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The Dunes Restaurant

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7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-1600
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An elegant atmosphere with modest pricing for good seafood. Six of us dined on a Friday night and were seated without a wait. Service was quick and our server was more than pleasant.

Thank Robert S
Fairfax, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been to The Dunes Restaurant for lunch before they had a fire and it was very good. Since then we have tried to go back for lunch (since it is in the ideal place right across from the shopping Outlets) to find out that they only serve breakfast until 12 and then start serving dinner at 4. Since... More 

Thank cdcapps3
Lehi, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Dunes Restaurant with my family when we were visiting the Outer Banks last week! Very nice atmosphere, wonderful food and great service!! I got the half pound of crab legs and they were outstanding!! I also got a cup of the she crab soup that was incredible!! We had a large party and most of the men... More 

Thank Karen N
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the OBX for a family reunion and the adults decided tong to dinner. My cousin said that he had heard that The Dunes was good. It wasn't good it was great!!! The hush puppies were amazing and so was everything thing else. The service was great and everyone made us feel important! It will become part of... More 

Thank Blaine G
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, great service and neat decor. Food was fresh and there was a good verity. Restaurant was clean and all employees were friendly. Our waiter even gave us wonderful suggestions on things to do in the area and places to visit!

Thank Sarah G
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we have been going here for years and more than one time while on vacation. Not sure what the problem is, was.... got the time they were having issues with help and needless to say it hurt not only us but several other customers were not happy. Poor service - food cold - took forever to come out. No... More 

Thank Stevencolin01
Dayton, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last week on our vacation. The food was excellent and service was great. Our waitress was so friendly and took time to talk with us. They had a magician that came around to each table for some entertainment while you wait for your food. He was super friendly and our kids loved it! We will definitely come... More 

Thank Mommahines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went out to dinner with our family. We had quite a big party of 17. There is quite a bit of seafood items on the menu, but there are other choices as well. We did not wait long at all for a table or food. Great place.

Thank Garber5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast bar was delicious but didn't include pancakes. A little pricey for breakfast but I would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come from Kentucky and this was our first place to eat when we got into town as the start of our vacation. I must say that the food was good but the service we had was wonderful. I forgot what his name was but he was a young guy. They start you off with hush puppies and they are... More 

Thank Sarah F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant 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, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 34th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Open for breakfast and dinner 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. 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. It's a family run organization that is glad to welcome locals and vacationers alike.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?