The Blue Point
The Blue Point

The Blue Point

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebluepoint.com/
  • Phone: 2522618090x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm -9:30pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Back Bar in the Yard: 5-10pm Thursday--Saturday. HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm at Back Bar only. Entertainment Friday and Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sam McGann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday Brunch, 11:30-2:30, in the Main Bar.
    The Back Bar In The Yard: Fri. and Sat 6-9pm
  • Special Events: Join us Saturday October 11th in the Yard ubder the Big Top for the annual Jazz Improv Jam. Tickets may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. A full description of the event is also there: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/869237

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cook Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Lot for Waterfront Shops. Handicap Ramp located in center of shops.
A word from The Blue Point
Our menus: www.thebluepoint.com.

A fresh approach to regional, coastal cuisine & southern hospitality alongside spectacular views of the Currituck Sound.
Inspired dinner & lunch menus served in a warm and inviting atmosphere by a professional and natural staff. Exceptional and friendly Wine Menu + Full Bar.

There are very limited reservations for groups larger than 6. In season, we do not accept reservations for groups larger than 12, and we do not split larger groups to get around this rule. Reservations can be made to have dinner at the bar.
We do have some seating available on a first come - first served basis so it is always worth checking to see if you can get a table. In season we have a large outdoor bar area on the sound where you can enjoy a cocktail while you wait.

