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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1608 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7937
+1 252-441-6001
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Delicious every time. Goomba smash required. Great service, accomades food allergies and sensitivities.

Thank Ebabybaby
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Tried Goombays w fam and friends and we were all impressed! Great fish sandwiches fresh seafood cool drinks for kids! Staff super attentive and friendly. Very clean which is important to me.

1 Thank Samuel S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Wonderful in every way! We were greeted enthusiastically, waited on very quickly, the staff was very friendly, and the food was great!

Thank HappyTwoGuests
Asheville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Goombays was hands-down my favorite restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. It had everything I ever expected from a raw bar on the Carolina beach. Super fresh local seafood options, friendly staff, cold beer and killer laid-back atmosphere. While the fried stuff is always tempting, we sprung for the raw bar options: steamed NC shrimp in a house jerk rub, snow... More 

Thank sugarmeganolia
Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We visited this restaurant on our last night in the OBX. We ordered crab cakes, soup, daily special (yellow fin tuna, shrimp and salmon) and alligator appetizer. The food was hot and delicious. The service was great and the kids really like the atmosphere with the mural on the wall, the pictures and the fish tank. Thank you for making... More 

Thank abh224
Baltimore, MD
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, good seafood, wraps and sandwiches. Great selection of beer. I was there with my husband and two teenagers for lunch. It was a tasty stop during a day at the beach.

Thank liketotravelandshop
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Colorful restaurant, friendly staff. I thought I was getting grilled or steamed fish, but my entree was entirely fried and not what I had in mind. I probably read the description wrong. After that I noticed it was a lot of fried options, so it depends on what you like. They had a good crab soup though, and my stepdaughter... More 

Thank jehd2010
Bellbrook, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant.....that the locals frequent......Eva better than to ask a beach lifeguard. She gave me several suggestions & asked if you were going out tonight for dinner, where would you go.......Goomsbay Grille! Food and service were both great. We were told an hour wait.....it was only 45 minutes. Waitress was wonderful and spent time talking to... More 

1 Thank JerseyGirl5472
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A really funky place with lots to see and very good food. I like the variety. Something for everyone.

Thank Lynn B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were treated as old friends. Sat at the bar with folks who had been coming for 20 years as well as first timers like us. Our drinks were excellent and came with little plastic souvenir sharks containing grenadine. We ordered the sampler appetizer with fresh mango chutney. I liked it so much I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?