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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252- 255-0026
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Ranked #17 of 62 restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Athens, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Placed a take out order for 4 meals Coco Loco Chicken, Fish Tacos, Rundown Soup ,and a Cheeseburger. The portions were generous and everything was delicious.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The Baja Fish Burrito was delicious. Service was good and we arrived at 5 pm and beat the crowd by about 20 minutes.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice, fun place. Everyone was friendly and wait staff all seemed to help each other out. They had a good menu with reasonable prices, and good quantities.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The menu looked great but the food just didn't live up. Salad had brown lettuce. They had a soup-rundown soup- they are known for and it was just ok. Fish tacos were just not anything special. Cute outside and wish the inside would have lived up to it. Service was terrible. Had to flag down server for refills,check, etc and... More

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Pittsburgh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited the Rundown Cafe this year because of our good visit last year. It was even better this year. I got the game fish (mahi) tacos. They were oh so great! I cannot speak highly enough about them. They have a couple taco meals. This one was just the catch of the day fresh fish. I would suggest getting... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went here because of all the great reviews and we were disappointed. The food was okay but nothing spectacular. The best thing anyone had was the kids order of fish bites and fries. The thing that pushed this to a two star is the ridiculous price of "special" kids drinks. $3.99 for a flavored Sprite in a plastic cup... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went for dinner w family. Basic bar food, nothing memorable. Limited menu. There are better choices unless you are Judy interested on beer.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family and I had a dinnertime meal here while vacationing in the area. The property was easy to find, though parking was a bit cramped. The restaurant has a small Coy pond outside, which the kids liked. They had to wait until we were leaving, because we were seated immediately upon arrival. The inside is bright and airy, with... More

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Nags Head
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I ate here for dinner one night and really enjoyed our meals. I ordered a fish sandwich (mahi) and it was so filling and so fresh, not to mention huge! The fries come pre seasoned (which I'm not really a fan of) but it was just right and very good - I ate my whole meal which... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On numerous trips to the Outer Banks, we make the Rundown Cafe our first stop. Super fresh food, well-prepared, friendly service. Love it.

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