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4626 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch specials very inexpensive and generous portions. The prime rib dinner on Friday was excellent and $5 for 1/2 pound of steamed shrimp was awesome. We bought several of the store brand jellies. Store employees were very friendly and helpful. Dogs are allowed to visit also.

1 Thank Terri S
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I bet I have lunch here 1-3 times a week and I enjoy the rib eye steak nights. While it is not fine dining you do get a pretty good lunch special daily and they don't skimp on the portions. I often can't finish it all, but it's good. In the evenings they have snow crab or rib eye steak.... More 

1 Thank OBX200
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah I know what you are thinking. This place is a restaurant? Not really. So it's just a grocery store? Not really. It's Winks. It reminds me of the small town, general stores. They have a lot of cute stuff for sale. Some of its cheap, some of its overpriced. They have a wide selection of beers. But guess what.... More 

Thank Smccardell
Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We stopped in here while across the street on the beach and realized it really wasn't worth our time. Pretty run down, not very clean and the cashier wasn't very friendly.

Thank amyjg
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

When I was a kid in Southern Shores and we visited our beach cottaqe, Winks and Andersons were literally the only places to buy food. Now the Outer Banks has at least one of everything. Patronize your local businesses, folks. This place is a classic.

1 Thank Eklutna
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Always go to Winks to stock up on groceries. Goodies and the paper. Good local place that is comfortable and quick

Thank Victoriarcopelton
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Read great reviews here so maybe we wouldn't have been so disappointed if our expectations weren't so high. Food was ok. Steamed shrimp was very good but the rest wasn't very tasty. Even the desserts were not worth it. Employees were not very friendly either. Asked for a bag to carry six containers of stuff we had ordered at deli... More 

Thank lexi30
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We went in to pick up a few things and decided to grab some breakfast sandwiches while we were there we were given a taste of NC Vinegar Based BBQ which was delicious as were the breakfast sandwiches

Thank Ed S
Beaufort, South Carolina
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Winks was originally a grocery store in Kitty Hawk from "days gone by" (like when it used to be one of the ONLY places to buy groceries and the bypass was a 2-lane road). It still has its old charm but has updated its inventory and features to continue attracting a steady stream of customers. It has what you might... More 

Thank Nancy B
Manassas, Virginia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

need a quick lunch, or dinner while at the beach. Winks has it for you will a nice staff and reasonable prices.

Thank VAtravelingmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4626 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 2524419465

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