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The Dunes Restaurant

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7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
06:30 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 12:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Went here for supper with my daughter and granddaughter. We were seated in about 15 minutes. We were waited on in about 10 minutes. While the food was very good, we waited about 35 minutes for it. After the waiter took out order he seemed to forget about us. I asked for the check and a take out container. We... More 

Thank Julie H
Abingdon, Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Great food, friendly service, reasonably priced, awesome gift shop with really cool items. The hush puppies were really good and came with a great honey butter.

Thank moutlaw05
kill devil hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

we were craving good ole obx fried seafood with no frills. we had never tried the dunes for dinner, even though we are local. our server ( a middle aged man) impressed us by telling us about the specials and recommending a certain one without glancing at any notes. we decided to go with one we had never heard of... More 

Thank killdevilhillkbilly
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I've. Been eating breakfast at the Dunes during my family's annual trip to Nags Head for over 20 years. These are the best pancakes I've had anywhere and I love the way they make their hash browns with onions. Prices have gone up in the last few years but still a good value for the food you get.

Thank libroschica
Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

By the reviews, we should have gone for breakfast! We had dinner, waitress was lovely, food disgusting and over priced for what we got. Lump crab meat was horrible tasting and mushy, shrimp was not cleaned very good and you could tell it had been frozen. Baked potatoes looked and tasted like they'd been cooked the day before. The manager... More 

Thank kbl1960
buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Went here for a late lunch early dinner. Samantha our waitress did an excellant job of making recommendations , their specials were reasonable priced and food was served hot. would definately go back.

Thank pt5373
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this place for breakfast the morning we were leaving the area. Decorated nicely inside and out. We were seated promptly. The staff was friendly and informative about the menu and the buffet. We dicided on the buffet,good choice. It had a nice assortment of breakfast items,hot and cold,fresh baked goods and fruits. Everything... More 

Thank Lois L
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We wanted to go to a restaurant with a salad bar and we saw on the TripAdvisor site for "The Dunes" that salad bar was on the menu. When we arrived and ordered, we found out that salad bar has not been an option for years and that management has tried, unsuccessfully, to get this removed from the TripAdvisor site.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The breakfast was great. Pancakes were so fluffy. The buffet had a lot of choices which all looked great. The price was average. The coffee was the best I've had in a long time. We try to go here for breakfast every year on the final day of vacation. Need to get there before 9am if you don't want a... More 

Thank Helen K
Fulks Run, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We had the breakfast buffet. The food was decent but wasn't impressed with the selection on the buffet. My husband did say they had the best grits. The dinner was delicious. I had the southern fried chicken and it had wonderful flavor and was very moist. My four year old ended eating alot of my chicken instead of his pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 12:00
06:30 - 12:00
06:30 - 12:00
06:30 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 34th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Open for breakfast and dinner daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe. It's a family run organization that is glad to welcome locals and vacationers alike.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?