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Dirty Dick's Crab House

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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
+1 252-449-2722
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11:00 - 22:00
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Leamington, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a late dinner tonight at Dirty Dick's Crab House, Nags Head. My husband is a seafood lover who enjoyed the seafood platter. I don't eat seafood and Casey suggested the Dixie chicken which did not disappoint. We were initially disappointed that there was no key lime pie but but loved the "Award Winning" White Chocolate Bread Pudding with... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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327 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in while on a road trip down the eastern seaboard. It was a great trip full of many good memories and stopping here is one of them. We liked the friendly atmosphere, helpful service and especially the great tasting food. Don't know if we'll ever get back because we live in the heart of flyover country, but we... More 

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Thank DMJA21
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

I'm elated that you had a great time. The sentence..."We liked the friendly atmosphere, helpful service and especially the great tasting food." says it all. If you ever do make it back please ask for me as I want to make sure we make it worth your trip!! Thanks again, Rob B More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the OBX the weekend before Thanksgiving for a relaxing day. Stopped at Dirty Dick's for dinner. Drinks were good but the food was overpriced and over cooked! Seafood platter for two looked appetizing, the 3 crab legs were so over cooked that the meat was stuck to the inside of the shell. One of the 2 jumbo shrimp used... More 

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Thank Monna T
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

I'm very bummed to hear about your experience and hope that my response helps with your views of us and your experience. I'd like to start by explaining the entrée that you purchased. It's called a Trinity Platter and it's a dinner entrée for 2 to 3 people. It consists of over 1 1/4 lbs. of crablegs(3 full clusters-not 3... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner here last eve with my husband. All I can say is FABULOUS!! Our waitress, Kimberly, was simply amazing!! From greeting & seating, to making suggestions, shucking our oysters, mixing drinks, service...everything was absolutely perfect! We shared a dozen oysters, fried gator tail, calamari and mussels. All were of the highest quality and simply delicious!! I would... More 

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Thank CatHarris5656
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We definitely work hard to provide the fun time that you had the other evening and it's great when a server, such as Kim, gets a mention for her efforts. She has been a valued employee for a few years now and her smile is infectious!! I'm proud... More 

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always on the hunt for a good salad bar, being new to Outer Banks I think we found our go-to place, and it is at this wonderful seafood restaurant in Nags Head. Salad bar fully stocked, everything was bright and fresh. Soups were all homemade and delicious. Best corn bread ever. The soup and salad bar for lunch is $9.99,... More 

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Thank Shellie L
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

AWESOME!!!!! You couldn't have written a more appreciated review if I had paid you!! The addition of the salad bar with hot food buffet was a labor of love by us. I just feel that every community needs that for an option. We also have been trying to get the word out that it's a great lunch break option for... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

After a couple of trips to OBX and seeing sooo many billboards, we finally decided to make this one of our family outings. The food was great and our kids had fun. Mission accomplished! My husband had a hoagie and I had the crab cake sandwich. Lots of leftovers to take with for dinner that night. Our oldest daughter got... More 

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Thank TamBamVA
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this great review. This year upcoming we are going to add a Kid friendly breakfast buffet that I want you to be aware of. It may be the perfect thing for you and your family to start off your vacation on the Outer Banks!! Thanks again for the review, Rob... More 

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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The billboards along the highway and the gift shop with the crass t-shirts were the clue, but we were hungry and most restaurants were closed for the winter. We were also tired and fell for the up-sell. Average for this type of restaurant. One note - the market prices on the blackboard were downright outrageous.

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Thank kathi_ta_reviews
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. I'm not sure what "up-sell" you're talkin about but I'd love to find out more about your visit and see what exactly went wrong in your opinion. Please call the restaurant when we re-open around the second week in February and ask for me, Rob, the General Manager. Our number is (252)449-2722.... More 

Coldwater, Michigan
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104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This was my first visit to Dirty Dicks and didn't know what to expect. As it turned out, the experience was all good. The waiter was super friendly and very helpful. I went there intending to get the clam chowder in a breadbowl, but was told it was out of season. Not sure at this point if he was talking... More 

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Thank banjobillk
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. Please seek me out on your next visit so I can personally thank you. It's great to see where we were able to take care of you so many different ways in one visit. This review is a General Manager's dream come true!! lol Rob B More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I first heard about Dirty Dick's from relatives who had eaten there during their day in Nags Head, NC. They raved about it so much that I decided to make it the restaurant of my choice on the day some friends and I were in the area to celebrate my 33rd birthday! Immediately, I was very impressed with Dirty Dick's...the... More 

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Thank LSG83
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the review!! Please don't wait until you're 34 to re-visit us. We're working on our most exciting menu ever for this upcoming season and we're going to be adding a large party and kid friendly breakfast buffet for the busy months. I really enjoy reading a review like this where we got so many thing right in different... More 

Hartsburg, Missouri, United States
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We were there for dinner. He chose the flounder with crab cake on top. They were out of flounder and asked if they could substitute swai, which he did. The swai was very good, but the crab cake was over the top. It was served with a sweet potato and potato chunk medley, as well as grilled green beans. I... More 

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Thank D-Tektn
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks sooo much for taking time to review us. We put lumps of effort into our crabcakes!! lol This upcoming year we are going to add a King crab cake. You've got lots to look forward to on your next visit. Please ask for me, Rob, as I'd like to thank you in person for your review. Rob B More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 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
Description
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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