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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-995-3425
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here while on vacation this past summer and I ordered the Creole Shrimp and Grits. Being from Ohio this is not something that any of us had ever had and it was on my list of something to try. The Shrimp and creole sauce were an excellent mix of spice and taste and the Grits were very creamy... More 

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SOUTHPORT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a late evening of photography in November, Dirty Dicks was the only place open. Decided to try the Shrimp and Grits for dinner. While not the traditional take on Shrimp and Grits, this "Creole" version was fantastic. Lots of spicy without being blow your mouth out hot. Great taste. Service was great and price was very reasonable for the... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our dinner at Dirty Dicks Crab House was fantastic. The waitress and cook took special care to make sure our food was just perfect. It was a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. We had a great time and a great meal. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank dawnreneemom
Rogersville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in the OBX, my friends and I had a couple of meals at this restaurant. I had Mahi Mahi for the first time ever. I ordered it grilled and it was delicious. This place isn't for anyone on a budget as I thought the prices were high, but it was still delicious and I bought a pretty... More 

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Thank Patty C
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had the lunch All You Can Eat fish, scallops and shrimp. The shrimp was amazingly good. My favorite part was the cup of horseradish and fresh lemon they brought to the table to make cocktail sauce the way you want it! Yummy yummy! Everyone who had seafood was very satisfied. The hamburgers were not as appealing to the tummy.... More 

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Thank Cris28645
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food was excellent! My husband had prime rib, I had stuffed flounder (it had a crabcake on top of it) and our daughter had blue crab--all of it was cooked perfectly.

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Thank Teresa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Didn't really want a full dinner, so sat at a hi-top by the bar. Bartender Andrew became our server too, offered suggestions, and we ordered wings and shrimp. You create your own cocktail sauce and you can go hot, medium or whatever. Fun, relaxing place to be - and this is not a franchise - they just have three locations... More 

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Thank Roger C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

So good..wishing we had one in PA..will return. Wishing Avon location had the AYCE but it was still fantastic.

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Thank Nkbrown29
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place was not good at all. For seafood place they did not represent well. The crab cake had lots of filler and the shrimp and grits (claimed to be the best thing on the menu) barely had any grits and was drenched in a creole sauce. Will never go to this franchise again. Don't waste your money!

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Thank YoYo248
Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way home from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and I'm glad we did. We split the Mariner Platter. It was a great mix of all my favorites. The Clams and Scallops were great but everything was cooked perfectly. They have several locations on the OBX. I would definately stop again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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: 41934 Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-3425

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