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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
+1 252-255-0026
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (44 reviews)
“rundown soup” (23 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 via mobile

I come here often, but today I was exceptionally excited be here. Both Matt and Mike were here. From point A to point B, I was treated with the best service I have ever gotten. The food was amazing too! Talk about catering to the...More

Thank Justine Rae B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped here with my family after the Flying Pirate Half-Marathon. The fish bites appetizer with jerk sauce is fantastic. A must stop.

Thank Dewald C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check the menu before you go. This borders an oriental type dining experience. I got coconut shrimp and rice and beans and it was really good. My kiddo got clam strips and chips and it would have been enough for an adult meal. Everyone else...More

Thank Beachfeets
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what I expected when we decided to have dinner at the Rundown Cafe, but it exceeded all expectations! The restaurant has a Caribbean beach atmosphere with vibrant art and decor. The menu is varied with a strong sense of Asian dishes coupled with...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Hawaiian Poke Bowl. It was amazing. My husband had a burger and he was happy with that. The hot fudge brownie sundae was yummy for dessert.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Rundown Cafe - it's the first place the kids want to go (after Duck Donuts) when we arrive in OBX. They love sitting outside on the second floor deck and just watch the waves. Awesome burgers and really filling salads (they make their...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great and we are regulars to the outer banks. My family and I come down multiple times a year and are down this March to purchase an investment property/family beach house. We have been to Rundown Cafe many times. This particular...More

Thank KNic18
WaveKiter2013, Owner at Rundown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and Thank You for choosing our establishment for your get together. We are sorry that your experience with us was less than perfect. Having a great time and an even better meal is always our aim with our guests. I am sorry that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was not what we expected. The drinks were overpriced. The food taste ok but it was not so good that I would just have to go back again.

Thank hillbillymansion
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We visit Rundown at least once everytime we visit Kitty Hawk. Great atmosphere with a caribbean island motif, it's a bright and happy location for superb food. The staff is friendly and responsive, making for a very comfortable experience. Sunday brunch with the available Bloody...More

Thank Raymond D
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Many years of OBX visits watching rundown go from concrete block to moving and expanding, the menu has morphed into a truly international fusion done with a light touch and sophistication with food with beachy down to earth atmosphere. Yes they have their Monday local...More

Thank daderdoc
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28 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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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