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“Not too thrilled”

Dirty Dick's Crab House
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Wanchese, North Carolina
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not too thrilled”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

The food was ok, the service was ok, the prices were ridiculous for what you got. Defiantly a tourist destination built around the funny advertising.
I would much rather have had Slammin Sammy's stay there!

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“T-shirt sale and novelties more important than food...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

I use to go to their original place that was located on the beach road many years ago. Now they have expanded and it seems they forgot how they got so big. Their seafood was mediocre and their prices skyrocketed. Their t-shirt and novelty section seems to mean more to them than their actual food.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Definitely worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We bought several plates to share. Trinity plate has crab, clams, shrimp. Large plate. Friendly staff. Very entertaining place. Loved it.

Visited July 2012
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Avoid it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Crabs are from Sysco, not fresh or near local. The word seems to be out on this tourist trap, as the parking lot never seems too crowded. With so many unique spots in the obx, don't waste a meal here.

  • Visited July 2012
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Fun place, fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We originally went to Dirty Dicks last year because of the funny slogan (I got my crabs at Dirty Dick's) and returned this year because the food is excellent. The staff is always very friendly and the food really is fantastic. The portions are also MONSTROUS! They also have the best hushpuppies in the world - there's actually little bits of corn in them. Yum!

Visited July 2012
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