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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came because they advertised an "all you can eat buffet". We wanted a seafood buffet. We were thinking it was a dinner buffet, but it is a soup and salad LUNCH buffet. So we didn't get a buffet. The fried seafood is 'ok', but we are used to calabash, so it has been awhile since trying another style of... More 

Thank 24beachluver
Cleveland, Ohio
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148 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They serve hush puppies with every meal instead of bread or chips. They are excellent and have pieces of corn in them. The crab melt sandwich was delicious, and the portion sizes were very generous. Service was a little slow, but friendly. They have cheeky, fun merchandise for sale.

Thank Bill K
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502 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food wasn't as good as expected I was expecting better. Service was great and the setting was nice but over priced and just ok.

Thank Brent B
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well the place has a fun name and lots of atmosphere that is just plain fun. I had the steamed shrimp bucket which was vey good. My husband had the crab dip melt sandwich. He really liked it. I had a bite and thought is was wonderful

Thank rferguson31
Elko, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a banner on the restaurant as we drive by one day advertising AYCE Fried shrimp, scallops, or fish at lunchtime. We decided to stop in to try it and are we glad we did! It was a great experience in every way! Richard, the person who seated us, took into account my mobility issues and chose a low... More 

Thank anovelmom
Des Moines, Iowa
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We visitied this restaurant for lunch. We enjoyed the all you can each soup & salad bar. Very affordable and plentiful. Your choice of 4 different soups! Very well stocked salad bar, especially if you enjoy building your own colossal salad with LOTS of topping choices! The service was exceptional. A visit to the gift shop is also fun and... More 

Thank SparkyLAFS
Pleasantville, New York
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

While on a business trip to the area we stopped her for an early dinner. The food was good and the service was very helpful and friendly. I cannot comment about the atmosphere because there were very few patrons at the time of our visit. I would recommend stopping here if you are in the area.

Thank John B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the ask you can eat fried platter. You can change out what you order. The pork chops are huge and juicy. The hush puppies are great. Waiter was fun. Sea salt scrub in the bathroom!!! Oh my yes!

Thank Heather L
Waynesboro, Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a last minute stop, because we had just gotten down to the Outer Banks and were hungry. The shop and location were good and the menu was full of items to try. Not a lot of selections for non-seafood eaters, but that's the choice you make in going to a crab house. Service was okay until we got... More 

Thank Amy L
Huntington, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

C'mon everyone knows you get the best crabs from Dirty Dicks ! I go there every time I'm on the banks . Good food , great staff , friendly fun atmosphere

Thank _frmrjohnli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8955
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 2522560563

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?