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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%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (26 reviews)
“bangin shrimp” (10 reviews)
“sweet corn” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1174 Duck Rd, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949-4542
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1 - 10 of 694 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had a table looking out at the sound. The scenery was breathtaking! The food and service were top notch. I would recommend stopping there for lunch to everyone.

Thank vendetta61
Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner on vacation and the appetizers were so good we almost could have skipped dinner. The house cut fries are decadent, seared tuna, caesar salad were both excellent. The cheese slate was fantastic. The salmon, steak and crab were all well prepared but...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made reservations for 630 on the back deck so we could see the sunset at 715. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect night. They had fans blowing to keep you cool and also keeps bugs and flies away. We saw the most beautiful...More

Thank Vacation2414
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The usual beach restaurant has one or the other so it's hard to visit the Outer Banks and enjoy superior food and wine while also enjoying a soothing Sound view and a classy but comfortable interior design. The menu is loaded with seafood from addictive...More

Thank Deby W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went last night. There were a lot of people enjoying the sunset. There were a couple of celebrations going on in the restaurant. A lot of happy people. I loved that we could enjoy our marvelous meal and see such happiness around us. The...More

Thank Bernadine2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Club ambiance for dinner, that is, loud shouting and whistling between tables without regards for other patrons. Management and owner solved our many complaints by giving us 30% discount for a dinner most of us did not care to finish. Our party of 10 could...More

Thank MEMiami2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our server was very friendly and prompt, the food was fresh and delicious, and the cocktails and craft beers were tasty! Try it for sure! (Note: I appreciated the quality vegan entree offered on the menu:)

Thank aeglobetrotter
Reviewed 6 days ago

Aqua is fine dining at its best on the outer banks. We come here often for special occasions and the food , service, and atmosphere never disappoint.

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lunch visit was a combination of good and bad. We stopped in for lunch with my son and his fiancé, my wife and three dogs. The “official” dog friendly table was taken but the manager was absolutely terrific in getting a table set up...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there as a couple last Saturday night. Were seated immediately. Asked for seat by window, told no, then told we could have a few minutes later (+ 10). Appetizers banging shrimp and tuna (+ 10) Dinner duck (+10) Duck was cooked perfectly. Seafood puttanesca...More

Thank Magilla59_12
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
  • 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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