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The Dunes Restaurant

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7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
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west alexander pa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never disappoints, I has shrimp and grits and it was perfectly prepared, generous bacon and shrimp. I loved the Bellini! My husband had the buffet and there was plenty to choose. Always lovely service too.

Thank Lisa B
North Wildwood, New Jersey
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We don't do many buffets because many are bland and it's easy to eat too much. The food at the Dunes tastes fresh and it's honest food. They will add the right seasonings and some may surprise us, but they work. The eggs were moist and fluffy and the bacon; it is sliced thin but it is crisp. I had... More 

Thank Robert R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good selection and friendly service. The buffet has fresh fruit, hot meats and several egg dishes ans is keep well stocked

Thank Patricia H
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great grits, and friendly help. I ate here as a default and did not regret it. Some good breakfast specialists.

Thank philandcarolyn
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been here in a while but food was good. Pimento cheese burger was tasty as were the cheese grits. Blooming onion was greasy and not good.

Thank Susan B
Huntington, WV
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by her for breakfast and the food was good. Nothing really special about it but still good. The service on the other hand was horrible..the hostess who sat us down was really nice but our waitress was very non attentive. First let me say we are not people who expect or demand much when we go out to... More 

Thank ibtc8503
Maryland, New York
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best in Nags Head .. great food and not a tourist trap with New York on it's name ! Best food in Nags Head !

Thank Ron T
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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234 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited here a number of times through the years and we always enjoy it. The food is average but the service is excellent and the buffet is a good value.

Thank Ted K
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to The Dunes Restaurant and will not be our last! The service was exceptional and the food was just as good! We were here with a group of 120 + 8th graders, parents and staff. They accommodated our group efficiently and the atmosphere was very welcoming! From of the greeting to our departure we were... More 

Thank Kristy S
Burlington, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, efficient wait staff, and great atmosphere, all at a reasonable price. Thanks for serving my large group of 100+ students, teachers, and parents with ease. We'll definitely be back, maybe for breakfast in the morning!

Thank OBX1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
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
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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