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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 22
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't visit OBX without eating at Goombays

Friendly family run restaurant with an island vibe. Informal and fun. Always must order a "Goombays' Smash" and take home the souvenir plastic cup. I must have 20+ of them!! The recipe is on the cup, but somehow it never tastes the same at home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Patricia S
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Anytime I have friends come into town I suggest Goombays for lunch. The staff is nice, the beer selection is great and the Jazzy Chicken is one of my favorite foods ever!!!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly family run restaurant with an island vibe. Informal and fun. Always must order a "Goombays' Smash" and take home the souvenir plastic cup. I must have 20+ of them!! The recipe is on the cup, but somehow it never tastes the same at home.

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Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Neat place with separate bar and restaurant. The food was delicious and there was PLENTY of it. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. I think they were all psychics - you didn't have to ask for anything. Had a great time at Goombays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been going to Goombays at least annually for over 20 years. Love the Goombays Smash drink, but the food has been on a decline over the past few years...no longer have Parmesan Scallops:(. Deviations to menu selections aren't available. Couldn't order Mahi Ssndwich just strips...not able to substitute teriyaki seasoning for jerk seasoning. Just not as accommodating as they used... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Your at the beach. Learn how to steam shrimp!! Ridiculous! This is the second time I've been here to eat steamed shrimp and both times it was so over cooked they couldn't be peeled properly so eating shells was inevitable. Never going there for the raw bar stuff EVER again.

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had the market steak, my daughter had the kid's alligator, my husband had an assortment of fried fish and my son has a milk allergy and they made him homemade chicken tenders which were fantastic. The service was great and timely. Everyone's food was delicious and we all left happy. They also had fun kid drinks as well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I got my meal to go and had a nice chat with the bartender while waiting. The food was delicious ( crab stuffed portobello) as was the key lime pie he recommended. The only exception was that the pie was served with a strawberry glaze and I am allergic to strawberries. I suffered no ill effects, but it would have... More 

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Charleston, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Showed up at Goombay's based on TripAdvisor ratings. We are so glad we ended up here. The food was outstanding and the service very good. Our waiter balanced several tables so had little time to chat but was responsive as we circulated through his tables. The halibut dish I had was great with a bunch of stacked flavors. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Seafood Kingston was so good that I rearranged my entire trip just to return and have it again. The atmosphere is tropical and laid back, and the waitstaff were all very friendly.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent pecan grouper! Best clam strips we've ever had! Service and food couldn't have been better...except more vegetarian options. We will be back later this week! "Been there, bought the t-shirt"!

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Additional Information about Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Address: 1608 N Virginia Dare Tr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone Number: 2524416001
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?