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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%
Travellers talk about
“rundown soup” (21 reviews)
“baja fish” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All 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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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Thank paulevansmedia
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sure, poke is becoming a "thing" and lots of places are adding it. But Rundown Cafe uses fresh, local tuna in their poke bowls, and combines it with other fresh ingredients to make a dish that is superb. Other dishes here are very good, but...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been coming here since the late 90s and make it a tradition to always stop here to begin our vacation. Came around 7pm for a later dinner. We were greeted and sat immediately. We were attended to right away with...More

Thank brandon724
Reviewed 1 week ago

great island food.we had the soup,it has a coconut base with yams and tasted so good,also had the cold spicey noodle bowl with seared tuna on top,yum

Thank jmz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the spicy Thai noodle bowl with tuna for about $13. Attractive surfer interior. Great service. Interesting presentation with the noodle bowl. Good food.

Thank imdarkside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rundown is a good stop for a decent meal in a relaxed beach vibe. My only issue was the unusual seating and service option. The food was good but there was no designation between outside tapas seating, bar seating or restaurant seating. That is, no...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't able to get reservations but sat upstairs in the bar area and had drinks and appetizers until a table for 6 was available. They were busy but attentive. It's the kind of place where all the servers/staff seem to jump in and take...More

Thank maryann246810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a few drinks on the deck and then had dinner at the upstairs bar. The service was great. Tuna was fresh that day and very tasty. The deck is great but no full menu in the evening. We have been back for cocktails...More

Thank TravelnutTN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit loud, but the waitress was funny and super attentive. Grilled tuna tacos were delicious, my son's cheeseburger was very tasty, one of the 2 daily special pastas was delicious. The key lime pie was yummy! Truly a hidden gem.

Thank Klerbear
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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