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NC Coast Grill & Bar, Kitty Hawk, NC

NC Coast Grill & Bar

4.8
4.8
194 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 12 times today

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 194 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

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

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  1. AM

    AliceM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly delicious meal! We had the special - Chefs Board. Do glad they are open all year in OBX.
  2. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, the service was great, and the view of the water was beautiful!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely time at NC Coast. ❤️
  4. BS

    BarbaraS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service & food were excellent. I had the roasted vegetables with scallops & my husband had the gumbo & the sexy Caesar with scallops. Wonderful dining experience.
  5. DS

    DeborahS

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always do a great job - staff could not have been more accommodating - even honored our request to have a window seat so our folks could watch the sunset on their last night in town with us - mom had the crab legs and said best she ever had; I had the scallops - yum! highly recommend - hubby had the duck and he really enjoyed that, and dad had the "bowl" - topped with shrimp - and, of course, don't forget the beignets for dessert - holy cow - delish! As always, great job all!
  6. VA

    VAmom

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and drinks were outstanding!! Portions are abundant. Everyone’s dinner was expertly prepared!! Love the decor.
  7. PJ

    PJSOBX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Expensive. Excellent food. Quite loud considering the size of the restaurant. Love that they are taking reservations during the off season.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the Board and Bottle and everything was excellent!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service!
  10. MR

    MelissaR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the chef board and as always, it was awesome!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda our server was great, food excellent
  12. B

    Breck

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing view of the sunset and great service. Food was good, but a little eclectic for me. Highly recommend their only dessert offering; Beignets. They were simply delicious. Their parking lot is very small, and we ended up “illegally” parking nearby.
  13. MN

    MehdiN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great atmosphere, Great staff. Can't ask for anything more.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always amazing! I have never had a bad meal here!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  16. p

    pamelaw

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff. A winner.
  17. CA

    CAROLT

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Too noisy although not much they can do. Pretty expensive. Meal for 3 plus 3 beers and 1 shared dessert was $186 with tip.
  18. M

    Moons

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good meal. Great service.
  19. AU

    AnnU

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our Favorite OBX restaurants. It’s such a fun experience when you order a Chefs Board!! Definitely a must try when you go to the beach.
  20. NJ

    NurseJane

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We were disappointed that several beers on the menu were not available when ordered. We were surprised that we could not get regular milk for coffee The restaurant stated they had root beer and came back and said no. Our water glasses sat empty for a longer than should have been period of time Seating is tight and waitstaff bumped into chairs at our table more than once during the meal. This is the third time we have eaten here and the most disappointing
  21. DE

    DenverEats68

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love NC Coast. Staff is always friendly and attentive. A great menu, with so many delicious options. From fresh seafood to steak you won't be disappointed and everyone will find something to enjoy. They are always busy so we would recommend reservations. If you do need to wait, they have a deck where you can enjoy a pre dinner cocktail while watching an epic sunset.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family of 11 held my birthday celebration at NC Coast Grill and Bar last night. The atmosphere, service and food were excellent. We were grateful the restaurant was open on December 26th.
  23. R

    Robert

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and ambiance of this fine restaurant. The excellent service is always a pleasure. Special thanks to the bar manager for her attentiveness to every patron .
  24. CL

    CraigL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve meal was excellent along w the service
  25. D

    Diner7

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We live here all year round and have been to NC Coast several times and have always had a good experiences For this reason, I selected this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Four out of our five dishes were well prepared, but one was over cooked. We were seated right next to the front door with a view into the back pantry despite there being other available tables large enough to accommodate our party. Our reservation was at 6:45 pm, and shortly after we arrived, it appeared that the were closing for the evening. Our server, though very nice, seemed to be rushing us though our meal, and asked for our dessert order while we were still having our entrees. The dessert even came to the table while one person was still eating their meal. We could tell everyone just wanted to get us out of there. It felt a little strange that they were rushing us out before 8:00 when their website says they are open until 9:00. Overall, not a horrible experience but a little disappointing.
  26. S

    Sanderling

    Baltimore

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Props to the NCCoast staff who worked hard to accommodate all reservations despite flooded roads and freezing winds on December 23. We both enjoyed our salads, the sexy caesar and the winter salad, and the crab dip. I really liked the scallops with the lemon, dill, caper beurre blanc over a potato "risotto". My husband is a huge fan of the beignets offered for dessert. We'll definitely be back.
  27. CP

    CarolP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love NC Coast for special occasions. It can be a bit pricy for dining more frequently.
  28. BW

    BrooklynW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Chefs kiss.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    40th anniversary. Great place. Awesome service. Great food and drink.
  30. LG

    LindaG

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Date night with the hubby. Food was amazing- he had the pork chop, I had the salmon. Beignets for dessert. Service was great. It was a little loud for our taste- one big room.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating the purchase of our first house!
  32. s

    skbritman

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Some nice options on an interesting and non standard menu. Service was great, great vibe and nice energy, a fun place to spend an evening.
  33. J

    Joanne

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our crabmeat starter with bay-seasoned tortilla chips was great, just wish I didn’t have to ask for a small plate to eat from. Our server didn’t know the fish of the day nor the sauce on the special I had, which was rockfish. The rockfish was excellent, and my partner’s fish and chips were delicious. Our first time here, and we heard about the sound view. Although there were open tables at the window, we were seated away from there.
  34. DB

    DanielB

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food and the service are top-notch. We have enjoyed "the board" - a combination of portions of multiple appetizers and entrees geared to 2 or more people - as well as the excellent entrees. This has become our go-to place to eat when we are in Nag's Head/Kitty Hawk.
  35. k

    katie

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pork and fig was excellent. Love this place
  36. SN

    SteveN

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Thanksgiving a day early. What a wonderful meal and the service from Chelsea was great. Marvelous sunset too!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good. Service was good. Innovative dishes. Try the oysters.
  38. PC

    PattyC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious - and the staff was really nice, even though they were clearly running to keep up with everyone there. Thanks to all for a lovely experience
  39. M

    Moondoggie

    Wilmington

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service here are excellent. The acoustics are horrible. There was live entertainment and it was so loud you couldn't carry on a conversation. They desperately need to add acoustic tiles to the ceiling. Even after the entertainment left and there were only a dozen people left in the building it sounded like 50. The Sound views are great during daylight hours. I would probably go back for lunch but not for dinner until I know they've corrected the acoustics issues.
  40. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. The chefs board was absolutely fabulous!! Bravo to all!

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 4.8 stars by 194 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 12 times today
Google Map for NC Coast Grill & Bar

1184 Duck Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

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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