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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (66 reviews)
“hash browns” (42 reviews)
“grits” (43 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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11 - 20 of 729 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dunes has the best grits hands down!!! They have a huge menu and offer a wide variety for breakfast. Everything from French Toast to Fish Roe and eggs! The restaurant is able to handle large parties and not blink an eye! Prices are reasonable...More

Thank Vonda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seven of us went for breakfast. Service was super, food came quickly and correctly. Buffet was nicely stocked and reasonably priced - $12. Menu items were very reasonable for the area, also! Food and service were so good that we returned the next day for...More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great buffet. When in about 830 am, no wait , we had a large party of 10. Food and service was good and at a reasonable price. The all you can eat buffet for 12.99 had a lot of great food, fruit, pastries and were...More

Thank travelcouple100
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for place after Jockey Ridge Sunset. Found the Dunes and glad we did. No wait at around 845. Service was fast and friendly, including manager stopping at table. A good variety of food for all since no one knew what they wanted....More

Thank kenz3130
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a buffet/menu breakfast restaurant. I am not keen on buffet type of restaurant. Generally they do not have a very good chef. The Dunes serves an ok breakfast choices for the money. You do get a lot of food for the money.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Love their hush puppies and the fish this time was better (and more nicely cooked) than I remember in times past.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

For context, I am a 50yr old New Yorker (Long Island) on the Outer Banks for a family reunion. We were celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary and there were 29 of us. Even though we were guaranteeing 29 people and were willing to commit...More

1  Thank Bowditch
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We are locals and we've had breakfast at the Dunes Restaurant many times - probably 5 or 6 times a year and we will be back.

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My husband and I had both breakfast here and a light meal at the bar on separate days. Breakfast was good. The coffee was excellent. There is a breakfast buffet which looked very good, however we ordered off the menu. Service for breakfast was lovely.(I'm...More

Thank idanicholson
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the dunes for dinner after a day on the beach. Two of us had seafood Norfolk and it was excellent. One person had shrimp and grits, one person had a salmon dish...both dishes were very good. And the hush puppies and seasoned...More

Thank wayne s
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14 June 2017|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
Good breakfast menu
14 September 2015|
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The crispy flounder we serve is a locally sourced from Etheridge Seafood in wnachese, what we do is cross hatch score the fish on one side in order to keep it from curling up during the cooking process. We then lightly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
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07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1600
  • E-mail
This local, Outer Banks restaurant is now in it's 35th anniversary season. That's probably why it's called a 'Nags Head Tradition' by locals. Currently open for breakfast daily. Weekends - spring and fall - and daily in the summer season, there's a robust fruit and breakfast bar plus some whopping good breakfast platters. When dinner opens shortly, Specialties are real southern cooking - like fried chicken. Also a specialty - local, Outer Banks seafood - broiled, fried, and always good. Steaks and prime rib round out the dinner menu. The "R" Bar is great for a late night meal or a special drink. And if all this isn't enough, there's Roxie's Retail - great, flirty finds for your home or wardrobe. It's a family run organization that is glad to welcome locals and vacationers alike.
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