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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-1600
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Ranked #34 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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. 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We enjoy their dinner, but its pricey. We tried their breakfast and decided not to get the buffet. I ordered a ham and cheese omlet. Best omlet I've had. Hash browns were good and so were the hotcakes. Pretty good prices on the breakfast. Will be back!

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pataskala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I felt compelled to write this review after receiving very poor service in another restaurant in Nags Head. In fact, we actually left before even ordering. On our visit at the Dunes, we had a party of 9 and were seated fairly promptly. The assistant manager was very friendly and took our drink orders before Laura our server came to... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were seated quickly for dinner and our server arrived in a timely manner. The section they had open for dinner was full with tables very close together while much of the dining room was empty. The rest of our dining experience was very disappointing. We shared the blooming onion appetizer and found the coating and sauce to be rather... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Its easy to say that my family and I are big eaters. Going here and seeing the menu I felt that my family wouldn't get enough to eat for the price.... I was wrong the dishes that the food came on were full. I myself had pancakes hash browns bacon and cheese and eggs. It was less the 10 dollars..... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Waited about 30 minutes for table. Got all you can eat crab legs. Food was okay,but came out cold. Best when hot. Pricy

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Please don't eat here-the service is terrible and the food over cooked and way over priced. We ate here for the all you can eat seafood but had to wait 30 minutes between each measly portion of shrimp. She brought the wrong sides and the kids meals don't include the drinks, all of which were $2.50 each, so the kids... More

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for breakfast. It was good. The bar is kinda small but they keep it stocked. They also did not have pancakes or standard scrambled eggs on the bar. So they simply brought us out huge plates of those items at no charge. The food was average for breakfast. Service was good and friendly.

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Morgantown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Waiting time for a table was very excessive, even though there were empty tables. People who arrived before us did not get a table until after we were seated. Our order was messed up and incomplete. Waitress was extremely unfocused and unprofessional. She didn't care about our table but the party of six had her full attention. Once she knew... More

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Prince George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We stay at a rental home so normally we eat breakfast in, however this morning we decided to eat out. Dunes was recommended, and I'm so glad we went there. The portions are huge, my husband and I shared the crab & shrimp omelette, hash browns and pancakes. Our friend had a ham biscuit which looked fantastic. They also have... More

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Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Service was good and food was average. A good place to have a "sit down" meal at the beach. Use a coupon.

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