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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“blue crabs” (74 reviews)
“crab bisque” (96 reviews)
“hush puppies” (115 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hoir from 6-7 every evening. They have great oysters, crabs and clam strips. Friendly staff. Can't go wrong here!

Thank relaxed2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor, and it was great. The crab bisque was outstanding, as was almost everything that was ordered. The staff was friendly, helpful, and went out of their way. An elderly woman dropped her wedding ring, and the whole restaurant...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant knows what’s what! We had fresh fried oysters (they shucked them when we ordered), crab tacos, crab bisque and steamed shrimp. Everything was delicious. You eat on paper table spreads, paper containers and use plastic utensils, but who cares when the food and...More

Thank fieldops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best friend calamari I have ever had. They we're fresh, lightly battered & not over cooked! They were not remotely rubbery. The raw oysters were quite good. We ordered a pound of steamed shrimp with medium spice. The shrimp were ok, a little...More

Thank 3rdWorldTravelDoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places that I almost hate to rate/review because I don't want it to be too busy the next time I go! We heard about it from locals while eating at another great place (Art's) and went to find oysters a...More

Thank pverb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our California friends here and they were impressed with the food quality! We had a great meal of crab cakes, shrimp, and beer. Great service

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 10 February 2018

great place for seafood, i got the steamed crabs & they were outstanding. nice, clean, friendly staff place!

Thank waterdog596
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for complimenting our crabs and service! We're looking forward to crab season again as well.

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to eat fresh seafood. Caught Happy Hour so got a deal on oysters on the half shell. The fried shrimp was sweet and the best I have had in a long time. Crab cakes were delicious. Servers were friendly, responsive and fast. Loved...More

Thank Kathy D
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

So wonderful to hear that you caught us at happy hour! We do that every day from 6PM to 7PM on oysters, clams, and mussels. We hope you'll drop in again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2018

A local recommended the oyster stew and for New Year's eve we had to give it a try by our group of six. No disappointment! It was as stated as being one of the best stews with plump and perfect fresh local oysters in a...More

Thank Frank L
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

I am so happy to hear that your group enjoyed their oyster stew. We make the base from scratch every day, and the oysters are cooked to order. We think that degree of freshness makes all the difference!

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Crabs are awesome and really only place to get good crabs on the beach. The person at the register is curt and not friendly. Been there several times and same unfriendliness. Crabs are worth it thoughMore

Thank Chrissy E
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

I am so happy to hear that you've enjoyed our blue crabs on numerous occasions. While unfriendly service is never acceptable, I do want to clarify that our owner does not work in the restaurant. He is a commercial fisherman who stays busy on the...More

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4 July 2016|
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Response from RCBLOVER | Reviewed this property |
Price probably changes daily. I would call and ask.
Melissa B
18 July 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our bushel pricing is available for takeout only but we can cook it up for you if you decide to go that route. If you're dining in, you can order as many dozens or pounds as you'd like. If you're... More
27 February 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
October is a great time of year for seafood in the Outer Banks! Local blue crabs, shrimp, and oysters should all be in season. We look forward to your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483
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We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
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