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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch and we were seated right away. Service was excellent and seafood dishes we ordered were delicious and fresh tasting. Nautical decor was tasteful and fun. Loved the giftshop as well, left with t-shirts of course. We were glad we finally stopped here after all our years of being on Outerbanks.

Thank suzyq3333
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We're visiting the Outer Banks with family and noticed Dirty Dicks close by. We decided to pop in one evening for an early meal. We were informed they'd already sold out of oysters so we decided to go with calamari, shrimp, mussels and a starter that can only be described as a main meal! The starters were tasty, the beef,... More 

Thank Tiredmumoftwo
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The seafood at this place is always very good. The service is also unusually quick.The waitstaff is very professional. We have never had a bad plate of food here. The only reason that I gave it a four is that we really hate the name of the business. Several of us locals believe that it is in poor taste, pardon... More 

Thank ArmyGuyFedGal
Little Rock
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff Rude, punching a clock and could care less. Food not cooked to order, and not of high or even moderate starting quality. Questioned waitress about the crap she brought us. Got "the look". Started to send back, but thought better of it. Called for manager, oh that made the waitress upset. Long story short...ended up leaving and grabbing a... More 

Thank salesmanx3
Floral Park, New York
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Dirty Dick's on the recommendation of two family members with us who've been both to this newer site as well as an original, smaller site over the years. I'm told it's something of an institution in Avon, NC. The service was good, with our food coming quickly, and our glasses kept full. The King Crab legs were great... More 

Thank KDeegs423
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having never heard of a Dirty Dick's before this weekend. We didn't quite know what to expect, but to our satisfaction, it was a laid back atmosphere with great food and a friendly staff. We even learned how to make our own cocktail sauce!

Thank Denise G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive with minimal alternate choices from seafood for us land lovers. Those in my party that order seafood were very happy with the food. Hush puppies were very good. They were out of items in menu

Thank mlb914
Pgh PA
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100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok. We had eaten at the Dirty Dicks up in Nags Head last year and remembered it being pretty good. We stay in Waves between both locations so this year we went south to Avon location. I didn't think the food or décor was as good as Nags Head but the service was good. Outer Banks isn't known... More 

Thank MellyRussi
Loudonville, Ohio
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, huge portions that are more than enough to split meals. Prices are good for quality and size. Server was a sweetheart.

Thank jobrecht
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay okay, once I understood HH only includes food in NC, I settled down for a good time anyway. Happy hour specials are only available in the bar area. It's a lil tight but the three of us managed to fit into top. Food is important but I love great service. Andrew gave us a big welcome, menus, and HH... More 

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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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?