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Dirty Dick's Crab House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1502 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8714
+1 252-449-2722
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Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

she crab soup the best, other things slightly above average, extensive menu, good service, a little noisy, specialty drinks were pricey

Thank bhw7drsd
Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the dungeness crab and my husband had the all you can eat platter. The crabs were just coming into season, I probably should have waited on those, they were much better in previous years. My husband's food was excellent, all of the fried items were perfectly cooked with a light batter. Very tasty. Our server, Richard was so... More 

Thank nr22
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

My husband and I just had lunch there last weekend (Nov 12, 2016). He ordered the shrimp basket and I ordered the crab cake sandwich. His shrimp was nice and lightly breaded - no oily flavor at all. Shrimp was nice and big and you got plenty. I had the crab cake sandwich on a homemade bun. Bun was good... More 

Thank Mona F
Niagara Falls, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Mariner's platter was absolutely fabulous! Variety of seafood and lots of it! There was no disappointment.

Thank Emmaabby07
Toledo, Ohio
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I stopped here because I saw a billboard. I had the Fried Crab Lasagna which was unlike anything I've had before and was not disappointed. Service was good, atmosphere was average, ample parking and a nice little gift shop where I bought a very loud orangish pink shirt that read on the back " I got my crabs from Dirty... More 

Thank ray h
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Dick's has a good menu including seafood, steak & chicken; but they specialize in steamed crabs! Fun group at this particular location and worth the money to enjoy the 'crab experience'!

Thank ppanmw
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Service was absolutly fantastic! I couldnt have been more thrilled with the servers attention to detail!

Thank jbsmith1510
Cali, Colombia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great place if you are fan of crabs and sea food. Nice place, with good service, food was great. price is what you expect from a sea food restaurant

Thank Carlos S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had lunch here with the family. We had the all you can eat fried shrimp, clams and scallops and others had clams, crab legs and fish. Everything we had was delicious. The staff were friendly, it was clean and a nice atmosphere. Our waitress was pleasant to both us and our young grandchildren. I found the price to be... More 

Thank Lisa S
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

After all the hype not overly excited about the place. Had folks along who weren't seafood lovers and not big options on menu for them. Yes its a seafood place but if you have a big crew theres bound to be someone not a lover. Service was fast Staff very polite including management. Give it a try if you like... More 

Thank Jo-Anne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8714
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2722

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