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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (42 reviews)
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

had a great bfast here with mimosas. lots of options delicious food and so much cool stuff to buy!!! would come back!!!

Thank sportcat71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the breakfast was great!! very nicely prepared and served! bacon cooked perfect great biscuits and gravy

Thank 24gregoryd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the local seafood at this restaurant! My wife and mom both had a burger which they said was delicious, while my son enjoyed his food from their kids menu. Great family atmosphere.

Thank William Jeffrey A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent (especially the shrimp and clam dip!!) but Patrick at the bar really brought the hospitality. We told the owner that we just got married and they went above and beyond to make us feel so welcome. All future visits to NH will...More

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so hungry for the local shrimp. Paired it with local clam strips and it was amazing ~as it always is! Everyone is so welcoming and accommodating!

Thank ktdid54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very busy restaurant for breakfast on weekends even in the off-season! Five of us had breakfast with one having the buffet. Food was all right and service was ok. Buffet food seemed a little better than cooked-to-order food.

Thank pattyandfrank1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked over for breakfast. I had hotcakes, sausage, hashbrowns, and eggs. Tracy had the veggie omelette. The food was divine. The waitress was wonderful at her job. It was busy. We had to wait 10 minutes but it was well worth it.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go here for breakfast if you are still full from the night before. Lol. Large servings and they have a buffet most mornings. They have everything you could possibly want on the menu. Didn't eat dinner here this year, but we have in...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Dunes for an early dinner. We were looking forward to ordering a blooming dune. Unfortunately, that is no longer on the menu. The onion ring appetizer was tasty, but it would've been nice to have a zesty horseradish dipping sauce. The ribeye...More

Thank mrandmrsd99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent selection. Eggs to order. Coffee cup never near empty. Not cheap. Prompt seating. Service was great for a buffet. Will be back this weekend...

Thank dpf14
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It may change by season- just call them!
15 September 2015|
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The crispy flounder we serve is a locally sourced from Etheridge Seafood in wnachese, what we do is cross hatch score the fish on one side in order to keep it from curling up during the cooking process. We then lightly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600
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This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 35th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Currently open for breakfast daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. When dinner opens shortly, Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe. It's a family run organization that is glad to welcome locals and vacationers alike.
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