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1223 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4561
252 261 3354
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 88
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 22
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

We stopped here on a rainy Sunday for lunch. I had pulled chicken and my husband had a combo platter with ribs, wings and pulled pork. All the meat was very good and we liked the cole slaw as well. The fries were not particularly good and I wasn't crazy over the beans as they had maple in them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tjshade
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a rainy Sunday for lunch. I had pulled chicken and my husband had a combo platter with ribs, wings and pulled pork. All the meat was very good and we liked the cole slaw as well. The fries were not particularly good and I wasn't crazy over the beans as they had maple in them. Service... More 

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Thank Tjshade
Worthington, Ohio
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been vacationing in the Outer Banks for 30 years, and we've eaten at the Duck Deli at least once each visit. I make sure that happens! Their sandwiches are just awesome. Totally fresh and very simple. I love the smoked fish (any kind) on a bagel. This last visit gave us a little surprise. The place has been remodeled... More 

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Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Delicious breakfast . We stop in every time we visit Duck. Love the Duck Deli Delight breakfast.

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Thank Charles H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Decent stop for something small. Not the best place if you have a large party due to it being so small. One of those normal barbecue places where everything in the restaurant has the normal "coating" of grease and grime. Has a small hometown look and feel in a very rich and touristy area of town.

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Thank Devin D
Dunnellon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We visited for a late lunch on a Wednesday afternoon around 1:30pm. Shawn, our server, was super friendly and very personable. He took care of our 2 lunch requests efficiently and without any wait, especially with the crowd that followed us in! He was polite, talkative, and also very happy to hear we stop here every year on our visit... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Duck Deli is the first restaurant we stop at when we come to Duck. The wings are great, they are the standard I judge all other wings on. Biggest wings then I have seen anywhere. We always have breakfast here too. Great staff. Smaller restaurant which was just remodeled to add seating. We have eaten here every trip since we... More 

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Thank Steven F
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Breakfast was very enjoyable. I thought the sausage links were especially good. I found it particularly difficult to find a breakfast spot that wasn't just a coffee, bagels, donuts location. This fit exactly what I was looking for. Simple, traditional and reasonably priced.

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Thank Travis W
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stopped at Duck Deli for lunch as we were just driving around on a cloudy, misty day at the beach. Had not been here for several years but wow, what a disappointment. Was seated quickly as there were only 2 other tables occupied. I ordered the "catch of the day" sandwich, and I'm convinced the "catch of the day" was... More 

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Thank Alan D
Windsor, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Want really great Bar-B-Que on the Outer Banks? This is it. Right in "the heart" of Duck, NC is where you'll find it. Every item on the menu is tasty, tasty, tasty. Great sauces and wonderful sides. Take lots of napkins- you'll need 'em :)

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Thank DennisLlewellyn
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have been coming to Duck since 1989. Duck Deli has been there the whole time. Food is OK. They used to serve food on styrofoam plates, cup, etc. So my wife, basically, refused to go there. Last time I went was maybe 5 years ago. Bacon and eggs, nothing fancy, but decent. Then Duck Deli renovated when several other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1223 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4561
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252 261 3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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