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“Blue Point...It Never Dissapoints” 5 of 5 stars
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The Blue Point
1240 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
252-261-8090
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cook Drive
Description: To see our menus: www.thebluepoint.com. A fresh approach to regional, coastal cuisine and southern hospitality alongside spectacular views of the Currituck Sound. Inspired dinner and lunch menus served in a warm and inviting atmosphere by a professional and natural staff. Exceptional and friendly Wine Menu + Full Bar complimenting both lunch and dinner menus. No better place for good food, good wine, good friends and spectacular sunsets.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Blue Point...It Never Dissapoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Even though we've been eating at Blue Point yearly for 18 out of it's 20 year existence, I can honestly say that the level of cuisine and service has never been anything but outstanding. It is not a flashy place, and when it started it was very small and funky, but it was expanded years ago to a bigger set of rooms that is simple but classy. While you dine you can watch the sun set over Currituck Sound from most any table.

The wait staff is remarkably stable. We often see the same people year after year, and often they remember us! Unlike some restaurants which try to "pack them in" you will often notice numerous empty tables, despite the fact that you need to make a reservation nearly a month in advance. We were told that this is designed so the kitchen will not be overwhelmed. How many establishments think like that? The menu has a number of items that are BP favorites and stay on it year after year, i.e. the crab cakes, the pork chops, the tenderloin, the pecan pie, etc. If you are a soft shelled crab freak and they have them, order them, you'll never have better. The rest are always changing, but slowly, and you will have your favorites, too.

How many chefs who start a restaurant can still be seen cooking 25 years later? Sam Mcgann can be seen running the show. John Power, his partner as well. This attention to detail makes their success ongoing.

So get dressed up, or come in a T shirt and flip flops, nobody cares how you look. They just want to serve you a wonderful dinner (or lunch). You will then return to your beach house in a "Corolla Coma" or a "Duck Daze" or whatever, thinking about your next visit to them.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ashburn, VA
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The Blue Point - a crucial high point of every visit to Duck, NC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

For the past 15 years, my husband I have been vacationing on Duck, NC. Each time, The Blue Point has been a key attraction for at least one, usually two exceptional meals during our week-long visits. There has never been a meal to disappoint. We've tried almost every Duck and several other restaurants north of Duck and in Corolla. The Blue Point continues in first place. We live in Northern Virgina and have enjoyed the finest in dining there and in DC so this is high praise. Service is consistently warm, responsive, and professional. Location is incomparable - on the sound for amazing sunsets. Music and entertainment always appropriate for the venue, pleasingly eclectic, and not too loud. Conversations can be had! See you, Blue Point, in September!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dorset, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Low country cuisine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They made space for a party of 7 at the last minute in the back room and for that we were grateful. Cocktail list is extensive and all that we tasted was delish! Limited but interesting wine selections. Service was a little harried. All of us enjoyed our appetizers and salads more than the entrees. She crab soup, wedge & Caesar salads well prepared. Fried catfish & crab cakes were just OK.

Visited June 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We sat at the bar and had a great time! The server/bartenders were very friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were lovely. Beautiful sunset and live music were a perfect ending. Highlight of our weekend!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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“The Blue Point Gets a Blue Ribbon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Wednesday evening. We tried to get reservations earlier in the day, but they were booked. They told us there were 8 tables available for walk-ins, so we got there at 5pm when they opened. Good thing we did because other couples were doing the same. We were seated within a few minutes. I ordered the gnocchi which was good, and my husband ordered the tuna fillet which was also good. Our waiter was prompt and attentive. The atmosphere was more upscale than other restaurants in the area, but the patrons were dressed casually. The windows were low and looked out over the sound. Definitely ask for a table near the windows. We ordered two glasses of wine each with our meal. My husband also had the tomato and mozzarella salad...again it was good. Portion sizes were reasonable, prices were higher end. The total bill came to about $112, plus tip. Yes, I would recommend this place and I would return.

Visited June 2014
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