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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
+1 252-449-2722
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11:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome food and service. Our waiter was Jason, and he did very well. Was friendly and cool to talk to. I got all you can eat crab legs for around $40 it included snow crab, and dungeness legs, also peel and eat shrimp. Crab legs were absolutely delicious, and probably the best I've had, and I've had alot. My wife... More 

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Thank Casuarius81
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I never thought we would go to a place like this, but we had heard good things about it, so we went in. I definitely think some of the innuendo may be too much for kids, but for everyone else it is a hoot. Our service was amongst the best during our trip. Their crab dip appetizer... More 

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Thank Andrew B
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks you for the positive review. I think that we're awesome as well but I may be a little partial as I've been here 11 years now!! We are a great operation and our concepts are always being tweaked to make sure that we stay awesome!! We do, however, consider ourselves to be a family destination (in spite of the... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was not a vey family friendly place and the menu was all over the place. The reason I say that is because it had a lot of adult innuendos not appropriate for children.

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Thank Lisa D
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Even though our name is Dirty Dick's we pride ourselves on being a family friendly establishment. Outside of a few t-shirts we are all about grandkids and grand parents. I'm not sure of the innuendos that you're talking about so if you could call me directly then I could have the opportunity to find out exactly what offended you. Then... More 

Elyria, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early evening, weekday for a meal that was amazing. Pricey but very good food. Waiter was awesome and the shirts will definitely be worn with some raising of eyebrows.

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Thank Jim F
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We're happy that everything was great and you were impressed enough to buy our world known T-shirts. We do work very hard to meet the high expectations that we set for ourselves and its great to be noticed/appreciated for all of our hard work!! The one thing I saw in the review that... More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in OBX. The raw bar selection is great. We had Sno crabs, oysters, and a pound of shrimp which were all delicious. Our server, KC was fantastic. We are new to the OBX and she spent time to tell us about good places to visit and what to watch out for during the... More 

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Thank Rigoman33
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks to KC for being awesome!! I'd like to thank you for the review. I'm glad to hear that she went above and beyond for you. We enjoy making new friends here at Dirty Dick's.also, having a great smiling and friendly face taking care of you makes the food taste even better...And we definitely can't wait for your next visit.... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers typical seafood fare in a fun atmosphere. Their banner advertised a 14.99 lunch buffet which brought us in. We didn't end up getting the buffet, because the entree selections​ were limited to fried fish, blackened chicken, and jambalaya. We enjoyed the fried shrimp, scallops, and fish. The She crab soup was average. Service was very friendly. Good... More 

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Thank blessedfaithfully
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I'm excited that you came in and pleased that you got some awesome seafood. We do a bunch of different things to appeal to as many consumers as possible. During the offseason we add a soup/salad/hot food buffet in order to satisfy our locals as there aren't any good,... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just what we needed. The waitress we had was totally awesome! Her name was Kim. She was truly great! The food was good, had the salad bar that had tacos, daughter had all you can eat fish. Everything was excellent.

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Thank Jessie M
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Yum! Maybe I shouldn't respond to a review when I'm soooo hungry but the mention of tacos hit home. It's my favorite day on the salad bar all week and I missed it. My week will not be the same. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything along with your server KIM. We do the salad bar all offseason and,... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and there was so much of it! The service was the best ever. Our serverJason was fun, funny and very attentive. This was the best experience of our great trip. Had so much fun with the name of the place. Love it. Wishing We could come more often.

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Thank Rosie B
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

I remember you two!!!! I'm so glad that you had a great time and Jason took such good care of you. We wish you could come more often as well...as you were just a joy to take care of. Next visit please say hi to me as I'd like to personally thank you for the review. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So at first it seems pricey but the portions are huge! A platter can easily feed two people. Great quality, fresh fish. Jason the bartender/server is amazing at his job. He answered our one million questions with ease and even cracked some fun jokes. Very good experience here. Drinks are good as well!

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Thank Kim Z
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. I'm so happy that you got just exactly what you wanted. We have so many choices here and having a server that takes a little time can always make a difference. I'm thinking that we made friends and I hope to see you next time you're in he neighborhood!! Rob B More 

Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of twelve was loving our trip to Dick's. Our server did a great job for us and the food was fantastic. The key lime pie to top the meal off was just right. Well done!!

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Thank dennise143
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We do put in a bunch of effort to show every person a great time and it's nice to see the hard work is appreciated. This year we're adding a homemade cheesecake with choice of two toppings that is going to be great!! Again thanks for the review.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 45
Cuisine
Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2722
Description
Dirty Dick's Crab House is all about the FUN...in fact, the only thing we are serious about is our seafood - fresh seafood served daily!

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