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Dirty Dick's Crab House

2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
+1 252-449-2722
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab legs” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (54 reviews)
“king crab” (4 reviews)
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to eat breakfast since they have a buffet. They do have a nice selection of items on the buffet but nothing has much flavor, it all tasted bland. The service was poor at best. I would not recommend eating breakfast there.

Thank jtm_204
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Honestly the only thing worth eating were the hush puppies. They were quite tasty. The she crab soup was made with far to much butter and loaded with salt. The salad greens were not fresh. Of the eight entrees only one person was satisfied. Unimpressive....More

Thank pattycakeut
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

People come from all around for our hushpuppies and our she-crab soup along with all of our fresh seafood entrees and our non-seafood options too. We do many things really well here at DDX. We're awesome with all ages and all sizes of parties. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a visit to this restaurant on vacation and was pleasantly surprised. The staff was super helpful and friendly. The restaurant was clean and well maintained. There was a gift shop with a large selection of Dirty Dicks merechandise. They had a grwat selection...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, and even during the rush hour the staff was courtous and made sure everyone was content. There is a gift shop for all those fun items. One of the best seafood restaurants in the area!

Thank Thisper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for the breakfast buffet and oh boy was it good. It had a great family atmosphere, the food was delicious and the staff were incredibly inviting and friendly. The only criticism I can think of is that they make the omelettes a...More

Thank Ariel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been vacationing in the Outer Banks for years and every year we say we're going to try this place. After the recommendations of friends we did. We had a larger party of 13 and we were surprised how quickly they were able to seat us;...More

Thank Bucksfan20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in for some lunch and are glad we did. We split the huge fish sandwich, which was actually two sandwiches and a house salad. Wonderful taste, very fresh, great staff and bought the tshirt on the way out.More

Thank Joel K
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks to you two for taking the time to review us. I sooo appreciate your kind words. Next visit you need to start bouncing around the menu to continue finding great stuff!! From breakfast to lunch to dinner to the gift shop...we've got lots of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited your business on 6/7/17 for breakfast and as soon as we got there we were greeted by the lady at the front desk and she was very friendly and seated us. She asked where we was from. She keep coming around to make...More

Thank Tom R
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HOORAY !!! Finally a comment on our delicious breakfast buffet. We have soooo many great items on it. The best has got to be the chef attended waffle and omelette station. No one else in town is doing that. We're the only place that I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family recently went to Dirty Dicks. We got raw oysters, fried pickles, hushpuppies, and crab dip for our meal. Everything tasted very good. Cost was a little more expensive then we normally spend. If you like chains, this would be a good place.More

Thank Annalee T
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm happy that you enjoyed yourself but I'm not to sure as to why you only rated us for 3 stars. I'm thinking that it may be due to your comment about price. We do our best to keep our prices in check and are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will see signs long before you get there, "I got my crabs at Dirty Dicks". All of this advertisement is often taken as oversell, not true in this case. You have to leave there with a momento of your tripMore

Thank Jim H
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed your visit enough to take a memento home. We have awesome food, beverages, staff and an outstanding retail shop loaded with one-of-a-kind items. Please say hello to me on your next visit so I can thank you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Breakfast, 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, Full Bar, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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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