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Paper Canoe

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1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
+1 252-715-2220
17:00 - 09:00
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Mon 17:00 - 09:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Where the Army Sends Us
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We stayed at the Sanderling, and wanted to have dinner somewhere we could walk to and from. While the Sanderling has a few restaurants of their own, I felt like they were a bit on the expensive side. I saw that the Paper Canoe had wonderful reviews and an enticing menu, so we decided to try it out. And boy,... More 

Thank loconnor0526
Da Nang, Vietnam
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had heard this place was pretty good, but for the price, I was underwhelmed. I had the fish with couscous and it was okay, but one of my fellow diners complained their steak was not cooked correctly. Also, the beignet dish was very disappointing, especially for how expensive it was

Thank dancingzombie22
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were so disappointed by this restaurant. Service was not that great and the food was pretty disgusting. Both of our entrees were swimming in thick purees of some sort and nothing about the dishes and sides seemed to go together. It was the last night of the season and it literally felt like they dumped whatever ingredients were left... More 

Thank murrayeats
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Never been to the Outer Banks. Awesome food at the Paper Canoe. Service was a 10+.Meal which included appetizer, entree and of course dessert was perfect. Atmosphere was soothing-right next to the bay. There was nothing I did not like!

Thank smitba73
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant for a "better than usual" dinner. After reading several reviews, we selected the Paper Canoe. Great choice. We enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller southern style, and fresh tuna and swordfish, with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Service was top notch - attentive, but not overly so.

Thank MaryKLee334
Gloucester, Virginia
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We met a friend there for dinner and the meal and service were outstanding. We started with the pork belly and cheese bread appetizers. Two of us had the tuna special and the third had the crab cakes. The food was fantastic, looked beautiful and most important, tasted wonderful. Our server, Kara, was very knowledgeable concerning the menu choices and... More 

Thank flipper13357771
Dallas, Texas
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food here is created by wonderful chefs and current specials are offered daily. My friends and I were seated in the front room but it's dimly lit. Our server turned on a lamp in the corner but we still had to use our cellphone flashlights to read the menus. The creations from the kitchen are amazing, but the presentation... More 

Thank Brenda K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had an great experience at Paper Canoe during our recent visit. A family member stopped in to pick up a salad to go and was very impressed by the restaurant so he made a reservation for the following evening on the spot. Since he was coming back with a party of 8 the following night, the owner told him... More 

Thank MrClarasDad
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This place is small so make a reservation. It's on the water so ask for a window seat. By far the nicest restaurant in the area. I had the swordfish and my husband had the pork ravioli. Both were delicious. The staff was also very helpful and friendly.

Thank Connie R
Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted a place to eat dinner and watch the sunset. We got just what we wanted and the food was delicious. No wait for our table for two by the window. The crab cakes were some of the best I have had. Our waitress Cara was delightful.

Thank Anne N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 38
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-715-2220
A stunning waterfront setting serving fresh food prepared simply and with passion by our team of friends using ingredients from our own backyard. We are dedicated to your experience from the time you walk in the door. An ever changing chalkboard features daily selections from handmade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood oven specialties. Ten Craft beers on draught and extensive reasonably priced wine list showcase our wood oven pizzas and entree offerings

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