The Dunes Restaurant Nags Head

A Nags Head Tradition for 3 Decades

The Dunes proudly utilizes sustainable products sourced locally and regionally whenever possible. In our continued support of North Carolina farmers, fishermen and purveyors, we would like to recognize Etheridge Seafood, Old Mill of Guilford Grits, Celebrity Dairy, Green Leaf Farms, Daniels Seafood, O’Neal’s Seafood, Rose Bay Oyster Company, and more, as the season unfolds. 18% Gratuity is added to parties of 6 or more.

Award-Winning Breakfast & Fresh Fruit Bar

Served weekends spring & fall. Served daily in summer.
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The Dolphin

Not for the timid appetite! Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$5.99

The Whaler

A whale of a breakfast! Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with bacon or sausage patties, hash browns or grits, and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$7.99
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Add Link Sausage or Cured Ham$8.59

Corned Beef Hash

Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$9.99

Country Ham Platter

Center-cut, salt-cured ham with two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$10.99

Country Sausage 'n' Gravy

Served on toast or biscuits with your choice of hash browns or grits.
$6.99

Creamed Chipped Beef

Served on toast or biscuits with hash browns or grits.
$8.99

Poached Eggs

Two eggs served with your choice of English muffin, toast, biscuits or hotcakes, and hash browns or grits.
$6.99

Pork Scrapple

6-oz. pork scrapple with two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$9.99

Shrimp & Grits

Our famous grits topped with bacon, green onions, sausage gravy and sauteed shrimp served with toast or biscuits.
$9.99

Steak & Eggs

7-oz. rib-eye steak, two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuits.
$13.99

Belgian Waffle

Homemade golden, crisp waffle. Toppings: blueberries, pecans, chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
$5.99
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Add Toppings$1.99 each

Belgian Waffle Platter

Homemade waffles with two eggs, fried or scrambled, and two pieces of bacon.
$8.99

Buttermilk Hotcakes

Three large hotcakes served with syrup. Toppings: blueberries, pecans, chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
$4.99
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Add Toppings$1.99 each

French Toast

Three slices of Texas toast, grilled golden and dusted with powdered sugar.
$5.99

Crab & Jack Omelette

Crabmeat and Monterey Jack cheese. You can only find a crab omelette like this on the coast!
$12.99

Create Your Own Omelette

We start you off with a three egg omelette. Add egg whites or egg beaters or any of the following items: ham, bacon, sausage, tomato, asparagus, onion, green pepper, mushrooms or cheese.
$5.99
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Add Egg Whites or Egg Beaters$1.99
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Toppings$0.99 each
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Add Cheese$1.29

Farmer's Omelette

Ham, bacon, sausage and cheese.
$10.99

Greek Omelette

Tomato, spinach and feta cheese.
$9.99

Outer Banks Seafood Omelette

A generous mix of crab and shrimp with Monterey Jack cheese.
$14.99

Popeye Omelette

Spinach, bacon, onions and Monterey Jack cheese.
$9.99

Veggie Omelette

Mushrooms, green peppers, onions and tomatoes.
$9.99

Western Omelette

Ham, tomato, green peppers and onions.
$9.99

Bellini

Sparkling wine and fresh peach puree.
$5.99

Bloody Mary

Need we say more! Custom blended by us!
$5.99

Orange Crush

Fresh-squeezed orange juice with vodka and triple sec.
$6.99

Sunrise Mimosa

Sparkling wine and Florida orange juice.
$5.99

City Ham Biscuit

Sugar cured ham in a homemade buttermilk biscuit.
$2.99

Country Ham Biscuit

Old-fashioned NC salty ham in a homemade buttermilk biscuit.
$3.99

Egg & Cheese Sandwich

Mini cheese omelette on bread or biscuit.
$3.99

Eggs n' Hotcakes

Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with two buttermilk hotcakes.
$4.49

Eggs n' Toast

Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with two slices of toast.
$2.99

