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Dinky's Restaurant

57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2020
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tuna tartare” (19 reviews)
“thai shrimp” (12 reviews)
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57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We always look forward to coming to Dinky's every time we're down. This time it was very underwhelming. We always look forward to the whole fish, but unfortunately they didn't have any. I had the Oysters Rockefeller, which weren't that great, just ok. My husband...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Came in for a late dinner. They were the only place opened(it seemed) in Hatteras on a Monday night in the end of October. We were sat at the bar as because the restaurant was full. Both my husband and I had cocktails, the were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GMaike80
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Casual restaurant on the island, a little over priced for the quality. The Oysters Rockefeller was really delicious. The tuna special, at $30 was way overpriced to be served with white rice and frozen vegetables especially since they are on the ocean. I always find...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LABaker
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This has become our favorite restaurant in Hatteras Village. The view of the Marina is great and Sunset is to die for. Food is well prepared with the fish from local suppliers. Had the Seaford sampler on both occasions and comes with an assortment of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We were looking for a place that we had not tried but was good. After driving by the place several times seeing the parking lot packed we decided this was the place. The place opened at 5:00 PM so we decided to get there a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SteveofPA
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We stay on OBX at least one week a yr for the last 13 yrs.1st meal ever at Dinkys was the best we've ever had on Hatteras Island. Great view, great food, great service. Best by far!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Explorer402759
Reviewed 1 September 2018

who knew this little unassuming building was such a fabulous place to eat? we have been going to hatteras island for 15 years and never even noticed this place. we cook all our meals in except for the hatteras fire department fish fry and one...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ipbchlvr
Reviewed 22 August 2018

So impressed first time we went back again, sitting at the bar both times so we didn't have to wait for a table. For a non-fish/seatfood eater, there was a much better range of interesting food options than in the usual Outer Banks restaurants -I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 12 and everything was perfect. Great service, friendly staff, and the food was awesome. I had the Thai Scallops and Shrimp and my wife and daughter had the pork tenderloin- both were excellent. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DamianR418
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were on vacation in Avon and decided to splurge our last night on the island. We had asked a couple of local business owners where we could get a great seafood dinner at and the response that was given was Dinkys....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Taira L
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Response from caroltan888 | Reviewed this property |
By DC standards, it is pretty reasonable. Main entrees were on average $21. For a cup of bisque, I think it was $6 cup and $8 for a bowl.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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: 57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-2020
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