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NC Coast Grill & Bar, Kitty Hawk, NC

NC Coast Grill & Bar

4.8
4.8
340 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


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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 340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Lively

  • Outer Banks

    Most Booked

340 Reviews
  1. Cord

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the better restaurants in Duck. The food is exceptional and the staff is friendly.

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  2. CarolS

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The board was unbelievable! Exceptional!!Delish!!! Staff was attentive!! Always a winner here!

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  3. CarolD

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Board did not disappoint. Delicious and plentiful as always

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  4. StephanieD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Luke (our server) was outstanding. We will most definitely be returning.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had under-board steamed seafood platter and beignets -excellent! Seated in the corner near the kitchen when waterfront was reserved. Service was slow at start-about 15 min to get drinks-but improved dramatically after another table left. Restaurant is warehouse like so a little noisy. Decent price point for seafood. We will return again next time we’re in Duck.

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  6. Chaccof

    Richmond

    130 reviews

    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic spot right on the sound. Food is terrific - try the pork chop, you will not be disappointed. Its basically their take on a tomahawk ribeye only with a tender, juicy porkchop and a 10 or 12 inch rib attached. Both are flavorful and cooked to perfection - no dried out chop here. My only negative is that they don't take reservations in season (beginning April 1st) so we won't get up that way again until after labor day.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Booking reservation through opentable app was a breeze.

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  8. HappyHedonists

    Wilmington

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server, great food. I had the grilled mahi on the grain bowl -wonderful. Others had the fish tacos which looked yummy.

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  9. Obxfoodies

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Best shrimp and grits around. My wife is addicted the salmon dinner, especially the risotto mashed potatoes. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Only major negative was uncomfortable metal chairs.

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  11. WendyN

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food! The Chef’s Board was amazing! Beautiful view of the sunset, and great service. Highly recommend!

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  12. RVAfoodadventurer

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu! Everything was good, and served quickly.

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  13. PamH

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and Carlos was great! The view was beautiful and ambience perfect! Perfect recommendation!

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  14. LoriT

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday celebration with our twins! Thanks again Wes - see you in July!

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  15. VickyP

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish tacos, lobster bomb & fish & chips were excellent!

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  16. CJDT

    Philadelphia

    83 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thought this place was great until my daughter told me she had a hair in her food. Open kitchen and you could see no one was wearing a hair net. Also, the place did not look very clean. Which was a shame because the drinks and the food were actually really good

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  17. CraigL

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service from start to finish.

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  18. VickyP

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants! Have never had a bad meal. From the appetizers, to the entrees, to the drinks, & especially the beignets , everything is fantastic!

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  19. KennethP

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place in OBX. Highly recommend the chefs board.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitstaff was not very attentive they were too busy talking and joking with each other.

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  21. Yumyum

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food ,service and wait staff as good as usual…we eat there about once a week. We wouldn’t if it wasn’t consistently good.

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  22. AlanH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. We went twice on a 4 day vacation. It’s a must try. This is our new favorite place to eat in obx.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly and had a bird’s eye view of all of the activity in the kitchen Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable and our food came quickly. I had the scallops entree and it was simply divine. I will definitely one back next time I’m in Duck.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  26. MicheleE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  27. TedN

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  28. Obxporsche

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    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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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

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

NC Coast Grill & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 340 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


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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