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7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-1600
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:30 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, Dessert, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, 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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  • 61
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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
Breakfast Buffet

Came here for the breakfast buffet. Had a good selection, loved they had french toast sticks !! The service was a little sub par, but it was a busy morning. Will visit again !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Robert M
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Chocowinity, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Every year our family vacation to OBX has to have multiple stops at the dunes restaurant. The breakfast bar is fantastic but so are the meals off the menu. Whether you are there for breakfast or dinner if you leave hungry it's your own fault. The food is delicious.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Best Breakfast on the beach If you want a great breakfast their buffet has anything you want or you can order from the menu. I love cream chip beef over biscuit with grits.

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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here for the breakfast buffet. Had a good selection, loved they had french toast sticks !! The service was a little sub par, but it was a busy morning. Will visit again !!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First off, the environment was inviting for our party (10 - 6 adults, 4 children). We were provided a server who was the best we'd had by far that entire week. He was very attentive to our needs. We started off with some calamari and ordered items such as their (amazing, delicious) fried chicken. I would recommend this establishment to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We dined here both mornings of our stay at the Outer Banks and the breakfast selection is great. They offer a buffet if you want to get food quickly they also offer a full menu of all your breakfast favorites at a reasonable price. The coffee is excellent! Definitely recommend this place for breakfast and I am sure that the... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Last summer I wrote an excellent review for The Dunes. This year we had breakfast and dinner there and it was good, but average. The service was definitely different at breakfast time. The waitress we had rushed us and didn't really care much about our experience. The worst part was that they let a man in who was wearing swimming... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

No wait, good service. Steak was really good!!!! I mean really good. There was an outpouring of chicken consumption, fried of course. Everyone really liked it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I remember going to The Dunes manyyyyy (10-12) years ago, every summer that we went to the Outer Banks. My husband had never been and we were only there 2 nights so it was on the must eat list. They do only have breakfast/dinner, no lunch, so schedule accordingly. I'm assuming they've done major remodeling inside but I don't really... More 

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Roanoke
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was our first visit to The Dunes. Their breakfast food was a little pricey, but very good. The waitress was not very friendly, but she was very busy so we overlooked that. They offered a breakfast bar, but we ended up ordering plates instead. We will eat here again on our next visit.

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you're looking for great food, outstanding service and local flavor, this is the place for you!! Our family stumbled upon this place and we are so glad we did!!! Whether you have a large group (we are 14 strong) or dining for two, they will serve you with a smile. This family owned restaurant makes their customers their number... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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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