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The Dunes Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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NAGS HEAD TRADITIONS​
$7.99
Bacon $7.99
Sausage patties $7.99
Link sausage $8.59
Sugar cured ham $8.59
"The Whaler" (A Whale of a Breakfast!)
2 eggs fried or scrambled with bacon or sausage patties, hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$5.99
"The Dolphin" (Not for the Timid Appetite!)
2 eggs fried or scrambled with hash browns or grits; and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
THE DUNES SPECIALS​
$10.99
Country Ham Platter
Center-cut, salt-cured ham with 2 eggs fried or scrambled with hash browns or grits; and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$6.99
Poached Eggs
2 eggs served with your choice of English muffin, toast, biscuits or hotcakes, and hash browns or grits.
$9.99
Pork Scrapple
6 oz pork scrapple with 2 eggs fried or scrambled, hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$6.99
Country Sausage ‘N’ Gravy
Served on toast or biscuits with your choice of hash browns or grits.
$1.99
Try Our Gourmet Grits
Delicious​ homemade grits
$9.99
Shrimp & Grits
Our famous grits topped with bacon, green onions, sausage gravy and sautéed shrimp served with toast or biscuits.
$8.99
Creamed Chipped Beef
Served on toast or biscuits with hash browns or grits.
$13.99
Steak & Eggs
7 oz rib-eye steak, 2 eggs fried or scrambled with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$9.99
Corned Beef Hash
2 eggs fried or scrambled with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
WAFFLES​
$5.99
Belgian Waffle
Homemade golden, crisp waffle
$8.99
Belgian Waffle Platter
Homemade waffle with 2 eggs, fried or scrambled and 2 pieces of bacon
HOTCAKES​
$4.99
Buttermilk Hotcakes
3 large hotcakes served with syrup
FRENCH TOAST​
$5.99
French Toast
3 slices of Texas toast, grilled golden and dusted with powdered sugar.
$8.99
French Toast Platter
3 slices of French toast with 2 eggs, fried or scrambled and 2 pieces of bacon
SPECIALTY OMELETTES​
$5.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Create Your Own Omelette
We​ start you off with a three egg omelette
$14.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Outer Banks Seafood Omelette
A generous mix of crab and shrimp with monterey jack cheese.
$12.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Crab & Jack Omelette
Crabmeat and monterey jack cheese. (You can only find a crab omelette like this on the coast!)
$10.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Farmer’s Omelette
Ham, bacon, sausage and cheese.
$9.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Western Omelette
Ham, tomato, green peppers and onions.
$9.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Popeye Omelette
Spinach, bacon, onions and monterey jack cheese.
$9.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Veggie Omelette
Mushrooms, green peppers, onions and tomatoes.
$9.99
Hash browns
Grits
Hotcakes
Toast
Biscuits
Greek Omelette
Tomato, spinach and feta cheese.
All omelettes are served with hash browns or grits; and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
SPECIALTY DRINKS​
$5.99
Sunrise Mimosa
Sparkling wine & Florida orange juice
$5.99
Bellini
Sparkling wine & fresh peach purée
$5.99
Bloody Mary
Need we say more! Custom blended by us!
$6.99
Orange Crush
Fresh-squeezed orange juice with vodka and triple sec
SMALL BREAKFAST PLATES​
$3.99
Egg & Cheese Sandwich
Mini​ cheese omelette on bread or biscuit.
$6.99
Traditional BLT Sandwich
Always a favorite. Served with your choice of hash browns or grits.
$6.99
Grilled Cheese & Bacon
Your choice of cheese on Texas toast. Served with hash browns or grits.
$2.79
Sausage or Bacon Biscuit
Our homemade buttermilk biscuit with your choice of sausage or bacon.
$2.99
City Ham Biscuit
Sugar cured ham in a homemade buttermilk biscuit.
$3.99
Country Ham Biscuit
Old-fashioned​ NC salty ham in a homemade buttermilk biscuit.
$2.99
Eggs N’ Toast
2 eggs, fried or scrambled, with 2 slices of toast.
$4.49
Eggs N’ Hotcakes
2 eggs, fried or scrambled, with 2 buttermilk hotcakes.
$3.99
Oatmeal N’ Topping
Creamy oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and milk.
AWARD WINNING BREAKFAST AND FRESH FRUIT BAR​
Served weekends, spring & fall. Served daily in summer
JUST FOR KIDS​
$2.99
Sandfi Ddler
1 egg scrambled with 1 buttermilk hotcake
Children ages 4-10 $7.99
Ages 3 & under $2.99
Breakfast & Fresh Fruit Bar
Parents must accompany all children.
$3.99
Chocolate chips
Peanut butter chips
Silver Dollar Hotcakes
4 small buttermilk hotcakes
About
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 35th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Currently open for breakfast daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. When dinner opens shortly, Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For as long as I can remember, Dunes was our most favorite place to go. We looked forward to having every breakfast and some dinner there. We loved and truly miss the old place which had a homey feel with homemade & generous portion of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matt M
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We stumbled across this restaurant while in town. Their google listing showed that they were closed, however this was not the case. Staff was very friendly and seated us right away. Within minutes of being seated our waiter, Patrick, was at the table taking our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed November 20, 2018

That is a great place for breakfast. The food is good and good prices. They also have a cute shop there which I bought a necklace that has been the envy of other women since I got back. :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GLioness
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice breakfast of eggs bacon and French toast with excellent coffee and great wait staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Stop in for breakfast last week, we were in town for the drum fish tournament....the owner is a very nice person we had a great conversation....the food was very good..if you like crabs try the crab and cheese omelette..the waitress was very accommodating, and made...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank largocarol
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We are SO sorry we didn’t discover this place until we were on our way out of town! Our breakfast was perfect; I had the western omelet, my husband had pancakes. I overheard someone talking about how good the French toast was. Tyler, our waiter,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LlanoSher
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

On way back to va. Stopped for breakfast. Nice looking interior server was extremely nice and efficient kept the coffee refills up. Three other people in group two of them loved the hot cakes and French toast. I& my wife had eggs and egg whites...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank baxtersm1
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The Dunes is an old school restaurant with average food. The potato skin appetizer was ok. The strawberry Lemonade Sangria was ok. The mains, broiled shrimp & fish and fried oyster plate came out in record speed. Unfortunately they shouldn't have, both fish & shrimp...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Catzear36
Reviewed September 7, 2018

All I can say is that, in my opinion, this is a very overpriced buffet at $14.99. Our local Eat n Park has twice the selection for half the price. After a 30 minutes wait, we were taken to a table on the side away...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tracey E E
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We stopped in for breakfast not knowing that they had a breakfast buffet and we are glad that we did! The waitress (who was great) let us know that along with the menu, there was a buffet which we settled for. The selection was not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MadTekNJ
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The crispy flounder we serve is a locally sourced from Etheridge Seafood in wnachese, what we do is cross hatch score the fish on one side in order to keep it from curling up during the cooking process. We then lightly... More
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