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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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Kronenwetter, WI
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend this restaurant if ever in the area even if you don't like seafood. It's a lot of good family fun. Don't let the name scare you. I would recommend the bloody marries very good.

Thank David B
Seymour, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Dirty Dick's Crab House, which was not too far from our cottage in Nags Head, on our last night of a week's stay. We both had the Broiled Flounder Platter. Oh my gosh....the presentation of the meal was so pretty and the platter's were huge! The best part was the taste! The flounder with... More 

Thank Teenchie
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is PERFECT for guys who can pack away the fried food. Shrimp, scallops, clam strips, cod, and chicken are all a part of the all-you-can-eat fried portion. Their platters are nothing to take lightly either. You get a LOT of food here. Primarily, they have a seafood-based menu with other options. The non-fried food also comes with very... More 

Thank Ashley R
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

four of us had four different things. not a complaint bout anything. was going to give it a four because nobody is perfect but heather was so good I had to do a five.;) rob has the place running like a top. if you aren't happy here then you need to go back to mcdonalds, that's the only thing you... More 

1 Thank Thom e
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Food was average and wait staff was nice.... Restaurant was quite loud and very hot inside..... Hush puppies were good.... Broiled sampler platter was average.... I would probably not go back...

1 Thank Welove G
Delaware, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Dirty Dick's is another OBX icon which has a second location in Avon. Again, I've never had anything here that wasn't delicious and meted out in HUGE portions. Laid back, friendly and efficient wait staff, we never been disappointed here. There are also some great Dirty Dick's tee shirts as a souvenir for your visit. We never miss this place... More 

1 Thank OldDog618
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

1 Thank Adam Z
New Jersey
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198 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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

1 Thank Brianccc
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?