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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
+1 252-449-2722
08:00 - 22:00
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great service, good food and a good portion. Pricing was very reasonable. I had the grouper reuben, awesome! My husband had the oyster po boy. Also awesome! I would definitely go back the next time we're in OBX.

Thank bobsprincess64
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casey was our bartender, and very pleasant and knowledgeable. We visited twice on our trip. I think it is from 3-5 appetizers are half price. We tried several dishes. Gator was great!!! Scallops were awesome. Mussels were good, my first time trying. My husband really like the crab stuffed mushrooms, and the crab dip was excellent. We will definitely return... More 

Thank Kim S
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

So nice to see that you enjoyed so many different items along with visiting us twice. I'm sure that Casey treated you well and was a big part of your enjoyment. Please say hello to me on your next visit. We hope to see you soon!! Rob B More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch because of the name and the fact that we had a carload of preteens who thought it was hysterical. The food was amazing! The salads were huge and extremely filling. Gator bites were tender and fried just right. The kids loved their food too - steamed shrimp, flounder (with a huge crab cake) and NE Roll... More 

Thank Moira C
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

WOW!! I really like the diversity of food selections that you mentioned. We pretty much have something for everyone. Also, I do believe that I remember you guys. We're pretty good with the allergy "thing". Everyone in the whole restaurant is trained to accommodate allergies and we're really really good at our follow through. To start, we have no peanut... More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and service!!! Everyone was so nice!! Would definitely return again!! Drinks were excellent. Love there gift shop!!

Thank Sue H
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. The thing that we do to make our crab legs so good is simply to cook them fresh AFTER you order them. We don't leave them sitting around getting old and dry. Also, it sounds like you enjoyed a little of everything we are about. The T-shirts are awesome and are always... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quick bite after a long journey from Savannah. Found Dirty Dick's name in an add in the hotel and thought we would give it a try. The waite staff was pleasant however when we arrived at the restaurant the hostess showed us to a table just outside the kitchen, not a pleasant sight. Since the restaurant we... More 

Thank Dante M
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm pleased that your experience ended up being good. Our food and service are great and my staff always goes above and beyond to insure your great experience. I do apologize for the first table you were sat at. I'm pretty sure that you started out at that first table so... More 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and service. Our waiter was Jason, and he did very well. Was friendly and cool to talk to. I got all you can eat crab legs for around $40 it included snow crab, and dungeness legs, also peel and eat shrimp. Crab legs were absolutely delicious, and probably the best I've had, and I've had alot. My wife... More 

Thank Casuarius81
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. I'm elated that you had such a good time and found Jason so enjoyable. Our crab legs are steamed fresh and brought out immediately so they are at their peak when you start cracking them. Jason does a REALLY good job of making friends. I appreciate his time and energy... More 

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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I never thought we would go to a place like this, but we had heard good things about it, so we went in. I definitely think some of the innuendo may be too much for kids, but for everyone else it is a hoot. Our service was amongst the best during our trip. Their crab dip appetizer... More 

Thank Andrew B
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks you for the positive review. I think that we're awesome as well but I may be a little partial as I've been here 11 years now!! We are a great operation and our concepts are always being tweaked to make sure that we stay awesome!! We do, however, consider ourselves to be a family destination (in spite of the... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was not a vey family friendly place and the menu was all over the place. The reason I say that is because it had a lot of adult innuendos not appropriate for children.

Thank Lisa D
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Even though our name is Dirty Dick's we pride ourselves on being a family friendly establishment. Outside of a few t-shirts we are all about grandkids and grand parents. I'm not sure of the innuendos that you're talking about so if you could call me directly then I could have the opportunity to find out exactly what offended you. Then... More 

Elyria, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived early evening, weekday for a meal that was amazing. Pricey but very good food. Waiter was awesome and the shirts will definitely be worn with some raising of eyebrows.

Thank Jim F
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We're happy that everything was great and you were impressed enough to buy our world known T-shirts. We do work very hard to meet the high expectations that we set for ourselves and its great to be noticed/appreciated for all of our hard work!! The one thing I saw in the review that... More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in OBX. The raw bar selection is great. We had Sno crabs, oysters, and a pound of shrimp which were all delicious. Our server, KC was fantastic. We are new to the OBX and she spent time to tell us about good places to visit and what to watch out for during the... More 

Thank Rigoman33
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks to KC for being awesome!! I'd like to thank you for the review. I'm glad to hear that she went above and beyond for you. We enjoy making new friends here at Dirty Dick's.also, having a great smiling and friendly face taking care of you makes the food taste even better...And we definitely can't wait for your next visit.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2722
Dirty Dick's Crab House is all about the FUN...in fact, the only thing we are serious about is our seafood - fresh seafood served daily!

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