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Rundown Cafe

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5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
+1 252-255-0026
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were immediately seated on a Sunday evening in late April at 6:30. Friendly and prompt service. We liked the Asian noodle dishes. The noodle dish is cold, which (surprisingly) nicely complements cooked seafood. Coconut shrimp is good, too.

Thank BeachDNS
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by owner of our rental cottage, and what a find. Tried the Sicilian Trifecta Sandwich and the fried coconut shrimp. Wonderful. Casual, welcoming atmosphere. Our server was Anastasiia; great caring service.

1 Thank LInda H
Nags Head, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rundown Cafe has a great atmosphere and service. The food is wonderful and priced very reasonable. They have a upstairs deck with an ocean view. 'we just had Humboldt Squid appetizer with sweet and sour sauce teamed up with a coleslaw with a great Asian fusion kick. I won't tell you the secret but you will like the surprise.

1 Thank Jeffrey K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I love this place so much that we decided to make it our place to celebrate her birthday every year. It's a shame mine is during the off season because the only thing stopping me from celebrating there is the closed sign lol. Amazing drinks on a beautiful deck with great food! I have loved Rundown... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rundown is one of our favorite restaurants in the OBX. We had the Mahi special and it was cooked perfectly. The staff is always friendly and the drinks are always cold.

1 Thank tim4hand
Keller, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place was a real find! Delicious food with great flavor. Cheese fries were tiny but oriental noodles with coconut chicken breast, out of this world. Large portions so get to take some with.

1 Thank Kkarkos
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a family favorite which we return to over and over again. My husband loves their "Big Wave Dave" which is a wonderful chicken sandwich with a slice of pineapple on it. Their salads are large and very tasty. This is a casual restaurant so wear your flip flops and shorts. They have a great rooftop deck where... More 

1 Thank CyndyJoPo
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a drink and stayed for a late lunch. Grilled fresh Mahi sandwich, excellent. Very attentive wait staff with excellent recommendations for food and drinks.

1 Thank william w
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Food is consistently good. Must try the Run Down soup, fish tacos and noodle bowls. The view from upstairs is GREAT, you can sit in or outside on rooftop deck.

1 Thank 027deniser69
Floyd, Va
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The food here was off the charts good. The hummus was spiced to perfection.There was a ginger slaw side that was absolutely wonderful. Great prices and amazing staff. My only complaint was that they were closed one of the days we were in town so we couldnt eat here every day!

1 Thank Laura P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Jamaican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?