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Capt'n Franks

American, Hot Dogs
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3800 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9210
(252) 261-9923
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must stop every year

I have been getting my hot dog fix here yearly for who knows how long! They have many many different unique hot dog options to try! I've tried most all of them and haven't had a complaint yet! And if you order a kid's meal, it comes on a frisbee! Don't be discouraged by the usual long line that's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Gerryp84
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Petersburg, Virginia
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we come here very often one of our favorite places for lunch. very friendly staff, excellent food, and service. the add on upstairs deck is a wonderful add on. i love the boston dog with cheese fries. best hot dogs on the beach

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Petersburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been getting my hot dog fix here yearly for who knows how long! They have many many different unique hot dog options to try! I've tried most all of them and haven't had a complaint yet! And if you order a kid's meal, it comes on a frisbee! Don't be discouraged by the usual long line that's far... More 

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Buckland, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a typical hot dog place food is good. Line moved very quick, and service was fine. It's hard to rate a hotdog place more than 3 stars.

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Capt'n Franks has been here a long time! When visiting OBX, we prefer to eat seafood, but with little kids this was a great lunch choice. I recommend the North Carolina style BBQ with cole slaw.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Capt'n Franks is awesome. Tasty gourmet dogs and crinkle cut french fries you've missed since your childhood.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Capt'n Franks is an Outer Banks tradition that serves a great selection of dogs for every taste. The atmosphere is unpretentious with a very local feel. there is indoor and outdoor seating, however, sit outside and soak up the sun and surf. The staff is very friendly and will make your visit a pleasant experience. Make sure you stop by... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

great casual atmosphere with so many different topping combos! my partner and I came here after a long drive to OBX and enjoyed a well-deserved lunch on our first day of vacation. service was swift at the counter and all the employees are friendly. the set-up of the restaurant was a little confusing, because as you walk in, the first... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Picked up a hot dog, ny sausage, 2 fries and a side of cheese. The fries were big - we could have shared and they needed a bit of salt. Everything was hot and good so it made for a good lunch.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were running errands and got hungry. We stopped for a dog and ate upstairs in their outdoor deck. The people are so friendly and their dogs are the best around. Be sure to look at the aerial view of Captain Franks from 1981. You won't believe it

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Trenton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had dinner here with my son while on vacation with the family (the girls don't eat hotdogs). I had the half pounder Chicago style. Can't say that I ever needed a knife and fork to eat a hotdog until now. It was awesome. The only reason I didn't rate it as excellent was the chili didn't have much flavor. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9210
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-9923

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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