OPEN TUES-SUN

Lunch 11am-2pm
Dinner 4:30-8:30pm
Live Music nightly weather permitting

Call for indoor reservations. Happily seating outdoor spaces on a first-come basis.

 

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AQUA Restaurant Duck NC Outer Banks Deck Setting

Waterfront Dining

Locally Inspired Creations, Exquisite Wines, Hand-crafted cocktails

Since 2008, we have applauded our outstanding staff for their commitment to providing an exceptional culinary experience in our casual setting you’re sure to be comfortable relaxing in. Gorgeous sunsets, live music, and good times make AQUA the place where delicious food and beautiful memories happen year-round on the Outer Banks. Our lunch menu has a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and more. At dinner, Chef creates exquisite specialty dishes using local-caught fish and seafood, locally farmed ingredients, and all-natural meats. Carefully chosen innovative wine, craft beer, and specialty cocktails perfectly complement Chef’s savory creations. Our yummy desserts are handmade in house from the freshest ingredients.


 

Cory Bryant

Executive Chef
"I was always passionate about cooking for my family and wanting to pursue a culinary career so my first job was a cook. I gained years of fine dining cooking experience before training in culinary techniques and flavor profiles at the Culinary Institute of Virginia. After graduating in 2013 with management role experience also, I became AQUA's Sous Chef and later Executive Chef. I strengthened my culinary skills further as the Roundsman Chef at the state of the art Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Taproom in Asheville, NC. I learned a vast amount about various culinary styles while there and returned to AQUA with more culinary passion than I've ever felt and with a dedication in creating a unique culinary experience for every AQUA guest."

Judy Fisher

General Manager
"I began managing at AQUA in 2008 and truly love the Town of Duck and the community of people who make it so special. I first worked in restaurants while attending VCU where I received a Bachelors Degree in Business. Loving restaurants' fast paced and fun atmosphere, I moved to Washington, DC in 1990 to become Cafe Heartland's general manager. My fondness for the Outer Banks from vacationing here yearly had me craving beach life, so I moved here and began managing at Goombays. I then partnered with friends to open Quagmires in 1996. After a successful 10 years, we each wanted to experience something new, mine to have a child of my own to enjoy the Outer Banks with. I took some time off to just be a mom and when ready to work again found AQUA, the perfect career fit for me."

Shelly Rowles

Restaurant Manager
"I joined AQUA in 2009, bringing a dedicated passion of enjoying wine with food and valuable experience in how they complement one another. Being the daughter of a Graduated Chef of the Culinary Institute of America, I developed an early desire to become specialized in hospitality while working in his restaurant Finely Ron's, an Outer Banks favorite for many years. While attending UNC Chapel Hill, I worked at Angus Barn where I gained management experience prior to returning home to work at the Left Bank. Now at AQUA, I join my wine complements food passion to Chef's locally inspired cuisine passion and with a sincere commitment to a memorable culinary experience for everyone who visits our gorgeous restaurant in this beautiful waterfront location."

Lucy LaFountaine

Bar Manager
"My philosophy is the bar is an extension of my own living room, with good food, wine, drinks, and conversation. It's been wonderful making that happen at the AQUA bar, such a fun place to be while visiting Duck. After bartending for the first time at the age of 18 in a family owned pub in New Jersey, I relocated to the Outer Banks where I became known as an “old school” bartender at Sound Side in Kitty Hawk before liquor was available by the drink. I bartended at Sam & Omie’s, opened J. Fleming Munde’s and then RV’s on the Causeway. I became a local’s favorite bartender at the Whaling Station and then for 13 years at Black Pelican before joining the AQUA team in 2008."