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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

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3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

My mother and I ate here this past weekend. We did not have to wait for a table but the food was very good. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The Shrimp Alfredo was very good. We will definitely go back if we are in the area.

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Thank JOZ344
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal as well as the accompanying service. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I spent an enjoyable week at the Outer Banks. We ate dinner at I Got Your Crabs, after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. The food was fantastic. It was prepared fresh and served hot. The servers were friendly, helpful and personable. This restuarant is a must if you are anywhere close.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It was great to hear that you found us on TripAdvisor and now you're passing that wisdom on for others. We appreciate you keeping the good reviews coming. We hope you'll stop in again if you find yourself in the area again soon. We're open all year long! More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food is fantastic and fairly priced. Served as soon as it comes out of the cooker. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They teach you how to eat the crab without judgement. So far we have been twice this week and planning a third stop!

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I loved reading that you were already planning a third visit! As you know, we love showing newcomers how to crack into the Blue Crabs. After three visits, you're probably a pro by now. See you again soon! More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great food - likely the best on the beach! Best scallops I have ever had. The 'butter' with the hush puppies....OMG!

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Thank Paul K
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so flattered to be your favorite place on the beach! Did you know that the hushpuppy sauce also comes with the sweet potato fries? You can also get it served over ice cream for dessert. Keep those in mind on your next visit. More 

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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We always come to this restaurant when visiting the area. The food is great and atmosphere is down home. We love this restaurant. The oysters were fantastic.

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Thank Darrin H
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending us to other TripAdvisor users. It's especially great to hear from someone who's had several meals with us. Consistency is key! More 

Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We loved this place! It is a totally local little gem and we could eat there every night. Seafood so fresh! We shared a delicious large crab cake, fried local shrimp (large) and fried flounder. Leah, the young lady who served us was soooo friendly and attentive. This is a must eat at restaurant!

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Thank LianaOrso
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. Leah will be thrilled to know that you found her to be so attentive. And lucky for you, we're open every night; so come see us again soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It is a little place in a strip mall with three tables and counter space. Do NOT think that means it's not good. Reasonably priced, FRESH food, friendly service. Make sure you try it.

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Thank chayazma
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

That's great advice! We don't look like much from the street but, as you now know, we're in the business of surprising people that way. We appreciate you sharing that tip with others. More 

PA
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190 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had take out tonight from I got your crabs. The crab cakes were excellent- claw meat and little if any filler. They were well worth the price of 5.75 each. The a la cart shrimp were tiny but very little breading. The she crab soup was very spicy but contained lumps of crab meat. The fried oysters were ok... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for having a meal with us, and for taking time to review us as well. We due tend to make spicy cocktail sauce but by spicy tartar, I have to assume that you mean our house sauce. It's a Sriracha Mayo that we serve with all of our fried foods. We do offer regular Tartar that's made in... More 

Tucson
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This "hole in the wall" was recommended by our Air BnB hosts and we liked it so much that we went twice. Both times we had a short wait but were soon seated at steel top counters with big pieces of paper spread on them. The food was served on paper plates and in paper containers, so this is definitely... More 

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Thank Debbie R
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear that your host recommended us! We appreciate that you visited us twice during your stay and truly appreciate you taking time to leave a review for us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I Got Your Crabs in a small storefront with three tables and a bar, so it's not necessarily easy to get into. But you really should try to or get some seafood to go. Their oysters and blue crab are spectacularly fresh and their other seafood is top qaulity as well. They had fried green tomatos as a special when... More 

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Thank Dale J
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us. We know it doesn't look like much from the outside but, as you now know, our small space is part of what keeps our family-run restaurant so charming! Stop in again soon. The fresh seafood will be waiting for you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?