Editor’s Note 2020: Due to COVID-19, some restaurants may have limited hours or menus and require that guests adhere to their safety guidelines such as wearing masks and practicing social-distancing. Please be respectful of business owners and other patrons.
Sweeping ocean views and delicious food set the scene for an unforgettable experience at the best waterfront restaurants in Duck, NC. Feast on tasty, local seafood. Sip on creative cocktails. Kick back and let the natural beauty of the Outer Banks fill your cup. Whatever you’re in the mood for, chances are you’ll find the perfect place to satisfy your craving. Find our favorite establishments below. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for more insight on the best of OBX.
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6 of the Best Waterfront Restaurants in Duck
1. Paper Canoe
Take in the tranquil scenery of the Currituck Sound at Paper Canoe. Natural light pours in through the windows while you select a locally-sourced meal from their thoughtful menu.
2. The Village Table & Tavern
The Village Table & Tavern offers a creative take on regional classics with international influences. With everything from soups and salads to steak and seafood, this newer addition to the Outer Banks restaurant scene is sure to satisfy!
3. The Blue Point
You can find The Blue Point perched at the end Duck’s soundside boardwalk in the Waterfront Shops. Here, you will find dishes such as farm-raised salmon, seared sea scallops, bone-in pork chop, and more.
4. AQUA Restaurant
Imagine gorgeous sunsets over the water and live music painting a scene in which you enjoy locally inspired cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails. AQUA Restaurant is another excellent waterfront restaurant to add to your itinerary!
5. Kimball’s Kitchen
Are you looking for a fine-dining experience? Make a reservation at Kimball’s Kitchen! Revel in the resort-chic atmosphere and taste the world-class flavors that make this establishment a Four Diamond restaurant.
6. Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
Award-winning chefs prepare delectable dishes for you to enjoy alongside unforgettable sunsets at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and world-famous cocktails!
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