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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rogersville, Alabama
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While on vacation in the OBX, my friends and I had a couple of meals at this restaurant. I had Mahi Mahi for the first time ever. I ordered it grilled and it was delicious. This place isn't for anyone on a budget as I thought the prices were high, but it was still delicious and I bought a pretty... More 

Thank Patty C
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the lunch All You Can Eat fish, scallops and shrimp. The shrimp was amazingly good. My favorite part was the cup of horseradish and fresh lemon they brought to the table to make cocktail sauce the way you want it! Yummy yummy! Everyone who had seafood was very satisfied. The hamburgers were not as appealing to the tummy.... More 

Thank Cris28645
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent! My husband had prime rib, I had stuffed flounder (it had a crabcake on top of it) and our daughter had blue crab--all of it was cooked perfectly.

Thank Teresa M
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225 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't really want a full dinner, so sat at a hi-top by the bar. Bartender Andrew became our server too, offered suggestions, and we ordered wings and shrimp. You create your own cocktail sauce and you can go hot, medium or whatever. Fun, relaxing place to be - and this is not a franchise - they just have three locations... More 

Thank Roger C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So good..wishing we had one in PA..will return. Wishing Avon location had the AYCE but it was still fantastic.

Thank Nkbrown29
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was not good at all. For seafood place they did not represent well. The crab cake had lots of filler and the shrimp and grits (claimed to be the best thing on the menu) barely had any grits and was drenched in a creole sauce. Will never go to this franchise again. Don't waste your money!

Thank YoYo248
Corpus Christi, Texas
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on the way home from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and I'm glad we did. We split the Mariner Platter. It was a great mix of all my favorites. The Clams and Scallops were great but everything was cooked perfectly. They have several locations on the OBX. I would definately stop again.

Thank Darryl M
Burlington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great prices, great service!! The seafood was very fresh and plentiful! Hushpuppies are too die for!! Homemade fries are wonderful!!

Thank amyc1963
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Three of our party ordered salads or ribs, i ordered the All you can eat fried shrimp. First order arrived promptly and waitress immediately ordered a second shrimp basket which arrived 45 minutes later after everyone else had finished. Fortunately it was loaded or we could have been in for a long wait. Reasonable and tasty food at a decent... More 

Thank hodget001
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We were always leery about checking this place out do to the touristy attraction their image puts out, but we were happily surprised at the quality of the food we ordered. I had never eaten grits before, and I typically like to try different dishes when we go out, so I went with the Cajun Shrimp & Grits. This selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 12529953425

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