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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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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (81 reviews)
“blue crabs” (62 reviews)
“hush puppies” (101 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great family-run place! Our family of 7 loved the crabs - some of the best we ever had. It's a small place, so just plan ahead or do take-out.More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

It's great to hear that we were able to accommodate your family of 7! It's a wonderful time of year to get crabs as they are plentiful and of the highest quality. Did you know that we do our own crabbing? That means that we'll...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner on Wednesday evening- great steamed shrimp, fried clams, and scallops. Diner atmosphere, friendly service.

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

We truly appreciate your kind words about our food and service! We hope you'll stop in again soon for another meal with us.

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped for lunch and sat at the bar area. Ordered the Crab Bisque. It was delicious! Next came the Blue Crab. We had never had it before, and what a treat it was! Next was fried shrimp for myself, and hubby ordered the steamed shrimp....More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Thank you so much for the kind review. We're thrilled to have shared your first blue crab experience and hope it won't be your last. Have a great day!

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Took the family for crab daughter had crab cake said it was delish! Wife had fried oysters awesome was her word and I had soft shell crab sandwich and it was the best I've ever had!! Small family owned business friendly counter help, We will...More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

It's wonderful to hear that you'll definitely be back. Thank you for sharing your first experience with us. We're looking forward to next time.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great for carry out. If Dinning in be sure and go at a off time they probably only seat 30. They food is one the best on O.B.X.More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're always happy to entertain a full dining room, of course, but you're tip to avoid crowds by coming at an off-peak time is spot on. If you're ever looking to skip the...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wonderful selection, ready for pickup when promised. The lobster bisque and flounder were two of the best dishes. Fried shrimp sandwich was good too.More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your takeout experience with us! Did you know that you can call ahead to place takeout orders? That's the best way to ensure that your food will be ready at the time of your choosing. Have a...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Went here for dinner and sat at the bar. Had great seafood at reasonable prices. It was fun talking with the staff and eating oysters as they were shucked. The soups were very good. It was good enough, we came back the next night --...More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you so much for being repeat customers! It's not unusual for us to serve the same families on consecutive nights, but it's always a wonderful compliment. We appreciate you choosing to make vacation memories with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This place my not look the most inviting (it's small, not many tables) but the food was excellent. We ordered blue crabs, shrimp, fries and a chicken tender sandwich and everything was soooo good. If you're looking for good seafood, stop here

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you so much for complimenting our food! We like to think that our cozy size and family staff contribute to the inviting atmosphere. We sure hope that we'll have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

On our first vacation to the amazing Outer Banks, we were looking for a place to enjoy some seafood with a local vibe. We figured there wasn't much chance, as the local probably ate seafood at home. But I Got Your Crabs was clearly frequented...More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

We truly appreciate your kind compliments to our staff and food. I can't tell you how flattered we are that, of all the restaurants in the Outer Banks, you chose us as one of your first vacation meals here. We hope it won't be your...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I have gone here twice to pick up whole crabs for dinner. I asked the counter clerk if they carried whole Dungeness crabs and she said no, but they carried pieces of them. I asked the price, she looked oddly at me and said they...More

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Thank you for being a repeat customer! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Dungeness crab on two occasions. You'll have to forgive our staff. Around here Blue Crabs are the only "whole" crabs - backs, faces, guts, and the whole shebang. As you...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Salinacherry1979
How much for bushels now but not 4th of July.
4 July 2016|
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Response from RCBLOVER | Reviewed this property |
Price probably changes daily. I would call and ask.
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Melissa B
Can you get bulk crabs to eat in the restaurant or only to go? Say like 5 of us want to share half a bushel or maybe 10 or 20 pounds and a bunch of sides. Is this an option?
17 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
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lucamax9
we are visiting in October from the uk.what seafood will be in season then?thank you
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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