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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
11:30 - 21:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The three of us had a late lunch of fish tacos, fish and chips, and a burger. All were happy with the food and service. Nice water view and interior ambiance. We ate indoors, but they have ample outdoor seating, too. They switch from the lunch menu to the dinner menu at 3:00 PM. We arrived at 2:53 and they... More 

Thank BeachDNS
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited with friends last Sunday and had a great time. Service was friendly and the fresh grouper was so good that we returned on Tuesday. Corn and Crab soup is amazing and drinks on the deck for sunset was just beautiful. Tried the spa for a message and was very happy with the overall experience.

1 Thank Robert G
north carolina, United States
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our favorite lunch places in Duck. The menu is excellent, every thing is prepared pefectly, and there is a great view, and professional attentive staff.

1 Thank Martha H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Aqua was a very easy feeling restaurant to walk into, classy yet kid friendly. Food and service was top notch for lunch and dinner. We had a party of 9 adults and 4 children for dinner and we were very comfortable. The mac/cheese was great for the kids!

Thank hawaiibabyblue14
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visitted last Thursday night. Endless mussels. Excellent! Loved the Thai flavor followed by the Sicilian. Your mileage may vary. Enjoy the sunset.

Thank rps944
Hope, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had the Salmon and it was very very good! I had the Shrimp and Muscle Pasta and it was also very well prepared. The atmosphere is good and the view of the sound is perfect. We were not able to eat out on the deck unfortunately but it was very nice inside. The service was excellent. Thank you... More 

Thank Amy C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed Easter Brunch here with my family this past weekend. Beautiful view, outstanding service, and great food. Shocked when the bill came, I really thought it was going to cost more.

Thank Jay C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner did not disappoint. A very special occasion for my family. Specialty cocktails excellent along with "bangin' shrimp & harvest salad. Crab cakes, salmon, ny strip & hangar steak with pomme frites were all worthy of a top D.C. Restaurant but with views of sunset on the sound. Service very good & noise level fine. A wonderful way to enjoy... More 

Thank Kay S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just your average food- fish tacos, shrimp tacos, salads, fries and such. Tasty but nothing to write home about. What made it very good was their outdoor seating-it was a beautiful, right on the water. Very relaxing and romantic. Definitely a great place to grab some lunch in the sun.

Thank MeetMeInMontaukLI
Springfield, Virginia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner during a recent visit and made our reservation so we could have drinks at sunset. We ordered drinks from the bar and went to the outside deck to enjoy them as the sun set over the sound - gorgeous view. The food was pretty good, not great, and pricey. Pretty good wine selection. As we were visiting... More 

Thank nicole m
Judith F, Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you got to experience one of our amazing sunsets here on the Outer Banks. We apologize for you experiencing some slow service. We try to accommodate for any fluctuations in business but the spring is hard to predict for sure! Hopefully this will not deter you from visiting us again! We always strive for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?