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Aqua Restaurant

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1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542 (Route 12 North)
+1 252-261-9700
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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South Charleston, West Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first trip to the Outer Banks with 4 girlfriends resulted in 2 trips to Aqua. The first was for lunch after a morning of shopping along the boardwalk. We sat outside by the water, and all enjoyed the variety of offerings that Aqua provided. If fact, we liked it so much that we returned for dinner 2 days later.... More 

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Olean, NY
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aqua serves up the perfect meal, in comfortable surroundings, with servers who are genuine, knowledgeable and personable. On a recent visit, we had the Grouper special--delicious-- and the seafood puttanesca, an ample portion which was equally delectable. Caesar salad, tuna, a lovely soup and french fries were excellent starters, and dessert did not disappoint either, whether a beautifully presented peanut... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a lovely walk in the Duck boardwalk we were ready for a relaxing lunch. We picked Aqua for its view of the water and it turned out to have inventive menu of items made with local ingredients. The food was delicious and the service was great. It wasn't very busy but I think in prime season you might need... More 

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reading other review, I ordered the mussels for an appetizer and the king mushrooms for dinner. I was not disappointed. Everything was wonderful. My husband had the shrimp and grits which were very good. Our Waitress was very nice and helpful.

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Thank Linda C
Blacksburg, Virginia
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155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally tried Aqua for a date night during our recent vacation and I'm mad at myself for never trying them before! We had an excellent meal-I had fabulous shrimp and grits and my husband had the grouper special. We shared the chocolate torte for dessert and we couldn't have been happier. Make reservations, they fill up quick and we were... More 

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Thank noodle1976
Akron, Ohio
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I dined here twice during our six day stay. Who knows, we may go back again. The food and drink were excellent, ( although the menu is limited) and the view of the sound is lovely. My only complaint is the lack of a dinner salad with the entree.

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Thank Allen H
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another reviewer had commented that you shouldn't bother letting them know if you aren't going to be able to make your reservation and they were right. I made a reservation and then cancelled it about 45 minutes later when we decided to go elsewhere. I was chastised for my efforts. Glad we didn't go there with such an unfriendly attitude... More 

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Thank ChesterfieldJane
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot in the middle of a beautiful spot (Duck, NC) My wife ordered a mixed drink, Hooked on Quack, and it was ON POINT!!! We had the fresh bread with butter as an app! My wife had the meatballs w/o pasta -- it was the best we've ever had! Absolutely incredible flavor! I had the shrimp and... More 

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Thank Good2HaveAHotWife
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with our dear friends, their dog and ours, enjoyed a wonderful windy evening on the deck at Aqua, eating delicious meals and being served by a delightful server. It was kind of the Aqua staff to seat us when it was so windy, but the protected area worked perfectly for us and we still were... More 

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Thank LexiJean77
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186 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have a late lunch/early dinner and settle in for the evening. Aqua was open, but only serving at the bar with a limited menu. (The website said they were open and serving food.) The bartender was accommodating and I had a bowl of sweet corn and crab soup with garlic toast. My husband had the shrimp taco... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
    (Route 12 North)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-9700
Description
The most beautiful restaurant in Duck, North Carolina, AQUA Restaurant offers fresh regional cuisine, exquisite wines and casual dining in an elegant waterfront setting on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a memorable meal, excellent service, great company, live music, amazing sunsets and superb waterfront views. It's a AQUA thing!

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