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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

We found this Restaurant after an afternoon of shopping and were pleasantly surprised with the friendly waitress, great menu, and delicious and plentiful food. Being a Boston boy, I was intrigued by the Clam Chowder in a clear broth, but found it very delicious.

Thank BozzzDad
TheDunesRestaurant, Manager at The Dunes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Thanks so much for dining in with us, glad to hear you enjoyed it! Please come back for breakfast or dinner again sometime soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2015

We have been going to OBX for over 30 years and The Dunes Restaurant is a staple on all of our visits. It wouldn't be a trip to OBX if we didn't eat at The Dunes. The food is good and wholesome and the prices...More

Thank Susan H
TheDunesRestaurant, Manager at The Dunes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Thanks so much for joining us for dinner! Glad you enjoyed it, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2015

My family and I stopped here for breakfast before heading out on the Nags Head Dolphin watch on the recommendation of the reviews from TripAdvisor. Our entire visit here was nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for that "southern hospitality" this is the...More

Thank Melanie H
TheDunesRestaurant, Manager at The Dunes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Happy you decided to stop in and join us for breakfast! I'm glad everything was fantastic, please join us for dinner again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 21 September 2015

Went for breakfast because of reviews. Service was horrible. I have never been totally ignored like this before. Waitress never came back to our table after taking order, no refills and did not get what we ordered. Had the buffet but was told to order...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Had breakfast here one morning. Service was quick, and staff was friendly. They service more than breakfast. Breakfast buffet was offered also.

Thank NYBailey
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Very limited buffet. Home fries come only WITH onions. Buffet seemed to be all pre-prepped food that was easy to heat up. Restaurant seems geared to turning tables, rather than providing good food. It's been my experience you can accomplish both. Eggs were powdered/liquid. Overall...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The service was poor, had to ask the waitress many times for refills. Had to ask for a towel to wipe the table with after a drink spilled, cleaned up ourselves. Food wasn't hitting on much either.

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had the breakfast buffet twice during our week in OBX and it was consistently excellent. Staff is top notch, too.

Thank DKPinVA
TheDunesRestaurant, Manager at The Dunes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Thanks so much for joining us for breakfast! Please visit us for dinner next time you are here as well! look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great breakfast!! Expect a wait of at least 15 mintues. The sausage gravy is best I've had in a long time.

Thank darrick69
TheDunesRestaurant, Manager at The Dunes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Thanks for stopping in for breakfast, glad to know you enjoyed it! Please come back and visit us for dinner the next time you are in town, look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have been coming to the Dunes Restaurant for a long time, since about the mid 1980's. We always enjoyed coming here for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast was always great and very good sized portions. Last week we stopped in again for breakfast before heading...More

Thank trflyer
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the breakfast buffet schedule and price?
14 June 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
By all means, call for buffet hours or check the website.
could you please give me the recipe of the crispy flounder. I know you score it on onr side. I live in salem va and cant come in any more due to health reasons it is wonderful
14 September 2015|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
The crispy flounder was from Mulligans restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
16:00 - 20:30
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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