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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
“shrimp” (38 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1080 Darrington Dr, Preston Walk, Cary, NC 27513-8133
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a garden Burger. Which was fine. Good sandwich nice portion the fries. Friendly service. But very very slow considering we were the only people in there it seemed to take about 15 minutes for us to get our food.

Thank shempsled
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with another couple on the Sat evening of Labor Day weekend. Attentive service, lovely atmosphere and the drinks were good. But it was obviously an off night. The drinks were supposed to come with pineapple wedge, the server said they were out...More

Thank millerrolab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us ate at Dean's on a Wednesday night. 1/2 price wine night. The food and drink were excellent. An extensive menu of both. We had delicious sesame encrusted tuna, grilled mahi served with 2 sides. Friendly and helpful server. Large dining area, bar...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I am sorry to say I was looking forward to trying this restaurant while on a business trip with four people but there were several reasons I would not recommend it. First we arrived on a Monday at 5:30pm and only a couple of other...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The food was average. My truffle fries were cold, but immediately replaced when I brought this to the wait staffs attention, The broiled scallops were very good. My husband has chicken and waffles and it was good. My utensils were also dirty when I opened...More

Thank tajohn1963
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Had the seated tuna. Very tasty as well as the sides. Family had filet, burger, crab cakes and chicken. Everyone loved it, even my picky eaters. Restaurant is clean and inviting. I highly recommend. Also they have many gluten free selections, something I need, they...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here twice. The first time it was poor but I could overlook it. The second time was terrible. After waiting over an hour for our food to arrive the server said the kitchen was backed up and it was being plated and...More

1  Thank Notavegan
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We went to Dean's Kitchen+Bar Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed it! The summer 2018 menu was exactly the kind of food we wanted. We started with the Crispy Calamari and Zucchini appetizer, which was yummy! I had the catch of the day (Halibut) with Mango...More

Thank GatorInNC
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We have been going to Dean's for years, and it used to be quite good, but recently has gone drastically down hill. Today, we tried it again to see if things had improved, but it was even worse than before. Paid $14 for a mediocre...More

Thank Soren_M5J_2S2
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Great setting outdoors under the covered patio. Enjoyed cocktails and a dimmer. Food is good. The lobster Mac and cheese was a hit at our table. The swordfish Oscar was tasty with smash potatoes with skins and asparagus. Kyle the bartender who serves that section...More

Thank Jullie C
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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