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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Great variety and unique atmosphere

Husband and I had huspuppies, island dog, and junkyard dog. I think the creative flavors and combinations were delicious, but the dog weiner itself is not the best I've had as far as quality. It was definitely good though, and did not detract from the taste of the dog as a whole. Great food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
bprahl
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South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Oxford, Alabama
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first time. We were craving seafood and our 11 year old wanted hot dogs and what do you know-we came across this place! Food was delicious, artwork painted on the walls is awesome and there's a pirate ship playground beside it! Great for young kids. There's also a delicious ice cream place in the same parking lot!... More 

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Jasper, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Was excited to go after seeing reviews but was very disappointed... My hubby asked for light relish but got so much it was disgusting. Told waitress but nothing done. French fries bland and tasteless, that's just a few issues with our food. The environment was neat but limited seating inside, too cold to eat outside. not worth what we spent!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If it is a hot dog you crave...head to Capt Franks. Wide variety and so so good. If you are a fan of the Chicago Dog, this version is different coming without pickles, tomatoes, no banana peppers or poppyseed roll. Still good though. Service is excellent.

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South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Husband and I had huspuppies, island dog, and junkyard dog. I think the creative flavors and combinations were delicious, but the dog weiner itself is not the best I've had as far as quality. It was definitely good though, and did not detract from the taste of the dog as a whole. Great food and unique place. Definitely worth the... More 

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is a great find. We never thought we'd end up eating hot dogs at the beach, and we're glad we did. This place is great for kids and we loved the snap dogs with natural casings. there are local pics and historical pictures of the restaurant on the walls. Make sure you stop here while at the beach!

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YORKTOWN, VA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stumbled on this place while out driving around the town. This is a diamond in the rough if you are a hot dog fan. They offer more varieties than you can name. Mac-n-cheese on your dog. Who would have guessed.. but it is fantastic. We ordered the chili-cheese fries and there were so many that even four adults couldn't finish... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Capt Franks has been open since 1975 or so. I've been visiting OBX since 1972 :) I finally ate there for the first time last Saturday 4/18/15. Wow! All that time and I had no idea how good they were. To the owners, I apologize for not stopping in before now. I got a half pound delicious two dog thing,... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?