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Aqua Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Seafood,
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
+1 252-261-9700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
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1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant seems to lack identity a bit...it is a restaurant, spa, bar, and venue. Both inside and outside seating. The menu is pretty limited and expensive. We sat outside and everything we had tasted great, but we spent about $80 on 3 apps, soup...More

Thank MJ K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had the shrimp and grits, which were an excellent choice. Others had tuna with fresh veggies and a strip steak. All done perfectly. Great drink and wine selection. Wait staff were very helpful.

Thank Vicky B
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Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
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Response from Notsurerickimick | Reviewed this property |
Don't no if they have a separate bar menu.
18 June 2017|
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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.

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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!
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