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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“hash browns” (44 reviews)
“hush puppies” (63 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This nice restaurant gets a 4 because of the cost. $50 for 2 adults and 2 kids to eat breakfast. The food was very good and the service was nice and quick. We were on a timeline and needed to eat within an hour, that...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times for the breakfast buffet, but the last time (6/18/18), I thought it was quite expensive for a limited bar of food. Food was good and I did like the fresh fruit, but it was not worth $15 a person. I...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Ohio I was desperate for some really good seafood but needed a restaurant that also catered to people who didn't like seafood. That's how we came across this place. I ordered "the catch" of shrimp & flounder. I just want overly impressed. It...More

Thank L6Seith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to The Dunes for breakfast during Memorial week, and it was awesome as always! Ordering a breakfast entree is the equivalent of your own private buffet given The generously large portions!! ! The omlettes, hash browns, and pancakes rock...there is no way you...More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited my parents for Memorial Day weekend and this is where we took my veteran stepfather for a breakfast out the morning of Memorial Day. If you want an awesome buffet, you must try this place! The buffet had everything on it you could...More

1  Thank 975aprile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been coming to the Outer Banks my whole life (27 years) and we always make a trip to the Dunes for breakfast. It is consistently good and always has great service! We didn’t let us renting a house in Corolla this year...More

1  Thank fergusmp61391
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner. My shrimp and grits were delicious and a very generous portion. My wife enjoyed her crabcake and we both thought the hush puppies were the best we had ever eaten. The service was very good and the place...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at The Dunes on 6-4-18. We got there late but it was well worth it. I got the grilled Mahi and my wife had the fish tacos. Our girls had fried shrimp. This was our best meal that we had during our 5...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can skip this for food while visiting the outer Banks, with the exception of the hush puppies, which are to die for. Fish was mediocre & baked potato was dry & had been sitting for hours.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, we ordered the steak and eggs dish and it was absolutely delicious. No complaints about anything at this establishment. The decor was down to earth and friendly and the food portions were generous at a very fair price

Thank David B
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June 14, 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It may change by season- just call them!
September 14, 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 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
  • E-mail
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. It's a family run organization that is glad to welcome locals and vacationers alike.
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