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The Mad Crabber

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-995-5959
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab legs” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (68 reviews)
“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have a second home nearby and Mad Crabber has been a favorite Hatteras restaurant for years. Reasonable prices and good quality and selection of seafood and other fare. Friendly staff (some are my neighbors). You will see large families and young couples enjoying the...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was good. The staff was very friendly over the phone and when I picked up my order. They gave and charged us for fries we didn't want though and forgot one of the sides on one other meal. The flounder sandwich and their...More

Thank Kayla R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and service...try the fish tacos...enough food for 2 people. Crab dip was good as well.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I have stayed in the Avon area multiple times. We had yet to try the Mad Crabber, so after reading mostly positive reviews, we decided to try it out. The interior has a nice setup and is very clean. They have many...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and staff that provides a great atmosphere and food. We had the Alaskan crabs and they were perfect but the corn on the cob wasn't great but not sure if it was just me or not

Thank Nance J
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This place is always fun. Food is excellent and the wait staff is great. We visit the Mad Crabber at least once a year and wished we lived close enough to come once a week. Thoroughly recommend you visit.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you like crab this is the place! Good food atmosphere and service -- casual and friendly as ever!

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The only restaurant that we visited a second time the following year. By far one of the best places to get fresh seafood. I got the grilled fish and my wife got the fish tacos. The slaw, hush-puppies and Corn on the Cobb are the...More

Thank jackmbruner
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here this past week....first time down since our 2013 trip when we first ate here. Everything was great....perfect spot for kids....we went with another couple, so there were 7 total. Food was very good and we were in and out in about an hour....More

Thank ESMDVAShorereviewer
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We took a drive down to Avon, and decided to get lunch while we were there. I did not expect much, but I was blown away. This was by far the best place I ate while visiting the OBX. Very casual, great food and family...More

Thank AriesRVA
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David A
15 May 2017|
Response from Jerri H | Reviewed this property |
No, but you get plenty. They also have steam buckets!
31 March 2017|
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Response from Jerri H | Reviewed this property |
Much much better!
23 March 2017|
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Response from Jon A | Reviewed this property |
It's a very friendly place that does not have a dress code except that you do have to wear shorts, t shirt, and wear something on your feet. The tables are picnic tables with white paper on top. Nothing formal. Good food... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40606 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-5959
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