A Duck, NC, Restaurant Overlooking the Currituck Sound
John Power and Sam McGann opened the doors to their small, soundside restaurant in Duck, NC, in 1989. It was a bold move. At that point in Duck's history, the small town was just beginning its climb up the Outer Banks popularity scale – it's somewhere near the top now. Your dining choices were limited, even in the summer, and, certainly, there was no restaurant like THE BLUE POINT, where nothing fried would ever appear on its menu. There were also almost no other Duck restaurants that stayed open all year long. THE BLUE POINT brought a choice to dining out that was found nowhere else on the Outer Banks, not just in Duck. As Sam likes to say, "Duck and THE BLUE POINT grew up together."
Almost from the start, reservations were required if you wanted to make sure you got in. That hasn't changed, even though they do try to hold a few tables for walk-ins. And, from the very start, THE BLUE POINT has set the local standard for both culinary achievement and hospitality.
An Outer Banks Staple Serving Fresh, Local Dishes
Our menus change seasonally but always lean toward local and sustainable seafood. From our famous crabcakes to fresh fish, beef or pork, pasta or gnocchi to our salads, small plates and desserts, our philosophy has remained the same – keep our dishes simple and consistent with strong roots in Southern cooking.
Over the past 30 years from our waterfront perch located at the northern end of the boardwalk, THE BLUE POINT has grown alongside the Village of Duck and still strives to be an active ingredient in the neighborhood mix of locals and visitors. Of course, we want our Duck, NC, restaurant to be thought of as the place to celebrate a special occasion, but we also want to be a place where anyone and everyone is comfortable just stopping by for good food, good wine and good friends.