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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (82 reviews)
“blue crabs” (63 reviews)
“hush puppies” (104 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great staff, great food, fun casual place. Highly recommend a visit here! Go early so you don't have to wait!

Thank CathyBabb
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love nothing more than a small, "hole in the wall" type place. These place was exactly what we were hoping it would be. Although small, the service was great and friendly, the food was varied and super fresh. It had a great atmosphere. I...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait for a table and your food. It is worth the wait. The restaurant is small with bar seating and a few booths. The food steals the show at I Got Your Crabs. We had hush puppies with a caramel sauce, boiled...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like honest to goodness fresh local seafood without a bunch of fancy fillers, sides and stuff then this is it. The oysters are as good as ive had in Charleston Sc, salty, cold, juicy and fresh. Best Oysters I had this week on...More

Thank tripeeblonde
Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating just okay food for 5 days at OBX we were thrilled to discover this place. The prices were perfect for a vacation spot and the food was delicious. One of the best crab bisque I have ever had. We loved dinner here so...More

Thank amy l
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is small and not fancy. It's crowded and hot inside....but it was our best meal in OBX this year. Go for the crab bisque...it's worth the drive just for the crab bisque. But while you're there enjoy crab meat, nicely prepared or raw...More

Thank Grawburg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an order for a large group and everyone loved their meal. Prices were very reasonable. Try the crab soup!

Thank pron6miller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked in with the hostess around 630 or 645 pm. they said it would be a half hour wait. We were second in line. That wouldn't have been a problem except at 800 they were seating us and they had seated 3 other groups...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was DELICIOUS!!! There are not many tables so grab a seat at the bar like a diner. My husband had raw oysters (that had good flavor) along with the soft sheep blue grab. It was lightly breaded & his side was the...More

Thank Amy D
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first meal with us. Thank you for taking the time to share that enthusiasm with other TripAdvisor users. See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off the story about how this place still was open in 4 feet of water after matthew hit tells of the commorodity the place has with the community and the heart and soul they have for there customers. If you go there...and I went...More

Thank Rebecca W
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed both of your meals with us and got a souvenir for the road! We don't offer call ahead seating or reservations, but we will happily hold a booth or table to any present party. Our bar...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
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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