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NC Coast Grill & Bar

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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NC Coast Grill & Bar, a new waterfront restaurant in Duck, NC, offers impressive Currituck Sound and sunset views as well as boat dockage and outdoor dining right on the Duck boardwalk. But we’re so much more than a pretty place to eat. If you’re looking for an Outer Banks restaurant that’s low-key, modern, fresh and fun, with an eclectic, chef-driven menu, craft beers and creative cocktails, this is the Duck, NC, restaurant for you.

NC Coast’s open kitchen, snazzy concrete bar and upscale coastal decor create a vibrant, hip atmosphere for gathering with family and friends over drinks, snacks, shareable plates and meals right at the water’s edge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Safe. Food fresh and wonderful.

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vipStumo65
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great new sound side restaurant in the heart of duck. Great seafood options including steamed shrimp, crab legs and clams. Topped it off with beignets as the sun set right in front of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food! And the servers were very attentive! We will be back!

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vipMarkB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! First time here, excellent food.

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Judy
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed shrimp n grits but the beignets were outstanding. All good!

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KAJB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, superb service & unbeatable view. Highly recommend the crab dip appetizer & the shrimp and grits entree. The Painkiller was the perfect, refreshing before dinner drink. This is the place if you want to impress!

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KimC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Metal chairs were a bit uncomfortable but great dinner and appreciated their masks and table distancing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night in OBX for us, so we decided to go out to a nicer place. Man, did we nail it. The food was so good that I had to stop and thank the chefs. The view was amazing, and the overall interior of the restaurant was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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BillyC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the restaurant. Great view! Very good food - a bit eclectic- large portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner got the specialty chef board featuring four great appetizers and four dinner specials.

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GlobalProf
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Sadly, a catastrophe. We were looking forward to a great evening out ... one of our first since the pandemic ... but it definitely didn't live up to reviews or expectations. While the food was very good, the service was a disaster. We were barely seated when the server rushed to our table asking us to order quickly before a "big group" arrived (which ended up being just 6 people at the table behind us). We eventually ordered drinks and a starter as well as entrees, but the entrees arrived in minutes, ahead of the starter and far ahead of our drinks which arrived nearly halfway through our meal. Making matters worse, while we were eating the server brought a 'complementary' dessert (not of our choosing), placing it down on our already crowded table, to 'sit' there while we finished our meals. The bus staff were not wearing masks, and the whole affair was quite disappointing. Hopefully things will improve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome
The best

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Point continues to be our favorite restaurant in OBX.

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vipTVD1
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent waterfront location - beautiful sunset views! Real nice open kitchen concept interior w high ceilings. Our server was excellent!

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DonnaG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, with lovely views of the Currituck Sound (both indoors, from nearly everywhere in the dining area, as well as from the outdoor patio areas). Wonderful food, very creative combinations. Seafood dishes, especially, are very good. And a wonderful wine list, both by the glass and bottle. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Chef’s board it’s awesome.

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shazza63
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at NC Coast - each of us ordered something different and we all left the table happy. Cocktails were fun, appetizers hit the spot and the mains were fabulous. The Yellow Fin Tuna special was amazing and half of us left with doggie boxes because the portions were generous. Service staff was pleasant and inviting and we had a fabulous eveing. Thanks!

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annS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside so noise wasn't a problem.... I have eaten inside before and when full it can be noisy! The little server we had was OUTSTANDING and she made our visit special.... food was great and the benies are sososo good!! Always my favorite.

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vipAndrewB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and remarkably friendly service. The dining room/kitchen is wide open with all hard surfaces, so it was a bit loud. Food portions were large. The craft cocktails were well made and did not skimp.

Great overall experience.

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RavenF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was amazing, so sweet, got us right to our table. Ashton was a great server and the food was amazing.

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vipSteveL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was the best. He promised he would put our group on the wall though! Can’t wait to see our picture when we come back!!!

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vipKarenH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids were pleasantly surprised with the entire experience. Fried cauliflower and crab dip were a fabulous start, entrees even better and warm beignets made for a perfect finale.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great, we had the salmon, and the restaurant was nice but noisy. From a COVID perspective the tables were too close and 98% of the staff were wearing masks under their chins most of the time. This made us uncomfortable. We would definitely go back when the COVID mess is over with, but not before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The experience was not good. Waiters are supposed to wear masks but our waitress refused even though we asked her to. This is against state law. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but I’m not happy we ate here.

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MattR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the pork chop. Best one I ever had.

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vipkmwtarheel
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best food we have had in obx!!! Great views!! Live music! Thanks for a wonderful night!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great, it’s way too loud in there, the food was OK; small portions but large price.

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Marisa
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, amazing food, great service! We ordered blackened scallops, Mahi over a beer salad, and gumbo and all of it was done perfectly. Will definitely come back every year when we are in town!

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EugeneL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

First time at NC Coast. Saw it being built and excited. We know there is a Red Sky connection and we like their food. First impression: They have a far inadequate parking situation. 11 spaces including Handicap. At 50% occupancy there were zero spaces. Second impression: Which door do you use to enter. No signs, we walked into someone's dining table. Multiple people did this. Once inside, it's waterside cool. Open. RE:COVID 19: Some were wearing masks, others not. Patrons were told via signage, mask required til seated. Some staff wore them, others not. Some wore a mask around their neck???? All surfaces are hard. Metal chairs. Chefs, person standing next to chef area, no masks. She served our apps, one right, one wrong. I heard every clink of glasses, every metal on metal in prep area. No sounds are muffled. But the food is GREAT!!! Specials, both fish, were terrific. Soup and a salad were very nice apps. Beignets for dessert were Cafe du Monde-like. So, I'm conflicted. It's early for NC Coast. They are not the Blue Point, not close. They are not Aqua, either.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, both inside and outdoors, was extremely accommodating and friendly. Food was phenomenal and setting was breathtaking at sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent, fresh food and gorgeous view!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. Great food and a perfect view. The best in the OBX.

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vipMisterajs
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good as always. The cauliflower app is to die for, must try it. Clams were very good, and the grass fed ribeye was surprisingly tasty. Nice upbeat feeling.

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vipfoodiemom
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was good seafood and everyone enjoyed their meals. I liked the ambience and overall think it was a very nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as usual!

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vipCeciliaR
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Love the decoration and set up
Awesome place

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4TouristsinDuck
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Clare was an outstanding server. Cocktails are worth a visit in and of themselves. Only complaint is that crab cakes are NOT served with cabbage as the menu states, and I don’t think they have ever been served with cabbage. Change the menu to brussel sprouts or buy cabbage! 😬. Prob our fav place in OBX. And yes, We Own A House in Duck! Hahaha. Love the drink!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. Will make this an annual dinner. The chefs board is top 10 meals I’ve ever had.

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NC Coast Grill & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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