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1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing Sound Front Shops, Duck, NC 27949
252-261-1666
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent ice cream, but rather expensive. The hard ice cream is good, I would not recommend the soft serve, though, sort of icy and flavorless.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

What a horrible place. The soft serve was lousy and what's so special about Edy's ice cream that's warrants $10 for 2 ice cream cones. Save your $$$$.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We've stayed in Duck two years in a row now and stopped by here last year and had rude service. I thought that it was because we were there during the middle of September (offseason) and accredited it to poor staffing but we stopped this year again and it was worse. The lady behind the counter was very irritated when... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by after walking Duck's boardwalk for ice cream and snow cones. I asked the old jerk what flavors of snow cones he had and his answer was " I have over 70 flavors and I'm not about to stand here and tell you what they are. You can push your way through the crowd or go outside and... More 

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Blue Ball, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I drove 3 hours for a Turkish Snow cone and they didn't have any. Disappointing. Oh well, had some plain sno ball instead.

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1 Thank 174phillipm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I only gave this place a one because zero wasn't an option, unfortunately. This old dude just gives off the vibe that he's completely annoyed with us and he would rather be laying in his bed watching reruns and eating oatmeal next to his pet cat. Seriously with all of these negative reviews with majority of them pointing to mr.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Slow service, no idea how to make basic coffee drinks on the menu. Ice cream is overpriced Edy's. Don't plan to return.

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Thank BWS-CT
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We've had soft serve here a dozen times or so over the course of several June vacations. We've had the grumpy guy once and I don't doubt the other reviews but he held it together for us (and we were there right at closing). Other servers have been nice as you would expect. What keeps us coming back is the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here one night for a treat...wish we didn't. There was a bit of a line and when we got to the front and placed our order (there was 7 ppl with us) the girl seemed agitated , rolled her eyes and complained that it has been a really long day. We elected to order snow cones and one... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Poor service and attitude of staff reflective of no interest in service, expect eyeing to be sure she gets tips. Asked for soft serve and got melting soup. Ice cream is just supermarket brand and at much lower cost and without the townee attitude.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing Sound Front Shops, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252-261-1666
Description
The best of the Outer Banks. Full service ice cream, floats, malts, homemade fudge and more. Located on the Currituck Sound... free sunsets!

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