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Duck Donuts

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1190 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
(252) 480-3304
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 506
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  • 38
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Donuts!

Duck Donuts is a staple on the Outer Banks! This is one of many reasons why we choose to rent in Duck, NC in the summer. Our children have memories from when they were very young to their teenage years of picking up and eating the famous Duck Donuts!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
J S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Louisa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Donuts, dough has same taste for all donuts,only difference is the different toppings. Yes advertising does pay. Big crowds in the donut shop. Low grade toppings. Spudnuts and duncan donuts are much better. Even Krispy cream donuts that come in the box are better after they are warmed up a few seconds. Sorry,I wish I could leave glowing remarks on... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Duck Donuts is a staple on the Outer Banks! This is one of many reasons why we choose to rent in Duck, NC in the summer. Our children have memories from when they were very young to their teenage years of picking up and eating the famous Duck Donuts!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You must stop by Duck Donuts while in Duck, NC. Fresh, delicious and fun. They are made with your toppings of choice. We ended up going twice in one week. Good thing they aren't located anywhere near to where we live! We purchased them at night and had them in the morning and avoided the morning rush.

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Tahoe City, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

As someone who cannot refuse a donut, I am glad that these are nowhere near where I live because I wouldn't be able to control myself! The most amazing donut you'll ever have!!!

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Newport News, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love Duck Donuts! As part of our dessert table at our wedding we had donut holes in very cute cupcake papers which everyone loved. Our last vacation in Duck all the guys snuck out and picked up a dozen donuts without letting anyone else know they were going. We ended up with 4 dozen donuts but no one complained... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just loved this donut shop, it's a made to order shop, and the donuts are fresh out of the cooker that you can watch as they make them. Tons of toppings and additions, sprinkles, coconut, nuts, great place to take the kids for a inexpensive treat, at 1.20 a donut how can you go wrong.

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Mechanicsburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Before our visit to Duck, we were given the long list of "musts" by friends. The common denominator was Duck Donuts. We went around 10:00 AM, so missed the lines we had been warned about. Certainly a variety to choose from. But did I miss the yeast donuts on the menu? So you place your order then walk across this... More 

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Cary, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The donuts were delicious but they sure could use more seating! There seems to be a fair amount of open floor space where small tables and chairs could be put. We had to eat ours in the car and it was not like it was super busy. Get more chairs please.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Since openning on December 18, 2014, I have visited the Wrenn Plaza location in Cary, North Carolina on 3 separate occassions. The first 2 visits I was very pleased to receive hot, fresh donuts...simply delicious! Yesterday, December 31st was quite a bit different. I received donuts that were not hot but rather taken from a heat lamp and somewhat warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Every time I come to the OBX (Waves) I have to drive north just to get a box of Duck Donuts. I have never tasted a donut so fresh as these. It's made to order so every donut is fresh. Very excited for my visit out there next week! You might say I'd drive 500mi for these donuts, because I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1190 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: (252) 480-3304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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