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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“hash browns” (42 reviews)
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed December 7, 2015

We've been going to the OBX for years and decided to give The Dunes a try for breakfast as there are not a lot of options during the off season. Now I know why we passed it by. Even though it wasn't busy, the service...More

Thank RoadLessTraveledMD
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Wonderful breakfast. I would definitely recommend the pancakes. On the weekends they have a great breakfast buffet, the staff was very friendly and the service was super.

Thank yrrep48
Reviewed November 19, 2015

The food was okay. Two of us chose to eat off the menu. Two of us chose the buffet. There was a gift shop that had a lot of nice items. The staff was very attentive and helpful.

Thank michelledZ3601XO
Reviewed November 11, 2015

My girlfriend & I went to The Dunes for a Late breakfast. The best part for me was the atmosphere. It had been a long time since I had been in the building but it really looked nice and had a classy beach atmosphere. Lots...More

1  Thank Superfly870
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My family of 8 met here on Saturday night at 6:00 pm for dinner. They had about 12 tables they were serving all the rest of this large place were in the dark , kinda creepy we were seated next to dark rooms. Menu had...More

Reviewed November 9, 2015

We ate there on a Thursday so they don't have their breakfast buffet--however, the food was delicious/biscuits and gravy soooo good and service was much better than last year.

Thank lcl50
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Close to our hotel, best breakfast south end of town. Good quick service. Food always fresh and hot.

Thank Buddy D
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner. Good food, not excellent. Reasonable prices. Average service. We would eat there again.

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

First time visiting this restaurant. It came highly recommended but it was not impressive. It seemed quite clean and cheerful with a very quaint gift shop. Our server was attentive and pleasant. The food on the other hand....ugh. I ordered the shrimp and grits, it...More

Thank John N
Reviewed November 6, 2015

This restaurant was a short walk away from our condo and we ate there a couple of times on this most recent trip. It is obvious that this is a local favorite since we were there in the off season and it was always full...More

Thank JimWiseman1
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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
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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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