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1564 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
+1 252-715-2220
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A stunning waterfront setting serving fresh food prepared simply and with...
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
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food for a splurge

We ate here on a busy Thursday night. We were seated slightly early which was nice. Service was attentive and the food was very good. It's a bit pricey, but definitely one of the better meals we had at the Outer Banks. Kids are welcome there. Reservations appear to be essential during the summer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here on a busy Thursday night. We were seated slightly early which was nice. Service was attentive and the food was very good. It's a bit pricey, but definitely one of the better meals we had at the Outer Banks. Kids are welcome there. Reservations appear to be essential during the summer. We would go back if we... More 

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Midlothian, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My friends and I enjoyed an exquisite dinner at The Paper Canoe on a weekday night. It's a small, unpretentious restaurant with limited seating and a limited menu, which might generate modest expectations. Hah! We were blown away by the utterly delicious food. The shrimp & grits were world-class -- the shrimp perfectly grilled atop creamy grits and andouille sausage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great place to enjoy our evening dinner. People were very nice and courteous. Great food and they have really good scallops and you must try the macroni. Only 4 stars because waiter had to be asked for drinks when we needed refills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you want absolutely the finest meal ever, then you need to race to The Paper Canoe! Every meal was just perfect! The waiter even remembered us from one time a year ago! We have to go every time we visit the Outer Banks! The food is just fabulous! Wish I could move them to Connecticut!

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A special vegetarian meal was prepared for mr. Great wait staff- would eat here again and again if I lived here.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our first time at this spot in Duck. Casual atmosphere directly on the sound. Great cocktails and the food was fabulous. I had crab stuffed shrimp and was served on the most delicious sauce. Excellent service as well. Wish we lived there! Highly recommend to visit on your text OBX trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We made reservations and we were promptly seated. Our waitress was terrific and very personable! The food came in a timely manner and was delicious! I had the catch of the day, the yellow tail snapper. It was just as described! I would recommend reservations!

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Smyrna, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went with a party of 9 and were seated promptly and didn't have to wait long for our food. Service was great. I had the crab stuffed shrimp-- shrimp were a bit bland, but the sauce the whole dish came in was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had scallops, a friend had shrimp and grits - great food, beautiful sunset! The restaurant was full, so we had to sit at the bar, but we could order off the full menu and we had a great view of the sound.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The shrimp and grits have been simply fantastic in past years. The grits creamy and cheesy and the andouille sausage had the perfect amount of spice. Sadly, they changed up the recipe this year and NOT for the better. It really was very disappointing as I was so looking forward to my meal there. My husband really enjoyed his mahi... More 

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Additional Information about Paper Canoe

Address: 1564 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
Phone Number: +1 252-715-2220
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1564 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-715-2220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?