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Dirty Dick's Crab House

2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
+1 252-449-2722
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“crab melt” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (107 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were traveling just for the day from Virginia to North Carolina We decided to visit the Outer Banks and Nags Head Got on GPS to find a restaurant in the Nags Head Area Dirty Dick's Crab Shack came up. Best choice the GPS has...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with a couple of friends , had lunch at Dirty Dick's Crab House. . It was off season so we were seated quickly and received great service from Kendra. It was our first visit but we all agreed, Dick's will...More

Thank cxjacqswz
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Huge fried plate..great food Went in for dinner..They have all you can eat crabs and crab legs as well as a fried platter. Food was great.. service was great..we had a great time.. The atmosphere was good as well

Thank laaws27
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to enjoy Dirty Dicks in the off-season as this is the 1st year they’ve been open in the off-season! Salad bar was well-stocked and tasty and the Cajun stew was great. Jason was great with the service!

Thank inlovewithkt
Julie M, Owner at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes, Jason is the nicest guy! I'll be happy to pass your compliment on to him. Thanks so much!

Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty. Super delicious Beware, huge portions Server was fantastic courteous staff Great atmosphere. Very clean

Thank Les W
Julie M, Owner at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you so much for the review. I will make sure the staff knows as they love compliments! Hope to see you soon!!!!

Reviewed February 2, 2018

I had lunch here this week with a friend. We both got the salad bar. All I can say is outstanding! They have everything you could want and then some. Probably the best salad bar I have ever had. They don't have it in the...More

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Went to Dirty Dick's for some good seafood...mission accomplished! The food was great and the wait staff was very personable. It was pretty busy for the time of the year but we never waited for anything.

Thank debhoho0723
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Showed up here randomly with some friends on a very slow night...so slow we were the only people there. The manager Rob greeted us immediately and made us feel welcome. I read all the previous reviews and appreciated that the manager cared enough to respond,...More

Thank donnaks
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

We met some amazing Staff that made us feel welcome and like family. Being the Christmas weekend they pointed us in the right direction as where to go also. We will see you soon!!!

Thank NormaJean C
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a nice seafood restaurant that's family friendly Dirty Dick's is your location. The menu is extensive and plenty of options for all.

Thank lisabG7806SJ
Julie M, Owner at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thank you so very much! We do appreciate you.

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January 30, 2018|
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Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a huge salad bar with 4 types of soup and a few desserts. Delish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2722
  • E-mail
Dirty Dick's Crab House is all about the FUN...in fact, the only thing we are serious about is our seafood - fresh seafood served daily!
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