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Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
+1 252-261-4973
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible24%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Great Sat night Lobster all u can eat! The wait was not bad at all. Our waiter was attentive and informed. The drink specials were good! We always hit Jimmies when we annually go to OBX! Its easy access and always inviting!

1  Thank Mande_15
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Great food. Somewhat disorganized. No seating arrangements for large groups. Waiting area to small, had to wait in parking lot.

1  Thank t-dawg2014
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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This is the typical beach buffet experience. It is crowded, loud, and the food was rather mediocre at best. However the service was great, there is a bar, and they could accommodate a large group. The all you can eat crab legs are definitely the...More

Thank ATraveller063
Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Ok so the decor is subpar and it can get crowded quick and I see people here have based entire reviews on these factors. Is this why you go to a buffet? No! You go to eat and leave fat. That being said the food...More

2  Thank sbanks1971
Reviewed September 3, 2015

So first off all if you’re anticipating a romantically lit atmosphere with soft music playing in the background and a well-groomed clientele, forget this place. If on the other hand you’re looking for great seafood choices in a very casual environment where you might find...More

6  Thank K A
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Jimmy's has lots of food, not always hot, not always tasty, not always fresh, the more people are there the quicker turn over of the food. A very loud place, the pumped in music made it worse. The staff were the best part of our...More

Thank And-the-Critters
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Sometimes when you read others' reviews..some good..some bad..you just have to find out for yourself. We found the food to be good ( don't expect 5 star restaurant at a buffet). Our waiter Pat was great. All you can eat crab legs, lobster claws, and...More

3  Thank petesgal
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Let me preface this by saying I am not a buffet person, but I was appalled by this place. The wait is atrocious especially for what it is. The price is also crazy - it was 30 bucks. It looked like a dining hall at...More

1  Thank Courtneymsp9
Reviewed September 1, 2015

The buffet was horrible. The crab legs were full of water. I guess to keep them hot they keep them in boiling hot water. The rest of the food wasn't any good either. Almost everything is fried and has no taste. Don't waste your money.

2  Thank Mary B
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We came in on a busy Saturday night and were treated very well by Joanna who was on pointe with everything. She always keep the all you can eat lobsters coming, I never had to wait. She never lost the pleasant attitude and we were...More

2  Thank Robert S
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Questions & Answers
August 20, 2017|
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Response from driveobx | Property representative |
Usually the best times are before 5:30pm or after 7:30pm. The food stays plentiful until 10:30pm. The less busy days are Sundays Monday and Saturday. Call and get your name on the waitlist to cut down wait time
Michele S
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Kelly0301 | Reviewed this property |
They also have a small salad bar and sides as well. If I remember right they might have some baked fish as well
Rick S
May 31, 2017|
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Response from CBJ845 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, if she has been a vegetarian for a while she will not be happy with the options. I love all kinds of foods and I was disappointed in the salad as it was dehydrated. My suggestion is try somewhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-4973
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet is a fresh seafood buffet restaurant located in Kitty Hawk, NC. We strive to provide our customers with fresh all-you-can-eat seafood that actually tastes great! Our goal is to offer as much local fish and shellfish as possible, but source crab legs from all over the country. In addition to our fresh seafood, we serve dishes with flavors from all around the world with an emphasis on Caribbean flavors. We feature over 100 items, all of which are made fresh, in-house, daily. As a family-owned business, we aim to make Jimmy's a great place for the whole family. On any given visit you might find pony rides for the kids, putt putt, or live entertainment to accompany your dinner. That's why some of our fans call us their "Vacation Destination"! Visit Jimmy's Seafood Buffet today for a memorable meal with the whole family!
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