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The Wave Pizza Cafe

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1190 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family got pizza, salad and sandwiches from Wave twice during our week in Duck. Great place to get quick and good take out on your first night.

Central NY
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our meal at Wave. The service was very good as well as the food. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the sound. A great place to catch the sunset.

Thank EGrace99
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Finally. Good pizza in Duck. Nice choices but mainly great food! Finally. In Duck! Best for pick up....but nice views of the sound. Also on the boardwalk for after dinner trips.

Thank Mcroson
Baltimore, Maryland
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162 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like getting a great veggie pizza, and we really enjoyed a build your own white pizza with five toppings. We also got a pepperoni pizza (I did not try this one). The pizza was good - better than average - and the crust was ok (the crust sort of reminded me of a pretzel). The pizza was pricey -... More 

Thank SummerLove11
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We apologize for the long wait. We are a small family run business and peak days (weekends) are extremely busy. I hope you try us again on a slower day. Thank you for your patronage. More 

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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wave is the ultimate neighborhood pizza parlor. Great baked and tasting pies. Reasonable prices and toppings 1/2 the price of other shops. Large, diverse beer menu. Wine and soft drinks available. No frills establishment. Two large tables inside and several table outside under cover; right next to the Duck Boardwalk and a great view of Currituck Sound (beautiful views... More 

Thank RMG4369
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is far and away the best I've had on the island. I suggest the surfer girl, the wipe-off (a great chicken, onion, and spinach white pizza). Based on other reviews we went about 5:15, and ordered and sat before it got crowded. Also left before the live music we heard there after our boardwalk jaunt. For those with kids... More 

Thank greentox
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

We love our customers and we love your review, thank you! More 

Burke, VA
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy to find good pizza on the Outer Banks, but The Wave Pizza Cafe offers very good pizza, with fresh ingredients, at a reasonable price along the Duck boardwalk. Plus the view of Currituck Sound from the restaurant is amazing..

Thank AgostinoABurke_VA
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's average pizza. Amazing view. But plan to wait. And wait. And wait. It took an hour for a a semi-good pizza. If you're not in a rush this is the place for a relaxed meal on the sound. We come every year even though in 5 years they have not improved their business model at all to be quicker... More 

Thank Moonmom21
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

We apologize for the long wait. We are a small kitchen with no room for expansion. On peak days (weekends) we inform our customers of the wait when they arrive. We wish this could be improved upon but our ovens are full at all times. We appreciate the review and thank you for your patronage. More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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129 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good pizza with lots of options for toppings. It's not the greatest pizza in the world, but pretty good.

Thank Silvermine66
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, we strive to bring you the best every day. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now I wouldn't say that this is the best pizza place, however I found it to be quite good! The pizza slices were very big, and they served the food quite fast! (NOTE: Most likely you will be sitting outside, but there are tables in the shade.

Thank colepatterson17
Winkle58, Owner at The Wave Pizza Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 12522550375
Waterfront deck for dining with spectacular views of Currituck Sound.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?