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Coastal Cantina

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1236 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
2524800024
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Outdoor Cafe on the Duck Waterfront

We were in Duck, NC and in the mood for a light lunch with outdoor seating. The café is located in the waterfront shops and boardwalk and has a fabulous view of the bay. They have a full service bar with a number of draft beers at around $5 per glass. My wife had the Mahi tacos which were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
jpete
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow! Not only is it a perfect view of the sound, hands down best margarita I've ever tasted! Not to mention the fantastic homemade salsa and queso dip! Do NOT miss a visit to this perfect Mexican cantina!!!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were in Duck, NC and in the mood for a light lunch with outdoor seating. The café is located in the waterfront shops and boardwalk and has a fabulous view of the bay. They have a full service bar with a number of draft beers at around $5 per glass. My wife had the Mahi tacos which were very... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We visited for a few beers and some quesadillas. We also had fish tacos. The wait staff was not sufficient for the crowd but they did well under the circumstances. The snacks were good. Try the frozen margaritas. Sunset was nice with live jazz music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After a day of walking around, shopping and a wild horse tour, we discovered this great little spot overlooking the water. GREAT chips and salsa! Had a nice, cold beverage to the end the day... it was perfect! Wait staff was great and we had a wonderful view of the water. Definitely check it out.

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a great little place on the waterfront to enjoy the views and outdoor atmosphere, and the food is darn good to boot! We loved the chips and salsa. It was so yummy our daughter couldn't put the chips down. The fish tacos were also good. Enjoy the views!

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Coastal Cantina is along the boardwalk in Duck. It's surrounded by some shops and beautiful sound front views. The seating is very limited and the atmosphere is cozy and casual. I would personally call it an outdoor cafe. There are several large colorful picnic tables setup along the boardwalk. There cushions no cushions. Definitely a no frills place, but the... More 

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Duck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The chicken burrito is so good. love going there on a hot day and eating outside. The chips and any dip is great. I have tried them all. One of my favorite quick places to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When we stopped by for a late lunch we didn't know our hosts were going to bring us right back for dinner. The food was good; the tacos are the way to go. Service was slow both times but we were there for sunset the second go around and didn't mind the wait. Very casual and the place to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Margaritas on a sunny deck (sound side), tacos and chips with friends--all for just a few bucks. It is one of my favorite stops on a sunny day. It feels like a secret tucked in with all the clothing and souvenir shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a few drinks and to enjoy the view. We did not order any food but plan on making another visit next time we are down. The atmosphere is casual and romantic with the beautiful view! The staff was friendly! Cool spot in Duck!!

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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: 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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