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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252- 255-0026
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Ranked #18 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
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English first
Chesapeake, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

When visiting the OBX, seafood is a must. But if you get tired of a week of seafood give this place a try. It's fantastic! Prices are reasonable and you get a lot of bang for your buck. The Polynesian Ginger chicken is great and highly recommended.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Tsunami Salad with Mahi Mahi I had a few weeks ago at Run Down was one of the best meals I've had on the Outer Banks. The salad had mixed greens, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, Chinese noodles, and topped with fresh, piping hot Mahi Mahi!! My favorite part was the homemade ginger dressing. I liked the dressing so much, I... More

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Appetizers were great - we had the queso dip (a little spicy), boneless buffalo wings and coconut shrimp - all were very good and I'd order again. The coco loco chicken dinner is very good with the pineapple chutney for dipping. The black beans have great spice. I could take or leave the rice - wasn't really cooked all the... More

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Lutherville, Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Yeah, it's tradition. Why else would we visit Rundown Café twice per year OBX trip after OBX trip? Great food that's a great value for the money? Yep. Great, attentive service? Uh huh! Staff retention? Sure! It's great seeing familiar faces visit after visit. Bottom line, everything is ALWAYS good! We've been visiting since 1992 (although they say they've been... More

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Weston, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a family friendly restaurant with an outdoor Hurricane Bar that we visit every year during our stay (sometimes twice). The food is top quality with a Jamaican vibe, the staff is young and energetic, and we always enjoy Scott, the best Bar Man on the Beach.

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food was good and the atmosphere is great to take the whole family. The prices were reasonable. They have fish outside that the kids can feed. Just a fun place to go.

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

going there for 14 years, but done now nothing was really good. it was ok, but if you are in OBX for a week, there are many places better great service and short wait calamari appy was small, but good. ConQueso, BBQ sandwhich and burioto were average. cocnut shrimp was not fresh

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Athens, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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