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Capt'n Franks

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3800 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9210
+1 252-261-9923
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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175 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off season and able to place my order with no one in line. But, the line can easily be to the door in season. "Take out, please." I wanted to go with something different, but, like every time I'm here, I carefully review the choices on the board behind the counter and cannot get myself to do it. Mustard, onion... More 

Thank DK B
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I have stopped here on 2 separate occasions as we start our vacation. It is easily accessible, as soon as you make the right turn into kitty hawk. We grab a quick hotdog here, to hold us til we have checked into our rental house. Quick hotdog key word here. We don't get 2 apiece, too $$ for... More 

Thank mrsbaa85
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Fun flavors, friendly folks, fabulous frankfurters! They have an all-beef dog or a more traditional "snap" dog with the skin. From there the toppings are many and fun. My personal favorite is the Jamaican dog, sauteed in jerk seasoning and topped with mango salsa. Plenty of combos for the more less adventurous taste-buds, from homemade chili and cheese to plain... More 

Thank AJ1020
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We have gone to Capt'n Franks the past 2 times we've visited Kitty Hawk. The hot dogs are standard, but yummy! We tried onion rings the last time we went and they were delicious. The atmosphere and neat and it's always packed!

Thank clieb33
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place is yummy, whether hot dogs are a snack or luxury food...these guys have every combo that'll have you falling in love time and time again! I can't wait to go here in the fall on my short weekend 😊

Thank LdnSal
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop for lunch for some hot dogs. We ordered the Chicago, Boston, and Bacon Cheese hot dogs. All of them were great! We loved the view from the top floor. Great atmosphere! Got to stop here for a dog!

Thank Darrin H
Liberty Township, Indiana
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Coming from Chicagoland, we love our hot dogs. The best restaurants around here use Vienna hot dogs, We were looking forward to going to Capt'n Franks because of all the reviews. There is a sign when you come in that mentions they use Oscar Mayer hot dogs (I don't even buy those at home), so I was a little surprised... More 

Thank Mary Ann N
Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Real good place to go for a variety of hot dog meals. The staff is very accommodating and service was excellent. Kids really like the place

Thank Skip D
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My family and I seek out Capt'n Franks every time we come to the Outer Banks because their food is AMAZING. The one downfall is that the word has gotten out that they are the best hotdog place and it can get packed. The indoor seating area is very cozy so you will get to be good friends with the... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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?