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Dean's Kitchen+Bar

1080 Darrington Dr, Preston Walk, Cary, NC 27513-8133
+1 919-459-5875
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
“salmon” (34 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1080 Darrington Dr, Preston Walk, Cary, NC 27513-8133
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 12:30 for brunch on a Sun and most dishes were picked on! Simply not appetizing. Decided against the long line for egg dishes. The one person cook was trying to manage cooking for as many people as he could! Meat dishes were alright,...More

Thank Relativelysolid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like farm to fork and seasonal menus, stick with Lucky 32. This restaurant has earnest service but a slow kitchen on a slow night. Food was seasoned poorly and not worth waiting for. Maybe the fourth owner will be the charm.

Thank Z7898MImichelleh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great space for parties, food was delicious and service excellent. We were on the patio and it was perfect. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Wolfgang S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for team outing. Spacious place, good location, good food, excellent service. We had a nice time here.

Thank giji365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off-Sanitation score 91. Not good. Short ribs were still good. MAC and Cheese was terrible. No cheese taste just season breadcrumb taste. Disappointing. But it gets worse. My wife ordered the Soup and it came out cold. We sent it back and it came...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

My lunch order was OK. The chicken BLT was large, tasty and a little different. The slaw looked better than it tasted. Bland would be an overstatement. I like my slaw slightly acidic with shredded cabbage that has had an opportunity to age in a...More

Thank TheCovertCritic
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great outside dining area. We love to eat outside when possible and they have a great space for this. It was Sunday evening and a minimal amount of patrons there. The actual dinner was average. The drinks were average. The service was average. The peanut...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is the best brunch ive ever had! its around $20 for each adult and they have soooo much food I could barely walk after! waffles, bacon, omelets, salmon, OYSTERS!, desserts, tons of stuff. will be back with the hubby soon

Thank caseylnilsen95
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The food and staff were great! We cant wait to go back! We tried the calamari as an appetizer and then we order the short ribs and halibut. Both were delicious! They also have half priced wine bottles every Wednesday!

Thank caseynilsen
Reviewed 11 October 2018

New to the area and drive by Dean’s daily. We had a family friend fly in on 4 Oct on a business trip and thought Dean’s would be the perfect spot for dinner. Boy were we disappointed and embarrassed. Our guest tried to order several...More

Thank Rvboatlyfe
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10 May 2018|
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Response from Levon M | Reviewed this property |
Not an all you can eat place.
Mark H
11 June 2016|
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Response from stevene254 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, but the food is excellent and I imagine they would have some choices that meet your needs. I think most seafood is gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 Darrington Dr, Preston Walk, Cary, NC 27513-8133 (Formerly Dean's Seafood Bar & Grill)
    (Cary Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-459-5875
  • E-mail
Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Creative comfort eats. A place to wind down and savor life, family and friends. That’s what Dean’s Kitchen+Bar is all about. Enjoy one of our chef-created lunch or dinner entrees, or choose to build your own plate the way you like it. Want a taste of what to expect? Made-to-order sweet potato biscuits with country ham, pimento cheese and homemade jam. North Carolina oysters, shrimp, monkfish and trout. Slow braised beef short ribs, wood-grilled pork ribs, chicken & waffles, and house ground burger. Nashville hot fish sandwich, fish and pork tacos, and crab cake sandwich. There’s plenty more where that came from. Come to the Kitchen and celebrate good food. Lunch + Dinner + Sunday Brunch + $3 Craft Beers
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