Last updated on August 24th, 2020Gearing up for your Outer Banks vacation? Vacation anticipation is one of the hallmarks of the packing process. The Duck downtown is bustling with restaurants, shops, and good small southern town hallmarks! We’ve gathered Twiddy’s vacation favorites of Duck to narrow down your pre-vacation planning! Snacks THE BLUE POINT Restaurant Craving some vacation spoiling? Look no further than THE BLUE POINT Restaurant! Relax at The backBAR for drinks or make a reservation for a beautiful soundside meal. Take in the sunset with a seasonally crafted meal bursting with local produce and seafood! Want a teaser for your dinner view? Check out their BLUE POINT’s sunset webcam! AQUA AQUA Restaurant is the idyllic OBX indoor-outdoor dining experience! Nightly live music, beautiful Currituck Sound views, and outdoor seating create the perfect ambiance for a vacation night out! Locally sourced ingredients are at the forefront of AQUA’s contemporary, regionally-inspired menu and pair perfectly with their handcrafted cocktails. Check out our recent blog post highlighting AQUA Restaurant! Coastal Cravings In the heart of Duck, is the jack-of-all-trades restaurant Coastal Cravings! From indulgent breakfasts to savory lunches and dinners, Coastal Cravings has something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Looking to bring something home for your post-beach bounty? Coastal Cravings offers delicious seafood pots to-go and other to-go offers for pick up at their handy drive-thru window! Duck’s Cottage Nestled in the Duck Waterfront Shops, visit Duck’s Cottage, one of the top OBX coffee shops, for your morning cup of joe. A reviving cup of freshly brewed coffee, a variety of pastries, and an assortment of books is the perfect recipe for a tranquil Outer Banks day! Sips Roadside Bar & Grill Right off of NC Route 12 is Roadside Bar & Grill, the perfect place for a calm night out filled with live music, great food, and handcrafted drinks! The restaurant offers a wide variety of mouth water meals and great dining experience. However, tucked behind the original village cottage, is the Backside Bar where you can often find live music, yard games, and always a good time! Tap Shack Another hidden gem in Duck tucked away behind Coastal Cravings, Tap Shack is one of our favorites! The lively atmosphere, a wide variety of drinks, and a dog-friendly environment are just some of the reasons Tap Shack is one of the most popular OBX beer spots! Shops Duck Waterfront Shops Top off your Outer Banks vacation with a sound front shopping spree at Duck Waterfront Shops! Wander the Duck waterfront boardwalk where more than 27 shops, boutiques, and restaurants are sprawled along the Currituck Sound. From cute, modern boutiques like Amity to delicious food at Coastal Cantina, everyone will enjoy a beach break at the shops! There are many options to choose from during your stay in Duck! Reach out to a Twiddy vacation specialist by phone at 888-457-1520 or text us at 252-888-2598 for Twiddy’s vacation favorites in Duck! Let the vacation countdown begin!