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The Sweet Duck

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1171 Duck Rd, Ste C4, Duck, NC 27949-9416
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant and good food

We sat outside enjoying each other and our treats. Fun and relaxing. One family member brought their dog which is why we sat outside. Sweet Duck had a lot of variety items.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Sharon M
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We sat outside enjoying each other and our treats. Fun and relaxing. One family member brought their dog which is why we sat outside. Sweet Duck had a lot of variety items.

Thank Sharon M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is the only ice cream shop open after 7 in Duck (open until 9). My family and I arrived here at 9:00 on the dot and received excellent service. Salted caramel and moose tracks are my two recommendations!

Thank Justin G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family enjoyed some delicious homemade gelato. It was hard narrowing down what to get because all of the pastries, truffles, and other desserts looked delicious. We will make sure to stop here often on future vacations.

Thank Photohydrant
Scarborough, Maine
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I always make the trek to the Scarborough Faire shopping emporium - it's my favorite. Open air & cute little shops to find some fun stuff. This year we wandered into the Sweet Duck and discovered their amazing taffy selection! Bacon Wrapped maple? Chili Mango? Smores? Heck yeah... we'll add this to the "must do" list every year too! The... More 

Thank MaineGal
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this hidden treasure just when we needed some peace and quiet from the grandchildren! It was like a beautiful,cool oasis. The owner was very friendly. Our margarita flatbread sandwiches were delicious and his drinks hit the spot!! We took some salted caramel cheesecake home that was to die for!! We also had the delicious... More 

Thank LA210
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

This was a great little spot to grab a cup of gelato and the service was excellent, the service in some other shoppes has not been very good. They also have wine and lunch/ light dinner fare. We will be going back.

Thank 3234nix
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This pace was awesome. Great gifts, wine, gluten free beers. Lots of homemade baked goods and handmade Italian style gelato, definitely earns the name "sweet duck". I tried the Carribean brisket " meat pie". Amazing, lots of love went into making it and you could taste it. I had a good long chat with the owner, who cooked it for... More 

Thank Dj C
Centreville, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Husband loved cannoli! Said best he ever had. We had gelato and it was delicious. So many homemade sweets to choose from! We all enjoyed visiting with the owner very much as well! Yum!

Thank lesliejb
Corning, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went 3 times over the course if the week, once in the morning, once in midmorning and another time early afternoon, they were never open! We even called to make sure they'd be open but then when we got there they were closed! Another couple was there and very disappointed too! Maybe next time.

Thank Jessica C
Argyles, Owner at The Sweet Duck, responded to this review

I am so sorry that we were not there so you could enjoy our goodies. We had a family issue and had to go out of town, and our employee came down sick and could not open. Our seasonal help is not here yet and we had no one to mind the store. If I was there I would have... More 

Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Every time I come here, I get the Donatella gelato - a hazelnut chocolate flavor. The staff was friendly and very patient with my boyfriend who wanted to try about five different flavors before finally deciding. Delicious! We will be back next year!

Thank Brianna0317

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1171 Duck Rd, Ste C4, Duck, NC 27949-9416
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252-715-1878

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?