Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar
Best in a whileThe food was fantastic, the personnel well educated on their offerings. Prices seem a bit steep at first, but it is all forgotten upon the first bite. This place is great!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSea Food LoversExcellent variety of sea food dishes that are fresh and vary appealing to sea food lovers. Highly recommend. Will definitely return.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Night DinnerA quiet evening with good food and great service - last night of Triangle Restaurant Week - one person got the $30 dinner, two others got the fresh fish - all were very good - banana bread pudding was excellent - we all shared a very large serving. Wanted to get the fried seafood, but went with the mahi mahi and wahoo - mahi mahi was excellent as last time, wahoo was a little overdone - sides and accompaniments are very nice touches and add to a very good dining experience. The kitchen and the wait staff work really hard to insure you have a pleasant dining experience.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the atmosphere nice and relaxed. Our waiter seemed young and bit new, so he wasn't able to answer our simple food and wine questions. Other than that, he was nice and the manager was kind enough to switch out a wine selection that we didn't like. We will definitely come again as it is convenient and the seafood is fresh.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellenti really enjoyed the meal. our server shannon was great6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust okThe atmosphere is very nice. The wait staff was fine and two out of three diners were very pleased. I must say that my scallop dish was somewhat boring and the four scallops were too few to constitute a main course.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgood dinner, excellent, attentivegood dinner, excellent, attentive staff, a bit noisey, particularly for the older generation. Decor above average, would go again.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food!Excellent service but food was superb! Got six apps for group to share and every last one was delicious! Lobster fingers and dip divine!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us dined at Deans,Four of us dined at Deans, two for the first time and two repeat diners. We all loved our appetizers and3 of us really liked our main courses. The fourth person thought her main dish was"fishy" but decided not to send it back. When we brought it to the attention of our server she immediately informed the manager who came over and apologized. She offered us free desserts and when we declined brough us gift vouchers for our next visit.
Overall the experience was a good one and we will all go back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy but goodThe only complaint I have is the music. We were seated outside on a beautiful night. The music was too loud and a strange mix at that. The door to the outside creaked and groaned. I talked to the manager who within minutes, fixed the door with a shot of WD40! Food was great and our server was very friendly and perhaps a tad bit too perky but knowlegable and efficient.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodDean's was pretty good, we were in a large group of 6 people. We fell in love with their drinks as well as their desserts. My family loved their entrees but the seafood portion sizes were small. The steak was incredible and my Dad got more shrimp and grits than he could eat which he loved. My husband and I got crab legs and unfortunately they were over cooked and they felt old. The shell's were pretty bendy and didn't crack very easily. We would definitely come back though, the service was AWESOME and the food was tasty.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable experienceVery enjoyable experience overall. Our waiter was experienced and knowledgeable. Food was excellent!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch buffet !The Rockwell brunch was great ! The Dean' s Brunch is absolutely superb !5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Local SeafoodI wanted to celebrate my birthday with a great seafood dinner and had a great experience at Dean's. They have a wide variety of freshly caught fish and shellfish, many locally. The wait staff was very knowlegeable and helped my make some good choices. It is a good choice for casual dining. The menu selections are not overpriced, so this is a place to go for those who want good seafood, but don't want to break the bank. Dean's also have a very good wine and beer list. Dean's offers fried seafood, which seems the mainstay of many seafood restaurants, but they offer much more than that. Also good for those who don't like seafood.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPut the special in our occasionIt was date night AND my husbands 50th birthday so I needed something very special. We've been to Dean's a couple of times and we just love it. The food is consistently excellent and creative and the service is exceptional.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMComments are for outside diningOverall a great experience, good oysters and very fresh seafood food in Cary!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceThe food was delicious and prepared well. Justin his an excellent waiter. The fried seafood platter tastedd good according to one member in my group, but it did not look attractive. Fried too much, too dark and looked like it was just thrown on the plate. The french fries were very dark also.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for brunchThe food is outstanding, huge crowd on Mother's day brunch, lone line but it is expected. Service is
slow even for brunch, but again, it is expected for a busy day. Overall, will go back again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMShocked by price increase!We enjoyed the seafood brunch at Dean's on Mother's Day -- the food and service were great, especially considering the enormous crowd. However, we were shocked when the bill arrived and the price of the brunch was 50% higher than it was on Easter Sunday (also a very popular and busy day at Dean's).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are very few decentThere are very few decent brunches in this area. Dean's brunch was the best that I have found without having to drive to Pinehurst. Great seafood dishes. The omelet station was well organized and moved very quickly. The quality was just as good as table service.