Grilled Cheese & Bacon

Your choice of cheese on Texas toast. Served with hash browns or grits.
$6.99

Oatmeal n' Topping

Creamy oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and milk.
$3.99

Sausage or Bacon Biscuit

Our homemade buttermilk biscuit with your choice of sausage or bacon.
$2.79

Traditional BLT Sandwich

Always a favorite. Served with your choice of hash browns or grits.
$6.99

Breakfast & Fresh Fruit Bar

Parents must accompany all children.
Children Ages 4-10$7.99
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Children Ages 3 and Younger$2.99

Sandfiddler

One egg scrambled with one buttermilk hotcake.
$2.99

Silver Dollar Hotcakes

Four small buttermilk hotcakes. Add chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
$3.99

Bacon

$2.29

Bagel & Cream Cheese

$2.29

Corned Beef Hash

$3.99

Country Ham

$4.99

Creamed Chipped Beef

$3.99

English Muffin

$1.99

Fish Roe

$4.99

French Toast

$2.29

Fried Egg

$1.29

Gourmet Grits

$1.99

Hash Browns

$1.99

Homemade Biscuits

$1.99

Oatmeal

$3.99

Sausage Gravy

$2.99

Sausage Links

$2.49

Sausage Patties

$2.29

Scrapple

$3.99

Sliced Tomatoes

$1.99

Sugar Cured Ham

$2.49

Toast

Two slices.
$1.79

Buffalo Shrimp

Large shrimp hand battered, flash fried, tossed in buffalo sauce and served with blue cheese dressing.
9.99

Crispy Calamari

Buttermilk soaked calamari, flash fried with zucchini spears and pepperoncini pieces, served with a Texas Pete aioli and warm marinara.
$9.99

Drunk Jerk Chicken Wings

Fresh chicken wings marinated in beer and jerk marinade, baked in the oven then flame grilled, finished with sweet and spicy wing sauce.
Six Wings$7.99
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Twelve Wings$11.99

Dunes Onion Rings

Freshly sliced onions dipped in homemade beer batter, flash fried and served with horseradish ranch.
7.99

Fried Dill Pickle Chips & Jalapenos

Buttermilk soaked dill pickle chips and sliced jalapenos coated in seasoned flour and flash fried, served with honey mustard and ranch dressing.
$8.99

Shrimp & Crab Dip

Fresh shrimp and crabmeat, cream cheese, sherry, Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses, served warm with fresh made tortilla chips and toasted pita points.
$10.99

Steamed Combo

1/2 lb. Spiced Shrimp and 1/2 lb. Snow Crab Legs
$19.99

Steamed Snow Crab Legs

Half Pound$10.99
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One Pound$19.99

Steamed Spiced Shrimp

Half Pound$10.99
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One Pound$19.99

Hatteras Clam Chowder

Loaded with clams, bacon, onions, carrots, celery and potatoes, simmered in a clear broth.
Cup$4.99
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Bowl$6.99

She Crab Soup

A rich combination of cream, sherry and crabmeat. An Outer Banks favorite.
Cup$5.99
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Bowl$8.99

Garden Salad

A blend of artisan lettuce topped with fresh cucumbers, shredded carrots, red onions, sliced tomatoes and croutons.
$5.99

Signature Spinach Salad

Fresh baby spinach topped with toasted almonds, chopped bacon, strawberries, mushrooms and hard boiled eggs, complimented with a delicious citrus vinaigrette.
$9.49

The Dunes' Wedge

A wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with hardwood smoked chopped bacon, diced tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese and crispy onions, finished with blue cheese dressing.
$7.49

Tuscan Caesar Salad

Fresh chopped romaine hearts, tossed in a house made Caesar dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese and croutons, finished with Parmesan crisp.
$7.49

Atlantic Sea Scallops

Premium grade large sea scallops, served lightly breaded and flash fried or pan seared.
$30.99

Broiled Bounty of the Sea

Fresh NC flounder filet, large shrimp, premium scallops and a generous portion of lump crabmeat.
$29.99

Clam Strips

Large Atlantic clam strips, lightly battered and flash fried, served with homemade tartar or cocktail sauce.
$16.99

Davis' Seafood Trio

Large shrimp, scallops and oysters lightly battered and flash fried, served with homemade tartar or cocktail sauce.
27.99

