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Aqua Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, Seafood,
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
+1 252-261-9700
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
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1 - 10 of 796 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My steak and shrimp was good. It was cooked correctly and properly seasoned. My wife got the catch of the day, Rockfish. It was good. My daughter got clam chowder and crab cake. I tasted the crab and it was not bad. We were let...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank smitty0421
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review we really appreciate the feedback. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had wonderful drinks at the bar while we watched the sunset. Then had a fabulous dinner in the restaurant. We ordered fried clams for the table which were wonderful. I ordered the rock fish special and my friends ordered the shrimp and grits. Everything was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theacademyisis
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review our Chef does a great job with the fresh bounty of seafood we have available.Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the OBX.

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Oh my gosh! A great great dining experience! Music in the background, overlooking the water with a sunset! Friendly & great service with wonderful sea food! Loved it

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank slabelle2016
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thanks for joining us for dinner and thank you for the great review look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Nice place. Had lunch, Mahi tacos and Mahi Mahi special which included sides. Very fast service and staff were very friendly. Checked on us often, which I appreciate. Fairly priced. Good menu selection.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for the great review we are so glad that you had an enjoyable dining experience, we get our seafood in fresh and the Chef does an excellent job preparing delicious dishes. Please come dine with us again the next time you visit the OBX.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

My husband & I intended to celebrate our anniversary at Aqua when we were in Duck, NC during the last week of September 2018. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Throughout our dinner, the restaurant was about half full. We had a small table...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Lilydune
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Located on the water at the beginning of the Duck Boardwalk, this restaurant was perfect for lunch. We sat by the window and had great views of the water. The food was well prepared and presented. Three of us had the Asian Fish Tacos and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank retiree2
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thanks for the great review so glad you enjoyed your dining experience.We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

While staying in Corolla we visited Aqua for lunch on a weekday, during off-season and this place was packed; good thing we used OpenTable prior and got a very nice seat (without waiting) at the window, overlooking the Sound. The server that handled our table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank je1058
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review and so glad you ventured back south from Corolla. I have to say the Strawberry Bread pudding is one of my favorites, and yes we do have a very extensive wine selection. Hope the next time you...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered was wonderful! Nice cocktails, yummy she crab soup, lovely wedge salad, fresh perfectly prepared fish and exceptionally good Oysters Rockefeller. We had a nice table by with window and enjoyed watching the sunset. I can definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank markandkarenbrown
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thanks for the recommendation hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Went here solo on a Saturday PM. I ordered the corn and crab chowder which was super good. However, they brought my meal within a couple minutes of the appetizer so it had to sit. Then when I was done eating but still drinking my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 934bryanh
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I visited the restaurant by myself during lunch during off season. The restaurant was fairly empty.. I was not greeted in a friendly manner by the hostess which was a bit disappointed. The server also questioned why I was by myself, although she did become...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lisastreit9
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June 17, 2017|
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Didn't see that on the menu
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April 2, 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $32
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, 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 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
  • E-mail
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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