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Capt'n Franks

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3800 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9210
+1 252-261-9923
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best hotdogs on the East Coast. We always get a large cheese fries to share. They cannot be missed. Plan on this place when you visit the Outer Banks!

Thank maggywells
Coinjock, North Carolina
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina-check out Captain Frank's. This is a great place to enjoy hot dogs of all kinds including New York hot sausage and kraut dogs. If you enjoy the hot dog experience, this is the place to hang out. I, as well as many locals, eat here often. Note this place is a popular... More 

Thank James H
Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Our lunch at Capt'n Franks was ok. We tried the chicago dogs, chili cheese dogs, and one with just mustard and ketchup. Also fries and chili cheese fries. The dogs were ok. Hoped for something a little more noteworthy, especially based on the price (e.g., $3.50 for one chicago dog). The chili cheese fries were kinda soggy. We were also... More 

Thank bgNC67
raleigh, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Have been coming to this place since our children were in elementary school,,they are now 26 and 24. Always fun and good.

Thank Jan R
kill devil hills
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172 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We have been eating here for many many years, (try 40). And this place never disappoints. French fries are da bomb, especially the cheese fries! And the dogs are just terrific. We have had everything on their menu and never have had a bad meal. And Melissa is a true gem. We love her!

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Always have have to stop when I'm in the Outer Banks for a couple of Chicago dogs. This play is always the same - good dogs and fast. Classic.

Thank wkspen
Owings Mills, Maryland
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Have been coming to this special spot for 20 years and feel like we've been deprived if we can't make it. Hot dog specialists, every thing from plain dog to 12 inch "junk yard dog" with everything possible. Also other things on the menus but made to order dogs rule the day. Not fancy just special. Check out the pics... More 

Thank daderdoc
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2017

This is a great lunch spot for families. The sandwiches are delicious and the fries are very good. The steamed shrimp is a hit with everyone!

Thank cynthiap119
Warsaw, Virginia
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Having driven past this place for years, we finally stopped and I am glad we did. Although it was crowded we had our taken at the counter and all of our questions were answered. We ordered different dogs and my wife hit the jackpot by ordering a chil

Thank gov5180
Cary, North Carolina
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Who doesn't like a good hot dog. Went for lunch with the kids. Any number of options from foot longs to fully covered with slaw and chilli

Thank TeamUSMC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9210
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-9923

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