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Roadside Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta, Soups
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1193 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
252 261 5729
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

Service was fantastic, drinks were well poured and the food was very good. Clam chowder was the best of the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Chisholm, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like coming here because the bartenders usually make the best rum runner in town. But, not last Thursday night! Glass was to small and not at all strong enough. The Sheepshead special though was really excellent and the chef nailed it by cooking it to perfection. Kudos!!

Thank Richard H
Evansville, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner while on vacation. The food was great, as was the service. Very friendly. I look forward to our next trip so we can try the lunch next time!

Thank Tami H
Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roadside always has great food . . . we've been going there for years. We were really excited about the addition of the bar in back. Very cool atmosphere!

Thank Leah S
Centreville, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might be tempted to drive by the Roadside Bar and Grill without stopping to try it out because it is tucked away but right on the main drag through Duck. My friends and I heard the food was terrific so we tired it out and loved it. We had lunch outside on the cozy patio - two days in... More 

Thank LeslieSall
Columbia, Maryland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This was our second visit to the Roadside for a special occasion dinner. We still remembered the warm mushroom salad from our previous trip six years ago. It would easily serve 3-4 people. Quite a value at $12. And the pork chop porterhouse was just as delicious as the last time I had it. My wife was very satisfied with... More 

Thank JP2Columbia_Maryland
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and were just blown away with our meal - we had the Rock Fish Filet over cheese grits, topped with a awesome tomato relish. Busy place even in mid Oct, we had to park over at the shops and walk to the restaurant. We dined outside on a beautiful fall evening, and although our server Casey was really... More 

Thank Travis W
Corolla, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Have had almost everything on the menu over the years...had a tuna melt today and like everything I've had there before, it was excellent. Love this place.

Thank Barbara P
Chisholm, Minnesota
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177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Service was fantastic, drinks were well poured and the food was very good. Clam chowder was the best of the trip.

Thank mcdonapa
Midlothian, Virginia
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215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This restaurant is on the right upon entering Duck , just beyond Scarsborough Affair. There are big bushes that hide it from the road. I like to eat outside. I had chicken salad this time but last time I have the most amazing mahi-mahi fish tacos.

Thank Acey071368
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Can't say enough about this restaurant! Every time we go there we are met with great staff and fabulous food and drinks!! And now there is a outside bar in back with live music or football games. I highly recommend!

Thank EcKcTrip

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1193 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252 261 5729

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene


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