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The Mad Crabber

40618 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915 (Map)
252-995-5959
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 » Steak & Seafood Restaurants
The Mad Crabber is a local's favorite for hanging out with a cold beer and a great seafood meal at a reasonable price. Four different types of crab legs are offered, and the menu also highlights fish and shrimp, pasta, a vegetarian platter, burgers, steak and delicious sides. The Mad Platters, overflowing with a mountain of steamed seafood, are famous. Kids' offerings are available, and there's a game room to keep them entertained. Dinner is served nightly in season. Ask about special sushi, lobster and karaoke nights.
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Freshest seafood
By icequeen813 on 6/27/2008
Fried scallops&shrimp were excellent.Portions weren't enough for our appetites!However scallops may not be as plentiful as previous years.The wait staff really hustle,service was great!
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Best seafood on the beach!
By Dad at the beach on 6/11/2008
My wife and I took our three kids here for dinner. Great food, decent price, great staff. My son(15) ate crab legs and shrimp forever. I had the scallops and they were melt in your mouth good. My daughter(8) had the crab cake and loved it. My little girl (5) loved the shrimp as well. My wife thought the crabs and chowder were great. The kids got to draw on the paper tablecloth and the staff hung it up on the wall for them. Why pay $100 more per plate for china?
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really great
By crablover on 5/5/2008
gave a second chance this year and everything was wonderful!! awesome portins great service. we will be back and the owner was such a sweetheart!
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TOO EXPENSIVE!
By Nikki on 10/17/2007
Come on, Alaskan crabs on the OBX??? This is Hatteras, not Alaska! But, whatever, the prices are atrocious compared to other restaurants.
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Very nice, we'll be back
By Sven on 9/22/2007
A very nice restaurant. Good food... good friendly service... decent menu... prices OK for where you are. A little noisy.
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we like it
By daan on 8/29/2007
We go here every year. I still think the crab legs are overpriced but... we still go. The side dishes are good. The scallop appetizer was great, and the kids enjoy the pool table and games.
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EXCELLENT
By jen on 7/25/2007
My family went to the outer banks for a change of pace. We live in central NC. We had no idea what to try so we decided on the Mad Crabber. The food was wonderful! The staff was great & the food was awesome. I got the krab legs off of the kids menu. It is a half pound of crab legs for $8. We thought it was a really good deal. It will be a little expensive but no more expensive than eating anywhere else in the Outer Banks. you should deffinatley try it. :]
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Keep coming back for more :)
By Guest on 7/22/2007
My wife and I bring our kids down every year and its a rule that we visit the Mad Crabber at least twice. Best food in the Outer Banks. It is one reason that we keep coming back. See you soon Mad Crabber.
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Not as great as last trip
By Crablover on 7/20/2007
We were here last month, tried it again and not up to par. Very expensive for mid-quality. Hate to spend so much to eat off of paper - not even good paper. Felt ripped off. Went to a different restaurant and spent less for better food and got china. Won't give it another try.
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Went back a 2nd time...
By j&r on 7/19/2007
Yummy! We decided to eat at Mad Crabber again and it was even better than the first time! The staff are all very friendly and seem to want to please you. The soup of the day today, a seafood soup in a thick chowder broth, was like nothing I've ever had before. Yum! We left there so full this evening. This may be our favorite place to eat in Avon.
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Cracking Crabs
By Theo Pujols on 7/17/2007
Our favorite place to eat on vacation is the mad crabber. I love cleaning the crabs and eating all that yummy food. Also, my mom's favorite place and we are taking her there for her birthday.
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Great all-round!
By j&r on 7/17/2007
This is an excellent place to eat in Avon. The service was friendly and fast and the food was delicious! Great seafood, great atmosphere, great music, clean... Better than anywhere else we've eaten in Avon so far. Little wait for a table but it was worth it.
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Our favorite place
By Phil Tsunami on 7/17/2007
We look forward to The Mad Crabber each year. Usually we go once, but this year my mom requested 2 trips - one for her birthday :). It's a fun place and the food is excellent.
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By Scotty on 6/26/2007
Mack Dadddys not only has plates but steamed crabs, too. The atmosphere is great there as a bonus and it is clean! (friendly and cheerful, too!!!)
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The best for seafood (& the T-shirts aren't bad)
By Bob K on 6/21/2007
Whenever we go on vacation in the Banks we make sure to stop at the Mad Crabber. The Seafood combo for 2 is amazing - huge amount of food, done just right. Now, if only I could develop a taste for crawdads.
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Good food, but not fancy
By Chris on 6/5/2007
Great steamed seafood... if you want steamed crabs -- come here! It definitely is not fancy and is just a good ol' crab shack... who cares if you're served on plastic plates if the food is good?
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By Scotty on 4/24/2007
When you pay 27+ for food, you expect more than a plastic plate or pizza pan for your food...
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This is the Place for Seafood
By Mallory on 12/5/2006
If you're looking for really good seafood without all the spices and garnishes to cover up the real taste, this is where you need to go! Trust me!
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Best place to go for OBX seafood
By a Guest Reviewer
One of my favorite places on the outerbanks. A great big platter of crab, muscles, clams, oysters and more with a bag to put the shells in. What more can you ask for! Draw on the tables and have a great time. All parties, large and small, are welcome at this locally owned seafood house. The people are great! One of the reasons we come back to Hatteras. Our vacation wouldn't be the same without the Mad Crabber. If you only eat out once on the outerbanks, make it this one! Pricing is pretty good. I had a whole lobster with clams and scallops for $26.95. The platter of seafood is the best choice, it's around the same price range but worth every penny. You won't go away hungry and you'll probably come back!
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