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“Think twice....”
Review of Red Sky Cafe

Red Sky Cafe
Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Think twice....”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Edible, barely. If the prices were not so high the food would be easier to swallow. 10 bucks for a glass of mediocre wine? That's crazy for the obx. DC prices for Gaithersburg quality? Don't think so. Every thing was way to salty. The cocktails, beer and wine took up 2/3rds of the menu. I like a cocktail but my point is with a menu that small they should have the dishes dialed in. The shrimp was way over cooked which you can not fix by smothering in grits, nice try though. Plus the waitresses seem to be forced to wear super tight, super short black miniskirts. It just adds to the ackward, forced atmosphere. Save money and eat better food next door at roadside, possibly the best duck has to offer.

Visited October 2013
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Edmonds, Washington
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Top Notch Service”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I am rating this excellent, not really for the food but for the quality of the service. We ordered the she crab soup, of course. Unfortunately the roux was not cooked enough and it had a distinct flour taste. We ate it anyway, and just mentioned it to the waiter at the end. He took it off the bill, which we did not expect, and proceeded to give us a kitchen tour and share the dinner menu with us. Very unusual for any restaurant, especially at the beach!

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Its just the best”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

In 2002, Wes Stepp took over this restaurant and I haven't been able to find a better place to get a consistently extraordinary meal since. We've been to many fine restaurants around the globe and I'd still put my money on Red Sky any time. Seems ridiculous, and it's true. There are a number of good restaurants in this part of OBX, and eating at Red Sky is like coming home. The staff is warm and welcoming. The appetizer dip is warm and luscious. And the menu and specials are hard to beat. Tonight, I had oysters Rockefeller and scallops, and grits in a sauce that is unbeatable. The peanut butter pie was fabulous. My three companions came away happy and satisfied. I'll eat there again... probably tomorrow night.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Good interesting food.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch and will definitely try dinner. The blue water burrito and the gobbler were delish! They made adjustments to my dish easily.

  • Visited September 2013
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atlanta, ga
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137 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful cuisine in Duck.”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here--all 10 of us including 4 children. The seafood entrees were beautiful and delicious. Kids food- the usual fried items and pasta. The service was excellent and friendly. The ambience is rather basic but comfortable. We will go there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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