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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

1608 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7937
+1 252-441-6001
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tuna tacos” (21 reviews)
“jamaican jerk” (6 reviews)
“gator bites” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1608 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7937
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11 - 20 of 502 reviews

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Goombay's is a favorite stop on our OBX vacation. They have good specials so there is always something different. There was less spice this year on the steamed shrimp and in the remulode sauce. Great atmosphere and get a dessert!

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for a lunch date. The service was very good. Food was delicious. Salsa must be home made it was delicious. Raw bar and drinks!

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This place had a really chill vibe when we went in September. Not crowded. The stuffed jalapeños were tasty with just enough of a kick to go well with beer. Fries were just right, crispy and hot. They have an extensive craft beer list as...More

Thank RoseB60763
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Grill and raw bar. Carribean style. Very popular. Numerous lunch and dinner specials. Appetizers include Goombay's Sampler -coconut shrimp, fried shrimp, and crab, crab stuffed portobello, onion rings, tuna bites, and wings. Lunch includes sandwiches and lots of salads. Dinner offers ribs, steak, filet of...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We chose Goombays because there is a similar restaurant (not affiliated in any way) in Florida where we had very eclectic food. Even though this one wasn't nearly as eclectic, the food was still excellent. We had their crab cakes, Al-E-Gator bites, and the Goombay...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered half dozen oysters. One came out grey/black and smelt of sewage. It was obvious that was contaminated. The other oysters did not taste fresh either. We complained and the server instead of not charging for it, gave us $1 discount on our final bill...More

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Second stop at Goombays and not disappointed yet. Seafood selections are good. Had the fried oysters. Portion was generous and very tasty. Prices are moderate. Not disappointed yet. We will return.

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Prompt service with an excellent meal! There were 9 in our party including children. The fish, shrimp, and chicken were all well prepared.

Thank 124me
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We came here while on vacation in Kill Devil Hills. Started with the most delicious crab dip. Seriously licking the spoon. Had some great raw oysters (my first!). Had the Tuna Oscar and Seafood Kingston - both amazing. Tuna cooked perfectly in a delicious sauce...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Goombay's has been a favorite "Lunch Spot" of ours & friends for a number of years now. The folks who run it are always friendly & serve wonderfully attractive and tasty seafood items that change with the season. The restaurant is kept quite clean, has...More

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
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Sandy M
13 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from NowOnOBX-KateInNJ52 | Reviewed this property |
This winter, Goombays In Kill Devil Hills will be open almost all year. They are closing from roughly mid-January to mid-February only! Not many restaurants here take that short a winter break! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7937
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-6001
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