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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%
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank LlanoSher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank baxtersm1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We only had breakfast here, but it's a very good place for that. Nice menu options at reasonable prices. Friendly and fairly prompt service, but remember you're probably on vacation if you're here, so slow down a little. I just wish the coffee had a...More

Thank KaneCountyCritic
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Although it was close to noon, I wanted breakfast and it was suggested we come here. Great portions, nice atmosphere, pleasant servers and prompt service.

Thank VLGood
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We hit The Dunes every trip to OBX. Meals are very good. AYCE crab legs are my Daugherty's go-to favorite. This visit I got the Chicken & Waffles which is hand cut tenders (not frozen) with a Belgian waffle and was very good. My wife...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us. We had a great meal. The fried calamari was excellent. It also had some fried veggie like zukini, mushrooms.... the service was great. The manager was very nice and accommodating. I ordered the wrong dish, the waitress didnt want...More

Thank Thanh P
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Love to come here for breakfast, especially the breakfast bar. My favorite is the breakfast sandwich on a biscuit. The biscuits are soft and fluffy.

Thank Becky F
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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