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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

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3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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ohio
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stopped here one afternoon. Tiny place inside but so wonderful. We had never had blue crabs before. Boy are they awesome. Great server showed us how to eat them and was super helpful in our menu choices. We bought a half dozen blue crab to take home and cook for the evening. That was an adventure. Blue crabs are... More 

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Thank klikesfins
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Blue Crabs sure are feisty little things! I loved hearing that we were part of your first Blue Crab experience. Our family has made so many fun memories over the years cooking and picking them. I know yours will too. We appreciate your candid review and hope you'll stop in again soon. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2015

We arrived in time to get the 5-6pm oyster special, dozen for $5, either raw or steamed. We chose to get two dozen steamed for an appetizer.. they were nice sized and tasty. I had the soft shell BLT, and the wife had the crab cake sandwich. Both sandwiches were delicious! We enjoyed the oysters so much, that we ordered... More 

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Thank REBELJOHN
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you made it in time for happy hour! I have to admit that I chuckled at your dessert being more oysters. Hushpuppies also make an unconventional, tasty dessert choice. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Plainsboro, New Jersey
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Spent 10 days on the outer banks and really felt like old fashioned spicy blue crabs. Many places said they were out or should have them tomorrow. Since I was staying in Corolla I called before coming.They said they had #1 jimmy and jumbos.Crabs were steamed for each order and they asked how much spice we wanted.They were as good... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal. As you may know, we catch all of our Blue Crabs ourselves so we're able to supply them much longer than other markets. In fact, a month later, we still have them! See you again on your next visit. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Such a fun little place with very fresh oysters, soft shells and sweet potato fries. Great service and well priced.

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1 Thank DorindaEnnis
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us. I see that you're a fan of our sweet potato fries. Have you tried they hushpuppies? They're served with that same yummy sweet sauce and we know you'll just love them. Have a wonderful day! More 

NotAppalachia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our third trip to this unassuming seafood bar was as good as the first hour price - $5 for a dozen 5 -6 pm), 1/2 dozen blue crabs (you get to choose your level of spice - yay!) and sides of hush puppies, asparagus and cole slaw. 3 beers, a bottomless iced tea and the entire bill was about $40.... More 

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Thank Sybil61
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I love your advice to "go early and often"! We're thrilled to hear how much your enjoyed your meal. Hope you'll join us again soon. More 

Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's in a strip mall. It's tiny -- only 3 or 4 indoor tables plus counter seating. But it's exactly what you want when you're looking for Maryland style blue crabs in the Outer Banks. Being raised near the Chesapeake Bay, I'm a fiend for doing crabs right or not doing them at all. And I've Got Your Crabs (very... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I loved seeing a review all the way from Florida! Thanks for taking time out of your travels to leave a review for us. We love that you noticed our spice is just a bit different from Old Bay. As you know, the taste is similar but our is a bit more coarse. It might surprise you that our spice,... More 

Mechanicsville, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Ate here last night. The crabs were so fresh. A really neat little place. We eat here every time we are in town.

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Thank Patricia M
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back again and again. That's truly the best compliment we could ask for. We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this place as we had just gotten into town and we were looking for a place to eat dinner. At first we were concerned that it was not kid friendly as it was set up as more of a bar with only two booths, but we were blown away by how Graham not only took great care... More 

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Thank dechantjm
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Graham will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his service so much. He's great with customers and it's always nice to feel appreciated. Your original concern that we weren't kid friendly is a common one. Parents will be happy to know that we have a kids' menu, crayons, and even bar-height high chairs. Bring on the littles! More 

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great soup, oysters raw or steamed good tasting sauces. Only wish that they served more than beer and wine.

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Thank Lee127
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for complimenting our restaurant! While we don't have plans to carry liquor any time soon, it may interest you to know we're looking to expand our beer selection. We'd love suggestions if you have something in mind. The oysters are waiting for your next visit! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We have stopped here the past 2 years and haven't been disappointed! They have great local seafood and it was the only place that we could find in October that still had blue crabs. The snow crab was also delicious. It would be nice to have other options for sides, but the main seafood entrees were delicious! We'll definitely come... More 

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Thank SarahAnneTH
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for being a repeat customer! You'll be happy to know that, because we catch our own crabs, they're usually on the menu until sometime in December. That's definitely rare in this area and we're so glad you noticed. We would love your suggestions for new side items! We're pretty found of our current selection but we're always open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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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