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Dinky's Restaurant

57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2020
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“grouper” (34 reviews)
“thai shrimp” (10 reviews)
“risotto” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Every single bite was amazing. One of those places you can tell that time and great care is put into every plate. Highly recommend the calamari, Thai shrimp & scallops, and tiramisu - Best I’ve ever had. Service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank PookieShoesNC343CB
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This was some of the best seafood I have ever had. I had the platter (shrimp, scallops, crab cakes and grouper). I have never had better scallops than these. The Old Fashions from the bar were very good as well. Great view of the sound...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visit Dinky’s every chance we can. Anytime of year the food and drinks are amazing. Service always great. Every night they have specials. But their regular menu is vast. Our kids love it too. Beautiful view of sunset over the sound. Their ingredients are...More

Thank TravelMomRvA
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Locals recommended Dinky's and it did not disappoint. It was a busy Friday night, but we didn't wait long. We had the spinach artichoke dip, my husband had a Thai chili seafood dish and I had the pork medallions. The food was served hot and...More

Thank Josie H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Our visit to this restaurant started with a recommendation from a competitor. We usually stay at The Inn On Pamlico Sound when we visit Cape Hatteras and often dine at their on-site Cafe Pamlico which is outstanding in itself. But sometimes you just want something...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We are visiting the Outer Banks and having a bit of a problem finding a really quality restaurant. Ironically, a server at another restaurant recommended Dinky's at Hatteras. I had the Grouper w/ sun dried tomatoes, pesto and crumbled feta cheese. It was also served...More

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a beautiful sunset dinner here. I had the spinach salad and crab cakes and my husband had a chicken entree'. To top it off I had the Painkiller drink that was devishly super strong!! Yum. We enjoyed our dinner. The...More

Thank dkelley527
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is another place located on the sound with great views and sunsets. Their food is possibly the best on the island and their staff are very friendly. I wish they would stay open later.

Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was surprised by the size of the place. Would definitely call for reservations if I go again. I ended up sitting at bar to eat but service was still good. Selection was good and varied drink menu.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 31 August 2017

As long as you don't mind not talking to your dinner companions, go here for the FOOD! Excellent dinners had by 5 of us. We just couldn't hear each other. Even if the music hadn't been so loud, the crowds were yelling across the table...More

Thank gimbloom
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1 October 2016|
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Response from caroltan888 | Reviewed this property |
By DC standards, it is pretty reasonable. Main entrees were on average $21. For a cup of bisque, I think it was $6 cup and $8 for a bowl.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-2020
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