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Chef Wes-Owner

​Known as the OBX Chef, Chef Wes Stepp is a true maestro of flavors and a passionate advocate for the vibrant food culture of the Outer Banks. With a profound love for locally sourced ingredients and a creative touch that tantalizes the taste buds, Chef Wes has captured the essence of the Outer Banks coastal cuisine on his gastronomic journey where bold flavors, culinary innovation, and deep respect for the region's rich heritage converge. Within his realm, you'll discover a culinary emporium that includes the acclaimed NC Coast Grill & Bar, his first restaurant Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails, formerly Red Sky Cafe, Red Sky Catering, Chefs on Call, Tastefully Fit & his engaging podcast Outer Banks Raw.

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A Dining Destination

Red Sky, the beloved casual dining spot in Duck, NC, formerly known as Red Sky Cafe, has been a cherished fixture for over 22 years. Led by owner and chef Wes Stepp, boasting over 30 years of culinary expertise, this restaurant has earned acclaim both locally and throughout Virginia's Hampton Roads area. Offering an enticing array of fresh, imaginative dishes showcasing local Outer Banks seafood, poultry, beef, duck, and more, Red Sky delights patrons with generous portions in a relaxed atmosphere. Chef Wes's commitment to healthy living shines through in his emphasis on whole, fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring guilt-free indulgence for diners. Situated conveniently beside Carolina Designs in downtown Duck, this year-round establishment features a dynamic menu alongside nightly chef specials, catering to even the most discerning tastes. Beyond the restaurant, Red Sky offers additional culinary delights through its Chefs on Call service, bringing the restaurant experience directly to your home. Renowned as a premier caterer in the Outer Banks region, Red Sky has been honored with Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Award for its exceptional catering services. Whether seeking an affordable dining experience in Duck, planning a memorable evening in, or organizing an event in need of top-notch catering, Red Sky stands ready to deliver delicious fare and unparalleled hospitality.


Private Events

Our restaurant is available for private bookings, perfect for gatherings, celebrations, or corporate events. To learn more about our tailored packages and availability, please reach out to us via email at

Dinner and a Drink Series

Experience our Monthly Dinner & Drink Series held Nov-March. Indulge in themed menus with 5-6 courses expertly paired with drinks. These popular events require reservations. Stay updated on social media for upcoming dates!

Tastefully Fit

Enjoy gourmet, nutritious meals curated to elevate your wellness journey. If you are interested in scheduling Wes for a presentation on the Tastefully Fit lifestyle for your friends, company, or group, please contact our catering manager at or call (252) 216-1080 Learn more...

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