Duck NC Restaurants

Including Southern Shores

For such small towns, Southern Shores and Duck NC restaurants have some pretty sophisticated dining options.

Whether you want pizza delivery or upscale cuisine matched with a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Most Duck NC restaurants, like so many on the Outer Banks, stick to American fare, with an emphasis on seafood. That doesn’t mean there aren’t creative chefs in Duck NC; you’ll find some very innovative preparations of seafood, meats, fresh produce and traditional ingredients. Southern Shores restaurants include a couple of chains (ever heard of a little place called Starbucks?), a great pizza place and a wonderful gourmet foods market/cafe.

Duck NC restaurants can boast of three of the top food and wine destinations on the Outer Banks. You can sip coffee in a front porch rocker, have a romantic dinner with a sound view, savor wine under a canopy of live oaks, eat al fresco while listening to jazz, catch sports on a bar TV, grab a slice of pizza, lick an ice cream while feeding ducks or take the whole family out for a seafood dinner.

Visiting Duck NC Restaurants

In the summer, when there are way more people than there are seats at Duck NC restaurants, you may want to eat out early or late or make a reservation (where possible). The least crowded nights at the restaurants in Duck and Southern Shores are, maybe surprisingly, Friday and Saturday nights. That’s because of scheduled arrivals and departures at the vacation rental companies. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are typically the busiest nights in the summer, local restaurateurs say. In the off-season, eating out in Duck NC is much more relaxed and accessible. Some restaurants close in the dead of winter, but there is always something open. Several Southern Shores and Duck NC restaurants are now staying open year round. Both towns have full ABC permits, so you can order beer, wine or liquor at restaurants that have those options.

Duck Restaurants by Location or Category

Duck Restaurants | Southern Shores Restaurants
 

Blue Point

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1240 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 261-8090

The Blue Point established Duck as an Outer Banks dining destination when it opened in 1989 and has since put the tiny town on the foodie map. The restaurant is lively and offers fantastic views of the Currituck Sound. The menus are creative, upscale, Southern and coastal, changing seasonally to reflect the fresh local and regional ingredients that are available. The dinner menu offers salads,... read more

The Blue Point established Duck as an Outer Banks dining destination when it opened in... read more

ClamBake OBX

5561 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 2, Kitty Hawk
(252) 489-4754

Take a load off and let ClamBake OBX do some of the work of feeding your family! They'll bring the fun and excitement of an old-fashioned clam bake right to your front door, or you can choose from 14 other menus with their in-house chef services. ClamBake OBX serves areas from Corolla to Hatteras Island, and they will come to your house and do all the... read more

Take a load off and let ClamBake OBX do some of the work of feeding... read more

Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar and Wine Bar Cafe

Southern Shores, NC, Restaurant
1 Ocean Boulevard, Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center, Southern Shores
(252) 480-0023

Opened in 2006 as a gourmet market, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café now serves full-service lunch and dinner featuring their award-winning cuisine, full bar and a world-class oyster bar with one of the largest selections on the East Coast. A contemporary menu of top quality local ingredients and fresh Outer Banks catch expertly prepared and served in an unpretentious atmosphere has garnered this place wide acclaim. You'll... read more

Opened in 2006 as a gourmet market, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café now serves full-service... read more

Cosmo’s Pizzeria

Southern Shores, NC, Restaurant
5591 N. Croatan Highway, The Marketplace, Southern Shores
(252) 261-8388

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. We think the crust is dandy — perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and with just a hint of sweetness. Choose from any of their fabulous pizza concoctions or create your own. Cosmo’s also offers salads, pasta dishes, subs, beer and wine. You can eat in or take it out.... read more

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. We think the crust is dandy —... read more

Duck Pizza Company

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 255-0099

Duck Pizza Company's menu features a wide selection of creative pizza combinations with plenty of varieties to choose from. Featuring all fresh ingredients, you can also create your own pizzas or choose from subs, calzones, stromboli, salads or wings. They offer three sizes of pizza — small, large and their extra large one that's really huge at 18" and 12 slices — and make the... read more

Duck Pizza Company's menu features a wide selection of creative pizza combinations with plenty of... read more

Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-6991

A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that will have you lingering over a beer long after you’ve finished eating. Starters will get you going with favorites such as wings, calamari and coconut shrimp. Then you can choose from amazing conch or clam chowders, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fried seafood baskets, seafood from the raw and steam bars, daily

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A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that

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Lifesaving Station Restaurant

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1461 Duck Road, Sanderling Resort, Duck
(855) 421-4166

Lifesaving Station is Sanderling Resort’s family-oriented, casual restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Brian Riddle, Sanderling Resort is making a serious effort to establish itself as a dining destination. Riddle has reinvented Sanderling's two restaurants, Lifesaving Station and Kimball’s Kitchen, into places to enjoy the best of locally grown and harvested produce and seafood with a... read more

Lifesaving Station is Sanderling Resort’s family-oriented, casual restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.... read more

Pizza Stop

Southern Shores, NC, Restaurant
5385 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Sandy Ridge Shopping Center, Southern Shores
(252) 261-7867

The Pizza Stop bakes fresh, New York–style pizzas in its own stone oven. All dough is made in-house with bottled mineral water. Choose from a variety of specialty pies or create one of your own with the fresh, often organic, veggies and toppings. They also serve subs, pasta dishes, salad, wine and beer. You can eat in, take out or get free delivery in Kitty... read more

The Pizza Stop bakes fresh, New York–style pizzas in its own stone oven. All dough... read more

Pizzazz Pizza

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-8822
603 Currituck Clubhouse, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla
(252) 453-8858
2515 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 261-1111

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if... read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because... read more

Red Sky Café

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1197 Duck Road, Duck Landing, Duck
(252) 261-8646

Red Sky is an inviting cafe with a creative menu of contemporary coastal cuisine. Chef Wes Stepp turns out some incredible fare, including filet mignon, crispy duck and seafood. The kitchen prepares seafood, pasta and chicken creations plus sandwiches, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts. The daily specials are always worth trying. Top-quality, flavor-rich ingredients round out all the offerings, and the sides are usually as... read more

Red Sky is an inviting cafe with a creative menu of contemporary coastal cuisine. Chef... read more

Sunset Grille and Raw Bar

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1264 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-3901

This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to those nightly sunset shows. To better enjoy the sinking sun, you can dine outdoors on the huge, newly renovated waterfront deck if you choose. Sunset Grille has a Caribbean theme: Jimmy Buffett, tiki lights, colorful decor, island drinks and fare … you get the idea. It comes together as casual... read more

This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to... read more

Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1211 Duck Road, Duck Common, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers many of the coffee and espresso drinks you love, plus pastries, muffins, bagels and other treats. A large selection of craft beer and wine makes it simple to enjoy the tree-shaded deck with a draft beer or glass of wine. You can also mix-and-match... read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang... read more