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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
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 65
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Buffet

We enjoyed the breakfast buffet, but we wished it had pancakes and corn beef hash on it. It was well worth the money though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the breakfast buffet, but we wished it had pancakes and corn beef hash on it. It was well worth the money though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant! Had a large group of 9 and everyone loved their food. The prices were also very reasonable I will definitely return to The Dunes during my next visit to Outer Banks

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast and dinner here during our trip. It was good. A little pricey for the quality, but guess that's because you're at the beach.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came here a few years ago and it was not the best experience, but that happens from time to time. We decided to give it a second chance- we are also business owners and realize everyone deserves a second chance. To be fair, we did not eat this time so this rating is based on service alone. The hostess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The first time we went, we skipped the all you can eat breakfast and just ordered regular breakfasts. It took us awhile to get our orders taken and served, but it was worth the wait! Some of the best sausage gravy I've had in a restaurant, and it gave the woman time to peruse the gift shop in the front... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went as a group for breakfast. Nice breakfast bar just wish the food was hot or warmer a lot of the food that should've been warm was cold. Dinner service was nice, hubby got the all you can eat crab legs on facebook they had a special deal for the day advertised at $30.00 for the day. Told the waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited on our way out of town. We both got an omelette breakfast and it was yummy! Not to mention, it was HUGE! Neither one of us could finish our meal. The space is very nice with a neat little gift shop.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've visited the restaurant several times over the years with mixed results. This last visit was no exception. Some entrees were good, some were not so good. I don't think we'll be going back anymore to the Dunes - there are just too many other and better restaurants around Nags Head.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Granted we got there at 12/00 and they close at 12:30, the buffet looked a little sparse. However my son loved it... But he is 10. I ordered the Greek omelette and it was HUGE and delicious! The hash browns were great as well. I rounded my choices out with a biscuit but you could have gotten toast or a... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been to The Dunes Restaurant a few times and hVe enjoyed our food each time. Our last visit was great quick service and good food!

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Additional Information about The Dunes Restaurant

Address: 7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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