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Published May 15th 2023
A waterfront dining and spa experience in the Outer Banks
AQUA advertises itself as the most beautiful waterfront restaurant in Duck, North Carolina. If you stop by during your visit to the Outer Banks, you'll undoubtedly agree once you sample fresh regional cuisine and a large assortment of award-winning wines while enjoying stunning views of the waterfront and boardwalk.

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AQUA offers stunning views of the waterfront and boardwalk. (Credit: Carolina Designs)

In addition to providing an exceptional culinary experience, AQUA is committed to supporting regional sustainable farms and local fishermen. Lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of fresh, innovative dishes prepared with locally farmed ingredients, fresh, locally caught fish and all-natural meats.

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AQUA's Bangin' Shrimp served over Coriander Lime Slaw.

You can choose soups, sandwiches, gourmet salads, or fries made with AQUA's "secret" sauce. My friend and I shared AQUA's Bangin' Shrimp and Strawberry Arugula Salad. The shrimp are lightly battered and fried, tossed in AQUA's signature Bangin' Sauce and served over a coriander lime slaw. The salad includes sliced strawberries, golden raisins, toasted cashews and goat cheese tossed in Champagne pomegranate vinaigrette.

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Strawberry Arugula Salad with golden raisins, toasted cashews, and goat cheese.

As the name implies, touches of light, greenish blue are splashed throughout the restaurant's décor. This creates the perfect atmosphere to relax on the outdoor deck and listen to live, seasonal music or sip a glass of wine while you take in spectacular Outer Banks sunsets over Currituck Sound.

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Enjoy lunch or dinner on the outdoor deck while listening to live music. (Credit: AQUA Restaurant)

For ultimate relaxation, book an appointment at the AQUA Day Spa, an oasis of serenity on the second floor. Indulge in a manicure or pedicure while you admire peaceful waterfront views. Choose from various rejuvenating spa treatments or a soothing massage or facial. Therapists use earth-friendly products and organic serums and customize treatments to help clients look and feel their best.

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Enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments and spectacular views. (Credit: AQUA Day Spa)

If you're looking for delicious food, magnificent views, magnificent sunsets and relaxation, look no further than AQUA Restaurant and Spa.

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View of Currituck Sound and boardwalk from the Aqua Restaurant's outdoor patio.

The AQUA Restaurant and Day Spa is located at the southern end of Duck Village. In the winter, the restaurant is open daily for lunch, Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm and dinner from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The bar is always open and light bites are available between lunch and dinner. Hours often change during the summer and holiday periods. Check the website or call (252) 261-9700.

The AQUA Day Spa is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Call 252-261-9709 to make an appointment or book online.
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