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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“hash browns” (45 reviews)
“hush puppies” (66 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

After the first visit this was our go to restaurant. We ate there 3 times during our vacation. The food and service was good and it was close to our condo. I would recommend anyone to eat there.

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on our last day of vacation for breakfast before leaving for home. We had to wait about 30 minutes to sit but the service and food was excellent. The kids menu was good and the normal menu had lots of breakfast items....More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We ate at the Dunes while vacationing in Rodanthe. They broke our group of 14 into two tables and we had two different experiences with the same waitress. One group felt they got poor service and that she was fairly rude. The other group thought...More

Thank kborden195
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We tried to go to 2 other seafood restaurants but were unable to get in. It was meant to be, because The Dunes had everything i was hungry for, only better than i heard hoped. I had the Mahi tacos, cheesey grits with fresh vegetables....More

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We were looking for AYCE crab legs and decided on The Dunes. Service was great and drinks were cheap! AYCE crab legs were $39 and included two sides. Comparable to almost anywhere as far as cost. Was somewhat disappointed in the quality of the crab...More

Thank Kelli L
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped by on a whim after playing mini-golf and was pleasantly surprised. They have one of the better breakfast buffets around. The buffet runs $14-$15 but they have lesser priced items on their menu

Thank PBCorbin
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We had a large party of 10. They have call ahead seating which helped minimize our wait for a table. The soft shell crab special was a hit with the teenage boys. The flounder was cooked PERFECTLY. Will definitely come back on our next trip...More

Thank Christina V
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped I for a quick breakfast at the negging of a long ride. Decided on the breakfast bar which had a lillte of everything. Eggs were cooked to order, however, was not pleased with the oil or butter the eggs were cooked in, left an...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 24 June 2018

My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Dunes on June 12th and we have nothing but great things to say about the food, staff, and restaurant. We worked closely with Patrick to get all of the details worked out and he was...More

Thank jenbuck1
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This nice restaurant gets a 4 because of the cost. $50 for 2 adults and 2 kids to eat breakfast. The food was very good and the service was nice and quick. We were on a timeline and needed to eat within an hour, that...More

Thank S F
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It may change by season- just call them!
15 September 2015|
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The crispy flounder we serve is a locally sourced from Etheridge Seafood in wnachese, what we do is cross hatch score the fish on one side in order to keep it from curling up during the cooking process. We then lightly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 35th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Currently open for breakfast 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. When dinner opens shortly, 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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