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Aqua Restaurant

) #2 of 21 Restaurants in Duck $$ - $$$ American, Seafood,
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
+1 252-261-9700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle fries” (25 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (10 reviews)
“sweet corn” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a walk on a hot day, looking for a frozen drink, no luck , stopped by Aqua and found Sharon she is a true mixologist, the drinks were great. Great views of the bay and the sunsets are to die for. I'm going back...More

Thank 391kente
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is more formal than what we normally do in OBX, but totally worth it! Loved the food. Take a look at the menu before you go because it is a small selection.

Thank travelgirl144
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food and good vibe in this place. Families of all ages were welcome too. A table by the window with shrimp, crab cakes, a beer and good company - happy days. Thanks for a great meal to kick off our holiday!

Thank Size12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Large party of 15 for dinner with reservations @ 7pm. We were seated promptly. It was a rainy day & the sunset did not accommodate but the views were very nice. The staff & service(Forest)was excellent. Parking was a little tight but it is everywhere...More

Thank Thruball90
Reviewed 2 days ago

8 of us enjoyed dinner at Aqua Restaurant during our Outer Banks vacation.We all enjoyed our meals. The highlight was the lovely view of the incredible sunset.

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband was so impressed with the shrimp and grits. Fresh scallops were available, and he added them to this entree. My chioice was the salmon, also delicious. The dessert was cannoli with fresh grilled peaches. Amazing. Lesley, our server, was terrific. She found me...More

Thank Sylvia0301
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a party of 10 come in for lunch. Most of us ordered the fish tacos. Wasn't very impressed. The fish was very deep fried and tasted like something you could buy at Gordon Foods from their freezer section. Very bland. Not the fresh...More

Thank LeviJagger2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stop here for a late afternoon lunch. Be warned that the close at 3 for lunch and only have A Bar menu. Don't let this hold you back because the bar menu I had a great selection. My wife ordered the...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an extra-special family dinner as the sun settled into the sound. The seafood faires were delicious and the service, provided by CJ - ask for him by name: Charles Jr. - was exceptional. ENJOY!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had thought of Aqua as a notch below the best Duck has to offer, but no more. Last few meals have been really exceptional, and views of the Currituck Sound can't be beat. Love the Buffalo crispy chicken skin appetizer. Beautiful tuna last visit --...More

Thank Paul S
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June 24, 2017|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely check with the restaurant...
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
No duck wings in sight on the menu. But, a "killer" duck breast...
April 2, 2017|
Response from Judith F | Property representative |
In addition to serving an Easter brunch buffet, we will be serving our regular dinner menu beginning at 5 pm. We hope to see you during your trip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
    (Route 12 North)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-9700
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The most beautiful restaurant in Duck, North Carolina, AQUA Restaurant offers fresh regional cuisine, exquisite wines and casual dining in an elegant waterfront setting on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a memorable meal, excellent service, great company, live music, amazing sunsets and superb waterfront views. It's a AQUA thing!
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