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Dinky's Restaurant

57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2020
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“grouper” (33 reviews)
“risotto” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit Dinky’s every chance we can. Anytime of year the food and drinks are amazing. Service always great. Every night they have specials. But their regular menu is vast. Our kids love it too. Beautiful view of sunset over the sound. Their ingredients are...More

Thank TravelMomRvA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locals recommended Dinky's and it did not disappoint. It was a busy Friday night, but we didn't wait long. We had the spinach artichoke dip, my husband had a Thai chili seafood dish and I had the pork medallions. The food was served hot and...More

Thank Josie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to this restaurant started with a recommendation from a competitor. We usually stay at The Inn On Pamlico Sound when we visit Cape Hatteras and often dine at their on-site Cafe Pamlico which is outstanding in itself. But sometimes you just want something...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are visiting the Outer Banks and having a bit of a problem finding a really quality restaurant. Ironically, a server at another restaurant recommended Dinky's at Hatteras. I had the Grouper w/ sun dried tomatoes, pesto and crumbled feta cheese. It was also served...More

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a beautiful sunset dinner here. I had the spinach salad and crab cakes and my husband had a chicken entree'. To top it off I had the Painkiller drink that was devishly super strong!! Yum. We enjoyed our dinner. The...More

Thank dkelley527
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is another place located on the sound with great views and sunsets. Their food is possibly the best on the island and their staff are very friendly. I wish they would stay open later.

Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was surprised by the size of the place. Would definitely call for reservations if I go again. I ended up sitting at bar to eat but service was still good. Selection was good and varied drink menu.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 31 August 2017

As long as you don't mind not talking to your dinner companions, go here for the FOOD! Excellent dinners had by 5 of us. We just couldn't hear each other. Even if the music hadn't been so loud, the crowds were yelling across the table...More

Thank gimbloom
Reviewed 30 August 2017

An OK restaurant, that thinks it`s more than what it is... The seafood is fresh. King crab legs had good taste. But the seafood linguini was bland, the sauce was watery and I kept longing for the promised garlic. The shrimp was rubbery and overcooked....More

Thank DameDeBronze
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We dined at Dinky's on Saturday Night, the last night of our Hatteras Vacation, and it was a treat! Our server Andy was spot on with his service. The food was great, we had Tuna Tartar and clams casino to start, both were superb, although...More

1  Thank Marc H
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30 September 2016|
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Response from caroltan888 | Reviewed this property |
By DC standards, it is pretty reasonable. Main entrees were on average $21. For a cup of bisque, I think it was $6 cup and $8 for a bowl.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57980 Highway 12, above Village Marina, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-2020
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