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Paper Canoe

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1564 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
+1 252-715-2220
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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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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second Visit, as good as the First!

We found Paper Canoe through Trip Advisor in May, and thoroughly enjoyed it. This trip, we stayed in Corolla, but made a reservation & drove down to Duck. We went early, to walk the boardwalk, but a storm rolled in, so we arrived at the restaurant 45 minutes early. I explained to the hostess what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We found Paper Canoe through Trip Advisor in May, and thoroughly enjoyed it. This trip, we stayed in Corolla, but made a reservation & drove down to Duck. We went early, to walk the boardwalk, but a storm rolled in, so we arrived at the restaurant 45 minutes early. I explained to the hostess what happened, and since another party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Blue Point was highly recommended to us but Paper Canoe was better. The menu was interesting and obviously well thought out. Food was delicious and fresh. Our waiter was perfect, attentive but not annoying; thoroughly knowledgable with all dishes.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Readers should believe the high rating of this restaurant. My husband called to reserve a table, and even though the restaurant was completely booked, the person he spoke with offered to take his cell phone number, and call us when they could seat us (we were staying close by, so this worked out well). We really appreciated that level of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Located on the water with beautiful sunset views. I had the Grilled shrimp with Gouda/Asiago cheese grits, spinach & andouille sausage reduction! My partner had hand rolled cheese crab ravioli w lump crab meat on top! The key lime pie was exquisite! They use all fresh ingredients and really prepare everything with great care. The food all tasted amazing! Great... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is one of our favorite/must go to eating establishments in the Duck/Corolla area. It is rather small, but they do take reservations. If you can't get one for a small group on the day you wish, stop in and you might get lucky like we did. The bar area is our favorite as it has more character and an... More 

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is fine dining, so be warned that the prices are steep. That being said and out of the way, this was the most delicious seafood I've had the privilege to encounter. The restaurant was elegant, the staff welcoming and the food beyond compare. For our party of 6 (beer and appetizers included) the total cost was $210... but well... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We've been coming to Duck for several years and try to find one night that we can go out for a couples meal without the kids. We called that day and the owner was able to get us a reservation for 5pm. We had a beautiful table in the bar area with a fantastic view and ordered some cocktails for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our waitress, Katherine, was awesome! No complaints. Great beer, great pizza, great salad. She was very helpful with our infant, and accommodated a dish for her. If we return to duck we will be back!

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Busy summertime crowds. But that didn't stand in the way of making our dining experience special. Katherine was an excellent service provider. I had a snafu with my entrée by ordering a fish that is unique (Opah). She knew I wasn't pleased with my first selection and offered to have the kitchen prepare another fish for me. The snapper that... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to this restaurant on an adult only dinner. Everything was excellent and the staff was wonderful. The owner stopped by for a chat as well. He truly cares about the quality of the product. Thanks for a great OBX experience.

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Restaurant Details

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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