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Aqua Restaurant

) #2 of 20 Restaurants in Duck ££ - £££ American, Seafood,
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
+1 252-261-9700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle fries” (25 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (11 reviews)
“sweet corn” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
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Reviewed yesterday

We looked on line for good reviews for dinner and this place had the top reviews.. it said it was medium pricing but the dinners started at around $28 and went up... which for a family can easily add up. BUT, the food was fantastic...More

Thank TeresaOH04102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is awesome place you can see the inter coastal water from your table . The folks bend over to make this a extremely great place to have lunch. We had the seared flounder and it's was marvelous. The key lime Chez cake oh me...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first restaurant stop on our OBX trip and I am hopeful that we can find a better value in the future. We arrived for a late lunch and were quite hungry. We enjoyed 3 delicious dishes (fish tacos, crab cake sandwich, shrimp...More

Thank TN20something
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early (6:00) since we didn't have a reservation. I called to inquire about suggested arrival time without a reservation and was given great guidance and information. We were seated outdoors (party of 6, 4 adults and 2 kids) with a gorgeous view of...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here today, and the star of the show for us was the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer! It was served over Asian slaw, which I admit I was skeptical about - and happily surprised to find it amazingly delicious! The soft seasoning on...More

Thank melorello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love that they take reservations. Went in the early side 5:30 after a mostly rainy day. Great ambiance and service. Kids (9, 12) were comfortable too. Not a casual place or casual eats. 9 year old loved the duck, didn't touch the stuff that cane...More

Thank Jen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a walk on a hot day, looking for a frozen drink, no luck , stopped by Aqua and found Sharon she is a true mixologist, the drinks were great. Great views of the bay and the sunsets are to die for. I'm going back...More

Thank 391kente
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is more formal than what we normally do in OBX, but totally worth it! Loved the food. Take a look at the menu before you go because it is a small selection.

Thank travelgirl144
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and good vibe in this place. Families of all ages were welcome too. A table by the window with shrimp, crab cakes, a beer and good company - happy days. Thanks for a great meal to kick off our holiday!

Thank Size12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large party of 15 for dinner with reservations @ 7pm. We were seated promptly. It was a rainy day & the sunset did not accommodate but the views were very nice. The staff & service(Forest)was excellent. Parking was a little tight but it is everywhere...More

1  Thank Thruball90
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Questions & Answers
24 June 2017|
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Response from Notsurerickimick | Reviewed this property |
Don't no if they have a separate bar menu.
17 June 2017|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
No duck wings in sight on the menu. But, a "killer" duck breast...
2 April 2017|
Response from Judith F | Property representative |
In addition to serving an Easter brunch buffet, we will be serving our regular dinner menu beginning at 5 pm. We hope to see you during your trip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
    (Route 12 North)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-9700
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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!
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