We ate here twice on our vacation and looking forward to coming back next year.

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KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Loved my lobster roll and bloody mary! Great service. Good location. Our waitress, Amy, was nice and made our visit fun. Will definitely eat there again.

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