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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“blue crab” (118 reviews)
“oysters” (174 reviews)
“hush puppies” (122 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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1 - 10 of 861 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very reasonable, totally casual atmosphere. Seemed like the staff was confused and disorganized, but surprisingly, in my opinion, was organized chaos. Waitress never missed a beat, drinks were filled, out comfort and satisfaction was their mission, and food was very good. Will be visiting again.

Thank Larry W
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We definitely run on organized chaos during busy rushes. I am happy to hear that the staff was able to fulfill all of your needs during this busy time. Can't wait to see you next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place with limited table seating so you may end up on a stool at the bar. It's easy to miss as it's in a strip shopping center adjacent to the main highway on the east side of 158. We were a...More

Thank Tony0146484
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review! I'm happy to hear that you were able to snag one of our tables with your group. Our servers will appreciate the shout out, and are looking forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just another awesome trip to I Got Your Crabs. Way delicious oysters, soup, and oh those hushpuppies!!!!! The bomb! Friendly atmosphere, clean, quick (or slow - depends how you like it!), cold beer, nice hot food, fresh shellfish. Sorry to hear no more $5.00/dz happy...More

Thank danthatravel
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Guys! Winter specials haven't kicked in yet this year as temperatures have just now dropped, but I'm betting there will be yummy deal soon. Stay tuned.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a fancy place. They have limited seating, paper towels for napkins, plastic forks and knives, no plates just cardboard or paper containers, plastic cups. What they do have is excellent food. Wife and I stopped for dinner. Crab cake plate was great...More

Thank Tim R
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. We definitely don't do fancy; we do crab-cracking, oyster-shucking, and messy, yummy seafood. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One among many joints in the OBX with icky double-entendre names, I Got Your Crabs stands out for its lightly breaded fresh fried seafood caught just off the nearby sound. We had the shrimp, oysters, scallops, flounder and catfish, and all were tasty and cooked...More

Thank IfYouAskUS
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all of your seafood selections. I am sorry to hear that the hushpuppies missed the mark. Had we known at your visit, we would have been happy to cook up a new...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love crabs and fresh seafood, treat yourself to a great meal at I GOT YOUR CRABS! We did! We sat the the counter and cracked our crabs. The seasoning was perfect!

Thank donjohnsonproject
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for picking crabs with us! I loved reading about how much you enjoyed your meal. Your enthusiasm read through and we hope it won't be too long before you're picking with us again.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

This place has excellent seafood at very reasonable prices. Service was above average and very pleasant. It is very small in the dining area but you cannot beat the quality of the food and the prices. Even though many will consider it a low brow...More

Thank nightowljeff1
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us! I am especially appreciative that you've enjoyed a high quality experience over several visits. We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

We go there every year at least once since they opened. a little small dining area, but fresh seafood of all kinds. Hope they can acquire more space soon. Not bad prices.

Thank Jeff R
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being a repeat customer year after year! We will let you know if there are every plans to expand.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Brown paper on the tables, rolls of paper towels, basic furniture, seafood monger feel. Wear your “it’s ok if I drop melted butter or seafood goop on this” clothes. Delish if you like the real deal. There are only 2 booths and one table. The...More

Thank SammieSamson
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review for us! You're exactly right that most of our offerings are all about enjoying the experience. Thanks for letting us take care of you while you picked.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The seafood was fantastic. I had a side of red potatoes that had no flavor. The staff were friendly. I would not recommend this place for a family or group. I did feel it was a bit pricey for a place that uses paper towels...More

Thank Kimberly G
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us and leaving a review. We especially appreciate the compliments on our food and service. For groups, we recommend lunch visits as it is typically less crowded than during dinner hours. Hope this helps!

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Questions & Answers
Abycats
19 September 2018|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
It just depends on how long the water stays warm enough for the crabs. We will catch and serve them until it gets too cold. Some years that’s Ddcember. Some years it’s late October.
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Vickie L
8 August 2018|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
There are picnic tables on the property where you could enjoy a takeout order with your furry friends. We do not provide waiter service to them. Non-seafood options are limited to sides and chicken tenders. Hope this helps!
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Betty H
27 March 2018|
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Response from TN-Transplant73 | Reviewed this property |
Not a local, but Island Life NC provides a great chart - links are not allowed in answers but you’ll find it by Googling “seafood in season NC Island Life”
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483
  • E-mail
Description
We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
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