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Spanky's Grille

4105 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-1917
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Ranked #9 of 60 restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Hot Dogs
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Waynesboro, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went in not really knowing what to expect, and found Spanky's to be a very welcoming environment. Food was awesome home cooked shaved rib eye special on bread with gravy and mashed potatoes. We had been in the Outer Banks for three days and had wished we stopped in earlier. Best food at a great price... More

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We really take pride in our food and we take more pride in creating value for our customers. My wife and I love the restaurant business and we are always happy when our customers are happy!!! More

Athens, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Trying to hit the better places that don't fall under the 'family style surf and turf' category and this was a hit. Friendly, casual atmosphere, very friendly staff and delicious fried food.If you're looking for burgers and onion variety, this is the place to do it.It won't be as fast as McDonalds but it will be so, so much tastier.

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Many years ago we knew exactly what our target was. We didn't want to be fast food as we think fast food generally tastes terrible. We didn't want to be full service as that tends to be pricey and slow. We were shooting right down the middle and it seems we've hit our target as... More

Burlington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We found this place during a weekend visit, while trying to appease two young picky eaters. We were not disappointed. There was a walk-up counter to order, and the food was prepared and brought out to our table. The burgers, crab cakes, and fries were delicious! And who can resist funnel fries?? Very good food, very friendly staff, and a... More

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Spankys is a restaurant that really aims at families. Customers that are looking for a quiet slow meal may not like us, but people with kids usually love us. We have two VERY picky children at our house and we've found the best place to feed them is our own restaurant. Our kid's favorite...buffalo chicken sandwiches. Thank you for your... More

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Spanky's is the best grille in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and surrounding area. If you haven't tried it you are missing out. So get on down there.....

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Raymond, thanks for the nice words. More

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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The wife and I went and ate yesterday for lunch. I got my usual, the Mad Viking. If you haven't tried one, I strongly suggest you try one. That is if you can stomache a 2lb burger. We always enjoy eating here because the prices are very budget friendly and the wait staff and Ben are always so friendly. When... More

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

My wife who is also the cook as well as our waitress (Wendy) pick on me and say that's all I do is talk and I don't do any real work. They are probably right. We are VERY proud of being the #1 burger restaurant, BUT we are aware that it's relative. Everyone has a different criteria...meaning some people would... More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visited the OBX after Christmas, so there aren't very many restaurants open. We found Spanky's on Trip Advisor, and decided to go. When you walk in, you get smells of the great food. The prices are very cheap and affordable. They have everything from fish to steak-burgers. Make sure to top it off with a dessert of funnel cake... More

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Sometimes when I have to go outside I forget how great the foods smells when you walk towards the restaurant. It's the smell of fresh burgers on a flat top that really hits home. Sometimes I see customers walk into the restaurant and decide to leave before giving us a chance...and while that's fair...I often think, how can you walk... More

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

As a resident of the Outer Banks, I realize there are lots of restaurants to try. Even I haven't been to them all! Spanky's is one of those places where we go instead of trying new places. I absolutely LOVE their food, as does my husband, and we typically have a hard time agreeing on places! The owners are wonderful... More

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

It's always great to read a nice long positive review. The burgers are always our top seller. In the summer we sell so many hush puppies my wife and our other cook (George) like to compare the size of their wrists as it takes a lot of wrist strength to scoop thousands of hush puppies. We love to hear that... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

For an affordable meal, big selection, very friendly service, I always stop here. Great nc bbq! The hamburger steak is great too.

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Good food, great service, great prices. You really listed our three priorities. Thanks for the nice comments. -Spanky More

Indianapolis, IN
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165 reviews 165 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Spanky's Grille is a cheap, fast food restaurant. You order at the counter, and they deliver the food to your table. Everyone was very friendly, and if you are in a hurry, and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the place to go. They have different daily specials. Hubby and I both ordered the foot long... More

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. As for the bun or anything that isn't right, just let us know as try 100% of the time, and if we miss the mark, we will correct it 100% of the time. More

Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We got in town about 7 pm and didn't want to venture far from our condo. Very unique place with unique personalities working there. The food was excellent...especially the catfish sandwich. We will probably go back each time we come to OBX. Warning, they are only open Thurs thru Sat so don't delay your visit.

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SpankysGrille, Owner at Spanky's Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Last year I told my wife...our menu is getting too big, we have to stop adding items (and yes, it's my fault that the menu has gotten so big). We then did a catfish special and it just took off. Guess what, I lied to my wife (not a wise thing... More

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