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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” (32 reviews)
“thai shrimp” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed yesterday

Last night we had dinner at Dinky's and were very disappointed. We have eaten there many times, last night did not offer the same quality that we have come to expect. The grouper special was off the mark. The fish tasted poached and was very...More

Thank BarbaraKF
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband & I visited on our last night. We had the crab bisque, softball crab & seafood platter.....wonderful!!

Thank Catharine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place to go for steamed shrimp. They looked a little white and different than we are used to but they were the BEST shrimp we've ever had. Super fresh and sweet tasting. Dinner special was a marinated tuna which my husband loved...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The peeled shrimp were the best we’ve had on our weeklong trip to OBX from Seattle. Hubby loved the local seafood chowder/bisque which rivaled anything we’ve had in the Pacific Northwest. Service was exceptional.

Thank Boatyard_Langley
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Once again, an excellent time at Dinky's. The food is wonderful as is the atmosphere. Top notch service! We go back time and time again, they never disappoint!!

Thank Smithsk57
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been dining at Dinky’s for years. The staff, atmosphere and food are superb. One of our very favorites in Hatteras. You won’t be disappointed! The only addition that would increase Dinky’s popularity would be an outside deck to enjoy a...More

Thank Cris S
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Dinkys. She had the Parm Grouper Special and I had two broiled crab cakes. Both very good. We started with the Blue Crab Ravioli and Spinach Artichoke Dip and the Lobster Bisque. We finished with the Fudge Nut Brownie...More

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We got the 14 oz sirloin—perfectly prepared, as well as seafood stew, which was wonderful. We also got Thai shrimp and scallops to go; it was good but a little too sweet for our taste. Great selection of drinks. Service was quick and friendly. It’s...More

Thank Keithgbernard
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This place never disappoints with the view and the wide selection of seafood and other options as well.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We visit Hatteras at least twice a year and Dinky's has become a staple on the must visit list. We had no idea such great little gem existed over what we believed to be nothing other than the marina office. Up the stairs is a...More

Thank Kate N
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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