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NC Coast Grill & Bar, Kitty Hawk, NC

NC Coast Grill & Bar

4.9
4.9
317 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    2 483211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Wes Stepp
  • Catering
    We offer 16 years of experience in premier wedding and event catering through our sister restaurant Red Sky Cafe!
  • Neighborhood
    Duck
  • Parking details
    Our guests are able to park in Twiddy Vacation Rentals parking lot directly across the street.
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Lively

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

317 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love this place. Always great for dinner for two or a larger celebration. Food is fresh and delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening! Justin was the best! Had their special dinner board and it was awesome!! Always come back as we are locals.

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  3. MicheleE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the updated fresh menu items and the crisp inspired drinks! Kudos! Look forward to next time!!

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  4. TedN

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are in OBX often and it’s our go to restaurant. Love the food; love the vibe. Highly recommend!!!

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  5. Obxporsche

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have visited many times. Food and service has always been 1st class. Best to visit during the off season (Nov-March). As all good establishments are it is difficult to get a table during in season.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an outstanding dining experience at NC Coast! We were initially seated at a suboptimal table. Upon seeing my dissatisfaction, the staff quickly moved us to a better location and proceeded to exceed all expectations. The steamed oysters were to die for! For main courses, we chose the tomahawk pork chop and the salmon. These were ample dishes, complete with seasonal roasted veggies, which were delicious. My husband ordered the salt & lime beer which was a lovely accompaniment. Overall, this was a very enjoyable meal. I highly recommend!

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  7. DeniseR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we've had in a long time! Fun interacting with the chefs! Easily a favorite

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  8. SarahR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best little place in Duck! The chef’s board is worth every penny and absolutely delicious. The little beignets are amazing and the drinks are top notch. I love eating here and try to make it every time I’m in town.

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  9. charbaby1

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The service was good. Our waiter was very nice. Nice ambiance and energy.

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  10. righton

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened, but the menu hasn't changed much since then and the novelty is wearing off. Time to change it up, guys!

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  11. CLHP

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed dinner here for my husband’s birthday and the food was excellent. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. It was quite crowded for February (one of the few restaurants open on a Monday night). The floor plan is open, so not a ton of ambiance and it is definitely loud, but it is well decorated. We weren’t able to enjoy the view as it was dark when we arrived. Only big downside was the limited dessert menu (beignets are the only option).

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at NC Coast Grill and Bar! Our waiter was awesome, tentative and had great energy. The cocktails were amazing and we loved the food. 10/10 would recommend again!

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  13. JudyM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab legs and Salmon were very good. Luke was an excellent server . Looking forward to next time.!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Fun place. Decent service. I plan to return often. Wish they still did takeout. Glad they are open in the off season.

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  15. PAS166

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal. I wish we had gone to NC Coast Grill and Bar earlier in our vacation. We would have skipped some of the other places we visited and come back to NCCG&B. Delicious food, excellent/friendly service, unusual offerings that really worked well together. Loved the simplicity and the creativeness of the food.

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  16. BethS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to NC Coast several times, and this experience was totally up to the standard we expect. The food was great (I had the salmon, my husband had the pork chop), and our server, Luke, had really nice energy. We'll drive from Manteo any time for this place!

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  17. Smiles

    Wilmington

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The first time we dined and had an overall wonderful experience. Mark our server was outstanding!!!

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  18. Valentine

    Richmond

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good service, nice view, HORRIBLE CUTLERY. They probably spent a lot of money on this "distinctive cutlery", but why? When your knife and fork won't rest easily on the side of your plate and wants to roll off onto the table or even worse, the floor, one has to wonder why they think this is a good idea. The restaurant supplier probably told them this was the new, chic, cool thing. But, wrong. Functional cutlery beats "cool looking". Period.

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  19. AnnU

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing dinner. The Chef’s Board is definitely the best thing to order. Everything was fantastic.

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  20. DeDe

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of our favorites on the Banks. The food is always excellent, the service is great and the atmosphere couldn't be better. You look out at the sound . For those with dogs they are welcome on any of the outside decks.

