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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (81 reviews)
“blue crabs” (62 reviews)
“hush puppies” (101 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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121 - 130 of 717 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2016

The food here was fabulous. The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. One word of warning- it is an extremely small restaurant with only 2 booths, 1 table and bar seating for about 15.

Thank familytraveler2468
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you for taking time to leave a review! We like to think that being such a small, family restaurant is part of what makes a meal with us so special. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

On the advice of Trip Advisor, we went to I Got your crabs for dinner, and they nailed it! The crabs were perfectly cooked which my wife enthusiastically enjoyed. We didn't get the jumbos which were outrageously priced but got the regular size and although...More

2  Thank Chef Dennis L
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you for the kind review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your crabs. As you know, we offer two sizes: medium (which we recommend to anyone who doesn't mind picking) and large (which we recommend to those who prefer filling up more quickly)....More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Taught us how to eat steamed oysters- yum! I've had hush puppies many times before, but never with a browned butter/brown sugar dipping sauce!!! Excellent! We got steamed scallops- perfect. Catfish sandwich- ehh.

1  Thank Randy S
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you so much for complimenting our food and staff. We love introducing our customers to new foods as well as hearing that it was appreciated. We hope you'll share a meal with us again soon!

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We have been 2 years in a row. Love the seafood and LOVE the hush puppies and sauce, it's the best. But this year seemed to be an issue with our 3 groups splitting the bill. We told the waitress as soon as we sat...More

1  Thank Jax84RN
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you for sharing a meal with us two years in a row! We don't split tickets for large groups for a few reasons including that credit card companies charge per transaction and that it takes exponentially longer to process payments when each person needs...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

One of our favorites for past few years. Inconspicuous at the end of a small strip mall. Normally get the tacos, but decided to add some steamed shrimp this time. The crab cake taco, although it doesn't sound great, is surprisingly amazing. The steamed shrimp...More

1  Thank GobblerAssassin
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking time out of your vacation to leave a review for us! It's great to read that your past favorites were yummy again this year and that the new items you tried were just as good. See you again in...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Fantastic experience in this strip mall restaurant! Seafood was fresh, perfectly prepared and served with friendly spirit. Very casual atmosphere. Crabs were terrific! Steamed clams awesome! Fried shrimp and scallops great! Oysters shucked right in front of you. We are going back before our week...More

1  Thank LoriinGA
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you so much for the generous review! We're excited to hear that you're already planning your next visit with us. That's the best compliment we could ask for. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went at 5:30 on a Wednesday in July and were able to sit down immediately. This place is small with mostly bar seating, so don't expect your family to be able to sit around a table. We had the fried shrimp, fried oysters and...More

1  Thank OBXNatalie
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thanks for sharing a meal with us and for the review! We're always happy to sit families together at one of our booths even if it means serving you drinks for a short time while you wait. It's wonderful to hear that your group was...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I visited in 2013 and used the word "mouthgasm" in my review here. I've told literally dozens of people that the she-crab soup is the best on the east coast. I've wanted to come back ever since and today I was very disappointed. Today I...More

Thank Ivoryguy36
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you for visiting us again! It's unfortunate to hear that this year didn't live up to the memory. We affectionately call our largest, hand-picked crabs "Giants" but you'll find that they're also called "Large" on the menu which is the name with which you're...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were specifically looking for a crab dinner and stopped based on Tripadvisor reviews. The restaurant/bar is in a strip mall and is quite small. The tables and counter are stainless and "tablecloths" are brown paper. It was fantastic! We had crab nachos, Oysters Rockefeller,...More

Thank KRGreenBay
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave such a kind review for us. It was wonderful to read that you enjoyed the food as well as the service! Have a great day!

Reviewed 13 July 2016

We ordered a half bushel of crabs and it was $100. My husband & friends picked the crabs ( I don't like to pick 'em, but I sure like to eat them regularly). Seasoning was wonderful! We had more than enough almost seemed like they...More

1  Thank KPut88
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thanks for the review! Crabs prices are a little higher this year than some years but that's standard for the area as it hasn't been a plentiful season. Want the same, great crabs at a cheaper price? We'd love to have you again in the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Salinacherry1979
How much for bushels now but not 4th of July.
5 July 2016|
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Response from RCBLOVER | Reviewed this property |
Price probably changes daily. I would call and ask.
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Melissa B
Can you get bulk crabs to eat in the restaurant or only to go? Say like 5 of us want to share half a bushel or maybe 10 or 20 pounds and a bunch of sides. Is this an option?
18 July 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our bushel pricing is available for takeout only but we can cook it up for you if you decide to go that route. If you're dining in, you can order as many dozens or pounds as you'd like. If you're... More
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lucamax9
we are visiting in October from the uk.what seafood will be in season then?thank you
27 February 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
October is a great time of year for seafood in the Outer Banks! Local blue crabs, shrimp, and oysters should all be in season. We look forward to your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483
  • E-mail
Description
We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
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