We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Paper Canoe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
+1 252-715-2220
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 413: English reviews
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so disappointed by this restaurant. Service was not that great and the food was pretty disgusting. Both of our entrees were swimming in thick purees of some sort and nothing about the dishes and sides seemed to go together. It was the last night of the season and it literally felt like they dumped whatever ingredients were left... More 

Thank murrayeats
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been to the Outer Banks. Awesome food at the Paper Canoe. Service was a 10+.Meal which included appetizer, entree and of course dessert was perfect. Atmosphere was soothing-right next to the bay. There was nothing I did not like!

Thank smitba73
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a nice restaurant for a "better than usual" dinner. After reading several reviews, we selected the Paper Canoe. Great choice. We enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller southern style, and fresh tuna and swordfish, with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Service was top notch - attentive, but not overly so.

Thank MaryKLee334
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met a friend there for dinner and the meal and service were outstanding. We started with the pork belly and cheese bread appetizers. Two of us had the tuna special and the third had the crab cakes. The food was fantastic, looked beautiful and most important, tasted wonderful. Our server, Kara, was very knowledgeable concerning the menu choices and... More 

Thank flipper13357771
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is created by wonderful chefs and current specials are offered daily. My friends and I were seated in the front room but it's dimly lit. Our server turned on a lamp in the corner but we still had to use our cellphone flashlights to read the menus. The creations from the kitchen are amazing, but the presentation... More 

Thank Brenda K
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an great experience at Paper Canoe during our recent visit. A family member stopped in to pick up a salad to go and was very impressed by the restaurant so he made a reservation for the following evening on the spot. Since he was coming back with a party of 8 the following night, the owner told him... More 

Thank MrClarasDad
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is small so make a reservation. It's on the water so ask for a window seat. By far the nicest restaurant in the area. I had the swordfish and my husband had the pork ravioli. Both were delicious. The staff was also very helpful and friendly.

Thank Connie R
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a place to eat dinner and watch the sunset. We got just what we wanted and the food was delicious. No wait for our table for two by the window. The crab cakes were some of the best I have had. Our waitress Cara was delightful.

Thank Anne N
Level Contributor
95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We started with the excellent Sweet Corn Chowder accompanied by the Pine Ridge Viognet and Parker Pinot Noir. We got an order of Brussels Sprouts for the table and they were delicious and I don't even like Them! Several of us had the crab cakes which was two generous portions of lump crab and proved to be a great choice.... More 

Thank Mayo G
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My new favorite place in Duck! Make sure you get reservations for this place overlooking Currituck Sound. Ask for a water view and go for sunset. We have gone a few times and tried different menu items each time or the specials; always delighted with the presentation and deliciousness. Crab cakes awesome. Unusual and wonderful food combinations and accompaniments. Great... More 

Thank Bonnie B

Travelers who viewed Paper Canoe also viewed


Been to Paper Canoe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $38
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-715-2220
A stunning waterfront setting serving fresh food prepared simply and with passion by our team of friends using ingredients from our own backyard. We are dedicated to your experience from the time you walk in the door. An ever changing chalkboard features daily selections from handmade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood oven specialties. Ten Craft beers on draught and extensive reasonably priced wine list showcase our wood oven pizzas and entree offerings

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paper Canoe and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
19 days ago
1 month ago
1 month ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Paper Canoe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?