We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Red Sky Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1197 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
12522618646
Website
Today
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

451 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 451: English reviews
Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
247 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank endjed
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Dave A
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Gary B
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank bbp2010
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

Helpful?
Thank Christine T
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Anne N
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch. Excellent shrimp and grits, chicken Parmesan The staff was knowledgable and kept an eye out to make sure we were ok. The magaritas in a mason jar was refreshing just the right blend of tart and sweet. Definitely would go back good value for the money

Helpful?
Thank m c
Delaware
Level Contributor
83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

September 11. Wonderful experience - as always. We won't miss a visit. Great staff. Creative dishes.

Helpful?
Thank Delaware806
Mount Airy, Maryland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Came in at 2:30 without realizing that they were closing for lunch. Ordered soup and appetizer. After getting our drinks, the waiter came back 15 minutes later to say that they were out of soup. This was the reason we came. Tried to give us the rest of our order to go, but we declined. Took ten minutes for our... More 

Helpful?
Thank kcurbear1
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Food, service, staff always good everything. This is always on our list of visits when at Duck. Have enjoyed lunches and Dinners.

Helpful?
Thank 7cf1963

Travellers who viewed Red Sky Cafe also viewed

 
Duck, Outer Banks
 

Been to Red Sky Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Sky Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?