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3800 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9210
(252) 261-9923
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Nostalgia stop

My wife vacationed down here a lot growing up and this place was then, and still is, an institution of the outer banks. Stopped in at lunch so it was busy but the line moved quickly. Order downstairs inside then find yourself a seat. Looks like they recently added an upstairs seating area where... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
NyRoach
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife vacationed down here a lot growing up and this place was then, and still is, an institution of the outer banks. Stopped in at lunch so it was busy but the line moved quickly. Order downstairs inside then find yourself a seat. Looks like they recently added an upstairs seating area where we sat with a decent view.... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I never really have a desire to order a hot dog out. That is, until visiting Kitty Hawk and Capt'n Franks is open. Lots of options available and the fries and puppies are always good. I love that you can grab a bottle of beer as well. This is a very small place with only a handful of tables and... More 

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Kill Devil Hills
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Locals Favorite , good times and great food ! Hot dogs are great , service is super fast and friendly . Try the chicken salad it is the bomb ! They have the best French fries and sweet tea is just like momma made ! Tell them Luke & Wendy sent ya :)

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Alexandria, Virginia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We actually stopped by Capt'n Franks on the way to another restaurant because my travel partner loves a good, local hot dog. The place was incredibly busy, which we took as a good sign. The prices seemed sort of expensive for a hot dog, but I guess I'm not fully aware of the going hot dog-rate these days. It was... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were looking for something quick but not a burger joint. The hotdogs were good but not fantastic. The servers were nice but we were kind of shooed out the door a little bit before we were ready to leave. Again, not terrible but but the visit could have been better.

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NC
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great dog... simple, good and the $$ is right. Awesome for lunch... Many styles to try, I'll be working my through them. How do you want your dog?

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Manassas, Virginia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love a Hot Dog joint they offers HOT DOGS... You name it they got the topping and selection for you. This is a local Fav and a family business from generation to generation. They take pride and will be happy to chat while grilling up your meal. We sit at the bar for it was a packed house and... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I always come here and I am not sure why. I think it's because he loves it and doesn't pay attention to the rude staff. I remember on past visits the staff being kind of off putting but being someone that's worked in the food industry I give a pass it's summer they are busy I get... More 

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Thurmont, Maryland
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I would truly describe Capt'n Franks as an institution. My family and I have been enjoying this place for years and recently while my wife and I vacationed in Corolla, we made certain to get to Capt'n Franks for lunch one day. If you enjoy a good hot dog and fries every now and then, then this is the place... More 

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Kill Devil Hill
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have been eating here for 30 years! This place should be on diners, drive ins and dives!! We eat there a couple times a week when we are vacationing in OBX!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?