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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“hash browns” (41 reviews)
“hush puppies” (60 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 2 days ago via mobile

Do not go here for breakfast if you are still full from the night before. Lol. Large servings and they have a buffet most mornings. They have everything you could possibly want on the menu. Didn't eat dinner here this year, but we have in...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Dunes for an early dinner. We were looking forward to ordering a blooming dune. Unfortunately, that is no longer on the menu. The onion ring appetizer was tasty, but it would've been nice to have a zesty horseradish dipping sauce. The ribeye...More

Thank mrandmrsd99
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent selection. Eggs to order. Coffee cup never near empty. Not cheap. Prompt seating. Service was great for a buffet. Will be back this weekend...

Thank dpf14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose the breakfast buffet. It was good! Lots of fruit and variety. The breads could have been store bought but the biscuits were delicious and light. My husband had the seafood omelet which he said was excellent. Grits were tasty and we are southern...More

Thank Momwithoutborders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking distance from our motel we did the breakfast buffet.I try to stay away from buffets because you tend to overeat and the quality of food sometimes is not the best.At the dunes,this is not true,we did smaller portions and everything was top rated.We like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for a late breakfast and it was absolutely wonderful. I ordered the Poached Eggs with Grits and Hashbrowns. I will say the hasbrowns appear to be made in house and tend to be a little mushier than typical dinner ones. That being...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast and were very glad we did! We did see a breakfast buffet, but decided to order off the menu. The service was prompt, the food was delicious and the portions certainly didn't leave you hungry!!! The restroom...More

Thank TALNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Dunes many times. Food and atmosphere are always great. Good, friendly service and a huge menu. Good prices and large portions. If you really want to eat hearty, try the buffet which is fully loaded with goodies. Large restaurant with...More

Thank nightowljeff1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in the Sunday before Labor Day. Seated promptly. We both ate the breakfast buffet. Great variety available and all items we tried were very tasty. Would highly recommend.

Thank doggiemom3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service! Generous portions and very fresh. Highly recommended if you are down here on vacation!

Thank Adam A
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
Good breakfast menu
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
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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
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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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