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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
+1 252-255-0026
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rundown soup” (22 reviews)
“baja fish” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
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1 - 10 of 531 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently dined here. We were planning to head over to Roanoke for supper, but it was getting late returning from Duck and we passed this place and I had him google it, so we decided to stop and give it a...More

Thank snorkeler-6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been eating at The Rundown Cafe for 25 years on our annual Outer Banks vacations. The food is fresh, excellently spiced, and fairly priced. The cocktails are fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is bright, very clean, takes you away with the beautifully painted...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Thai noodle dish with a fried soft shell crap and it was scrumptious! My friend got a killer salad with tuna bites that was equally good. Hadn't been in years and truly enjoyed it.

Thank Punkie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner 2 nights ago and frankly, for what we paid, really awful. If you like coconut shrimp, this is a good place to go, everything else we ordered was mediocre and worse. Beans congealed on the plate as a side. Slaw, wide, limp, slices of...More

1  Thank kimmie_cookie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half of our party of 4 are "locals", the other 2 are part-time residents and together we'd been meaning to try Rundown Cafe for lunch for some time now. This is a Tuesday 'lunch' review: Both the interior & exterior of the restaurant are quite...More

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a casual dinner. Food was good. Big portions. Take the pesto off jerk chicken. Recommended.

Thank D C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best and most laid back restaurants on the OBX. Will go again next year when we come back to the beach.

Thank MBM1234
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Great dinner - there were 4 of us. Two had burgers, I had the fish tacos - 3 huge tacos & seasoning was excellent. Side dish of pineapple rice super tasty and my sister had the tuna sandwich - she said it was excellent. Burgers...More

Thank tshire
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Just rediscovered the delicate savory of the Asia Pacific palate satisfaction. it had been years since I had ate at this restaurant. I was there for lunch and had a difficult time deciding what menu item I should select. I will definitely return to try...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fabulous fish meals here and great value for the amount of food. Huge bowls of oriental noodles, big burgers too.

1  Thank paulevansmedia
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29 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CyndyJoPo | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations and your whole party needs to be on site in order to put your name in for a table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-255-0026
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