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Dirty Dick's Crab House

2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
+1 252-449-2722
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“crab melt” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (106 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2407 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had seen the signs for years and it did get great reviews so thought we would try it. We arrived for an early dinner 430pm on Black Friday. The place was not crowded, we had a very attentive server- food was great with very large...More

Thank Jturnerfnp
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was my 4th visit to Dirty Dicks and as always it was fantastic. I took my cousin who was visiting from out of town for the shrimp and she was as impressed as I always am. The food is consistently fresh and fabulous. We...More

Thank THALL83
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our family of 30 plus visited Nags Head Columbus Day weekend for a reunion. On less than thirty days notice, Robert and his staff made group arrangements for their breakfast buffet. Our family included all age groups from infants to baby boomers, with some food...More

Thank madamms
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went here for the first time our second night in town. The place was not too busy, no wait for a table. Our waitress was great. Very attentive, cordial and had good recommendations for food. The crab legs were tasty, but a little stringy....More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had a great time at Dirty Dick's Crab House in Nags Head. Our waitress, Vanessa, was AWESOME! We did all you can eat stuff, and she kept offering more and more reloads. Didn't waver in the slightest. Good food and DELICIOUS sauces - made...More

Thank Wes N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We laughed at the bill boards for this place that we saw on the way into town. Arrived a little late so we just wanted to find a place to eat and this was close. It is the typical tourist spot. The food was good...More

Thank antym2u
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Although the website didn't reflect it they had gone to a Friday through Sunday only schedule for breakfast when we visited the last week of September. The hostess said it was news to her too when she arrived at work that day.More

Thank TiaMia18
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

I apologize for throwing you off by not having breakfast the day in question. I apologize for our part in your wasting a trip and filing out of your cars to enter the restaurant. I have a thorough appreciation for the aggravation that this caused....More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered steamed shrimp, received boiled shrimp. Oyster PoBoy was more bun than oyster and rib platter was cold and had to be sent back. Never offered drink refills or dessert. Won't go back.More

Thank 252debram
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

When I get reviews that aren't stellar they give me the opportunity to revisit the items we offer and keep an eye on our consistency. I can only promise you that our shrimp are steamed and not boiled. We operate a custom pressurized steamer in...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Although we heard the all you can eat seafood was great, it was a disappointment. The hush puppies were good to start, but the shrimp was basically like what I get from the freezer for my kids, and I couldn't eat the fish. I am...More

Thank Tori K
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

In this review it seems as if the service was on par, the hushpuppies were great and your wife enjoyed her meal. It seems as if you didn't enjoy your meal. The all you can eat fry basket comes with 4 options which are shrimp,...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Tracy and I went here for supper. Richard was our waiter. He was the best waiter I have had in a long time. Very personable. I ordered the shrimp poboy. Tracy got the fish and chips plate.. The food was out of this world good....More

Thank David S
DDXrestaurant, General Manager at Dirty Dick's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourselves so much. The reason why our Po'Boys at so good is because they are served on the authentic French loaf from Gambino's bakery in New Orleans. All of our fried seafood is breaded and fried to order. I'm...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 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
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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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