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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 30
    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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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in OBX--great seafood specials daily plus old favorite's like Chef Wes' s Shrimp and Grits. Pasta is homemade and crabcakes are to die for. They add a special touch by starting you out with their signature artichoke dip and yummy bread. This not your ordinary beach restaurant. Right in the heart of Duck -- wouldn't... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Red Sky Café continues to be our culinary choice when visiting the Northern Beaches at the Outer Banks. The dining room has been recently renovated and the result is very attractive. The food continues to be a gourmet treat with every dish served with fantastic presentation. Obviously seafood is a specialty as is their beef dishes. The wine list... More 

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our family enjoyed Red Sky's Mother's Day Brunch. It was a buffet including a bloody mary bar where one could fix your own to the exact degree of spiciness you like. The buffet included both breakfast and lunch type dishes - all were good - some standouts. The smoked salmon with all the fixins was particularly good as was the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the second time I have eaten at Red Sky and the food is always prepared well, with great ingredients and lots of flavor. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is sexy.

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

we went here for dinner as we have for the last couple years on vacation in duck. food and service has always been top notch. this time, the food was overly seasoned and spicy. my husband enjoyed his meal, but my shrimp and grits was so spicy that it was not enjoyable. it was sad, because this was the first... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Chef Wes and his folks will cater to your culinary desires. All of his dishes are excellent, desserts are to die for... We live in the OBX and eat here often... One of my favorite dishes here is the Duck, wow....

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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

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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263 restaurant reviews
551 helpful votes 551 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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