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Red Sky Cafe

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1197 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
252-261-8646
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good spot for dinner

I ate dinner at the Red Sky Café while in Duck for a long weekend. It was January so there were not that many people at the beach and there were not that many restaurants that were open other than fast food establishments. I found the Red Sky Café and decided to give it a shot. The restaurant is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
wbullseye
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great food: crab cakes and broiled fish of the day or just the crab cakes were fresh and superb. Another favorite is shrimp and Redneck Risotto..Service was personable as well.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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660 reviews 660 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
541 helpful votes 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I ate dinner at the Red Sky Café while in Duck for a long weekend. It was January so there were not that many people at the beach and there were not that many restaurants that were open other than fast food establishments. I found the Red Sky Café and decided to give it a shot. The restaurant is located... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had a late lunch today at Red Sky. We have had shrimp and grits in every restaurant throughout OBX that offers it as an entree, but none compares to Chef Wes's at Red Sky. It is the most wonderful, delectable dish you would ever want to eat. If you are anywhere near Duck, NC, do yourself a favor, and try... More 

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Danville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Small and charming. Easy for kids and adults. Right on the main strip and convienent. The have about 10 tables inside and abou 6 more outside. Food is good to above average.

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Winchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I held my rehearsal dinner here almost 13 years ago and have seen it change and evolve. One constant, is good food that is unique and served with a smile. Keep it up and everyone should give it a try.

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Corolla, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Love a rueben and there were 4 of us that got a rueben and the meat was so tough some of us couldn't eat it. There was lots of gristle. Very disappointed and we are locals.

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Bethesda, MD
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168 reviews 168 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Years ago -- more than twelve -- we had dined at the Red Sky and finally were so disappointed that until tonight we have not been back. Since we were last there the new owner/chef, Wes Stepp, has enlarged the dining area and significantly revised the menu. My wife had the fried oysters which were outstanding and I had the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were on the Outer Banks last week for the OBX Taste of the Beach. One of the events that we attended was Chef Wes Stepp's Tastefully Fit Cooking Class. We were lucky. It sold about before we got our tickets. Fortunately, 10 extra tickets were added and I scooped up two. This was our second time to Red Sky... More 

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Corolla, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Eat here frequently and have never been disappointed. Chef has some interesting offerings. Can accommodate small groups. Wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. Food fresh and tasty.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great food, good customer service. Just remember that the place is small and you need to build in some wait time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1197 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252-261-8646

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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