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Roadside Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta, Soups
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1193 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
252 261 5729
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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid Dining in Duck

Visited Roadside for our first dinner in the OBX. The cocktails were yummy. I highly recommend the Roadside Tea and the Burrata Salad was very tasty. The tuna entree was very well prepared and a huge portion...enough to share. All in all it was a fun atmosphere with good food. They have live music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Reston, Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
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Reston, Virginia
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited Roadside for our first dinner in the OBX. The cocktails were yummy. I highly recommend the Roadside Tea and the Burrata Salad was very tasty. The tuna entree was very well prepared and a huge portion...enough to share. All in all it was a fun atmosphere with good food. They have live music but unfortunately not on Sunday nights.... More 

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ny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I am not rating the food. We gave the hostess our name, she said 30-40 minutes. We retuned in 30 minutes inly to have her tell us 30 more minutes, then say it will br a whike we are very busy. I looked at the menu in the meantime it seemed very pricey for the atmosphere. Decided to leave, hostess... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

AMAZING! We were told it was going to be about 30 min wait. The patio was closed due to rain, we planned on a drink out on the covered deck. Our wait was not even 5 minutes. We started with the Tuna Sashimi, it was wonderful, then we split the warm mushroom salad, that was to die for, my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

While waiting for our table we sat in the backyard bar area. They had live music and cocktails. Felt like we were at a backyard party. LOVED it!! Wait was only 30 minutes on a Friday night. Dinner was delicious and the server was pleasant.

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Lansdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great place for food and libation! The surroundings are not upscale but the food is delicious, Went there several times and we can highly recommend the Prime Rib sandwich, the Salmon Salad, the BLT, the Clam Chowder, and (especially) the Tuna Steak. You can eat near the bar, in a room separate from the bar, or outside. There is... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were so surprised when we walked into the backyard bar with live music. Loved the feel and vibe of the whole place. Good food and drink just a bonus.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While vacationing in Duck in the Outer Banks we stumbled across a very unique Backyard Bar behind the Roadside Bar and Grill. The bar is decorated with unique pieces with liquor bottled Christmas lighted arc as an entrance. They had backyard games like corn hole and a huge movie screen with Carolina surfers. The thing that pulled us in was... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got lucky and picked this place out of a magazine, great food.. service ..vibe ..décor, this is truly a gem .Back-yard bar is way to cool.

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I like to try crabcake everywhere I eat down here but I'm afraid on this trip I will not be able to do this because our second meal I found the best and nothing can compare. This restaurant is truly roadside. If you eat outside you'll hear traffic. You'll have to deal with flies. If you eat inside, the restaurant... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Appetizers were good (tomato pie, seared scallops, clam chowder) but the main courses were disappointing. Crab cakes were fine though not distinguished but the the paella was dry and under-seasoned.

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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 to 32
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?