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Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

4117 N Croatan Hwy, Mp 3.7, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
+1 252-261-4973
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible24%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4117 N Croatan Hwy, Mp 3.7, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to several seafood buffets among several different beaches and this one is by far the best. Excellent crab legs, flounder, and tuna especially. Great friendly waitress also. Even have a great selection for my wife who isn't really a seafood eater other...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a buffet this place was really good. Not the best seafood I have had on this trip but it's a buffet. Plenty of items to choose from and if you want crab legs and want them cheap this is your place! Crab legs were...More

Thank GoMountaineers007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I will start with the positive. If you want all you can eat crab legs and shellfish, and want to sit in a corner chowing down, this might be a good place for you. I saw a couple that did just that and seemed...More

Thank NickandTina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service! Seriously worth every penny... I’ve honestly never been to a buffet where all the food was piping hot and delicious 😋 we had a group of 13 and our drinks were never below half a glass and they constantly cleared...More

Thank channingesaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part of our annual visit to the Outer Banks is our trip to Jimmy’s Buffet. This was our 7th visit and we continue to enjoy the food and friendly service! Once again Vickie was our server and was always making sure the shell buckets were...More

Thank Vacationer028
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Bring your appetite as this buffet is great, featuring almost every kind of shellfish around. There must have been 8 different types of crab. Lobster claws. Numerous shrimp dishes. Crawfish. And that’s just the shellfish. Add in about 20 different kinds of fish dishes, plus...More

Thank Leslee H
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Biggest selection of crab legs, lobster claws, shrimp, hush puppies and much much more! Never had Argentina crab legs before and they were good but sharp and harder to open but worth it. Peanut butter pie was great and service excellent!!

Thank jenniferc1973
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We came to Jimmy's tonight for our last dinner while in OBX. We had a great experience. The food was excellent. Plenty of food to choose from on the buffet. Very clean as well. I will say the best part of dinner was the experience...More

Thank heatherj2049
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The wife and I arrived right as they opened up the restaurant. It was a Saturday night so it was the Lobster "special". Pay full price for the buffet +$7 and you get all you can eat whole lobster or pay $29 for just the...More

Thank Eric D
driveobx, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Eric, I appreciate your detailed review, though disappointed you didn't enjoy our buffet. My staff and I work hard to make everything perfect so I am sorry we missed the mark this time. I definitely will take your criticism and see what happened that evening....More

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We had a large party and they were able to sit us close together. The food was fresh. 5 different types of crab legs. Southern fried shrimp was amazing. Clam strips were good. Loved tgat there was an option to order from the menu. My...More

Thank Beachfeets
driveobx, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We expanded the Dinner Menu to help with those who don't want buffet or can't due to surgery or other reasons. So glad we did! Look forward to another visit soon. Thank you, Liz, Owner

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Questions & Answers
20 August 2017|
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Response from driveobx | Property representative |
Usually the best times are before 5:30pm or after 7:30pm. The food stays plentiful until 10:30pm. The less busy days are Sundays Monday and Saturday. Call and get your name on the waitlist to cut down wait time
Michele S
7 June 2017|
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Response from Kelly0301 | Reviewed this property |
They also have a small salad bar and sides as well. If I remember right they might have some baked fish as well
Rick S
1 June 2017|
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Response from CBJ845 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, if she has been a vegetarian for a while she will not be happy with the options. I love all kinds of foods and I was disappointed in the salad as it was dehydrated. My suggestion is try somewhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4117 N Croatan Hwy, Mp 3.7, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-4973
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet is a fresh seafood buffet restaurant located in Kitty Hawk, NC. We strive to provide our customers with fresh all-you-can-eat seafood that actually tastes great! Our goal is to offer as much local fish and shellfish as possible, but source crab legs from all over the country. In addition to our fresh seafood, we serve dishes with flavors from all around the world with an emphasis on Caribbean flavors. We feature over 100 items, all of which are made fresh, in-house, daily. As a family-owned business, we aim to make Jimmy's a great place for the whole family. On any given visit you might find corn hole, play area for kids, or live entertainment to accompany your dinner. That's why some of our fans call us their "Vacation Destination"! Visit Jimmy's Seafood Buffet today for a memorable meal with the whole family!
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