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Paper Canoe

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1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
+1 252-715-2220
17:00 - 09:00
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Mon 17:00 - 09:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dining experience here. Food was good, everything had a bit of wood fired taste to it. I got a steak-which was just your normal piece of meat- and my husband got the scallops-which were cooked perfectly-so super tender. We had oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer, which was quite good and had a little twist to them- pimento... More 

Thank MeetMeInMontaukLI
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we went to The Paper Canoe was last October possibly the last night before they were closing for the 2016 fall season. I remember that we had great service and the food was excellent. Our most recent visit was when they were opening for the 2017 season. I made a reservation for 7 pm although the owner... More 

Thank FayeDiGi
Corolla, North Carolina
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202 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They do a great job at Paper Canoe. You NEED A RESERVATION. Book now. You won't be disappointed. Kara, our server, was terrific. Everyone was very pleased with there selections. Friendly place with good food, beautiful views in a friendly setting. The scallop dish looked amazing...huge scallops, beautifully done. Two of these entrees were served at our table. Otherwise, it... More 

Thank DK B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner and local beers for our family of 9. The specials were duck and steak, as well as a wild catch fish. Someone in our group ordered each, as well as crbcakes, shrimp and grits, and the ravioli with crab. Each meal was amazing, everyone was pleased. My husband is a foodie and had to please;... More 

Thank Melissa and Der... S
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was unbelievable! I got the special of the day, bacon wrapped filet mignon in a cognac cream sauce with scalloped potatoes and asparagus. It was perfectly cooked. One of the best meals I have ever had. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. They don't have a kids menu, but they did a great job of accommodating our 3... More 

Thank Derek S
Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I LOVE the Paper Canoe. Best to go on non peak hours however, as the service and food can be spotty when the kitchen is pushed. I've always had very good meals there and it's a favorite hideaway late afternoon with a glass of good wine, appetizer and a sunset. The view is spectacular and the restaurant interior very tasteful.... More 

Thank Noirhorse
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Always a must visit in Duck. So happy they have off season hours . The perfect place to sneak away for a glass of good wine , a bite and a beautiful view of the sunset. I love the Paper Canoe . A little pricey for dinner but generally worth it .

Thank BestPa
Where the Army Sends Us
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We stayed at the Sanderling, and wanted to have dinner somewhere we could walk to and from. While the Sanderling has a few restaurants of their own, I felt like they were a bit on the expensive side. I saw that the Paper Canoe had wonderful reviews and an enticing menu, so we decided to try it out. And boy,... More 

Thank loconnor0526
Da Nang, Vietnam
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had heard this place was pretty good, but for the price, I was underwhelmed. I had the fish with couscous and it was okay, but one of my fellow diners complained their steak was not cooked correctly. Also, the beignet dish was very disappointing, especially for how expensive it was

Thank dancingzombie22
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were so disappointed by this restaurant. Service was not that great and the food was pretty disgusting. Both of our entrees were swimming in thick purees of some sort and nothing about the dishes and sides seemed to go together. It was the last night of the season and it literally felt like they dumped whatever ingredients were left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1564 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4634
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-715-2220
A stunning waterfront setting serving fresh food prepared simply and with passion by our team of friends using ingredients from our own backyard. We are dedicated to your experience from the time you walk in the door. An ever changing chalkboard features daily selections from handmade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood oven specialties. Ten Craft beers on draught and extensive reasonably priced wine list showcase our wood oven pizzas and entree offerings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?