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Spanky's Grille

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American, Hot Dogs, Seafood
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4105 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-1917
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love Spanky's

This was my second visit to the OBX and Spanky's after visiting the year before I knew I had to take my son to this fun spot. I had the crab cake which was not only the biggest but the best I've ever had and the hush puppies that I could eat on all day. My son tried the monkey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Tammy S
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Princeton, West Virginia
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I would personally give it a 3 but it was a family trip so I have to base it off of others reviews. I got the Viking burger, which turned out to be much easier than anticipated. I did taste the Philly cheesesteak, which tasted like steak umms, and I wasn't a fan. I also had fries, which again I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had lunch here and while it is certainly not fancy, the food was good. We had pork BBQ platters with french fires, cole slaw and rolls. We had to ask for BBQ sauce on the side and that really made the pork. Delish NC BBQ sauce. Reasonably priced. Coupons in the visitor guides.

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Princeton, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was my second visit to the OBX and Spanky's after visiting the year before I knew I had to take my son to this fun spot. I had the crab cake which was not only the biggest but the best I've ever had and the hush puppies that I could eat on all day. My son tried the monkey... More 

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South Mountain, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Every year we go to the outer banks and must go to Spanky's. Our men have all tried and successfully completed the Viking Burger Challenge. Burgers, Crab Cakes, Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs, are always tasty. Owners and staff are always friendly. Tables and floors are always clean. Prices always affordable.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was ok, not great. We all had the seafood baskets and the popcorn shrimp were very small, the Flounder was ok.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you follow my reviews, I give stars based on the level of food within a particular category. For the fast, freshly made eats at the beach, this is all of 5 stars. The owner takes your order and his wife cooks it to order. It is a family operation with kids and friends busing the tables. This was our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped in to have lunch on our way home from a wonderful Outer Banks vacation. Upon entering the joint, we were treated like we just walked into an old friend's house. The menu has everything you could want and the food was awesome...great stop for the family looking for a released meal without the usual vacation price!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped here for lunch, and it was already very busy. The line went by very quick and the staff was excellent! I haven't seen such great customer service in a long time. The food itself was good, nothing amazing but good. I would definitely return here, and I do recommend visiting Spanky's for lunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went here for lunch on our way out of town because they have 89 cent hotdogs. What we ended up getting was a shrimp burger, cheese burger, Reuben sandwich, crab cake, and several hotdogs. The menu is expansive and enticing. The shrimp burger had a ton of small fried shrimp that gave the burger a perfect bite every time.... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for many years and a few years ago I ran across this place by accident. BEST accident that has ever happened to me. The food is amazing (and so much to choose from) and very affordable. The owners and staff are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. One year... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4105 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 252-261-1917

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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