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  21. VT1987

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NC Coast is one of our favorites. This visit was no exception. We had gumbo and tuna patron for appetizers and each had the sexy southern Ceasar - one with scallops and one with a crabcake. We didn't need dessert, but when beignets are on the menu, minds change quickly. Food quality is first rate, and staff are always super friendly.

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  22. Booette

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jackie was running the bar and tables… handled both well… friendly and professional Hubby had the gumbo… very good I had the califlower… fabulous We split the ceasar and beet salads The beet salad was fabulous The Cesar was good… but no comparison to the beet Place was noisy and I felt prices were alittle high But I guess after Covid Everything is higher

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  23. LisaH

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love that NC Coast is allowing reservations! We chose to reserve bar seats so our server was the bartender. She was great...attentive when needed. We had the crab dip appetizer with drinks, followed by the Seafood Trinity (amazing pasta dish with crab, shrimp, and lobster) and Kilt-less Salmon. Everything was PERFECTION! Prices were a little higher than average, but being able to make reservations often comes with a cost. With less traffic in Duck during the off-season, we'll be making more trips to NC Coast for date night!

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  24. RodneyP

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at the bar and Lauren was great! Food was terrific. Noise level was a bit high. Lots of people having fun.

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  25. ErikB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love NC Coast!! The food quality and service has always been top notch!

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  26. Arubagirl

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food had good flavor, however the temperature of our food was luke warm instead of hot.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening! We enjoyed the special Wednesday Board and Bottle with amazing food, in a beautiful space, with live music.

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  28. LeonardoC

    Washington DC

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While this is one of our staple restaurants for the Outer Banks as the service is fantastic and food is generally delicious! However, I found the steamed clams to be over-steamed and the rice bowl had too many different flavors fighting each other. In addition, the beignets were too sugary and sweet. I wish they would just simplify their foods.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the board of the day. It was amazing!!

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  30. ClydeM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service…the wait staff was very attentive.

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  31. Sheila

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the food options at NC Coast. The menu has many healthy and smaller portion options along with traditional items, and it tastes great. Eating inside can get a little loud as the restaurant fills up, that is my only complaint.

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  32. BettyL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the beginning, our server, Sandra, who was doubling as bartender, was attentive and helpful. She helped us decide on drinks, guided us through the menu options, and was right on target. The salmon that my husband ordered was perfectly cooked, and my Trinity (scallops, shrimp and lobster) over fabulous pasta were the best meals we’ve had out for quite a while. Kudos to the chef and to our engaging server.

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  33. KristenB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Our server Chelsea was super helpful and attentive. Overall vibe was awesome. Will be back for sure.

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  34. AnnR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very nice night. There were 6 of us and several of our guest said their dinner was one of the best they have ever eaten. One of our favorite places.

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  35. DeannaM

    Key West

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised with our experience. After all of our years coming to the OBX, we had not heard of NC Coast. Never even recommended to us. I can definitely say we will be back every trip now! We sat at the bar at 1pm on Saturday and Jackie was our server. What a delight to have someone as fun & efficient at the same time! The food was excellent. We had apps. Roasted oysters w/o pork belly, fish tacos and the tuna. Great wine too!

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  36. Dave

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing restaurant. Food was exceptional, and service was perfect! This was my first trip to OBX, and many/most restaurants were closed. How freakin luck were my friends and I when we discovered this pace. The seafood and drinks were 10's across the board.

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  37. Drew

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. It is an open dining area so don't expect much privacy.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious. Great food and service. Never disappoints?

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It many places open in the OXBs this time of year, but this was a gem! We went twice. Food was great, and the wait-staff (Jackie and Corrine), were amazing!

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  40. LaraR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here. Service was great and the food was good. :) We appreciated the fun take on the Caesar salad and the salmon was prepared very nicely, and the oysters were fresh. Our waitress was really personable and attentive. We had a really nice time :)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

NC Coast Grill & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2 483211.

NC Coast Grill & Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for NC Coast Grill & Bar

1184 Duck Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Duck
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Our guests are able to park in Twiddy Vacation Rentals parking lot directly across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Wes Stepp
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    2 483211
  • Catering
    We offer 16 years of experience in premier wedding and event catering through our sister restaurant Red Sky Cafe!
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