The Town of Duck is a thriving coastal community that boasts some of the finest dining on the Outer Banks. Whether you’re looking for a casual beach experience or celebrating a special event that calls for a bit more ceremony, there’s something for every occasion and every taste.
Duck’s soundfront boardwalks set the stage for a true Outer Banks experience, where visitors are immersed in the natural beauty of the barrier islands. Independently-owned shops and restaurants line the shore, offering up everything from hermit crabs to clothing with a local flair, books, souvenirs, coastal jewelry, and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack (donuts and coffee!), a casual lunch (fish tacos!), or a fine-dining dinner experience (local softshells!), you’re sure to find a restaurant that suits your needs in the quaint village.
Duck is home to quite a few award-winning restaurants – quite a feat for such a small place! Innovative chefs create amazing fare using local ingredients and time honored tradition, leading diners on a culinary journey that allows them to really get a taste of Coastal Carolina. But there’s also pizza (many that deliver), ice cream, and other sweet treats that will thrill kids and grownups alike. Duck is, after all, the original home of Duck Donuts!
There is not much that’s more stunning than a summer sunset over the Currituck Sound, especially if you’re with friends and family, enjoying a glass of award-winning wine or a local beer, and of course, some local seafood.
Overlooking the Currituck Sound from the Waterfront Shops in Duck and celebrating 25 years of good taste. Our menu often leans toward local and sustainable seafood. We have always felt we were the original Outer Banks farm to table restaurant. We let Mother Nature be our guide, which is sensible and practical since seasonal foods are less expensive, fresher and more abundant, plus, most importantly we know exactly where they came from.
You can not get a fresher donut anywhere. Make a beeline for Duck Donuts where you will find warm, delicious and made-to-order doughnuts. Duck Donuts makes its doughnuts fresh on site, and you have the option of each one being dipped in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, peanut butter or maple glaze then sprinkled with your favorite toppings.
Offering the finest in Caribbean influenced cuisine and the home of the ORIGINAL tiki bar on the Outer Banks. Open in 1995, Fishbones offers the best in fresh local seafood, steaks, burgers, pastas, award-winning soups, and a whole lot more. Enjoy fresh shrimp, crab legs, oysters, and clams straight from the steamer.
If a special evening of dining is in your vacation plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks.
Located in the original—and splendidly restored—Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is Sanderling’s casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine and regional, organic products. Our Duck restaurant with has been renovated with spacious outside seating deck and large fireplace. Known for its “best breakfast on the Outer Banks” and a-la-carte Sunday brunch, the Lifesaving Station is a favorite Duck, N.C. restaurant choice for both locals and vacationers.
A stunning waterfront setting serving fresh food prepared simply and with passion by our team of friends using ingredients from our own backyard. Our Duck restaurant is 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.
Red Sky Cafe features local foods and eclectic styles of preparation. Our casual atmosphere let’s you feel at home with a generous portion of unique flavors and friendly faces. We look forward to delivering a memorable dining experience.
For the finest Carolina BBQ and some of the best bone suckin’ ribs of all Duck restaurants, you’ve found the right place! We’re known far and wide for having the best BBQ around, and we take pride in our reputation. So if you want to know what Southern food is all about, come on down to Sooey’s.
Sunset Grille and Raw Bar of Duck, NC brings you the finest in fresh local seafood, steaks, pastas, and more with a Caribbean flair. Our award winning chefs at our Duck restaurant are always working hard to prepare the finest dishes for our customers. Sit among the palm trees sipping your tropical libation from our award winning specialty drink menu, or rent a waverunner from our Sunset Watersports operation on the gazebo.