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Dirty Dick's Crab House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-995-3425
11:30 - 21:00
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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff friendly. Order came quickly but food was not that good. Excellent hush puppies. Crab cakes not so good. Very disappointing.

Thank kayb49825
Grafton, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped in late place was almost empty food took forever to be served with 6 people they added in a tip of 18% I was told all large parties had it added in automatically Pointed out the long time to get fed ,almost an hour ,the server apologized as she refilled beverages twice before the food had come ,to the... More 

Thank _rickrichards1
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When staying in Rodanthe in March, there are not many choices for places to eat out. So we headed south to Avon to this place. It was definitely not crowded but I imagine in the summer, there's quite a wait. We both had the fried flounder platter. The fish was delicious but it was served on a huge bed of... More 

Thank dwamo
Owensville, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We visited here in June of 2015 and it was amazing. The food was delicious and the bloody mary was to die for. The wait was pretty long but I will say it was also very crowded for dinner. Overall very good food and the giftshop had some pretty funny stuff in there.

Thank HeatherAshner
Forest, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

awesome food! clean! and friendly staff! cant wait to go back again! Love the food, drinks and clothes

Thank aperhacs2017
Chilbolton, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Basic kind of place. No frills, but perfectly acceptable food and service. Very friendly staff. It looked more inviting on the outside, inside was a little too basic for our taste but, the food was more than acceptable.

Thank Sofisticat
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We ate here while on vacation this past summer and I ordered the Creole Shrimp and Grits. Being from Ohio this is not something that any of us had ever had and it was on my list of something to try. The Shrimp and creole sauce were an excellent mix of spice and taste and the Grits were very creamy... More 

Thank Ann G
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

After a late evening of photography in November, Dirty Dicks was the only place open. Decided to try the Shrimp and Grits for dinner. While not the traditional take on Shrimp and Grits, this "Creole" version was fantastic. Lots of spicy without being blow your mouth out hot. Great taste. Service was great and price was very reasonable for the... More 

Thank Nick N
Danville, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our dinner at Dirty Dicks Crab House was fantastic. The waitress and cook took special care to make sure our food was just perfect. It was a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. We had a great time and a great meal. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank dawnreneemom
Rogersville, Alabama
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in the OBX, my friends and I had a couple of meals at this restaurant. I had Mahi Mahi for the first time ever. I ordered it grilled and it was delicious. This place isn't for anyone on a budget as I thought the prices were high, but it was still delicious and I bought a pretty... More 

Thank Patty C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?