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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“hash browns” (42 reviews)
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service and food—exceptional!! We enjoyed it so much, we had breakfast three of the 6 days on Nags Head! Will be sure to return on our next visit too.

Thank lindastorknurse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in on Sunday at 11:45am, not realizing they close from 12-4. They were very friendly, good service and food was excellent. It was not until someone tried to come in at 12:30 that we noticed we were the only people in the restaurant.

Thank isogoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for breakfast the other morning, kinda by accident. We were heading to the aquarium and missed our turn. Since it was a bigger area we decided to see what was available. Didn't see a whole lot of breakfast places so we stopped...More

Thank Sonya H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here and waited several minutes for service and finally ordered drinks. Then after mulling over the menu I ordered ribs and the wife got sirloin(med). They brought out some hush puppies which were really good and the salad were good and the wife...More

Thank checker411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service here was awful. My coffee cup was constantly empty. I had to ask for more coffee and more water. the bacon was tasteless. The scrambled eggs were way too runny. I was told the sausage and gravy was excellent though. And, although, there...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

had a great bfast here with mimosas. lots of options delicious food and so much cool stuff to buy!!! would come back!!!

Thank sportcat71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the breakfast was great!! very nicely prepared and served! bacon cooked perfect great biscuits and gravy

Thank 24gregoryd
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the local seafood at this restaurant! My wife and mom both had a burger which they said was delicious, while my son enjoyed his food from their kids menu. Great family atmosphere.

Thank William Jeffrey A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Food was excellent (especially the shrimp and clam dip!!) but Patrick at the bar really brought the hospitality. We told the owner that we just got married and they went above and beyond to make us feel so welcome. All future visits to NH will...More

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Was so hungry for the local shrimp. Paired it with local clam strips and it was amazing ~as it always is! Everyone is so welcoming and accommodating!

Thank ktdid54
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It may change by season- just call them!
15 September 2015|
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The crispy flounder we serve is a locally sourced from Etheridge Seafood in wnachese, what we do is cross hatch score the fish on one side in order to keep it from curling up during the cooking process. We then lightly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600
  • E-mail
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 35th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Currently open for breakfast daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. When dinner opens shortly, Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe. It's a family run organization that is glad to welcome locals and vacationers alike.
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