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.

Aqua Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Seafood,
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
+1 252-261-9700
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (23 reviews)
“bangin shrimp” (13 reviews)
“cheese plate” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (726)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 723 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been here and a while, and decided it was such a pretty day, we would enjoy the sound front view and have lunch. wonderful. We sat inside, upper deck, window view, and watched the Ducks and Geese flying south, over Mahi tacos,...More

Thank john b
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks we are so glad you stopped in, glad you enjoyed your dinning experience. Please come back soon and we will continue to have a beautiful view for your enjoyment.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No warning except GO! Delicious food plus the staff was friendly, engaging and attentive to our every whim. Can't wait to return!

Thank Punkie C
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming, Thanks for your kind review and can't wait to see you again. We are so glad that your dinning experience was enjoyable.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't care about being treated rudely, then the sunset is worth the stop. Food was pretty good, staff was not professional and definitely not friendly. Bar was empty and no attention or conversation was initiated by any employee, even when we asked. Come...More

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Food was excellent. Service was great. Large wine selection. They had live music at the bar. Would recommend this place to others.

1  Thank Joy M
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your dinning experience, we are open through the Holiday season please come back and see us.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The food was good and same with service. We truly came for the sunset and we were not disappointed. The menu prices seem a bit high even for a tourist/summer area and the menu selection is limited.

Thank John C
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad that you had a beautiful sunset, it is a treat to watch Mother Nature go to sleep over the Currituck Sound. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

First, the restaurant was very accommodating to my wife and I as we did not have reservations upon arrival. They sat us quickly outside on the waterfront. We started off with the bangin shrimp appetizer, which was delicious with the Asian slaw! We went with...More

Thank Wesley G
Judith F, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad we could accommodate you and glad you got to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset over the sound. Please come back and see us again.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a great place if you are looking for fine dining, without being too pretentious. Very nice dining room, a fun bar and an outside deck with great views of the sunset. A bit pricey but the food was worth it. Our server, Paige...More

Thank skierguy13
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

So my shrimp and grits had very little flavor. I’m not a salt person but I salted it twice for some taste. I would give my dish a 3 but my husbands Duck was superb and he rated in a 5. The bread pudding wasn’t...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Went to see aqua restaurant based upon TA reviews. We were seated quickly and had our apps and a reasonable time. Wait staff was very friendly and very helpful. We had crab and corn soup which was excellent; corn is blended into the soup. We...More

Thank jaxon27
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Cocktails were great as was the corn and crab soup...peanut butter pie was delicious. Our entrees were so bad that we did not even finish them. Too pricey for average food. Sunset bar is really nice

Thank Michelle N
Nearby Restaurants
Duck Donuts
1,533 reviews
.25 km away
The Blue Point
1,210 reviews
1.13 km away
858 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Duck Town Boardwalk
557 reviews
.66 km away
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
105 reviews
.17 km away
Greenleaf Gallery
12 reviews
.09 km away
Coastal Kayak Touring Company
68 reviews
1.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Notsurerickimick | Reviewed this property |
Don't no if they have a separate bar menu.
18 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
No duck wings in sight on the menu. But, a "killer" duck breast...
2 April 2017|
Response from Judith F | Property representative |
In addition to serving an Easter brunch buffet, we will be serving our regular dinner menu beginning at 5 pm. We hope to see you during your trip.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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!
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