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The Dunes Restaurant

7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
+1 252-441-1600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (50 reviews)
“hush puppies” (66 reviews)
“french toast” (18 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 20:30 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9056
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

We stumbled across this restaurant while in town. Their google listing showed that they were closed, however this was not the case. Staff was very friendly and seated us right away. Within minutes of being seated our waiter, Patrick, was at the table taking our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 20 November 2018

That is a great place for breakfast. The food is good and good prices. They also have a cute shop there which I bought a necklace that has been the envy of other women since I got back. :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GLioness
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice breakfast of eggs bacon and French toast with excellent coffee and great wait staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Stop in for breakfast last week, we were in town for the drum fish tournament....the owner is a very nice person we had a great conversation....the food was very good..if you like crabs try the crab and cheese omelette..the waitress was very accommodating, and made...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank largocarol
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We are SO sorry we didn’t discover this place until we were on our way out of town! Our breakfast was perfect; I had the western omelet, my husband had pancakes. I overheard someone talking about how good the French toast was. Tyler, our waiter,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LlanoSher
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

On way back to va. Stopped for breakfast. Nice looking interior server was extremely nice and efficient kept the coffee refills up. Three other people in group two of them loved the hot cakes and French toast. I& my wife had eggs and egg whites...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank baxtersm1
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The Dunes is an old school restaurant with average food. The potato skin appetizer was ok. The strawberry Lemonade Sangria was ok. The mains, broiled shrimp & fish and fried oyster plate came out in record speed. Unfortunately they shouldn't have, both fish & shrimp...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Catzear36
Reviewed 7 September 2018

All I can say is that, in my opinion, this is a very overpriced buffet at $14.99. Our local Eat n Park has twice the selection for half the price. After a 30 minutes wait, we were taken to a table on the side away...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tracey E E
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We stopped in for breakfast not knowing that they had a breakfast buffet and we are glad that we did! The waitress (who was great) let us know that along with the menu, there was a buffet which we settled for. The selection was not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MadTekNJ
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We only had breakfast here, but it's a very good place for that. Nice menu options at reasonable prices. Friendly and fairly prompt service, but remember you're probably on vacation if you're here, so slow down a little. I just wish the coffee had a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KaneCountyCritic
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It may change by season- just call them!
15 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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