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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar
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3809 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
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3809 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
+1 252-449-2483
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the...
We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
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Visitor rating
  • 264
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Carried out fried clam strips, hush puppies, and crabs...BUT the crabs

were without a doubt the lightest and smallest "Jumbo" Jimmies I've ever seen. They should be ashamed of themselves referring to these crabs as "Jumbo" anything; these were SMALLS, small even for #2s. Granted, I am well aware that there is no industry standard for grading hard crabs and I'm not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
ForeverMaui
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

were without a doubt the lightest and smallest "Jumbo" Jimmies I've ever seen. They should be ashamed of themselves referring to these crabs as "Jumbo" anything; these were SMALLS, small even for #2s. Granted, I am well aware that there is no industry standard for grading hard crabs and I'm not sure what kind of ruler they're using to refer... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us. All three of our crab sizes are displayed in a showcase at the front of the restaurant so that you can see exactly what you're getting before placing your order. As stated on our menu, our Jumbos are 6-7" inches from point to point. It sounds like you may have been happier with our Giant... More 

Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Perhaps I have been deprived all my life -until now- of the perfectly steamed crabs we all dream of. Enter - this gem of a place. Wow- tried the crabs, oysters, clams and shrimp and they were all AMAZING!!! Go here when all you want is to belly up to the bar ( they don't really have tables)and chow down... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I loved how much your enthusiasm read through in your words. Just to clarify, we do have two large booths that accommodate 6-8 people each. You're right that the best seat in the house is the bar! The oysters are shucked right in front of you and you have a front row seat to what's happening in the kitchen. Thanks... More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were there last year and heading back down this year. It will be one of our very first spots to hit.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. We can tell that you're excited to dine in with us again and we're excited to serve you. If you're planning on blue crabs, remember that you can always reserve them for the best selection. See you soon! More 

Roseville
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You will not think much of the inside but you will change your mind as soon your food hits your taste buds. OH MAY! Leave your table manners at the door and dig in. This place is amazing. If you need help cracking your crabs, don't worry. They give lessons.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

So funny that you mention leaving your table manners at the door! We welcome that attitude because who can eat oysters without slurping or pick blue crabs without elbows on the table? We know we can't and you shouldn't have to. We prefer the "make yourselves at home" philosophy and we're thrilled that it appealed to you. More 

Syracuse, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Okay it is in a strip mall and is more of a diner than a real restaurant. But the staff is real friendly and the owner catches the crabs himself. We had crab bisque (out of this world) crab cakes, really filled with crab and crab stuffed mushrooms (ok). All in all a great experience and we will definitely go... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We do have a small, diner feel and that's because it allows us to keep it family run. We really appreciate your compliments on our food and hope to serve you again soon! More 

Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Ate here 2 years ago when it opened had great food and service then and let me tell you nothing has changed still great food and great people and probably the best price around. Try the crab bisque!! Trust me!

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

You're too kind! Thanks for visiting us again. Your recommendation to try the She Crab Soup is a popular one. We make it fresh in small batches every day. It's always waiting for you here. Don't wait two years before your next visit. More 

Akron
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Tried to grab some fresh seafood here on a Saturday night. Couldn't get near the place. Lunch on Sunday was perfect. Crab Bisque is fantastic!

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming back after the crowd was gone. Sunday lunch is usually a great time to avoid a line and get stellar service. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Have a great day! More 

Nicholasville KY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went on a whim last week. It was good. The crab cakes were good. Don't remember what my spouse got, but the crab cake sandwich was good but not great.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the crab cakes and crab cake sandwich. Your review doesn't elaborate much on how we could have improved your experience but we'd love to hear suggestions on how to make it "great". More 

Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had takeout from here 3 times on our recent trip to the Outer Banks. Each time it was all very good. Good selection and very good service.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being a repeat customer! We're always flattered when we get to be such a big part in your vacation. We'd love for you to visit again on your next trip. More 

Wilson, North Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We search, and search, and search for crabs during the week while vacationing in Kill Devil. We passed right by this place in route back to the house. And we spotted "I got your crab" they had an excellent selection, accompanied by a good menu.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you found us. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for us on TripAdvisor. We offer local blue crabs well into the winter season and we'd love for you to dine with us again. Safe travels! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3809 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?