Fried Bounty of the Sea

Fresh NC flounder filet, large shrimp, premium scallops, select oysters and a homemade crab cake.
$29.99

Fried Oysters

Select oysters, lightly dusted in our special seafood breader and perfectly fried, served with homemade tartar or cocktail sauce.
$21.99

Grilled Mahi Tacos

Atlantic Mahi, dusted in jerk seasonings, grilled and served on flour tortillas with cabbage, shredded cheese, green onions, fresh pico de gallo and chili lime sour cream. Served with traditional rice and black beans.
$18.99

Homemade Crab Cakes

Crab cakes made from a tasteful blend of crabmeat and spices served flash fried or broiled, our secret recipe.
One Crab Cake$19.99
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Two Crab Cakes$26.99

North Carolina Flounder

Locally caught premium Atlantic flounder, lightly battered and flash fried or broiled, served with homemade tartar or cocktail sauce.
$20.99

Outer Banks Shrimp

Large shrimp, lightly battered and flash fried or broiled.
$19.99

Pick Your Catch

Choose between popcorn shrimp, clam strips, flounder, shrimp, crab cake or oysters. We respectfully request all items be served all fried or all broiled.
Choice of Two$21.99
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Choice of Three$24.99

Popcorn Shrimp

A huge portion of fresh baby shrimp, lightly battered and flash fried. Tiny morsels of seafood bliss.
$17.99

Seafood Norfolk

Large shrimp, plump and juicy scallops and jumbo lump crabmeat, lightly sauteed in our own garlic sherry wine sauce.
27.99

Chicken & Waffles

A homestyle favorite! Fresh chicken tenders dusted in our house breading, golden fried, served over a warm fluffy Belgian waffle with bourbon maple glaze.
16.99

Eastern North Carolina BBQ

Hickory smoked pulled pork shoulder in a homemade vinegar based BBQ sauce, served with fresh made coleslaw and French fries.
$15.99

Shrimp & Grits

Pan seared large shrimp, bell peppers, green onion, mushrooms and bacon, served over homemade cheese grits and finished with a pan gravy.
$21.99

Southern Fried Chicken

Our secret recipe, 1/2 fresh breaded chicken fried golden brown, served with baked potato and coleslaw.
$15.99

St. Louis Ribs

Lightly smoked, slow roasted tender St. Louis cut ribs. Served with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce.
Half Rack15.99
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Full Rack24.99

Center Cut 8-oz. Sirloin

Lightly marbled center cut steak, cooked to order and seasoned to perfection.
$21.99

Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders

Fresh chicken tenders, soaked in buttermilk and hand battered in the Dunes' special seasoned flour.
$14.99

Hand Cut 12-oz. Ribeye

Flame grilled fresh ribeye steak, cooked to order and seasoned to perfection.
24.99

Hickory Chicken

Chargrilled marinated chicken breast topped with homemade sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, sliced ham, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese.
$17.99

Seven Sisters Platter

Eight ounce chicken breast, lightly breaded and flash fried or flame grilled, topped with sauteed button mushrooms, sweet onions and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
$17.99

Fresh Seafood Alfredo

Pan seared large shrimp, fresh Atlantic scallops and crabmeat, tossed in a homemade Parmesan cream sauce with cavatelli pasta.
$25.99

Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi

Large shrimp pan seared with capers, tomatoes, minced garlic, white wine and butter, tossed with angel hair pasta.
$21.99

Traditional Homemade Spaghetti

Fresh ground chuck, bell peppers, onions and button mushrooms, simmered with crushed tomatoes and served over spaghetti.
$14.99

Crab Cake Sandwich

Handmade crab cake either flash fried or broiled on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce.
$17.99

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Chargrilled marinated chicken breast topped with lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun.
$12.99
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Add Cheese1.00

NC Flounder Sandwich

Locally sourced Atlantic flounder, lightly battered and flash fried, topped with lettuce and sliced tomato on a toasted hoagie with homemade tartar sauce.
$14.99

The Dunes Burger

Fresh ground chuck, flame grilled and topped with lettuce and sliced tomato on a toasted bun.
$9.99
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Add Cheese$1

