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Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

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4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
+1 252-261-4973
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The crab legs were delicious. The containers were always full and warm. Great experience would go again.

Thank MrVortigern
Greenwood, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good place to start. Been planning for a seafood buffet even prior to arriving to the area. Looked at a couple of options and the family decided on this. No reservation needed, but decided to go on a Thursday night rather than waiting on a weekend. Arrived with 5 other people at 6 PM. Kinda busy with... More 

Thank LibbbsPT
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the Outer Banks for the past 7 years and with the exception of our 2nd visit (tried Captain George's - not happy with food quality and too "stuck up" for us), we have gone to Jimmy's Buffet. We were there on Wednesday, 5/17, when the feature was 10 types of crab legs. Four of the five of... More 

Thank Vacationer028
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

I'm glad you keep coming in year after year, and it's always a pleasure to come say hello. Also, it's fantastic that the crab lovers in your group were able to try so many varieties to their heart's content. I'm very thankful for patrons like you and the support you spread for our business. All the best, Liz, Owner More 

Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went at 3:30 and the food was fresh and well prepared. We especially enjoyed the lobster and crab legs. Our server was Joanna M. she took just the right amount of attention to our needs. We will be sure to be .

Thank Nanaof62015
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

I'm glad you had some delicious seafood and great service by Joanna -- I'll be sure to tell her this. Thanks for taking the time to share your support. Till next time, Liz, Owner More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lobster,Lobster,Lobster. Last night just kept coming. They have a regular seafood buffet too! Just had auce Lobster for 29.99 each.. seafood buffet 34.99 with all the seafood you could want.. Great staff, great food. Go to there website daily specials..each day may be different goody..Sat auce Lobster, Tues and Thurs auce Lobster claws and on and on...

Thank William H
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

William, it's so great that the Lobster and the buffet left you full and happy! I'm delighted that the staff took great care of you as well. Thanks so much for giving us this awesome shoutout. Till next time, Liz, Owner More 

Crozet, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The crablegs were cold, our serve Shayne was impeccable in service bringing us crablegs that were warm. The other food on buffet was very dry and appeared to have been on their without refreshing or adding to it. Supposedly 10 different crab legs on buffet according to website but not true. Overall gross experience, place looks dirty! Will never go... More 

Thank jstrickler
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

I can assure you that we care very much about freshness, food quality, and the cleanliness of the restaurant. It's unfortunate that your crab legs had to be exchanged, but please know that's not the norm. If you have any questions that come to mind don't hesitate to reach out. Best, Liz, Owner More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always read reviews and was some what hesitant to try Jimmy's Seafood Buffet but decided to judge for our self's. We visited on May 10, 2017 which is still considered off-season and arrived a little after they opened at 4:00. What a GREAT EXPERIANCE!! We sampled a little bit of everything (seafood) They offer different specials on the buffet... More 

2 Thank Denise S
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Denise, I'm so happy that you made it in! It sounds like you had a really vast sampling, which helped you know what our food is all about. I really appreciate you sharing about your visit and your continued support. All the best, Liz, Owner More 

Hamilton, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Thursday about 4:30. The place was not busy at that time. we were seated promptly and the layout and procedure explained. Our waitress, Vicky was good and very helpful. My wife is not crab leg person, so used the rest of the buffet. Most shrimps were fresh, but no regular fried ones, all with some flavoring,... More 

Thank fps832017
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

I appreciate your feedback, but I'm disappointed you didn't leave impressed. However, it's important to note that the team works hard to ready the buffet each day. The amount of food we go through in any given service has been prepared carefully by our chefs. I do hope that you and your wife will consider stopping by again sometime to... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017

OBX - eateries - compliments to the Visitors guide we picked up at the visitors center just as we crossed into NC. We planned our dinnews for the vac-stay. Jimmys for wild Wednesday crabs-10 different crabs all you can eat seafood and buffet. We stood in line - opens up at 4 - the crabs were greeaattt!! Freshly Steamed yes!... More 

Thank Lisa R
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

Lisa, I'm thrilled that the visitor's guide led you to us! It sounds like your first visit with us was just okay. I would like to reassure you that all our seafood is fresh because the time of year we are open is based on the season of each particular seafood. I hope the next time you're in town that... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A little bit pricey buffet, however, it did have a lot of variety of items on the buffet. Majority of the seafood that everybody seemed to be there for in regards to the crab legs, shrimp , lobster they seemed to not have a lot of flavour in them because of the amount of steam they were enduring on the... More 

Thank CBJ845
obxcalade, Owner at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review

I'm sorry your first visit with us missed the marked. However, it's important to point out that much care is taken with all the food because each day the food is prepared by our team with fresh ingredients and spices. I hope you'll stop by again soon to see what the flavor and our food is all about. Thanks for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4117 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6076
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-4973
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet is a fresh seafood buffet restaurant located in Kitty Hawk, NC. We strive to provide our customers with fresh all-you-can-eat seafood that actually tastes great! Our goal is to offer as much local fish and shellfish as possible, but source crab legs from all over the country. In addition to our fresh seafood, we serve dishes with flavors from all around the world with an emphasis on Caribbean flavors. We feature over 100 items, all of which are made fresh, in-house, daily. As a family-owned business, we aim to make Jimmy's a great place for the whole family. On any given visit you might find pony rides for the kids, putt putt, or live entertainment to accompany your dinner. That's why some of our fans call us their "Vacation Destination"! Visit Jimmy's Seafood Buffet today for a memorable meal with the whole family!

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