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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A dinner for us on a Friday night in September. We made reservations(an essential) about two weeks in advance(highly recommended) and were greeted immediately and sat promptly. We sat at the bar and wow are the views beautiful from there. The two tops along the window would only be more perfect. We had a wonderful dinner combined with very attentive... More 

1 Thank Tbpenn
Ashburn, Virginia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful week with girlfriend, six of us celebrating the end of an amazing week! I had seared tuna over mashed cauliflower, which was one of the specials. Priced a little steep, but delish! Two of my friends ordered wood fired pizza which they both enjoyed, and priced more appropriately. The view of the sound was beautiful, if you were... More 

Thank vicky d
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff and sound views at this restaurant. Crab appetizer was fabulous as well as the crab cakes. It does get crowded so make reservations.

1 Thank Swanie3a
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted warmly. Appetizers were great. Wide variety of super entre's. Good selection of craft beers (no bottled beer); decent wine selection. Great dessert selection. Service was very, very good. A bit pricey but this is Duck. All in all you will not be disappointed.

2 Thank boilerhoosier
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're staying anywhere near Duck, you must go to The Paper Canoe. They keep the menu small while still having something that appeals to everyone in order to make sure everything that leaves the kitchen is fresh and delish! Highly recommend making a reservation close to sunset time because it's located directly on the sound and the view could... More 

2 Thank Julie R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here to be told they were fully booked (we weren't really surprised) but the kind gentlemen told us he could squeeze us in if we would eat at the bar, this was fine for us! We still had a gorgeous view out on to the water and the stools were comfy. You can see why they need to... More 

3 Thank Rachel H
Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice so far this season and planning on one more dinner. You can't go wrong here. Food outstanding, servers are knowledgeable and excellent. A bonus is the sunset that you can never get tired of each evening. Have also eaten here in previous years, Tommy runs a tight ship and very consistent with his culinary delights.

3 Thank Barbara V
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a reservation at another local restaurant in the area (hint B.P) and received a phone call while boarding my plane from NY to Norfolk requesting that I come an hour early. I let them know that I was already cutting it close and it would be impossible to make it that early and they cancelled my reservation, Seriously??... More 

3 Thank geraldine c

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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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