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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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff but little patience. Our server skipped one of the kids for drink order because he was hesitant. Food selection is limited but very nice flavors. I had gobbler sandwich which was delicious. Others had burgers and barbecue which were also great.

Thank Wanda J P
Springfield, Virginia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch after arriving in Duck for our stay. The restaurant was pretty empty but I would guess this was due to the season. The food we had was good and priced ok for lunch. I would not go back during dinner and pay twice as much for the same food. Was just ok for us, probably... More 

Thank nicole m
Corolla, North Carolina
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202 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monthly gathering brought us together. It had been years since the last time I had lunch here, so I was a skeptic and checked TripAdvisor beforehand and did not see overall stellar reviews. But, I was very well pleased with our outing today for lunch (15+ ladies). Service - very good. Food out of the kitchen - very good. Price... More 

Thank DK B
Clearwater, Florida
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 

Thank rlinvill
Bethesda, MD
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262 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank endjed
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Gary B
Richmond, Virginia
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?