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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
+1 252-255-0026
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (49 reviews)
“rundown soup” (27 reviews)
“fish” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
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1 - 10 of 606 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone there with my wife as well as other couples. We enjoy the rooftop seating overlooking the ocean and outdoors. The food is good, there is a nice selection of drinks, and the wait staff is good and friendly.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique flavors and large portions. Very impressive food choices and a bar as well! Great views of the beach and it is close to the Hilton.

Thank Daddytravel786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad this was open this late in the season. They have Caribbean-inspired seafood and chicken. Think lots of pineapple, coconut, and jerk seasoning. Usual sides are yummy black beans and rice. Nice specialty drinks. (Unfortunately, my diabetic husband had asked for an alternate side which...More

Thank wiffee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for the first time on this visit to the OBX. I don't know why we hadn't eaten there before. My dad got a Tsunami salad with tuna and I got a tuna poke appetizer and side salad with ginger dressing. The flavors...More

Thank hbrittingham
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

While this is not a review on the food because we have been going here for over 20 years ( yes my family and I can remember the owner used to bartend in a travel trailer). Our bad review is on the management and staff....More

6  Thank 3peadaddy
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Wow...a great place to eat..my first and not my last visit there...cant wait to go back..it was my first taste of carribean cooking...it was awesome...hard part was trying to decide what to get...tons of choices for kids and adults .

Thank Dd Z
Reviewed 29 September 2018

It has been decided that this is a must visit every trip to OBX. Even our picky eaters were able to find something they would eat, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The name comes from a Jamaican soup, and does not defined the restaurant. Every time...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try something different so tried this based on reviews. It is a winner! I started with a cup of their Jamaican rundown soup which is a Jamaican fish soup with fish, tomatoes, onions, sweet potatoes and coconut milk. I also had their...More

Thank 243DebR
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The atmosphere is bright and fun! Albeit slightly loud and difficult to have a conversation with our group. We were seated on the main floor... The waitress was kind, funny, and attentive. The food was delicious! A group of 12 and everyone left with a...More

1  Thank SarahWV2
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It was cute and friendly and bright!The waitress was friendly and apt and the food was good.There was no wait to get in and service was fast

1  Thank Amber W
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28 May 2017|
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, 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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