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Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

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4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
+1 252-261-4973
16:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to get all you can eat crab legs! Place is always busy. Prices not bad. Go early so wait is not long.

Thank alicesL2099OM
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Alice, I'm glad you're a fan of the all you can eat crab legs! Thanks for taking a quick moment to share your recommendation. Best, Liz, Owner More 

Barrie, Canada
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid this restaurant if you can-better options someplace else. The buffet was cold and the options limited, especially at $30 per person. My kids were to old to take advantage of the kids price. $250 later, wow, not worth it at all. Place wasn't all that clean either.

Thank CoachAdventures
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

It's very disheartening to see that your visit wasn't everything it could've been. I'd liked to note that we take food health and safety very seriously -- I'll be checking in with the team right away. Hopefully, you'll give us another shot in the not too distant future to show you what we're really all about. Best, Liz, Owner More 

Poquoson, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wide selection on the buffet. Quaint atmosphere, friendly service and the food is good. We eat here quite often when in the Outer Banks.

Thank PegRB
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks! It's always great welcoming you in, and we can't wait to see you next season. Until then, Liz, Owner More 

Whiting, New Jersey
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Popular seafood buffet. Numerous choices. Went customer appreciation night. Fantastic price. Hubby loved it. I thought it was good. Long lines waiting for restaurant to open. That is a testament to how much this place is enjoyed.

Thank Sue D
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks, Sue! We are infinitely thankful for our awesome customers, people like you and your husband. So seeing a line of guests on customer appreciation night warms our hearts. Looking forward to welcome you back next season! Best, Liz, Owner More 

Draper, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Amazing, fresh crab legs. These were by far the yet. We always make it a point to eat a Jimmy's once while we are on vacation. Our waitress was so sweet and nice, so helpful as well. Everything I tried was great. Can't wait till next year.

1 Thank Michelle R
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks, Michelle! It was so wonderful having you dine with us. We can't wait to welcome you back next year for more delicious crab legs. See you then! Best, Liz, Owner More 

Northern VA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is guilty pleasure of mine, since I love snow crab legs! Emphasis on the "guilty;" it's one of those places I'm not proud to say I visit. It's definitely trashy: the hot food stations are not exactly appetizing (probably on par with a Golden Corral), the floors look sticky, the vibe is chaotic, and the drinks are crazy colors... More 

Thank barbx
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

I'm glad you're a fan of the variety we offer on our buffet, and it's great to know that the crab legs continue to make a particularly excellent impression. While it's disappointing if our atmosphere has ever felt like it's missed the mark, it's still nice to know that you've enjoyed finding a good deal on a tasty meal here.... More 

Auburn, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My niece and I had gone to Captain George's Seafood Buffet and the next night we thought we would try Jimmy's. It was more rustic, but fun! And fun drinks from the bar (you get to keep your crazy drink container)! I found the selection of different types of crab legs to be better. The buffet was $30 each (I... More 

Thank Marshaleee
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

It was great having you and your family dine with us! We're glad you left full and satisfied, and we hope to welcoe you back for more crab legs and crazy drinks soon! Best, Liz, Owner More 

Honea Path, South Carolina
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Piles and piles of food, if you like shellfish by the bucket load this is your stop. It gets a lil cooler than you want being is sitting on a buffet line. Not exactly the greatest quality. A very typical beach town tourist joint.

Thank srb1996
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

We want to assure you that we keep all the food on our buffet hot, and rotate it often to keep our top-quality selection 100% fresh. While we wear our beach bum vibe proudly on our sleeves, we also take the food we serve seriously. We'd love to welcome you back for the 5-star Jimmy's experience we love providing. Best,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was a little torn about going based on previous reviews, but am so glad I did. Service was very nice and quick plus kept the food and drinks fresh. I tried multiple crab legs, stuffed crab, okra, fried clams and shrimp, and they were all delicious! The banana pudding was ok but not my favorite. I would definitely go... More 

Thank Joseph M
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

And we're so glad you did, too, Joseph! It was great welcoming you in and making sure you had plenty of delicious crab, clams, shrimp, and more. Hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Liz, Owner More 

Everett, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was the first time I've been to Jimmy's since I was a kid. I always went to Carolina Seafood and loved it. Due to the closing of Carolina Seafood a couple years ago, we decided to go to Jimmy's. We went early and were able to get in and sit down right away. The buffet had many different selections.... More 

Thank ColeBarkman
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Well, it was great welcoming you back! We hope it was just as wonderful as you remembered it from when you were a kid. We hope we'll get to welcome you again someday soon for even more delicious crab legs. Best, Liz, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-4973
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet is a fresh seafood buffet restaurant located in Kitty Hawk, NC. We strive to provide our customers with fresh all-you-can-eat seafood that actually tastes great! Our goal is to offer as much local fish and shellfish as possible, but source crab legs from all over the country. In addition to our fresh seafood, we serve dishes with flavors from all around the world with an emphasis on Caribbean flavors. We feature over 100 items, all of which are made fresh, in-house, daily. As a family-owned business, we aim to make Jimmy's a great place for the whole family. On any given visit you might find pony rides for the kids, putt putt, or live entertainment to accompany your dinner. That's why some of our fans call us their "Vacation Destination"! Visit Jimmy's Seafood Buffet today for a memorable meal with the whole family!

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