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Coastal Cantina

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1236 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
2524800024
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Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views,...
Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place for beer and tacos at sundown

Coastal Cantina is located right on the Duck boardwalk along a cluster of shops on the sound waterfront. We went with our adult children after a walk on the boardwalk and enjoyed draft beers, excellent guacamole, pretty good fajitas, a (not so good) flat bread pizza, fish tacos and I had a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
fairfield744
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We went on Saturday to watch a football game. Fun atmosphere, gorgeous view, great beers on tap and super-friendly bartender/wait staff. Will definitely return for a visit when they re-open for the season in 2016. Virgin pina colada was a winner too and when my teenage daughter asked if she could get one the bartender met the request with a... More 

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Thank COLES123
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to take a refreshment break while strolling on the Boardwalk. Reasonable prices and fair sized drinks. Seating available.

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Thank David G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Coastal Cantina is located right on the Duck boardwalk along a cluster of shops on the sound waterfront. We went with our adult children after a walk on the boardwalk and enjoyed draft beers, excellent guacamole, pretty good fajitas, a (not so good) flat bread pizza, fish tacos and I had a large salad. I think this very casual establishment... More 

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North East England
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Located on the boardwalk overlooking the water we enjoyed a huge lunch. My husband and I ate chicken fajitas which were so big we could have easily shared. We were treated to complimentary nachos with guacamole and salsa whilst we waited for our lunch. The check was very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity.

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Thank mazdaTynemouth
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Rather than spending top dollars at one of the high end restaurants in Duck, we opted for something simpler - fish tacos and local beer right on the water, waiting for the sunset. What a treat - not one regret that we went for this casual place with awesome food and drinks.

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Thank sunny124ny
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We stumbled on this place just walking around and saw the corona lite on tap ( don't see that often). Order a pitcher and were served salsa and chips without asking or ordering ( no one was complaining). We sat at the bar because all the tables were taken, but it turned out we had the best seats in the... More 

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Thank lise24
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

My fish tacos were outstanding....very casual setting with great views of the water.....generous and tasty portions of guacamole were served as well! Nice spot for lunch!

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Thank bobgoalby
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stopped here a few times over the summer while in Duck for a late lunch/drinks. The location is fantastic for watching the sunset. Great margaritas and sangria. We loved the guacamole and shrimp quesadillas. Perfect casual spot along Duck's waterfront boardwalk!

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Thank Liz F
Springfield, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Good food, good drinks. Chips and salsa to start off. Corona light pitchers went down easy. Beware though, they don't have a liquor license so the margaritas are all virgins.

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Thank Chris_BF_681
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Outdoor picnic bench with Mexican food. Drinks were great and food was mediocre at best. I would go again because the location is so good and it was nice to watch the sun set and have a margarita. They take reservations and it is really crowded.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1236 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 2524800024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.

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