Top 10 restaurants in Duck, United States

April 14, 2018 Marlin Saiz

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census the year round population was 369. During the peak vacation season, starting after Memorial Day, the population increases to over 20,000. Duck is the northernmost incorporated town in Dare County and the Outer Banks' newest town, incorporated on May 1, 2002. Duck offers visitors outdoor recreational activities, summer events and concerts, watersports, fine dining, shopping, art galleries, and a nationally known jazz festival, as well as the 11-acre (4.5 ha) Town Park and soundside boardwalk.
Things to do in Duck

1. Duck Donuts

1190 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Late Night SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 252-480-3304
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Duck Donuts

Reviewed By Kerry R

Duck Donuts is a chain but it all began in Duck, NC (the shop's namesake). The donuts are hot and made-to-order. you might have a wait but it will be worth it. They have a bunch of toppings to choose from and I've tried most and they are all good.

2. Paper Canoe

1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 50 +1 252-715-2220
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 503 reviews

Paper Canoe

A stunning waterfront setting serving fresh food prepared simply and with passion by our team of friends using ingredients from our own backyard. We are dedicated to your experience from the time you walk in the door. An ever changing chalkboard features daily selections from handmade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood oven specialties. Ten Craft beers on draught and extensive reasonably priced wine list showcase our wood oven pizzas and entree offerings

Reviewed By kmcnot - Charlotte, North Carolina

My husband and I ate there for the first time last night. It was incredibly good! I had their filet that was on special, as I was tired of seafood, it was fabulous. Recommend calling a few days ahead for reservation, we called 2 hours in advance, we got a res, but it was at the bar. Great service, too!

3. Tullio's Bakery

1187 Duck Rd, Ste 6, Duck, NC 27949-4570 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 252-261-7111
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Tullio's Bakery

Reviewed By Diane D - Charlottesville, Virginia

We got a coupon from our rental property so decided to try out the bakery. Yikes! Heavy on pasteries and cakes and other delectibles. My husband had a pepperoni roll concoction that was tasty but deadly. I had an everything wheat bagel that was very good. We got a loaf of Italian bread but disappointed there wasn't a wheat bread offerings. I am sure folks loooking for a treat will enjoy the place

4. Ducks Cottage

1240 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4569 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 252-261-5510
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Ducks Cottage

Reviewed By TNT6264 - Chester

Great independent coffee shop which is also a bookstore. Appears to specialise in local authors or books about the OBX and the Carolinas plus usual best sellers. Coffee is great if bit slow preparing at times. Quaint old Duck Hunting building so a lot of character. Ideal place to grab paper and coffee after morning walk on The Boardwalk. Didn't try but muffins and cakes looked delicious

5. The Blue Point

1240 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 252-261-8090
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Blue Point

The Blue Point will be closed for our Christmas break from December 11 through December 26, 2017. We will reopen on December 27th and remain open all winter.

Reviewed By MajorBrad

We’ve been coming to the Blue Point for over 24 years and it is truly one of the best eating establishments on the OBX. The lobster bisque is to die for. The rest of the menu is eclectic and has evolved over the years along with a growing cocktail and wine selection. We highly recommend it. Reservations are a necessity during the summer.

6. Tullio's Pastry

Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza, Duck, NC Takeout Breakfast +1 252-261-7112
Excellent
44%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
19%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By ssh217 - ssh217

I ordered a carrot cake to celebrate a birthday while on vacation. An 8" was $35 (which was the smallest). It was three layers of cake with loads of icing. The carrot cake was great but there wasn't enough. There was way more icing than cake with the thickness of the icing inside the same as the cake thickness. Luckily, the icing was pretty light so it wasn't like eating straight sugar. It appeared to be more of a buttercream rather than cream cheese frosting. Everyone who had it was in agreement that there was not enough cake and that the icing was just too much. No one had leftovers.

7. Donutz on a Stick and Ice Cream

1216 Duck Rd, Wee Winks Square, Duck, NC 27949-4542 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 3 - SGD 8 +1 252-261-0484
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Donutz on a Stick and Ice Cream

Stay, Play and Eat- Donuts, Ice cream and coffee treats! Family Friendly, Duck's favorite dessert shop features your favorite sweets and some you've never tasted before! Try our hot Donutz on a stick with 35 toppings! They'll melt in your mouth! Plus, try the 9 flavors of homemade Twisted soft serve. Frozen yogurt, hand dipped and homemade ice cream flavors too. Unique coffees and flavored-milks that will satisfy the whole family. Mix-and-match candy and much more. Enjoy a hot Donut Sundae or a Donut Sandwich. Show your skills on the Chalkboard Wall. Enjoy all your sweets while taking in the beautiful sunsets on our Duck Boardwalk. Come to Duck and bring the carnival to your mouth!

Reviewed By Mike M - Bothell, Washington

Yeah, well, you say donut milkshake & I’m in. These people have a gem here that you should check out. Fresh cooked cinnamon sugar donuts blended with ice cream topped with whipped cream & a cherry. One & you’re done.

8. Aqua Restaurant

1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 42 +1 252-261-9700
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 739 reviews

Aqua Restaurant

The most beautiful restaurant in Duck, North Carolina, AQUA Restaurant offers fresh regional cuisine, exquisite wines and casual dining in an elegant waterfront setting on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a memorable meal, excellent service, great company, live music, amazing sunsets and superb waterfront views. It's a AQUA thing!

Reviewed By Pat D - Chapel Hill

This was our first visit to Aqua and it couldn't have been better. We started with the sweet corn and clam soup, which was delicious. We then had the rockfish special that included risotto with mushrooms and kielbasa, which was unbelievably tasty. Finally, we split a peanut butter pie that they serve deconstructed and is so smooth and creamy. We also had them add a scoop of their homemade chocolate ice cream at the urging of our waiter, CJ.

We visited on a Monday night with a driving rain storm with gale force winds outside and there were still quite a few of us in the restaurant. CJ, our waiter, was knowledgeable and helpful and efficient. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the views out over the bay are spectacular, or would be without the driving rain. You should probably make reservations if at all possible, our guess is this place fills up on regular nights. Besides, a reservation will more than likely get you a table by the window.

9. Treehouse Coffee

Scarborough Faire, Duck, NC Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American Breakfast +1 252-722-3606
Excellent
60%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Treehouse Coffee

Reviewed By quantumstalker - Seattle, Washington

My wife had a tea and enjoyed it,but the iced mocha I had was too sweet. So sweet that I'm not sure how the coffee actually tastes. It also wasn't mixed which I've seen at some shops, but I really don't prefer. The service was prompt and friendly.

10. Cravings

1209 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4561 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 252-480-0032
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 872 reviews

Cravings

Coastal Cravings is now Cravings Steaks & Seafood serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a weeks from 7am to 9:30 pm Outdoor Patio that is Pet Friendly along with our New Outdoor bar the Tap Shack with Live music Every Night at 6:30 pm

Reviewed By EMoore11 - Wake Forest, North Carolina

We heard about this place from the bar tender at the Sanderling resort, so we decided to try it. I'm glad we did. It was during off season but still busy. The burger was delicious, the wife had the fish and chips. Her only suggestion would be to make the fries bigger, not the amount of fries but the actual size of the fries. #frysizematters
The staff was friendly, and service was quick.
I would definitely come back.

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