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Capt'n Franks

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Throw Back Hot Dog Joint For Lunch

This is a throw back hotdog stand always packed with tourists (in season) and locals. Always stop here for lunch and they have a huge menu. Got to be one of the more enjoyable places in Kitty Hawk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Driftinman
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Greeley, Colorado
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Greeley, Colorado
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a throw back hotdog stand always packed with tourists (in season) and locals. Always stop here for lunch and they have a huge menu. Got to be one of the more enjoyable places in Kitty Hawk.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Capt'n Franks is a great lunch spot for yummy dogs (20+ options) plus a kids menu, cheese stake, chicken sandwich and others options! They also serve beer which is a necessity with dogs. We had a group of 21 people and were served within 10 minutes. Don't miss it. Enjoy!!!

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Thank BuffettBrink
Corolla, North Carolina
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A long time, beach favorite. Ran in for a 'Chicago style' (my favorite) dog to go. A special stop great for kids of all ages. Lots of unique combinations to top your dog. Can be busy and tough to find a seat. Outdoor seating. Or at the counter. Fast and friendly staff and service. Great prices!

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Thank DK B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Our kids LOVE this place and is a must visit each year for lunch. You can get anything you can think of on a dog. And the upstairs outside deck is great.

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Thank F6309LCjennifern
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great place for a quick bite to eat for lunch. The place is funky and fun. Hot dogs were tasty and people are friendly.

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Thank spookiedoodle
Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

What you see is what you get in this long time Kitty Hawk hot dog establishment. We stopped in a couple of times for a quick bite and the place was always full of people. It is obviously a local favorite and has great dogs and sandwiches.

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Thank JimWiseman1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This is an awesome meal. Hotdogs are perfect. It you like spicy, the nacho fries are a must do. Great atmosphere and service.

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Thank angerose1
Twinsburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Been going to Capt'n Franks for over 20 years. Laid back, easygoing lunch (dinner, I don't know if they serve it) place. Great hot dogs, but they have burgers, chicken too. Can get crowded with lines out the door but line moves quite quickly. The kitchen staff hustles. Inside and outside seating, weather permitting.

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Thank MarkOhio14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

They have the best hot dogs on the beach!! All there food is so good they have a wide variety to choose from. I've gone there for years and I'm never disappointed when eat here. The people that run this restaurant are wonderful.

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Thank Kathy E
Khartoum, Sudan
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362 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

It has been quite awhile since I've been here, but the corn dogs were as tasty as they have always been. Mind you- this isn't gourmet cuisine, but it is good food.

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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: 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?