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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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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“blue crab” (122 reviews)
“oysters” (181 reviews)
“hush puppies” (127 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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1 - 10 of 864 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to come here every year and somehow, they are getting better? We were too full the last time so we just did pretty much apps and a few a la carte items. We brought a large party of 10 and they seated us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dmpishock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently went there. The soup was wonderful so were the hush puppies. But the water tasted awful and they charged .50 cents for it. Do not order water. Spend the money on a soft drink or tea. Never had a restaurant charge for water

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patricia h
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This Little Charming Place makes you feel right at home. We chose Take Out but will definitely be back to sit at the Bar and eat at least a dozen of Crabs or Shrimp or Oysters...Oh My!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Patti H
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your takeout meal with us. I know the next dine in one will keep you just as excited about our seafood selections. We hope you'll make that date with us soon!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Larry W
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for the review! We definitely run on organized chaos during busy rushes. I am happy to hear that the staff was able to fulfill all of your needs during this busy time. Can't wait to see you next time.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tony0146484
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thanks for the review! I'm happy to hear that you were able to snag one of our tables with your group. Our servers will appreciate the shout out, and are looking forward to serving you again.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank danthatravel
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review, Guys! Winter specials haven't kicked in yet this year as temperatures have just now dropped, but I'm betting there will be yummy deal soon. Stay tuned.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim R
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. We definitely don't do fancy; we do crab-cracking, oyster-shucking, and messy, yummy seafood. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IfYouAskUS
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all of your seafood selections. I am sorry to hear that the hushpuppies missed the mark. Had we known at your visit, we would have been happy to cook up a new...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

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!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank donjohnsonproject
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for picking crabs with us! I loved reading about how much you enjoyed your meal. Your enthusiasm read through and we hope it won't be too long before you're picking with us again.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nightowljeff1
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us! I am especially appreciative that you've enjoyed a high quality experience over several visits. We hope to serve you again soon.

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Questions & Answers
Abycats
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.
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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!
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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