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Paper Canoe

1564 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
(252) 715-2220
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Ranked #10 of 29 restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Corolla, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Food here is not "fare," it's very good! After having drinks and watching the sun set at the bar with friends last week, we opted to return for dinner last night. Only problem with our lovely sunset/soundside table in the bar is the cars which are parked directly behind the building, below the window. After noticing this I then ironically... More

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Duck, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food was excellent, service was OK, and prices are reasonable, but the floor was dirty. The Paper Canoe is very popular with the thirty-something folks, and the bar is usually very busy. Unfortunately Paper Canoe is not open in the off season (Nov-Feb.)

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Ate twice at this delightful eatery in October. Reliable, inventive and most assuredly competent. Three things you cannot say about 95 percent of the restaurants on the Outer Banks. Likely closed now for the season, but when springs and summer beckon again, it is definitely worth a visit.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I cant say enough good things about the Paper Canoe. The food was truly delicious and memorable. I had dinner here at sunset in October, the view was incredible on the sound, and matched the food that was served. I had the hand-made ricotta ravioli topped with lump crabmeat. They were some of the most tender and delicious ravioli I... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was right across the street from Sanderling Resort where we were staying so super convenient. Excellent service. Very extensive menu with numerous black board specials. Flavourful and excellent local choices. Stuffed shrimp, swordfish were standouts. Great location on the water (a newborn fawn was out the back when we arrived) and very quaint interior. Well worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great sound side view - especially at sunset. Terrific food, fresh fish entrees, lots of beer and wine selections.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have eaten here on every OBX trip since they opened and it has become a must on my dining agenda. The menu is imaginative and the food delicious. Service is always attentive, friendly and efficient.The beautiful view is just icing on the cake. I can't wait to go back!!

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Birmingham, AL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We felt welcome by both the staff and fellow diners. The bar area offers great views of the sound. The food is fresh and nicely seasoned. The staff is helpful and friendly.

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Edmonds, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant many times on our trips to OBX. Maybe it was a bad night, I don't know, but the food was terrible and expensive. We both had the specials - duck and scallops. The scallops were cooked properly, but in some strange butter sauce and served with risotto. When we inquired as to the nature... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very accomodating - got a great table in bar area next to window for sunset view. Wonderful food, really good drinks, beers on tap ... nice relaxing evening. Would recommend.

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