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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“blue crabs” (74 reviews)
“crab bisque” (94 reviews)
“hush puppies” (114 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to eat fresh seafood. Caught Happy Hour so got a deal on oysters on the half shell. The fried shrimp was sweet and the best I have had in a long time. Crab cakes were delicious. Servers were friendly, responsive and fast. Loved...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local recommended the oyster stew and for New Year's eve we had to give it a try by our group of six. No disappointment! It was as stated as being one of the best stews with plump and perfect fresh local oysters in a...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Crabs are awesome and really only place to get good crabs on the beach. The person at the register is curt and not friendly. Been there several times and same unfriendliness. Crabs are worth it though

Thank Chrissy E
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Good seafood at a good price. Diner style tables and bar, plastic tableware, paper towel napkins - unpretentious - wine served in a plastic cup! - great waitstaff. Just what we were looking for - a little hole in the wall that focuses on serving...More

Thank TN-Transplant73
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I am a huge seafood lover, especially for crabs. This is a small place, but the food was really good! I will definitely be back. They of course specialize in blue crabs, and they do not disappoint. Very good soft shell crabs and the dipping...More

Thank Casuarius81
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Been to be OBX many times finally got to try this place. Worst crab soup ever and I’ve tried many. All broth, no crab. Crab cakes lacked flavor. Broiled scallops overdone. Kitchen staff spent their time on phones or talking to each other. Waitress had...More

Thank Don R
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for business. I too am disappointed that you caught us on a bad day. While I can appreciate that you're not a self-proclaimed "habitual complainer", your experience was not the norm for us either. Our she crab bisque is typically full of crab...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

We ate at the bar, which they covered in brown paper. Shrimp were tasty and big; fish tacos were a good portion and the hush puppies were to die for - the sweet brown sugar sauce makes them into dessert! Wine selection was limited to...More

Thank j0hnindc
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for your compliments on our food! Don't forget our full-sized, local wines served by the bottle. They're a nice addition to any meal.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fantastic seafood, cheap prices, fun service. The bonus was chatting it up with the owner's mom. She's so lovely.

Thank legaldiva2002
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service! Kathy will especially appreciate that you enjoyed your conversation with her. See you for a third meal soon we hope!

Reviewed 6 November 2017

The business is a hole in the wall. You receive two items for an expensive price. The food is served in a paper bowl. You receive only two items ie a meat and one vegetable. You have to order hush puppies extra. The food is...More

Thank bonney
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Should you decide to try us again, I recommend our new lunch specials. They're a great bargain and even include a fountain drink. You're welcome to choose hushpuppies as your side...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best meals we had in OBX. It’s a local seafood market and small restaurant owned by a local fisherman. It’s a perfect little dive that’s wildly popular for a good reason. We went between lunch and dinner because it gets...More

Thank DanaRod213
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It's great to hear that you're already thinking about your next meal with us! You'll have to try the sweet potato fries on your next trip. They are served with that same sweet sauce and equally as delicious. We're looking forward to serving you again.

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4 July 2016|
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Response from RCBLOVER | Reviewed this property |
Price probably changes daily. I would call and ask.
Melissa B
18 July 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our bushel pricing is available for takeout only but we can cook it up for you if you decide to go that route. If you're dining in, you can order as many dozens or pounds as you'd like. If you're... More
27 February 2015|
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Response from IGYCOBX | Property representative |
October is a great time of year for seafood in the Outer Banks! Local blue crabs, shrimp, and oysters should all be in season. We look forward to your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483
  • E-mail
We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.
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