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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” (109 reviews)
“oysters” (168 reviews)
“hush puppies” (115 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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71 - 80 of 803 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place is small and not fancy. It's crowded and hot inside....but it was our best meal in OBX this year. Go for the crab bisque...it's worth the drive just for the crab bisque. But while you're there enjoy crab meat, nicely prepared or raw...More

Thank Grawburg
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for the review! I love how much you enjoyed our bisque. We're also looking forward to your next visit where I assure you that we will be adequately staffed for an even better experience.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had an order for a large group and everyone loved their meal. Prices were very reasonable. Try the crab soup!More

Thank pron6miller
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

I am so happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your large group, and that everyone loved the experience. The crab soup is one of our most popular items. If you loved that, you should try the oyster stew next visit. It's equally...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We checked in with the hostess around 630 or 645 pm. they said it would be a half hour wait. We were second in line. That wouldn't have been a problem except at 800 they were seating us and they had seated 3 other groups...More

Thank John J
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We appreciate you trying us out! It seems that we got off to a bad start by underestimating your wait time, and I apologize for that. We most definitely keep a wait list and seat groups in order of arrival unless the space that opens...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Everything we had was DELICIOUS!!! There are not many tables so grab a seat at the bar like a diner. My husband had raw oysters (that had good flavor) along with the soft sheep blue grab. It was lightly breaded & his side was the...More

Thank Amy D
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first meal with us. Thank you for taking the time to share that enthusiasm with other TripAdvisor users. See you next time!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

First off the story about how this place still was open in 4 feet of water after matthew hit tells of the commorodity the place has with the community and the heart and soul they have for there customers. If you go there...and I went...More

Thank Rebecca W
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed both of your meals with us and got a souvenir for the road! We don't offer call ahead seating or reservations, but we will happily hold a booth or table to any present party. Our bar...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I would go back to the OBX just to eat here again. The seafood was some of the freshest, most delicious I've ever had. The crabs are good, but the shrimp were outstanding. We also loved the hush puppies with Carmel sauce and the incredible...More

Thank Annie C
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! It sounds like you ordered a few of our favorite things, but there so much more to try on your next visit. If you loved the hushpuppy sauce, wait until you try it on our sweet potato...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Can't believe we walked in to order dinner to go and the waitress said sorry we can't do a take out order. One of us asked can we sit down at the empty table, place an order then take it home she said I suppose...More

Thank Gregg-Midlo
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

I understand that your expectations were not met during your recent visit, and know how frustrating that can be as a hungry customer. I hope the rest of my response helps to clear up a few things. While our entire menu is available for takeout,...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Love these kind of places - not pretentious, small hole-in-the-wall and fabulous food. I Got Your Crabs delivered. it is a small place with mostly bar-type seating a few booths and small tables. They put the paper down on the table and off you go......More

Thank casa1234
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We love helping newbies learn to shuck crabs for the first time. I especially loved reading that you tried soft crabs with us for the first time and they become your new favorite.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a very laid back, belly-up-to-the-bar place. There are very few tables so just take a seat at the bar and enjoy the food. The chowder is wonderful - creamy, thick and full of crab. The steamed shrimp were irresistible and tasted just as...More

1  Thank Dancerose
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

I love how much you enjoyed your meal! We certainly aren't fancy but it's hard to be with all the shell-shucking that goes down at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and don't wait too long before stopping in...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

the place isn't big but that doesn't matter the seafood was great! oysters and shrimp were awesome as well as the crabs .the cost was reasonable and at market price.this will be one of our go to places from now on.

Thank rustyw51
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

I loved reading that we're now one of your "go to" places now! We appreciate the review, and hope you'll be back again soon.

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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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Salinacherry1979
4 July 2016|
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Response from RCBLOVER | Reviewed this property |
Price probably changes daily. I would call and ask.
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Melissa B
18 July 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our bushel pricing is available for takeout only but we can cook it up for you if you decide to go that route. If you're dining in, you can order as many dozens or pounds as you'd like. If you're... More
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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, Outdoor Seating, 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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