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Red Sky Cafe, Duck, NC

Red Sky Cafe

3.9
3.9
72 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Red Sky Café features fresh local foods, inspired by Outer Banks cuisine. A casual atmosphere will make you feel like you're enjoying a meal in the comforts of your own home and the unique flavors will leave you with an unforgettable dining experience. Chefs at Red Sky Café prepare each meal fresh from scratch and take time to create meals that are visually pleasing as well as flavorful. Signature entrées on the menu include the chef's vegetable pasta, crab cakes and southern fried NC shrimp. You can also enjoy a New York strip with tobacco fried North Carolina shrimp. To go along with your meal, Red Sky Café also offers an assortment of wines you can order by the glass, as well as by the bottle.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 261-8646

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Southern Shores

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Outer Banks

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was delicious. Dennis, our server, was attentive and genuine. The scallops and fresh catch were out of this world!

  2. TC

    TimothyC

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food, but small portions. Our waitress was average. I had to ask for the specials and soup.

  3. KD

    KellyD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Not a lot of options, really expensive. I’d recommend Cravings instead.

  4. M

    Mjeanb712

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was great and food came out relatively quickly. Will definitely recommend to others.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I’ve never made a one star review, but this place deserves my first. Absolute dumpster fire of a restaurant - should be closed down.

  6. AC

    AliceC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Very limited menu of overprice items. The fish was over cooked / dry and tasteless.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation and arrived at the restaurant and it was closed.

  8. M

    Maracaibo

    Richmond

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2

    Service was very slow. F

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and service. Interesting new menu.

  10. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Over priced. Small piece of flounder that was half charred for over $30 on a bed of greens with a couple chick peas. This place use to be good but wouldn’t come back again.

  11. EB

    ErikB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Disappointed with food. We frequent NC Coast and were told we needed to check out Red Sky. Not even close to NC Coast. Mahi mahi was greasy and below very small portion. Steaks were very tough to cut. When we returned and complained to server we could hear the cooks in back laughing when she spoke with them. Our table was right next to the kitchen.

  12. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We met friends at Red Sky. None of us had visited this restaurant before, but our friend had met the owner at a Chamber function. I was disappointed in the meager menu selections and the portions were rather small. I had the scallops and would not have expected bay scallops (5 of them) for $35 and a small salad. Rather pricey. My husband had the fish special which he enjoyed, but again, a small portion. Our friends had appetizers and a salad. The biggest disappointment was, however, that our server did not inform us the restaurant did not provide separate checks; she could only split the cost 50/50. Since my husband and I spent significantly more, this was awkward and embarrassing. And, my husband, when ordering, specifically told the waitress who got which check. She ignored us. Needless to say, we, nor our friends, will return to Red Sky.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What an absolutely delicious meal. Everything was amazing. We had the corn and crab soup and fried mahi special. Fresh well prepared creative food. We will be back!

  14. CA

    CarmeloA

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Not vagan options. Kind personnel, quite, nice food

  15. NA

    NeilA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Food was flavorless. Meat dishes were undercooked and food portions were small. Our server was wonderful and engaging and was the only bright spot of the evening.

  16. L

    Loveopentable

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to Red Sky. Delicious entree enjoyed by my husband and me…scallops and soft shell crab

  17. MD

    MistyD

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Summer menu is fun and exciting. Lots of fabulous food. Recent remodel looks amazing. Great service!!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Totally new menu. Great dining experience.

  19. MD

    MistyD

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal was outstanding!!!

  20. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Finally got a chance to visit. So glad we did! Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Price was on point for the quality. Will definitely be back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    My boyfriend and I drove down from NJ to enjoy a nice spring break in the outer banks. Being the self proclaimed “Famous restaurant connoisseur” that I am, I found Red sky cafe on “open table” app. I love the “open table” app because it really does have delectable restaurants with true reviews. Anyways, the food was Devine! Our waitress was lovey. The ambiance could be a little more formal to go with the food style. But, other than that, it was definitely one of the top 5 restaurants I have ever been to! I recommend not leaving the state of NC until you have eaten at Red Sky Cafe. You would be doing yourself a disservice to your experience in NC.

  22. CE

    CraigEddy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was fantastic. The menu isn't extensive but sometimes that's a good thing: I might not have tried the Chicken Fried Black Drum otherwise. And I would have forever been deprived of my new favorite seafood dish!

  23. M

    Maureen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was Easter Sunday, so it was busy! Food was good for a buffet, would not go again on a holiday. The cost was high for what was offered.

  24. M

    Mangemoi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Easter brunch

  25. PP

    PatP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Excellent recipes and food preparation. Can’t be beat for tastiness!

  26. D

    Datenight

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner, will be back. Crab cakes were amazing, also had the shrimp and grits best around.

  27. BO

    BethO

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything that Wes does!! Great meal and evening!!

  28. LR

    LoriR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We understand that it is the off season and the menu is limited. However, when the plates come out, everything should be at least warm. We ordered the Scallops with a blueberry sauce and risotto. We also had the fried seafood platter. The risotto was room temperature, stodgy and tasteless. The scallops and blueberry sauce were at least warm and tasted nice. The hush puppies on the the seafood platter were stone cold, the rest of the seafood platter was tasty however, room temperature. Our server was excellent, staff is friendly and accommodating. Please work on timing of the plating.

  29. HM

    HarryM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I can’t give this place any type of a good review, because the place was closed on the night for which we had reservations! While it had snowed earlier that day, which I suppose was the reason the place was closed, we were never notified of this, not by the restaurant and not by Open Table. We were deeply disappointed and frustrated. Never again.

  30. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great shrimp and grits!

  31. VH

    VickiH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I had a reservation for 2 people at 7:00 and they were closed. There was another couple that showed up with a reservation only to find out they closed

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    When we got to the restaurant, it was closed!!!

  33. PZ

    PaulZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Open table to our reservation but the restaurant was closed!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! We ordered the fried chicken with biscuit snd sausage sausage gravy. Would order again!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Enjoyed the outdoor entertainment and good food!

  36. f

    foodie

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    High quality entrées appetizers and side dishes! Creative flair , attention to detail & portions are probably the best in the outer banks (not too much or too little). The staff appeared to enjoy what they do and seem to have good interactions with each other and making the atmosphere pleasant. Our waitress was extremely attentive.. The owner was present to ensure everything is being delivered as it should be. Everything seemed to clean and sanitized . Unfortunately we have to leave the restaurant to go to the shared bathroom in the shopping center which was cold and felt ugly. If you want any sense of intimacy I would suggest asking to sit in back right corner of the restaurant where better lighting and coziness can somewhat be found. Unfortunately with a packed house we had to sit in the front where lighting was VERY bright, tables and chairs were noisy and wobbly and it felt somewhat like a dining hall. Covid has not helped the situation though and maybe when things get “back to normal” this will change. However, the lighting , acoustics and aesthetics (at least in the front part) need a complete overhaul to match the unmatched & superior quality of the cuisine it deserves.

  37. JW

    JosephW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first time there and was pleasantly surprised. Friendly service and good food. Would definitely give them another shot!

  38. A

    Awesome

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were phenomenal!!

  39. G

    Gherk

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome , staff is friendly and on top of everything , great place

  40. MD

    MistyD

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food was excellent as always!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Red Sky Cafe using the Order Online button. Red Sky Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 261-8646.

Red Sky Cafe is rated 3.9 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Red Sky Cafe

1197 Duck Rd Duck, NC 27949-4560

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southern Shores

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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