They have very good regular bar specials as well. I went by last night for the half price raw bar special on Mondays.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Mother's Day Brunch!I took my wife and children here for Mother's Day. We arrived at 10am and was seated promptly. The staff was very nice and cordial. Although the initial line for omlettes and waffles was long. The line moved quickly. The items available were unlimited. I love seafood and they had a bounty of delicious dishes to choose from. I was truly impressed and the food was very good. My wife and children enjoyed the food and the ambiance. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be returning.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best seafood placesIf you like seafood you will want to check out the newly opened Deans in Cary. They have an excellent selection of fish and other seafood served how you want it. The service was really great and knowledgeable about the menu and the food was very well prepared. Definitely recommended.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurant.Great neighborhood restaurant. I loved the mixed grill - shrimp, salmon, scallops - my wife had the low country favorite - shrimp & grits. She loved the generous portion of shrimp and the tangy bbq sauce. Also, the grilled veggies were fantastic. The banana white chocolate bread pudding is to die for!!! The service was prompt, courteous and our server new the dishes and was not afraid to make recommendations.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new addition to areaThe service was just fantastic! Food choices were really good. Everyone loved their " Bowl" style dishes (food, not china). Those who ordered the various trout dishes felt they were ok, but not quite properly cooked. Overall, all in my party said they will be back!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Dean's twiceI have been to Dean's twice and both times the food & service were superior! Dean's will be on our list of regular dinning spots.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go backWe've eaten at a number of Rocky Top restaurants in the past and have always liked their approach. Dean's is a great addition. We like the mix of local (NC) food and interesting food from all over. The meal at Dean’s was really really good. Our group had fun; we got great service, tried some new dishes, and felt very welcome. Some might think its a little pricey but it was worth it for a great evening out. We’re already planning to go back again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dinner or brunchAfter many brunches, we visited Deans for dinner. They have a good variety of seafood served with fresh local seasonal vegetables. The accompanying sauces add a great complement to the seafood. Excellent selection of oysters as well. The staff is engaged and attentive, but not over powering.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue to their name!Very good seafood. This is our second visit both times the food was cooked perfect. It is easy to over cook fish; they do a great job at Deans. The salmon was perfect! Our server did seem a little distracted. We never got the bread refill we requested and our water glasses did not stay full.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable meal. OurVery enjoyable meal. Our waiter, Jordan, was great. Very friendly staff. Will return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined outside so noiseWe dined outside so noise level not really aplicable to in side.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great. Lots ofService was great. Lots of variety - waiter was very helpful in describing the 'accompaniment' portion of menu. We had pan-friend scallops and skewered shrimp. Both were jumbo-sized and the portions were generous. Very un-rushed atmosphere, even for a Saturday night. An oyster-lover's nirvana. A complete thumbs-up.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit toThis was my second visit to Dean's. The service both times has been incredible. In my opinion, the food is not worth the price, and the portions are somewhat small. I had surf & turf this last time. The steak was bland and flavorless. I got the grilled shrimp along with it. They were delicious, but the meal only came with 3 medium-sized shrimp. We also ordered the $15 dozen gulf oysters. They were also very delicious. At the end of the meal, split a dozen oysters, had a side caesar salad, surf & turf, two beers, and $82 + tip later, I left hungry.
My previous visit to Dean's was similar. I ordered the crab cakes--they were amazing. But again, the portion size was very small.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWent here for my husband's birthday dinner. I am NOT a seafood fan, but he is. That being said, he totally enjoyed the raw oysters and mahi mahi. My steak was awesome; my son's cheeseburger was fine. They try too hard with the "extras" -- a good steak is perfection itself; put butter on top, but don't put spices and such in the butter - it would have been awesome without it. Same with the sauces...they are offered with the fish dishes, but in a restaurant who's claim is seafood....your fish should stand pretty much alone. Fresh fish (and beef) is a glorious thing - you don't need to hide it by slathering on sauces.
