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Red Sky Cafe

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1197 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
252-261-8646
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Beachy Cafe

"Small" restaurant," so get there early if you want a seat. Restrooms are 'outside' the restaurant, across the walkway, and has to be shared with other businesses. Limited menu. Pleasant, efficient wait staff. Food is flavorful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia B
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with the Best service. Shrimp and grits were recommended and were soo good. Our party liked everything that was ordered. Daniel is so nice and helpful!!

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Thank kcurbear1
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing lunch there and also at another time when we were in Duck we ate a fantastic dinner at this restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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Thank dianestefano
va
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the telephone, I was told that Red Sky served lunch up to 2:30. When I arrived at 2:15, I was told that they closed early because of lack of business. THERE WAS NO APOLOGY or.even, I hope you'll come back. Is this non caring attitude also demonstrated by the serving staff??

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Thank rhetta
Yorktown, Virginia
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Small" restaurant," so get there early if you want a seat. Restrooms are 'outside' the restaurant, across the walkway, and has to be shared with other businesses. Limited menu. Pleasant, efficient wait staff. Food is flavorful.

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Thank Patricia B
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch when another restaurant was too busy. This place was hopping too, but we did get a table right away. I got the Cuban and my wife got shrimp and grits. We were not disappointed. Tasty, fresh, and cooked with care. The only issue we had was my side of fries. It was held up... More 

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Thank Matthew B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Had their seafood pasta and would have it again. Everyone at our table enjoyed the food. The menu provided a nice variety for everyone. Comfortable setting and the service was quick.

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Thank Kelly D
Freehold, New Jersey
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best ribs I have had. Beautiful hand cut french fries and a delightful rice and chicken dish called "trim and fit". Mandarin orange cake for dessert was spectacular. Service was attentive and knowledgable, and they have a bar and wine list. Much better than your typical beach town cafe.

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Thank James M
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving Buffet was a hit. Why cook at home when you can go out and enjoy a perfect buffet and no cleaning needed. smoked salmon and seared tuna to start off with. Then to turkey and ham AND go back for the outstanding shrimp and grits and prime rib. Why - can't ask for much more AND then we all... More 

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Thank phillipstacey H
Clarksville, VA, United States
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Family thanksgiving lunch. WOW! This is the best value on the OBX. Starting with sushi grade tuna plus salmon with full on fixings the red sky put it on. So fresh with fresh oysters....then I asked for a second plate. With the second plate I got Thanksgiving Turkey, cranberry, oyster dressing, seared green beans, fried oysters, suckatash...more. Then with the... More 

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Thank Joey H
Nashville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

You may not notice it due to the understanded outside of the building. It has good food, excellent service, and is a fun restaurant to try. Interesting selections and a quaint interior. Well worth trying.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?