No better place for good food, good wine, good friends and spectacular sunsets.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Blue Point reviews from OpenTable diners
313 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (271)fit for foodies (205)special occasion (191)romantic (127)neighborhood gem (124)notable wine list (92)hot spot (67)great for lunch (65)vibrant bar scene (53)good for groups (45)great for outdoor dining (45)great for brunch (26)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Very Happy Camper
    Gloria
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The event was my birthday celebration. Could not have had a better time. The Perfect Manhattan is the best I have ever had in any restaurant. Every bite of the flounder special was outrageously good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl by the Sound
    Russ
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We've been to the Blue Point quite a bit over the years, and remember when it first opened. We didn't discover it right away, but once we did it has become a family go-to place when we are in the area. The food is always excellent, the ambiance is friendly and full of laughing from all ages, and the servers over the years have not only been excellent, but seem to have true pride in what they're providing and usually have worked there for several years. It's first class dining in a very family friendly environment. You will have to see the sunset to appreciate why it has to be one of the best restaurants on the east coast. Cheers to Blue Point, and their staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable
    Persnickety
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    You can always count on excellent and interesting food at Bluepoint. The service is solid and professional. Noise level is high, especially at the tables near the bar. Recommend for a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still our favorite
    DiscriminatingDiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    There are many wonderful places to eat in the OBX, especially in and around Duck, but Blue Point continues to be our first choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the third time that we have eaten at The Blue Point; the food and service are outstanding. We enjoy every meal...the food is delicious and the service impeccable. I love the bloody marys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing-not the bp u remember
    simonrubinpaddy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been eating at the bp since they opened. prices sky high, and food is not better for it. won't eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Point
    SouthernShores
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent waiter, great wine recommendations,anticipated needs and was attentive to details. Food was excellent,presentation was eye pleasing,tastes were suitably combined to enhance the quality of local fresh seafood resource We will go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunset Dining
    Sizemtrs
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great atmosphere here. Stopped in to grab a cocktail and watch the sun set one evening, and dinner the next. Both experiences offered great service and views. The food was well presented and prepared. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Carolworthydining
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Definitely an OBX gem. Alluded us for years, but we finally found The Blue Point! What a refreshing experience. When you want classic dining with class, The Blue Point delivers. What a delight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Treat for visitors
    DuckDine
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had friends from Atlanta visiting Duck; we ate lunch and dinner at Blue Point. The visitors were very impressed. The salads and hamburgers for lunch were awesome. Dinner began with watching the sunset from the outdoor patio. Two of us ordered the dinner specials of sauteed halibut and two crab, and country ham which were delicious. The desserts, well there are no bad ones at Blue Point. We have been coming to Blue Point at least twice during of our visits to Duck since they opened in the late 80's, we have never been disappointed in the food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience which we credit mostly because of food quality, taste and choice and we had an excellent server (Bruce). He made the evening so pleasant and he was most professional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The BP continues to deliver delicious food at a fair price. Recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We found this restaurant by accident decades ago, and it has been a "must" every time we are in the Outer Banks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    PEO3
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very nice eventing out at this restaurant. Food was excellent with swordfish a notable pick. Good wine list and exceelnt service! PEO3
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Certainly Return
    hampelo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    After more than a few disappointing restaurants on Cape Hatteras, this is a welcome change. Solid from start to finish. Arrived early and was seated immediately in their wonderful bar area overlooking the sound and featuring top live music. Seated at our table on time. GREAT waiter who covered the attentive without obtrusive requirement at top level including what I refer to as the final mile (ever received the bill after a meal only to have the server disappear for 20 minutes while you wait to pay and leave). Food was excellently prepared and delivered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another outstanding dinner
    shorthair
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From soup to dessert, every course was great. She crab soup is a must. The menu has great variety. Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as usual, but not.
    Beachy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We live in this beach town and have been to The Blue Point MANY times. Took 2 visiting friends there for a special meal. Food was divine, as usual. One guest said it was the best steak he had ever eaten! But I must note items about the service this time: -My husband secretively told the hostess it was my 70th birthday and to bring a special dessert (candle, etc.) after the meal. It was not done---until my husband informed the server AFTER all desserts arrived with NO acknowledgement. No apology. Disappointed. -Suggest: small snack gotten at bar with before-dinner patio drinks, even if it's an extra charge. The Blue Point should never drop the ball on making EVERY customer feel special. That said, we will still return for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my all time favorites!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have been going to the Outer Banks for over 25 years and always make plans to visit Blue Point. The food is always outstanding, the menu reflects the season and the fresh ingredients. The staff and service is always very good. If you have never tried Ble Point, you don't know what you are missing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We go to the Blue Point every time we visit the Outer Banks and for the past 7 years it has been wonderful. This year the food was great as usual and the service was awesome. Mike is a fantastic waiter. However, our overall experience was not as good in past years due to an Assistant Manager, Beth, whose tact and manner needs some work, particularly if she wants to make a career in the service industry. I am sure we will continue to patronize the Blue Point in spite of this experience, but it certainly has us looking for acceptable alternatives.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Ambiance
    TerriP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The chef served an appetizer that was delicious-cornbread with cheese and bacon I believe. The atmosphere is pleasant. I like the blue glasses and the red decor. Both of our meals were superb. First time we tried open table for reservations and I really like it!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT resturant
    vsteveb
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Blue Point is a GREAT restaurant with ambiance, food, service and view all outstanding. The food is all prepared in unique ways and are eye appealing and well as delicious. Highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent food always. John does a great job and it's always special here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Poor
    Momofthree
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Unfriendly bar staff and management spoiled the evening . Crab soup delicious ... We were rushed out and bar staff were not friendly or helpfull when trying to choose items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cookie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Blue Point remains my absolute favorite dining spot. With some very specific food issues, there are not a huge number of places where I can eat out. The Blue Point never disappoints. The food is always super fresh, amazingly perfectly seasoned and cooked, and beautifully presented, while at the same time, not being over-the-top with useless decoration. While the prices are not cheap, the fact that they purchase from local vendors and the predictable quality of service and taste make it a go-to favorite for special occasions. Appetizers, salads, meals, and desserts all boast unique and amazingly tasty combinations of a myriad of ingredients that are not your average have-at-home goodies. Fabulous & delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, as always.
    Yorker
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lunch or dinner - it never disappoints. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    capta1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We always have dinner here at least once when we come to obx. Always excellent food, service and view to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Duck
    Queen
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our son and wife had excellent dinner experience. Lunch for us was not as successful. Loaded potato soup was excellent, but tuna dish was way too gray looking...tuna a bit overdone, hot pepper was too hot. Catfish fish and chips were just okay. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Awesome After All These Years
    Mikeyworld
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We've been going to the Blue Point for 20 some years, but it had been more than a few since last time we ate there. Consequently, my wife and I debated if it would still be good or were we setting ourselves up for a disappointment. Well, I'm happy to report that the Blue Point still rocks in the awesome food department! I miss the old diner atmosphere from when they first opened, but applaud them for trying to stay fresh while maintaining their high standards of cooking. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill's delight
    Bill
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Was suggested by a friend. GREAT find! Unusual to find such a great place in a beach resort town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jerseygirl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Another of many visits, new items on the menu and as always the food was delicious! Apple kale salad was a winner and the lemony grits also. My husbands tenderloin was perfectly cooked. Service was good but the noise level was a bit loud at the beginning of our meal. Only downside was the weather didn't cooperate for a pre dinner drink outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible experience.
    Tourist
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The day before our reservation, we went to the restaurant without reservations and had dinner. The table was understandably not great since we did not have reservations for that day. The food was outstanding. My wife and myself were dressed for dinner and arrived on time the day of our reservation. The waitor tried to seat us at the same table that we had the night before. I told the waitor that I had requested special seating for the reservation. I was told by the waitor that they did "hold tables". The restaurant would not recognize my seating request in my reservation. We left without having dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Recommended by friend, not disappointed. Ambiance was perfect (located right on the Currituck Sound), service was exceptional as was the dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always splendid
    Lynnda
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love this place and have been coming here for years. The food is always fantastic, the service delightful, and the atmosphere fun and welcoming. Eating at The Blue Point is always one of the highlights of every vacation to the Outer Banks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional gem at the beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    There is a reason Blue Point is completely booked all summer. Gracious and scrumptious dining experience. Cocktails at small bar on the sound with sun sinking into the sound. Refined, upscale, welcoming decor. Every dish served received accolades: Appetizers, trout, flounder and even steak. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Point Review
    Olivereats
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I give Blue Point a five star rating. The food was so perfectly prepared and the service was amazing! Our party of five were all pleased with every part of our experience. We get down to OBX every other year, and Blue Point is always on our " must do list". Looking forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious!
    Arleen
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I ordered the special which happened to be the flounder - it was the freshest flounder I have ever eaten. It was like the boat pulled up and the chef cooked it when it came off the boat. Only negative - it was very noisy and loud; but food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Choice in Duck, NC
    goodfriends
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great location. Beautiful sunset. Delicious food. Sauteed Crab and Catch of the Day (Flounder) entrees were excellent, as were coconut cake and homemade orange sherbet desserts. Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but could be better.
    melndrewVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always a good place to eat. Good food, good service, great view. That said, waaayyy too expensive for what it is. You go for the view, but they keep the blinds down to cut the glare....buy some solar film people!!! I want to look at the water while I eat!!! If that's what the extra $100 on our bill was for, then by George I want to see it! Also, they're heavily into Southern cooking, which can be sort of over accessorized, sauced, seasoned, etc. Even their Asian dishes are a complex combination of flavors, so it's something you should take into consideration. My mother really had a hard time with some of the dishes, as they were too strong for her palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find but pricey
    OKinPA
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had a table of four, promptly seated, good cocktails. Food was very good, but small portions akin high price restaurants in major urban areas. However there are limited good to fine dinning in the outer banks so if you want a special night out, they got you..... Overall though I would go back
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OBX favorite
    Out2lunch
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We always look forward to at least one night at the Blue Point each summer. Reserve in advance and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.