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 support of North Carolina farmers, fishermen and purveyors. We would like to recognize Etheridge Seafood, O'Neals Seafood Market, Fresh Catch, The Captains' Oysters and Kevin O'Neal (softshells) for supplying our local seafood. Additionally, we work with the Jennette Brothers, Greenleaf Farms, Hickory Cross Poultry, The Lost Colony Brewery and many other local and regional suppliers to bring you the best of North Carolina.

Award-Winning Breakfast & Fresh Fruit Bar

Served weekends spring & fall. Served daily in summer.
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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 biscuit.
$8.29
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Add Link Sausage or Cured Ham$8.79

The Dolphin

Not for the timid appetite! Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuit.
$6.29

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 biscuit.
$11.99

Poached Eggs

Two eggs served with your choice of English muffin, toast, biscuit 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 biscuit.
$10.99

Country Sausage 'n' Gravy

Served on toast or biscuit with your choice of hash browns or grits.
$7.59

Gourmet Grits

Try our delicious homemade grits.
1.99
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Add Bacon, Sausage or Cheddar$1.29 each

Shrimp & Grits

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

Creamed Chipped Beef

Served on toast or biscuit with hash browns or grits.
$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 biscuit.
$13.99

Corned Beef Hash

Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with hash browns or grits and your choice of hotcakes, toast or biscuit.
$10.99

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 waffle 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.
$5.59
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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

French Toast Platter

Three slices of French toast with two eggs, fried or scrambled, and two pieces of bacon.
$8.99

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: tomato, asparagus, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, ham, bacon, sausage or cheese.
$6.29
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Add Egg Whites or Egg Beaters$1.99
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Veggie Toppings$0.99 each
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Add Meat or Cheese$1.29 each

Outer Banks Seafood Omelette

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

Crab & Jack Omelette

Crabmeat and Monterey Jack cheese. You can only find a crab omelette like this on the coast!
$13.99

Farmer's Omelette

Ham, bacon, sausage and cheese.
$11.59

Western Omelette

Ham, tomato, green peppers and onions.
$9.99

Popeye Omelette

Spinach, bacon, onions and Monterey Jack cheese.
$10.59

Veggie Omelette

Mushrooms, green peppers, onions and tomatoes.
$9.99

Greek Omelette

Tomato, spinach and feta cheese.
$9.99

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

Bellini

Sparkling wine and fresh peach puree.
$5.99

Egg & Cheese Sandwich

Mini cheese omelette on bread or biscuit.
$3.99

Traditional BLT Sandwich

Always a favorite. Served with your choice of hash browns or grits.
$7.99

Grilled Cheese & Bacon

Your choice of cheese on Texas toast. Served with hash browns or grits.
$7.99

Sausage or Bacon Biscuit

Our homemade buttermilk biscuit with your choice of sausage or bacon.
$2.99

City Ham Biscuit

Sugar cured ham in a homemade buttermilk biscuit.
$3.59

Country Ham Biscuit

Old-fashioned NC salty ham in a homemade buttermilk biscuit.
$4.59

Eggs n' Toast

Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with two slices of toast.
$3.99

Eggs n' Hotcakes

Two eggs, fried or scrambled, with two buttermilk hotcakes.
$5.49

Oatmeal n' Topping

Creamy oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and milk.
$4.99

Sandfiddler

One egg scrambled with one buttermilk hotcake.
$2.99

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

Silver Dollar Hotcakes

Four small buttermilk hotcakes.
$3.99
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Add chocolate chips or PB chips$1.99

Grits

$1.99

Bagel & Cream Cheese

$2.29

Toast

Two slices.
$1.79

English Muffin

$1.99

Homemade Biscuit

$1.99

French Toast

$2.29

Fried Egg

$1.29

Hash Browns

$1.99

Oatmeal

$2.99

Creamed Chipped Beef

$4.59

Scrapple

$4.99

Bacon

$2.29

Sausage Patties

$2.29

Sausage Links

$2.49

Sausage Gravy

$3.59

Sugar Cured Ham

$2.99

Country Ham

$5.59

Corned Beef Hash

$4.99

Sliced Tomatoes

$1.99

Fish Roe

$4.99

Hotcakes

$3.99

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

Shrimp & Crab Dip

Fresh shrimp and crabmeat, cream cheese, sherry, Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses, served warm with French baguette and flour tortillas.
$11.99

Dunes Onion Rings

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

Buffalo Shrimp

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

Fried Dill Pickle Chips & Jalapenos

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

Steamed Spiced Shrimp

Half Pound$10.99
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One Pound$19.99

Steamed Snow Crab Legs

Half Pound$10.99
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One Pound$19.99

Steamed Combo

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

Hatteras Clam Chowder

Loaded with clams, bacon, onions, carrots, celery and potatoes, simmered in a clear broth.
Cup$5.99
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Bowl$7.99

She Crab Soup

A rich combination of cream, sherry and crabmeat. An Outer Banks favorite.
Cup$6.99
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Bowl$9.99

Garden Salad

A blend of artisan lettuce topped with fresh cucumbers, shredded carrots, red onions, sliced tomatoes and croutons.
$6.99