Cheese Pizza

7" fresh baked cheese pizza. Served with French fries or applesauce.
$6.99

Chicken Fingers

Three hand breaded chicken tenders, lightly battered and flash fried. Served with French fries or applesauce.
$7.49

Grilled Cheese

Sliced American cheese and toasted white bread. Served with French fries or applesauce.
$5.99

Hamburger

Fresh ground, flame grilled and served on a toasted bun. Served with French fries or applesauce.
$7.99
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Add American Cheese$1

Kraft Mac n' Cheese

$6.99

Popcorn Shrimp

A kids portion of our famous popcorn shrimp.
$8.99

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

A heaping bowl of homemade spaghetti and meat sauce served with fresh made garlic bread.
$7.99

Creme Brulee Cheesecake

Vanilla bean cheesecake with a burnt sugar top, served on a bed or homemade caramel and white chocolate.
$7.99

Dunes Key Lime Pie

Cinnamon infused vanilla wafers for the crust, combined with key lime juice and cream cheese. A perfect finish to any meal!
$6.99

Sky High Carrot Cake

A delicious four layer cake consisting of cinnamon, carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts, topped with cream cheese icing.
$7.99

Sweet Georgia Peach Cobbler

Classic oatmeal crumb topping, sliced peaches, honey, brown sugar, orange juice and cinnamon, served on top of fresh baked pastry dough, finished with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
$6.99

White Chocolate & Banana Bread Pudding

Croissants, white chocolate chips, fresh bananas, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon, served warm and topped with a homemade spiced caramel sauce.
$6.99

Buckshot

Natty Greens Brewery, Greensboro, NC
6

Hatteras Red

Lost Colony Brewery, Stumpy Point, NC
6

Kitty Hawk Blonde

Lost Colony Brewery, Stumpy Point, NC
6

Landshark Lager

Margaritaville Brewing Co., Jacksonville, FL
4

Nags Head IPA

Lost Colony Brewery, Stumpy Point, NC
6

Sam Adams Summer Ale

Boston Beer Company, Jamaica Plain, MA
6

Shock Top

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
4

Striped Bass Pale Ale

Devils Backbone, Lexington, VA
6

Thousand Smiles Golden Ale

Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, NC
6

Yuengling Lager

Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, PA
4

Bud Light

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
3.50

Budweiser

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
3.50

Coors Light

Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO
3.50

Corona Extra

Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico
4.50

Heineken

Heineken Nederland B.V., Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
4.50

Michelob Ultra

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
4

Miller Lite

Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI
3.50

Canyon Road

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel, Moscato, Pinot Noir, Merlot
Glass5

Creme de Lys Chardonnay

Crisp apple, citrus, cinnamon
Glass8
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Bottle28

Italico Pinot Grigio

Summer fruits with melon aromas and flavors
Glass7
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Bottle24

Murphy Goode The Fume Sauvignon Blanc

Fruit flavors from citrus to tropical
Glass7
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Bottle24

Polka Dot Riesling

Sweet to start, tangy to finish
Glass7
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Bottle24

Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc

Passion fruit, fresh cut grass
Glass7
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Bottle24

Virginia Dare Chardonnay

Crisp flavors with oak notes
Bottle38

Wente Chardonnay

California's oldest chardonnay
Bottle36

Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir

Ripe fruit, vanilla and spice notes
Glass7
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Bottle24

Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic aromas finished with vanilla and oak
Bottle48

Heavyweight Merlot

Medium bodied, balanced
Glass7
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Bottle24

Manteo

Blueberry and plum with a woodsy full body
Bottle38

Peirano Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark fruit, balanced acidity, mild tannins
Glass8
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Bottle30

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark cherry, plum and baking spices
Bottle32

Ruta 22 Malbec

Soft and smooth with a subtle oak finish
Glass8
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Bottle30

Sterling Vinter's Collection Merlot

Black cherry, cocoa and brambly berries
Bottle35

The Lost Colony

Blend of spicy earth grapes with floral oak notes
Bottle38

Virginia Dare Pinot Noir

Round oaky structure with elegant tannins
Bottle38