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NC Coast Grill & Bar, Kitty Hawk, NC

NC Coast Grill & Bar

4.7
4.7
152 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 261-8666

  • 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

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What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JN

    JefferyN

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Outstanding. Views beautiful. Decor unique and tasteful. Loved every second of the experience
  2. B

    Beth

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my birthday dinner we ordered "The Board" for 4 people, my kids said it was the best meal they ever had! Caution: only get that if you are REALLY HUNGRY. Amazing!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! The salmon, raw oysters, and Rose was amazing!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!! Chef’s board was the best experience.
  5. OB

    OBX121

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent, as usual. Only issue is if you're sitting near the service door, customers will inevitably use it despite the signs on the door increasing the traffic by your table. Normally, not a big issue unless its cold outside (or perhaps very hot), so something to think about but not a showstopper.
  6. RD

    RichardD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation. The host said he had accidentally given away our table so we would have to sit at the bar. The noise was so loud I couldn’t speak to my husband sitting next to me. The soup took a half hour to arrive and it was lukewarm. We will not be back.
  7. M

    Murphy

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Wonderful food - great place for foodies !
  8. D

    David

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best birthday dinner! The entire evening was exceptional. The food was delicious, the service was very attentive and the sunset was awesome. You will enjoy as much as we did.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After hearing a friend rave about the Chef’s Boards we had to see for ourselves. We were sat right away due to reservations made on OpenTable - they were packed so would definitely recommend reservations when possible! Our drinks were delicious and the waitress excitedly told us about the night’s board. Every single thing on that board was delicious and it was more than enough food to fill us up. The ribeye is by far the best I’ve ever had, immaculate salmon, and melt in your mouth tuna… we’ll be raving about this meal for a while just like our friends were! The noise level, as many others noted, is pretty high but it’s simply not a place I’d hold a business meeting - the goal here is to EAT! Also a more pricey dinner choice but worth every penny. The board was $55 a head so with a couple drinks each and tip about $200 for a couple, but again SO SO SO worth it!
  10. JM

    JohnM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s meals were delicious. The gumbo is really tasty with just the right amount of heat. Shrimp and grits were perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and staff!! Great place!!
  12. h

    hankm

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding as always - highly recommended - one of the best on the beach
  13. TF

    TinyFoodie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome visit and satisfied local customer couple!
  14. JS

    JoanneS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent! Will keep gong back. Love the Chef’s Board!
  15. MD

    MrDarcy

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The atmosphere is really wonderful, the view at sunsets amazing. The staff were all extremely nice. But the dining room itself is incredibly loud. It didn’t help we had a party of nine birthday girls behind us who were just screaming. We honestly could not hear other members of our party talk on the other side of the table. We had to read lips almost. Some sound baffling might help the experience?
  16. R

    Rick

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I had never eaten here before so I was excited to visit it. Overall, it was a good experience, but certainly not exceptional. The noise level was excessive, but that's just the way it is. The bar service left a lot to be desired. Drinks appeared to have very little alcohol in them and the bartender did not seem to know how to prepare specialty drinks. The food was very good and menu items were very creative. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. Would I go there again? Probably not, as there are more exceptional restaurants in the Duck area.
  17. F

    Foodie

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always! Justin is a great server!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner out and the food was great. The only drawback was the noise level which was very high. We will definitely go back, and this time we will time it for sunset.
  19. RH

    RickH

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and all of the staff were helpful and friendly. The menu had enough options to accommodate my partner’s dietary eccentricities. The wine list was interesting and was tilted toward good value. The venue is acoustically challenging for the hearing impaired, me, but this is just the nature of a busy, open, bar and grill.
  20. G

    Gherk

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome , and the food was too 😊
  21. BS

    BiljanaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Interesting menu with great cocktails. One of the best places in OBX!
  22. LH

    LeanneH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, love the sunset view. We always enjoy the chefs board.
  23. MP

    MaryP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, great wine list, great service. Strange light effect with fan overhead…quite distracting. But highly recommend!!
  24. BO

    BethO

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NC Coast is amazing!! Such a fun place! Wes Is an amazing chef! We love his pairings at Red Sky,too… and his staff is wonderful! A special shoot out to Bridget, Clare and Jennifer…🤗🤗
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    We have been waiting to try NC coast. We were excited about the legendary chefs boards. We finally had a evening off and a baby’s sitter. We made an early reservation. We have a severe allergy and I noted that in the reservation. When we walked in the restaurant was just opening for dinner. The hostess seemed annoyed that we were there and loudly checked her watched and asked the servers what time it was … she then took another 5 minutes to assign sections to the servers (all fine but while we stood their awkwardly feeling like we were bothering her - no welcome - nothing. We were sat at a table with a gorgeous view and we relaxed and got excited. As our server handed us the drink menu she asked what we wanted. No descriptions/ no suggestions. Not a second to even look at the wine list. She never mentioned the chef board. She never mentioned the allergy we noted on our reservation- when I mentioned this it was a surprise and she indicated “well there is not much here you can eat” we the just ordered steamed oysters. 10 minutes later she brought steamed shrimp? She then laughed that she got it wrong. The oysters came , they were delicious and perfect. I did see some of those Amazon chef boards being delivered to tables around us … but at this point we felt unwelcome and uncomfortable. We paid our tab , left a generous tip left and went to a local sushi restaurant to finish dinner. What a bummer … we had been so excited for this night out.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar for dinner. Bartender was very helpful with suggestions and very attentive. We got the suggested special tuna app and it was delicious. The beet salad with salmon hit the spot for me and my husband loved the curry bowl. Great spot for a nice night out.
  28. BJ

    BeverlyJ

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was very good, lively atmosphere, and live music was an extra treat. We will return!
  29. M

    seanM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. The only draw back is the noise level.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent.
  31. m

    msms

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was lacking flavor. Service was spotty and slow at times. Not worth the price of the dishes. Made good cocktails though.
  32. CA

    CaseyA

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding as always! The chef's board for dinner is the best way to try a little bit of everything, and it's all delicious!
  33. h

    hankm

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really good - will return - nice place - food was excewwllent
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit Duck about 5x a year and NC Coast is a staple for us. Absolutely love coming here - always fresh, healthy & delicious meals that everyone in our family enjoys. Great service and can’t beat the view!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Our server Jackie was friendly and efficient. She was able to answer questions about the cocktails and menu ingredients with ease and made suggestions that were spot on. Our food was out of this world! The chef’s board was presented beautifully and there’s was a ton of variety. It seemed to have a bit of everything on the menu. Id highly recommended it. We’ll definitely be back!!
  36. B

    Bernie

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried this place Re reviews on Open Table. A fun adventurous happening place. Olivia, our server was excellent, as was the bartender whom responded positively to my request to go easy on the maple and more of the grand Mariner when mixing an Old Fashion for me. The evenings soup special was scrumptious as were the raw and oven baked oysters. And, the beignets for dessert rivaled those from New Orleans.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and Fantastic service!!
  38. JM

    JudyM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service the bar drinks excellent too
  39. TF

    TinyFoodie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NC Coast has been a favorite of mine and my husband's since they opened. It never disappoints!
  40. GG

    GineneG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service

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 (252) 261-8666.

NC Coast Grill & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 152 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


Google Map for NC Coast Grill & Bar

1184 Duck Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27909

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Duck

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

    (252) 261-8666

  • Catering

    We offer 16 years of experience in premier wedding and event catering through our sister restaurant Red Sky Cafe!

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