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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“blue crab” (118 reviews)
“oysters” (174 reviews)
“hush puppies” (122 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very reasonable, totally casual atmosphere. Seemed like the staff was confused and disorganized, but surprisingly, in my opinion, was organized chaos. Waitress never missed a beat, drinks were filled, out comfort and satisfaction was their mission, and food was very good. Will be visiting again.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place with limited table seating so you may end up on a stool at the bar. It's easy to miss as it's in a strip shopping center adjacent to the main highway on the east side of 158. We were a...More

Thank Tony0146484
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just another awesome trip to I Got Your Crabs. Way delicious oysters, soup, and oh those hushpuppies!!!!! The bomb! Friendly atmosphere, clean, quick (or slow - depends how you like it!), cold beer, nice hot food, fresh shellfish. Sorry to hear no more $5.00/dz happy...More

Thank danthatravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a fancy place. They have limited seating, paper towels for napkins, plastic forks and knives, no plates just cardboard or paper containers, plastic cups. What they do have is excellent food. Wife and I stopped for dinner. Crab cake plate was great...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One among many joints in the OBX with icky double-entendre names, I Got Your Crabs stands out for its lightly breaded fresh fried seafood caught just off the nearby sound. We had the shrimp, oysters, scallops, flounder and catfish, and all were tasty and cooked...More

Thank IfYouAskUS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love crabs and fresh seafood, treat yourself to a great meal at I GOT YOUR CRABS! We did! We sat the the counter and cracked our crabs. The seasoning was perfect!

Thank donjohnsonproject
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has excellent seafood at very reasonable prices. Service was above average and very pleasant. It is very small in the dining area but you cannot beat the quality of the food and the prices. Even though many will consider it a low brow...More

Thank nightowljeff1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go there every year at least once since they opened. a little small dining area, but fresh seafood of all kinds. Hope they can acquire more space soon. Not bad prices.

Thank Jeff R
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for being a repeat customer year after year! We will let you know if there are every plans to expand.

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Brown paper on the tables, rolls of paper towels, basic furniture, seafood monger feel. Wear your “it’s ok if I drop melted butter or seafood goop on this” clothes. Delish if you like the real deal. There are only 2 booths and one table. The...More

Thank SammieSamson
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for leaving a review for us! You're exactly right that most of our offerings are all about enjoying the experience. Thanks for letting us take care of you while you picked.

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The seafood was fantastic. I had a side of red potatoes that had no flavor. The staff were friendly. I would not recommend this place for a family or group. I did feel it was a bit pricey for a place that uses paper towels...More

Thank Kimberly G
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for dining with us and leaving a review. We especially appreciate the compliments on our food and service. For groups, we recommend lunch visits as it is typically less crowded than during dinner hours. Hope this helps!

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Questions & Answers
September 18, 2018|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
It just depends on how long the water stays warm enough for the crabs. We will catch and serve them until it gets too cold. Some years that’s Ddcember. Some years it’s late October.
Vickie L
August 8, 2018|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
There are picnic tables on the property where you could enjoy a takeout order with your furry friends. We do not provide waiter service to them. Non-seafood options are limited to sides and chicken tenders. Hope this helps!
Betty H
March 26, 2018|
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Response from TN-Transplant73 | Reviewed this property |
Not a local, but Island Life NC provides a great chart - links are not allowed in answers but you’ll find it by Googling “seafood in season NC Island Life”
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: 3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483
  • E-mail
We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
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