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Red Sky Cafe

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1197 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place for either lunch or dinner. We've been about six times over the past few years, and each was pleasant. It can be crowded during the in season but the wait staff is fast and friendly. One time with a large family dinner for nine we found great service despite our varied dining needs (allergies, etc.). The food... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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249 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Six of us had dinner here and the food did not seem as good as it has been in the past. The trio of fish was average but the fried oysters and fried shrimp were good. The desserts are large, but the Australian Chardonnay was thin and weak.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ate couples pre aThanksgiving dinner at Red Sky. Food was Ok,large portions,but somehow the place lacked something. Restaurant was not full and lacked atmosphere,service was OK but again lacked enthusiasm.

Thank Dave A
Rockville, Maryland
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166 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since we tried Red Sky. We didn't see the sun set from the windows but you can of you time it right. The red chairs and columns along with the string lighting still give an atmosphere. One thing that brought us back is the creamy artichoke spread and toasted buns. Half a meal. Follow this with... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this place a few years back, and the quality of the food is not what it used to be. We were kept waiting 20 minutes when there were several open tables. Our server was going through the motions, telling us to look at the specials on the menu without telling us anything about them. My salmon was not... More 

Thank bbp2010
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A friend emailed and said this was a must. I ordered the shrimp and grits, a winner everywhere in the south. Alas. This was a scoop (!) Of grits with a bit of mini salad shrimp. No ooey gooey cheesy anything. My husband's Philadelphia steak was good, but was served on a hot dog bun!

Thank Christine T
Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious shrimp and grits. The ambiance was not anything special but the food was good. When we first sat down, it was freezing because a fan was blowing on my seat. The waitress quickly moved us to a more comfortable table.

Thank Anne N
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch. Excellent shrimp and grits, chicken Parmesan The staff was knowledgable and kept an eye out to make sure we were ok. The magaritas in a mason jar was refreshing just the right blend of tart and sweet. Definitely would go back good value for the money

Thank m c
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

September 11. Wonderful experience - as always. We won't miss a visit. Great staff. Creative dishes.

Thank Delaware806
Mount Airy, Maryland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Came in at 2:30 without realizing that they were closing for lunch. Ordered soup and appetizer. After getting our drinks, the waiter came back 15 minutes later to say that they were out of soup. This was the reason we came. Tried to give us the rest of our order to go, but we declined. Took ten minutes for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1197 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 12522618646

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