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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank SmileAtTheTrees
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice casual atmosphere. The most wonderful hush puppies. Golden and crispy on the outside but light and airy on the inside. The crab legs were perfectly cooked, and the she-crab soup was perfection. Portions were perfectly sized so you still had some to take for a snack later. And just loved the gift shop! DEFINITELY get crabs at Dirty Dick's!

Thank Lori K
Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting name to an interesting eatery. I came prepared to demolish some crabs, but sadly was informed that they were out of season. Oh well, that happens. So instead, I tore into their soft shell crab sandwich while my wife had a cheese burger. My wife informed our waitress about her shellfish allergy, and was informed by our waitress that... More 

Thank Wing1966
Chillicothe, Ohio
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The men in the group just had to stop here b/c of the name! Hubby & I had crab dip for an appetizer and we loved it! My parents shared the Trinity seafood platter and we ordered a seafood platter (choice of fried or boiled). We both did not want fried and opted for boiled. I felt mine did not... More 

Thank LeftMySOULatTheSea
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The best part of the dinner was the hush puppies. I ordered the shrimp po'boy,and was really disappointed. The shrimp tasted frozen and chewy. The rest of the family were underwhelmed with their food as well.

Thank Moparfamily79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?