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The Mad Crabber

) #6 of 17 Restaurants in Avon $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-995-5959
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (30 reviews)
“hush puppies” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (58 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great menu with daily fresh catch specials! There is a large choice on the menu of items to be fried, steamed, or chargrilled. I highly recommend the crab dip appetizer, it was a great start to our fabulous meal!

Thank Jennie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked the decor and flavor of this restaurant,, but the food was not particularly memorable. Our server was very nice, but she was not overly attentive, and the food took a long time to arrive. We really wanted to give this place high...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must try the seafood sampler, it was awesome. The oysters were a tasty treat however, the hush puppies were chewy so I wouldn't order them again.

Thank Jojofry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service!!! We are a large family group and they worked hard to get us seated. Food was delicious and service was friendly and fast!! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Sandi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time, great food! Visited the Mad Crabber twice while in OBX this trip. Crab legs and shrimp were great! Seafood platter also good! Good flights of beer. Server Colleen was very good as well. :) told you it would be good. :) thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meals were ok. Nothing like we had a couple years ago.. The fried scallops were pricey, and not crispy at all.

Thank febreze51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with eating here. Great food, local fish, fun atmosphere. And our kids love coloring on the big sheets of paper on the table, it's always great to keep the kids occupied!

Thank Crystal M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great atmosphere & waitress knowledgeable along with a great Craft beer selection. Had the seabass grilled and it was delicious could not have asked for a better seasoned fish - hats off to the chef. Also had the taters which are really spicy - unless...More

Thank rs0106
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This place is the bees knees. Really good laid back place. Good for families or just solo bar people like myself. Best hush puppies on the east coast, or maybe in the world. First of all, the service is exceptional and the fish tacos I...More

Thank matt b
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The food was good and lots of it. I had the fish tacos and could only eat one, had the second for lunch the next day. Nice atmosphere as well. I will be back here to eat when next in town.

Thank Miguel C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
David A
Do they have an "all you can eat" option?
16 May 2017|
Response from Jerri H | Reviewed this property |
No, but you get plenty. They also have steam buckets!
is mad crabber better than dirty dicks
31 March 2017|
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Response from Jerri H | Reviewed this property |
Much much better!
is this a welcoming friendly place for all people
23 March 2017|
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Response from Jon A | Reviewed this property |
It's a very friendly place that does not have a dress code except that you do have to wear shorts, t shirt, and wear something on your feet. The tables are picnic tables with white paper on top. Nothing formal. Good food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-5959
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