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Aqua Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949 (Route 12 North)
+1 252-261-9700
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Aqua restaurant for a mid week lunch while staying at the OBX for a vacation. It was pretty quiet - probably only saw about 4 other tables of diners while we were there around 1pm. We ordered fish and chips, veggie bean burger and tuna melt. There was a reasonable selection of veggie options which is unusual for... More 

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Thank SarahSallyCat
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called for a reservation the day of for 7 people on a Friday and were pleasantly surprised that they could accommodate. We got a great table, wonderful waiter, had a really tasty meal and watched the sunset from our table. Great experience. Highly recommend it for a upscale dinner in Duck.

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Thank Nicolesjam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best meal I've had in quite a while. Despite being packed, the restaurant delivered delicious, creative local dishes with friendly, attentive staffing. Kent, our waiter was great. Good attention to detail, and consistent service. One of my top 3 in OBX.

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Thank Sally M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat outside on the deck and had a beautiful view of the sunset. Drinks, dinner and out waiter Kent were all wonderful. Definitely a must stop in Duck.

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Thank ljsm27
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mahi Mahi Lunch special was superb. The chef made an art out of the dish which was almost too lovely too eat! But - I did and it was delicious! Wonderful place to relax for lunch on the Sound of the Outer Banks. It also has evening music - which I will have to try time I'm in the... More 

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Thank kygal2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for apps and drinks - great staff and menu. View is legit. Can get a bit pricey, but for the atmosphere, it was expected. Food was very good. No complaints, would go again. No reservation bar...which in Duck can be a plus, especially considering the view.

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Thank jockoflocko
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a party of 13 (5 of which were kids). We sat outside and had an awesome waiter. He brought crayons and coloring books for the kids. After taking our order we were very happy to see they brought the kids' food out first. The kids food was served on a frisbee which they took out into the... More 

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Thank Christopher R
New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most perfect lunch while visiting friends in OBX! The restaurant has an indoor space and an outdoor space for dining. We chose to sit outside harbor-side and had a perfect table along the railing. Per our friend's recommendations we ordered the shrimp tacos - unbelievably delicious! I have to say hands down one of the best I've ever... More 

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Thank NewJerseySunandfun
Duck, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kent our server was knowledgeable and friendly. It appears the management has encouraged a platform where service staff are obligated to over-engage customers to the point it detracts from the good quality food and serene views. Decor is upscale compared to some of the "Shack" style dining in Duck.

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Thank NEPA123
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Refreshing cocktails, delicious food (perfectly prepared and presented), and awesome service from Kent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949
    (Route 12 North)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-9700
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?