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The Dunes Restaurant

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7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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6:30 am - 12:00 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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Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coming To The Dunes Is A Tradition For Our Family For Years. The Breakfast Buffet A Sure Favorite. The Off The Menu Items Are Good As Well. For My Birthday Breakfast The Eggs Benedict I Desired Most Was Topped With Crab Meat. Oh How Delicious!!! Another Morning The Fresh Fruit & Scrambled Eggs, Chip Beef Gravy Were Yummy Or Either... More 

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Thank East2West50
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is obviously designed for the peak tourist season! It is HUGE and complete with a section of beach inspired shopping while you wait for your table. But there were very unique and quaint touches throughout (great murals on the walls and the bathrooms were also not left undone). Food was ok, service pleasant.

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Thank Jessica H
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we got to the restaurant, I wasn't expecting much because it looked like a run of the mill quick food place. All 4 of us agreed afterward that it was one of the best meals we had all week. My Dad is a shrimp and grits connoisseur and he said they were the best and creamiest he ever had.... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Run of the mill menu. Like an upscale diner with fewer choices. My she crab soup was average at best. The coconut shrimp were overlooked and had zero coconut flavor and the accompanying sauce was not sweet enough. My partner had fried flounder and clam strips, a salt-laden baked potato and green beans. Average. The best... More 

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Thank MelonNJ
Outer Banks, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had one of the best meals here. In fact the whole family was pleased with their meal. The atmosphere and staff were over the top! I can't wait to go back. If you get there before me ask for Patrick, he is great.

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Thank 252INOT
McVeytown, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Dunes twice while we were staying in Manteo during the second week of September.The hostess is very friendly and so were both waitresses we had. Even though the parking lot looked full we were immediately seated. I got the steamed shrimp and she crab soup with a salad. Everything was excellent. The other person in my party... More 

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Thank Tina G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, and friendly staff, interesting gift shop. Very reasonable prices, worth the stop. Nice breakfast buffet.

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Thank Lynn B
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here everyday for breakfast while we were on vacation. The service is quick and the food is great. I recommend getting here early in the morning as it does fill up quickly around 9am

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Thank Sara R
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast bar looked amazing, but a little pricey. So we ordered from the menu -- The Whaler and The Dolphin -- excellent for the amount of food and the price. Their coffee is really good. The staff was friendly and welcoming, as well as attentive. The gift shop at the front of the restaurant is very nice with some... More 

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Thank Peggy H
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Dunes Restaurant. We went early and used an early bird coupon. That made it a very well priced meal. The food was good. Nothing to rave about, but a good meal. Service was excellent. Our waitress was a local and chatty, Made us feel very welcome. We would definitely eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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