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.
$8.99

Tuscan Caesar Salad

Fresh chopped romaine hearts, tossed in a house made Caesar dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese and croutons, finished with Parmesan crisp.
$7.99

Signature Spinach Salad

Fresh baby spinach topped with toasted almonds, chopped bacon, strawberries, mushrooms and hard boiled eggs, complimented with a delicious maple balsamic.
$9.99

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. Each seafood selection needs to be a different selection.
Choice of Two$22.99
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Choice of Three$25.99

Outer Banks Shrimp

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

North Carolina Flounder

Locally caught premium Atlantic flounder, lightly battered and flash fried or broiled, served with homemade tartar or cocktail sauce.
$22.99

Fried Bounty of the Sea

Fresh NC flounder filet, large shrimp, premium scallops, select oysters and a homemade crab cake.
$30.99

Homemade Crab Cakes

Crab cakes made from a tasteful blend of jumbo lump 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

Clam Strips

Large Atlantic clam strips, lightly battered and flash fried, served with homemade tartar or cocktail sauce.
$17.99

Davis' Seafood Trio

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

Fried Oysters

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

Grilled Fish Tacos

Catch of the day, 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.
$17.99

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

Popcorn Shrimp

A huge portion of fresh baby shrimp, lightly battered and flash fried. Tiny morsels of seafood bliss.
$18.99

Seafood Norfolk

Large shrimp, plump and juicy scallops and crabmeat lightly sauteed in our own garlic sherry wine sauce.
28.99

Shrimp & Grits

Pan seared large shrimp, bell peppers, green onion, mushrooms and bacon, served over homemade cheese grits and finished with a pan gravy.
$22.99

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

Southern Fried Chicken

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

Hand Cut 14-oz. Ribeye

Flame grilled fresh ribeye steak, cooked to order and seasoned to perfection.
25.99

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

Center Cut 8-oz. Sirloin

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

Hickory Chicken

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

Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders

Fresh chicken tenders, soaked in buttermilk and hand battered in the Dunes' special seasoned flour.
$15.99

Fresh Seafood Alfredo

Pan seared large shrimp, fresh Atlantic scallops and crabmeat, tossed in a homemade Parmesan cream sauce with cavatelli pasta.
$26.99

Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi

Large shrimp pan seared with capers, tomatoes, minced garlic, white wine and butter, tossed with angel hair pasta.
$22.99

Traditional Homemade Spaghetti

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

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Chargrilled marinated chicken breast topped with lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun.
$13.99
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Add Cheese$1

Crab Cake Sandwich

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

Chicken Fingers

Three hand breaded chicken tenders, lightly battered and flash fried. Served with French fries or applesauce.
$7.99

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

Grilled Cheese

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

Kraft Mac n' Cheese

$6.99

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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

Cheese Pizza

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

Popcorn Shrimp

A kids portion of our famous popcorn shrimp.
$8.99

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

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

Sky High Carrot Cake

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

Hatteras Red

Lost Colony Brewery, Stumpy Point, NC
6

Kitty Hawk Blonde

Lost Colony Brewery, Stumpy Point, NC
6

Nags Head IPA

Lost Colony Brewery, Stumpy Point, NC
6

Uncle Ricks Pilsner

Wicked Weed Brewery, Asheville, NC
6

Hazy Little Thing IPA

Sierra Nevada, Asheville, NC
6

Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale

Lone Rider Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC
6

Sam Adams Summer Ale

Boston Beer Company, Jamaica Plain, MA
5

Foot Hills Hoppyum IPA

Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, NC
6

Yuengling Lager

Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, PA
4

Wild Weekend Lager

Billy Beer, Greenville, NC
6

Budweiser

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
3.50

Bud Light

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
3.50

Miller Lite

Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI
3.50

Michelob Ultra

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO
4

Corona Extra

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

Coors Light

Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO
3.50

Heineken

Heineken Nederland B.V., Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
4.50

Hibiscus Hard Lemonade

Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Lexington, VA
6

Bold Rock Hard Apple Cider

Bold Rock, Blue Ridge Moutains
6

Canyon Road

Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel
Glass6

Caposaldo Pinot Grigio

Veneto, Italy
Glass7
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Bottle24

Creme de Lys Chardonnay

Sonoma, CA
Glass8
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Bottle28

Virginia Dare Chardonnay

Russian River Valley, CA
Bottle38

Quilt Chardonnay

Napa Valley, CA
Bottle55

Matua Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand
Glass7
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Bottle24

Fetzer Riesling

Mendocino, CA
Glass7
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Bottle24

Twin Vines Vinho Verde

Portugal
Glass8
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Bottle28

Chloe

Central Coast, CA
Glass8
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Bottle28

Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir

Sonoma, CA
Glass7
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Bottle24

Ruta 22 Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina
Glass8
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Bottle30

Sterling Vinter's Collection Merlot

Napa Valley, CA
Glass9
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Bottle30

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma, CA
Glass10
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Bottle38

Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma, CA
Bottle48

Manteo Cabernet Blend

Dry Creek Valley, CA
Bottle42