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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dunes is a great Restaurant! I highly recommend it, especially if you have a large group! I had a group of 31 people and the Dunes Restaurant made it easy for us to make a reservation and get in and out. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! They were so good, we had... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. For breakfast you can order off the menu or enjoy the buffet on weekends for $ 12.99. This place seats a lot of people, and it has 5 different seating sections. For dinners they have steaks and seafood, with many other dishes. It also has a gift shop where you can buy tee shirts... More 

Thank Michael K
Winchester, Virginia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my mother in law out to eat after a full day of sight seeing. the food was really good- They had seafood I had the ribeye. It was cooked to perfection. Service was great

Thank Mistie D
Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband likes fish roe and eggs so every time we're in this area, we come here for breakfast. Well, that's not the only reason. I love their breakfasts too - they have a lot of items to choose from as well as a breakfast buffet if you prefer. I tried something different from my usual, the Whaler, this morning.... More 

Thank Nancy T
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have a vacation home in Duck and in the off season I like to try restaurants that I would not drive to in the summer traffic. First time at Dunes. Very good traditional food. Nothing on the menu that I couldn't pronounce or had to Google. (Probably why the dinner crowd tonight was a little on the "older" side.)... More 

Thank mrsd10s
Columbia, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local and have been going to the Dune's for breakfast forever. The breakfast is always delicious and price well. I love the omelets and great grits..

Thank Tony S
Hartfield, Virginia
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated like royality when we showed up. Waiter was fun and entertaining and gave us first hand optioins on what was good to eat. Main tip, go during the off season.

Thank Joecaption
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having no power in our vacation rental due to Hurricane Matthew, we ventured out with very low expectations. This place, however, impressed the entire group. Except for what we were told was a larger than average crowd, you would have no idea the storm effected them. Everyone we interacted with was cheery and polite. They offered suggestions on things to... More 

Thank Omnyone
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dunes has always been a favorite of mine for breakfast. We've been coming to the area since 1970's and my first time at this restaurant was around 1975. It continues to be a great value for the money. A 3-egg sausage omelette , 3 large hot cakes and huge order of hash browns only $6.99. As much as I... More 

Thank tchildress81
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was too long elsewhere, so we gave this a try. Our server was friendly, but a little overwhelmed by our party of 10. My flounder sandwich was kind of skimpy. She crab soup best part of the meal.

Thank lmauricec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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 27959-9056
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?