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Paper Canoe

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1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
+1 252-715-2220
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Paper Canoe never disappoints. Went with a group of friends - we each got salads and shared a pizza. The pizzas are relish! Great crusts! Good beers on tap - had a nice Corolla Blonde. The best part of the meal however was the dessert - beignets floating in a bittersweet chocolate with banana ice cream. Oh and the... More 

Thank MJ2E
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant overlooking the water. We went as a family of five and everyone had a great mel. We had a fantastic waitress from the Czech republic who was helpful and knowledgable and the owner was very welcoming as well.

Thank gazborangers
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Paper Canoe for dinner twice during our 5-night stay in Duck. The first time we ordered just a few apps to share which were all wonderful. The second time we ordered a salad and two entrees. The smoked filet with brussels sprouts and sweet potato puree is a dish I'll dream about for years! Absolutely fantastic. Awesome... More 

Thank LSBlaska
VA Beach
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95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spend a fair amount of time on the northern outer banks of NC and feel that no place can compare to the Paper Canoe for dining. The menu is creative but the preparation is exquisite. The crab cakes compare well with anyone's and the yellow tail is always great. And don't forget the scallops. They have about a dozen... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended there by a local and it was spot on. Tommy greeted us at the door and made us feel as though we were his only guest that night.( Quite the opposite that night as the place was packed ) He seated us in the bar with a beautiful view of the sunset. The food was perfect (... More 

Thank 391kente
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building looks a little rough and the windows aren't particularly clean, but the view of the sound was lovely and the food and service was amazing. we had a very pleasant experience and will definitely return.

Thank Gitanjali T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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267 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the sign for Paper Canoe on our drive to our house and suggested it for our final dinner in the Outer Banks. We ordered the Pork Belly as our appetizer (Crispy Pork Belly Confit, Four Cheese Ravioli, Tomato Demi, Sauteed Arugula - $14) and I ordered the Chef's Whim as my entree (Grilled Swordfish, Warm Slaw of Apple... More 

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unaware of how popular this restaurant is, we showed up for dinner at 5:00 without reservations. I was kindly advised that reservations are usually booked three weeks in advance. As I was about to leave, the Owner (I presume) asked if we were ready to eat right then. I said yes and we were instantly seated at a great table... More 

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner worked us in after we showed up with no reservations. He texted us with info to get a great seat the next day. The jambalaya was marvelous, lots of flavor, shrimp, sausage. I loved the place would go everyday if I could make it.

Thank mmckale
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor is simple in an understated type of way. We were seated at a high top in the bar which was unexpected since we did have a reservation but, the bar has a warm, welcoming feel to it. The food is a true reflection of farm (or in this case) sea to table movement which is the dominant trend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $38
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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