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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
(252) 480-3425
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was amazing from start to finish! Great, courteous staff. Our waitress Vanessa was so attentive and friendly, we couldn't have asked for more. The hush puppies are the best you'll find, and the entrees were as good as can be. We had a large party with a few small kids and wouldn't think twice about heading back here... More 

Thank Adam Z
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dirty Dicks is a place for first time tourists to purchase T-shirts and say you went to Dirty Dick's. The food is just average and they tend to move you in and out like cattle. There are much better alternatives in the Outer Banks like the Kill Devil Grill, the Rundown, Barefoot Bernie's and the Blue Moon Diner

Thank Brianccc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 15 people deep, Kids and adults. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was so attentive and didn't miss a beat. Food was great and the kids and adults had an awesome time. We will definately visit again.

Thank Yamali M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had our first dinner in OBX at Dirty Dick's. Our waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was clean. The seafood portions, especially the seafood platter, were sizable, and the food was very good.

Thank JoyPA2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased a dozen blue crabs. They were considered #1s but seemed small....but they were packed full of meat! Two of them were mushy and our waitress brought three out to replace them. Hush puppies were hot and delicious. Not a place for smaller kids bc the wait seemed long bc of large groups. Gave 4 stars bc we had... More 

Thank Candice W
Pikeville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my family and I first visit to Dirty Dick's. The food was good along with the service. However, the price was expensive.

Thank Donna N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We go to this location of Dirty Dick's several times per year & normally have great service. But today the service we received was lacking in many ways. Two in our party ordered the AYCE crab legs and it was like pulling teeth to get more...she was told that more legs were wanted and a little while later she comes... More 

1 Thank Louieais
Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The steamed shrimp was prepared PERFECTLY and portions generous. Could make a meal of the hushpuppies and grits with corn and cheese---Was so good, we ate there two nights in a row... Our server, Rachael, was amazing---made the experience so much more memorable!

Thank Melanie G
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I would not say that was good or bad, that was average. Nothing special - but recommend combos. Staff was OK, food was OK. However, there was few locals like drunk and loud single ladies apparently looking for company - that was annoying.

Thank OLEG V
Brockway, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Ate here for lunch . Cuz you can only get AYCE before 2:30. Food was really good . They seemed annoyed I ordered AYCE. Crab legs plus paid $13 above market and got 3 plates . I don't think that's being piggish at all considering I paid $40. They have lunch specials . Busy at lunch time . Small wait... 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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: (252) 480-3425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?