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1608 N Virginia Dare Tr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
2524416001
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 90
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  • 90
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  • 27
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  • 20
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visit everytime we are at OBX

Love this little restaurant. The decor inside has changed (who knew lots of fabric on the ceiling was a fire code hazard?) but the food and great service has not. I love their local spicy and hot (temperature) pick and peel shrimp served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. Great kids menu with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Tricia316
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Raleigh,NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dayton, Ohio
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231 reviews 231 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

A cup of soup, iced tea, and a fish sandwich with fries was $25. The soup was lukewarm and had little flavor. The fish sandwich was OK, but not outstanding. I wish it had been better. Service was OK.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Outer Banks a couple of times and I don't know how I missed this. It seemed like it has been around a while so we decided to try it out. We used to have places like this in Fort Lauderdale but it seems like chains and high rent are pushing them out. Oh well, that's... More 

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raleigh, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Its hit or miss. Staff can be rude and obnoxious, and the bar gets really loud with f bombs dropping while we and others are dining with children. Sad because the food is great. They treat tourist like 2nd class citizens,....hello tips!!! And give free drinks to staff and locals. Good way to lose business. Went there for 17 years... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nothing remarkable. The food was over salted and about average. It wasn't quite worth the money. I had the mahi and my wife had the crab legs. Not the worst place in KDH, but average at best.

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OBX NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I usually do not think to write reviews of my local restaurants, but with tourist season about to start, I,m sure more people will be checking Trip Advisor for places to eat .We just take our local restaurants for granted. A good indication of how good a place is checking how long they have been here. Places come and go... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We come here, get new tshirts for the whole family each trip to OBX every year. Each time we leave though, we aren't sure just why we love it so much. The old decor is gone which disappointed the kids a lot but did leave a much more open and cleaner feeling. The kids drinks are lots of fun and... More 

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kill devil hills
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had lunch here today and got the red snapper tacos. Was very excited because red snapper is so wonderful. The snapper had bones and also still had the skin on it. Beans and rice were cold. I do have to say our server was very nice and attentive. But the food was NO BUENO!

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Goombays, General Manager at Goombays Grille & Raw Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. Fish Tacos have been on our menu for over 20 years and is consistently our top selling entree. The fish tacos on the menu, is done with yellow fin tuna. Recently, we started offering fish tacos with other type fish such as snapper, mahi-mahi and rockfish. It is always... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a great place. Great decor, friendly service, wonderful food. My son got the tuna appetizer which he loved as a big sushi guy, I had the calamari which was fantastic. I'm a chowda-head Bostonian, and I get the chowder wherever I go ( it's the rules). The rockfish New England style chowder is just Stupid Good. I can't... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was ok...not bad.. food was okay...staff was good enough....we were not overly impressed...visit again probably not...only serves lunch items til dinner time(fyi) prices high for just average food..lunch cost 65.00....if that helps....clean though

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Raleigh,NC
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228 reviews 228 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Love this little restaurant. The decor inside has changed (who knew lots of fabric on the ceiling was a fire code hazard?) but the food and great service has not. I love their local spicy and hot (temperature) pick and peel shrimp served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. Great kids menu with mocktails for the little ones as well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1608 N Virginia Dare Tr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 2524416001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?