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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 good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“hash browns” (41 reviews)
“hush puppies” (57 reviews)
“grits” (40 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't dine in the restaurant- we did order take out which is a hit or miss option. They will let you get take out only if they are not busy (which makes sense). The food was good and my husband and I both agree...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices the best service ever. Our waitress Ginner was the absolutely the sweetest. We always make sure to take the trip to the Dunes every trip to the OBX even though we stay down in Rodanthe. Never disappoints. Also the breakfast is...More

Thank wardless
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting that there would be a fresh fruit offering for breakfast, but found there was not. My husband then asked specifically about strawberries, but was told no, they did not have strawberries. Then I spied someone else being served strawberries.

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food very friendly staff great place to eat in nags Head . We will definitely return as it's not a tourist trap

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant, clean and atmosphere relaxing. Food was very delicious. Very good service and welcoming.

Thank colleen h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Dunes. We were seated quickly and greeted just as quickly by our server that took our drink order. The coffee was fresh and bold. We did not opt for the breakfast buffett and ordered off the menu instead....More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant opens at 7:00 am, buffet on weekends, so we got there at 7:20. Not everything was on buffet yet, BUT they charged full price. Biscuits were cold, and all other baked goods were laid out, but not covered, which resulted in some drying out....More

Thank Mimi W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious meal, wonderful service. Try their bread pudding---it is really good! Also, get there when they open, as they fill up really quickly(especially for dinner).

Thank seasidegirl465
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dune's has a buffet breakfast in addition to the menu. The food is very good. Sometimes the servers vanish. But overall it is good. It is one of a very places south of Pennsylvania that serves SCRAPPLE!

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dunes serves an awesome American/Southern style breakfast! We all had eggs and omelets as well as pancakes. Everything was cooked very well and very delicious! The pancakes were huge! They also have quite the southern flare with cheese grits and home made biscuits. The...More

Thank David B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the breakfast buffet schedule and price?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
By all means, call for buffet hours or check the website.
could you please give me the recipe of the crispy flounder. I know you score it on onr side. I live in salem va and cant come in any more due to health reasons it is wonderful
15 September 2015|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
The crispy flounder was from Mulligans restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
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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