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The Dunes Restaurant

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7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No wait today, we hit it just right! Breakfast was delicious as usual. This is one place we always can count on for great consistent food! And the shopping is fun too!

Thank kteaches5
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is known for its breakfast buffet. Dined here with a party of 8. Waitress was super nice and coffee was always full. Those who ordered a la carte were happy. Grits and Hashbrowns were delish and portions were large. Those that opted for the buffet had upset stomachs later that afternoon. Food was dry sndacking flavor.

Thank thetrustedtraveler1
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've eaten here several times over the years. This year the food was good, but I was disappointed to find bones in my fish and shell in my crab cake. They were good about accommodating a party of 21 people. Service was good.

Thank Kathleen M
Nags Head, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a treat coming to the Dunes! Food is always amazing and the crew is just as awesome! Totally feel welcome and at home

Thank tayprincess92
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dune Restaurant, our new favorite dining spot. The food was delicious, the portions were just right, and the service was outstanding. Many of the dishes are made with local foods (seafoods or veggies), and the North Carolina flavors were brought out the right way by the Chefs. Definitely our new favorite place to dine!

Thank Gerry A
Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with many obx restaurants I've been to the dunes several times. They've got delicious breakfast for such reasonable prices, its one of my families favorite spots!

Thank Britt P
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling yearly to our timeshare, this is the ONLY place we have breakfast! The place is packed during the season because every one else knows how great it is too. Get your name on the sign in list as soon as you get there and enjoy looking around the open gift shop while you wait (usually not very long). The... More 

Thank usatraveler201599
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dunes was the best sit down meal we had while in the Outer Banks area. They easily and happily accommodated our large party of 19. The menu was diverse enough for all of our picky eaters to find something they liked. The food was delicious with large servings and the hush puppies were the best I've ever had. Service... More 

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Amherst, Virginia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious breakfast buffet. Love the sweet potato biscuits. Wish they would serve them warm. Also good for dinner. Wonderful hush puppies.

Thank ellbet
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love, love, love this restaurant! Always come here when we visit and tell all of our friends to do the same. Love the relaxed atmosphere and the food is amazing!!

Thank Misty Bibee T

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 27959-9056
  • 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?