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 of the Outer Banks restaurants, 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
 

The Village Table & Tavern

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1314 N. Duck Road, Duck
(252) 715-1414

The much-anticipated new venture from the folks at TRiO in Kitty Hawk, The Village Table & Tavern on the Duck waterfront offers the high-quality food and drink and exceptional hospitality that their Kitty Hawk customers have come to expect. The menu is based on their belief that casual food doesn't have to be ordinary and inspired food doesn't have to be fussy. Look for casual... read more

The much-anticipated new venture from the folks at TRiO in Kitty Hawk, The Village Table... read more

Wave Pizza Cafe

Duck, NC, Restaurant
1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing Shops, Duck
(252) 255-0375

As a family-run business, Wave Pizza Cafe takes pride in every pizza they make. Their pizzas are made-to-order, hand-tossed, and topped with their homemade sauce and 100% whole milk mozzarella. Choose from a large selection of fresh toppings before your pizza is cooked to perfection in their stone oven. Complement your meal with a cold craft beer or a bottle of wine while you enjoy the spectacular... read more

As a family-run business, Wave Pizza Cafe takes pride in every pizza they make. Their pizzas... read more