Rocky Top Hospitality, operators of several Triangle favorites for nearly 20 years, has announced that the former Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar will reopen April 24 as Dean’s Kitchen+Bar. Located at 1080 Darrington Drive in Cary, Dean’s Kitchen+Bar will retain the former’s favorite seafood dishes while adding new seasonal menus and expanding service to include lunch.
The restaurant recently underwent a $100,000 renovation that includes new décor and an expanded patio. The seasonal menus will feature a broader assortment of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and desserts. Dean’s Kitchen+Bar is committed to supporting local famers, purveyors and vendors, and will source approximately 70 percent of its ingredients locally.
Dean’s Kitchen+Bar will also feature 17 taps of mostly local and craft beers for $3 all day, every day, and other rotating drink specials.
As a true community gathering place, Dean’s will offer a free kids meal from 5-6 p.m. daily with every adult entrée. The Monday Night Special features dinner for two plus a bottle of wine for $40. The popular Sunday brunches will continue, with special enhancements for Mother’s Day and other observances.
“We love this location in Cary and have enjoyed great success here,” said Owner Dean Ogan. “Based on our history and experience at all Rocky Top restaurants, we felt it was time to freshen things up a little and introduce a new concept featuring local food at various price points. You can still come to Dean’s for special occasions, but you can also drop by for lunch or unwind after work with drinks or a casual meal.”