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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
+1 252-255-0026
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (44 reviews)
“rundown soup” (23 reviews)
“noodle bowl” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There really isn't much to add. The Rundown has my favorite vegetarian dishes, prepared and served by some of the friendliest people of all. I'm a local and usually stay away from the crowded restaurants. But there a handful of restaurants that tempt me, no...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always have a good meal at Rundown. They have some eclectic seafood dishes. Service is good and the beer is cold.

Thank VAFamilyof5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had their signature dish, the noodles with island spices. I added coconut chicken to mine. It was by far the best noodle dish I have ever tasted.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Rundown Cafe has great Polynesian/Asian/Carribean food. If you're looking for special type of local food, this is the place to be.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

As usual we went twice this trip, last night for fish burritos and my favorite the coconut shrimp. Burrito was filled to the brim. Both were Excellent. Came back tonight for the fried chicken dinner (monday nights only in the fall). They do have the...More

Thank Rav4Mom55
Reviewed 5 November 2017

All four of us our foodies and love cooking. You will not find better food at a better price at the OBX. We visited and were able to sit outside and enjoy the great view and cooling November air. Our waiters, Scott and Maggie were...More

Thank roadwarrior1161
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

While in the OBX, based on TripAdvisor, we stopped for dinner at Rundown Cafe. The food was delicious!! The staff were very friendly and helpful! The fish tacos had a huge piece of tuna in each taco. I'd definitely recommend it!!

Thank mlowder500
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and the atmosphere was friendly and inviting. We sat upstairs inside and had view of the ocean.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Menu has variety including Caribbean and Asian dishes. Something for everyone. Prices reasonable. Staff cheerful and efficient. Tasty noodles, wide variety of veggies, wide variety of drinks. Vibrant paintings. Koi pond. Right near the ocean.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This place has a roof top terrace with a view of the ocean! If you want, you can also eat inside. We stopped for a late night dinner. There is a koi pond and a feeding station, so you can feed the koi. I had...More

Thank ejrumphol
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nochavt
29 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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