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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

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3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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11:30 - 21:00
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

If I could, I would eat here every day of my vacation. Their oysters are perfectly shucked and are always fresh. They make a crab bisque that is so good, you'll never go anywhere else for soup. Their crab cakes are so fluffy and rich that they're a steal for the price. They make their own sauces which go so... More 

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Thank Elise S
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review for us on TripAdvisor! Many people don't know that we make all of our own sauces; from cocktail to our spicy oyster sauce, they're all made from scratch in house. I love that you pointed that out. Have a great day! More 

Rutland, Vermont
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

When I travel I am always looking to try local restaurants. The owner actually catches the crab you are eating. The place is really small with no frills. However you don't even miss it because you are concentrating on the delicious food. Everyone is polite and helpful. I had the blue crab nachos, which is fried wantons, cheese sauce and... More 

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Thank SewFine802
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Your enthusiasm ready clear in your review and I want to thank you for that! The nachos are one of my personal favorite appetizers and it bring me joy to see that others love them as much as I do. Have a great day! More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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193 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I can't wait to come back here!! We were hoping for crab but because of weather and tide they didn't have them so got steamed shrimp instead. Did not disappoint so delicious! My friend got the crab bisque which was perfect! Not too thick like chowder and big chunks of crab. Seating is limited so be ready to wait if... More 

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Thank HBH2336
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I loved reading about how much you enjoyed your experience with us even though the blue crabs weren't available during your visit. Did you know that you can call ahead to reserve crabs and check on their availability? It's a tip that's especially useful in the Spring when availability is inconsistent. The crabs will be back soon. Join us for... More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Bought fresh crabs, shrimp, clams, and crab legs. Took them home to steam. They tasted great. For the amount we got the price was very reasonable. Definitely go back there again

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Thank Dan M
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We love that you left a review highlighting an underrated portion of our business. Our fresh seafood is available uncooked so that you can take it home and prepare it exactly to your liking surrounded by family and friends. What a great way to spend a meal! Thanks for sharing that with us. More 

Upstate NY
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you like crab, shrimp, oysters, scallops etc, steamed to your liking, seasoned to your choice this is your place! If you are a crab picking purist, no fancy complicated concoctions that happen to have some seafood in them, this is your place! Only two stainless tables and maybe 24 bar stools all with brown paper, local beer and wine,... More 

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Thank RCBLOVER
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It sounds like you tried it all so we especially grateful that you decided to leave a review for us. You even took time to ready the story of how we got started! It's hard to believe how hardworking Hunter was from such a young age, isn't it? He hasn't slowed down a bit to this day. We hope to... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Finally visited on the last two nights in Kitty Hawk. Got some seafood to bring back to the house the first night, then went back and ate in the restaurant the second night. It was so good and fresh! The menu has many options and both my husband and I were very impressed with what we got. In the summer... More 

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Thank Rebecca18705
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that you're already a repeat customer and we sincerely appreciate your review. While we do get very busy in the summer, it might interest you to know that you can call in the morning with your takeout order, select a time slot, and we will have it ready for pick up despite the crowds. See... More 

Charlotte
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Just ok. Not great. Lack of seating too. Tried crab cakes, shrimp or crab nachos, soft shell crab, oysters, kids fish sticks, kids crab and cheese tacos, and a couple more. Best thing was crab or shrimp nachos.

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Thank Ruth S
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you really enjoyed the blue crab nachos! They're one of our newer items and a personal favorite. Did you know that we're a small, family-run restaurant? We like to think our small size adds to that atmosphere. Did you know that, if the booths are full when your party arrives, we'll save the next one... More 

Wanchese, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

My wife and I stopped here to check out what eating blue crabs is all about? The wait staff took the time to explain all about the size, the cleaning process and the picking to two very inexperienced Blue Crab eaters. After working on a dozen of the rascals I think we got the hang of it. They were delicious.... More 

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Thank dave t
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for complimenting our waitstaff. They really do take special time to help first time crab pickers find the meat. Now you'll know for next time! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Best seafood!!!!!!! Simple and small seating area. We had crab, crab cakes, steamed oysters, flounder filets, and fried shrimp off the À la carte menu. Everything was cooked to perfection!

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Thank melaniejaneb
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I loved hearing about the variety that you tried. Our menu is designed so you can order as much (or as little) as you like and it's wonderful to see customers take full advantage of that. Thanks for the review! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Day trip down to Kitty Hawk and this place was recommended to us. What a quaint little location. Located at the end of a small strip center, you can smell the fabulous seafood in the parking lot. The seafood tacos are a must!!! They also do takeout. We will definitely be back.

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Thank vabronco
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We were so excited to hear the enthusiasm in your review! The tacos are an employee favorite so it doesn't surprise me that you enjoyed them so much. Did you know that you can mix & match over 80 combinations? We could eat them every day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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