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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (44 reviews)
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went in for a late breakfast and it was absolutely wonderful. I ordered the Poached Eggs with Grits and Hashbrowns. I will say the hasbrowns appear to be made in house and tend to be a little mushier than typical dinner ones. That being...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast and were very glad we did! We did see a breakfast buffet, but decided to order off the menu. The service was prompt, the food was delicious and the portions certainly didn't leave you hungry!!! The restroom...More

Thank TALNewYork
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have been to the Dunes many times. Food and atmosphere are always great. Good, friendly service and a huge menu. Good prices and large portions. If you really want to eat hearty, try the buffet which is fully loaded with goodies. Large restaurant with...More

Thank nightowljeff1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in the Sunday before Labor Day. Seated promptly. We both ate the breakfast buffet. Great variety available and all items we tried were very tasty. Would highly recommend.

Thank doggiemom3
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great food and service! Generous portions and very fresh. Highly recommended if you are down here on vacation!

Thank Adam A
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Terrific soft shell crabs! Pleasant wait staff and quick service. Dinner was well priced and great variety of menu items.

Thank onbeachtime
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Dunes has the best grits hands down!!! They have a huge menu and offer a wide variety for breakfast. Everything from French Toast to Fish Roe and eggs! The restaurant is able to handle large parties and not blink an eye! Prices are reasonable...More

Thank Vonda B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Seven of us went for breakfast. Service was super, food came quickly and correctly. Buffet was nicely stocked and reasonably priced - $12. Menu items were very reasonable for the area, also! Food and service were so good that we returned the next day for...More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Great buffet. When in about 830 am, no wait , we had a large party of 10. Food and service was good and at a reasonable price. The all you can eat buffet for 12.99 had a lot of great food, fruit, pastries and were...More

Thank travelcouple100
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were looking for place after Jockey Ridge Sunset. Found the Dunes and glad we did. No wait at around 845. Service was fast and friendly, including manager stopping at table. A good variety of food for all since no one knew what they wanted....More

Thank kenz3130
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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