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2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
252-449-2722
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great crab legs

I loved it! My husband not so much. I had the special. You first get Alaskan king crab legs. Two clusters and corn on the cob, red potatoes and sausage. The. You can order either snow crab legs, prime rib(what I got next) or shrimp. You can keep ordering till you are full. I didn't make it past the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
marie j
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colonial heights
via mobile
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colonial heights
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I loved it! My husband not so much. I had the special. You first get Alaskan king crab legs. Two clusters and corn on the cob, red potatoes and sausage. The. You can order either snow crab legs, prime rib(what I got next) or shrimp. You can keep ordering till you are full. I didn't make it past the prime... More 

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Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were in OBX during the "off" season, so it wasn't crowded at all. Our waiter was a nice guy, very attentive and pushed anything and everything he could. We sampled gator tail for an app - which was good. Overall the food was fine, but nothing exceptional. Seemed the Tshirt gimmick was more popular than anything.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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216 reviews 216 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Contrary to some of the rather negative reviews, we found this place to be very enjoyable. We went somewhat late in the afternoon and sat at the bar. The menu is quite extensive and we were having trouble making up our minds until a server walked by with a basket filled with fish and fries. That made our decision easy... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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162 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Maybe with all the advertisements we were expecting to much from Dirty Dick's but is it to much to ask for the food to at least be good???? The place does have pleasing décor but not much else. The service was not good the food was not good and never heard of a crab shack without crabs. Even the checks... More 

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Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We did not have to wait. Would I, probably not. We went for drinks and apps at the bar. The drinks were tasty and the bartender was attentive without being annoying. The food was good. The group order the fried pickles which I'm not a fan of but the group declared them quite good. The Cajun eggroll was really good... More 

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Princeton NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There was an hour wait when I was here on a weeknight and it was DEFINITELY not worth it. The food was overpriced and mediocre. Their catch phrase "I got my crabs at Dirty Dicks" might be cute, but that's about it. "I got disappointed at Dirty Dicks" is more like it. As a frequent visitor to this area, I... More 

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Warsaw, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went because we wanted to splurge on a good seafood meal. What a disappointment on both the Food & Service..the food took forever to arrive and when it did- it was very poor tasting NOT worth the high Price. The Service was not worth coming either- The waiter was more interested in leaning over to the next tabel talking... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place was very busy, and actually out of many dishes including the free hush puppies, which was very disappointing. However, the main dish was excellent, and pricing was too outlandish.

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Not sure why this place got such low ratings. We had a party of 13 people. 4 adults and 9 kids. These guys were amazing. The food was great. HUGE portions. The adults each ordered an appetizer and then shared the Trinity Platter (for 2) but was enough for 4 people. The clamstrips were crunchy yet meaty. The crab fries... More 

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Northern Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We've been coming to the Outerbanks for years but never ate there till recently. The prices aren't cheap but the quality was great and portions were huge. We will definitely make this place one of our regular restaurants to visit when we return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 252-449-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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