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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” (26 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
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 599 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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 Deb R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the week and decided to stop here for our first night dinner. The upstairs patio area was so nice. Had a great breeze. Went downstairs for dinner and we weren't disappointed. Fantastic I would recommend it to anyone staying in...More

1  Thank daleparts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Noticed a sign on front porch announcing their 25th Anniversary and we quickly found out why. A mixing of Caribbean, Thai, and local seafood. Also have burgers and a kids menu. We started with "Rundown soup", delicious combo of fish, coconut milk, yams, onions, and...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat upstairs at the bar as they were very busy, and got a view of the water. Food was pretty good but would have appreciated a heads up that our vegetarian tally was made up of many of the same ingredients in the hummus...More

Thank bdonaghey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the past, when visiting the OBX, we had a different favorite restaurant, but after this week, we now have a new one, Rundown Cafe. I had the Spicy Thai Lemongrass with Fish, while my wife had the Jerk Chicken. She said hers was delicious,...More

Thank Enki12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the fried fish taco special and the grilled fish tacos. Food was plentiful, pretty tasty but not great. Grilled fish was dry. Coconut rice was sweet, didn’t appeal to us. Draft beer had large head on it. Overall ok, but not great.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eclectic decor, gentle breezes on the deck, great drinks, appetizers that fill you up - YES! I will be back. Had to buy a bottle of their "special" dipping sauce. It was great on the fish bites.

Thank Dafalee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner last night and as always the service and food is excellent. There soups and noodle bowls you can’t go wrong ordering. This is one of my all time go too places. Another great item is there salad with game fish.

Thank mribandit
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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