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7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-1600
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6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 32nd anniversary season...
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 32nd anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Open for breakfast and dinner daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. The entire restaurant was remodeled in 2009 for a more coastal-comfortable, casual feel. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best breakfast in the area

Wish we would have found this place sooner. Great buffet breakfast at reasonable prices. Or order off of the menu. Kids and Husband had buffet and I ordered cream chipped beef on toast and it was great as were the side of hash browns. Wait staff was prompt and polite . Will look forward to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
abycats
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Summerfield, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Summerfield, North Carolina
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wish we would have found this place sooner. Great buffet breakfast at reasonable prices. Or order off of the menu. Kids and Husband had buffet and I ordered cream chipped beef on toast and it was great as were the side of hash browns. Wait staff was prompt and polite . Will look forward to returning here.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ate there last night,8in our party. Service was fantastic. They were out of a few items since they close for the season today. No problem we all got what we wanted, except for sweet potato. I ordered the pimento cheese burger. Never had one before, it was delicious. They make their own pimento cheese. Other items ordered, bar-b-q very smokey... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We ate here with friends after church. The food was really good and the staff extremely nice. I especially liked the shrimp and grits as well as the mac and cheese. Great buffet.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place is beautiful. We had the best brunch here. Great little gift shop. Service and owners were wonderful. Will go back!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

friendly staff.great food,nice portions.they made exceptions to the menu.we had one who could not eat potatos or grits and aske if they had tomatoes.No problem.when we saw them we all wished we had ordered them.very nice place and I bet there lunch and diiners would have been good

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Breakfast Oct 28, 2014. We have been eating breakfast at The Dune’s for over 30 years. It is one of our three most favorite breakfast spots on the Outer Banks. It had been a couple of years since we last ate at The Dunes—it was great to be back! Our server, Michelle, was very friendly and attentive. My wife and... More 

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san fran
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

had a mediocre omelet and lackluster coffee. I remember years ago when this place was good. I wouldnt waste my time here again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Recommended by hotel staff. Arrived at the restaurant after a long day. Service was just so-so. Food was a long time coming and it was nothing special. Prices are "tourist" prices. We shared a dessert and it was good. There was some kind of meeting being conducted in a corner of the restaurant...there were no walls or doors...and a video... More 

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Max meadows va
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to Dunes tonight for dinner. The food was great, and server Rebecca did a wonderful job. She was a fantastic waitress.

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Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

You can shop and eat in one spot!! Lots of reasonably priced nautical themed gifts. The brunch is very good and reasonably priced, as well. Family owned by the same family who owns Grits Grille. The fried shrimp dinner is also wonderful and more than one person can eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 32nd anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Open for breakfast and dinner daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. The entire restaurant was remodeled in 2009 for a more coastal-comfortable, casual feel. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?