The bread pudding: a work of art - order it. The service - meh. Our waiter was inattentive. Others seemed fine.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Creme Brulee is a mustThe Creme Brulee is a must try and it definitely is big enough for 2. Our server said it's as big as a football and he was telling the truth. Plus it was yummy!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Evening DiningIt was a lovely experience dining with friends on a Sunday evening. The food was delicious, and the waiter was very accommodating. We plan to have a repeat performance.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place. We will repeat.Nice place. We will repeat. Great selection of fish that you don't see at many other places. I had the Mako steak at the suggestion of the waiter. It was good, but personally, I would try something else next time. My wife got the Halibut and it was awesome. She gave me a bite and I immediately wished I had chosen that. My two sides we roasted vegetables and the Brie Mac and Cheese. The latter was phenomenal and I would highly recommend. The vegetables, on the other hand, were not so good. They cauliflower was very dried out and lacked flavor.
We skipped dessert because we had limited time, but the menu looked tasty.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I enjoyed ourMy friend and I enjoyed our dinner on friday night. Food was delicious and Service was excellent. Having a local seafood restaurant that serves such delicious seafood is wonderful.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than before.An improved version of the original Raleigh restaurant. The restaurant is larger, more intimate setting - quiet to moderate noise - conducive to conversation. There is live music in the outdoor dining area on Fri and Sat after 9:00. The menu had many favorites from the Raleigh restaurant plus many new things. The food was wonderful - we had shark and blue marlin - perfect. The choice of sides includes many healthy options. The wait staff worked together to keep things moving. Very nice. It will be a regular for us.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizers are top notch andAppetizers are top notch and the bread pudding is to die for!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great! Its greatThe food was great! Its great to have a seafood restaurant in the area. Our server, Kyle, was excellent and the management came by to check on our experience. I think Dean's will be around for a long time!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time weThis is the second time we have gone to Deans. The food is absolutely delicious.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great to have a realReally great to have a real seafood rest. in Cary. It is far superior to Bonefish, which is more of a fast food joint, than a restaurant, in all respects. Especially in the offering of really fresh fish, prepared very well. Having the various sauces on the side is really great. I am not much on "slathered up" anything. The decor/ambiance is not much, but not real bad. We will certainly put this place on our list of favorites in Cary. Hopefully, it will be here longer than most seafood restaurants that open in Cary. We are "bad news" for some unknown reason, when it comes to seafood restaurants.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBurger nightMy husband and I used to love the blue cheese burger when it was Rockwell's, so that's what we ordered. First, we each had a salad...me, the garden salad, and my husband the apple salad. Both were wonderful and were pretty to boot. The burgers were good also, altho not quite to die for as they were before. Not sure what was changed when they "upscaled" it, but it isn't an improvement in taste. Neither of us like the fat steak fries, much preferring the skinny fries from the Rockwell days. That said, we plan to return, and often, so we can try out the rest of the menu.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good - wellFood was very good - well prepared. Our server was great - attentive and personable (sorry cant remember her name). Food reasonably prices for its quality. Would definetly return.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Sunday brunch was great,Easter Sunday brunch was great, though quite crowded.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very impressed withI was very impressed with the food but most importantly in how hard the service staff worked... they were so busy but always available for us.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI am so glad that this restaurantI am so glad that this restaurant opened in our neck of the woods! It was wonderful....except that we went on Easter, and being new and their third brunch, it was waaaay overpacked. I wouldn't return again on a holiday after this. We did the brunch buffet, and it took 45 minutes to get food. This was due to the placement of the buffet and the amount of people there. I did however love the food and would definitely come back on a non-holiday. like, next week maybe. Our waitress was also really good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of very tastyGreat selection of very tasty food. Wait staff was very attentive, but not intrusive. Would come back again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Easter Brunch was wonderful!The Easter Brunch was wonderful! The food was good and plenty of it. Dean's is to be commended for their staff. As food disappeared, it was replaced before it completely ran out. Not something seen at all buffets. Only downside was the flow of the line. But the food and staff were great!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAttended the Easter brunchAttended the Easter brunch buffet. Was crowded
And buffet layout was a little confusing and congested.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM