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Rundown Cafe

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5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252- 255-0026
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 148
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great outside music

We were a group of eight. We went to rundown to enjoy their outside deck and live music. The atmosphere is perfect for casual dining and a few drinks. The wait staff is very attentive and the drinks are cold and refreshing. Try the jazzy chicken it is worth the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
molarman26
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Hopewell, Virginia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Hopewell, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were a group of eight. We went to rundown to enjoy their outside deck and live music. The atmosphere is perfect for casual dining and a few drinks. The wait staff is very attentive and the drinks are cold and refreshing. Try the jazzy chicken it is worth the trip.

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a shrimp dinner salad with ginger vinegrette (really great) and the pork tacos with rice and black beans...also excellent. Our grandson had the rundown burger and he said it was the best he's had while at OBX. ..and bought a T shirt for the grandson which he loves. We stop here every year and never a disappointment.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with two kids. As we had to wait we had a drink on the deck which was really nice. Service was 5* friendly, food was very good (especially the chicken nuggets kids menu and the salads), but the price was a bit high. Would still go again.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a table upstairs with a view of the ocean across the street. Our food was nicely presented and very tasty. Good service too.

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Kitty Hawk, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The servings were very large but so were the prices compared to similar restaurants in the area. The restaurant is noisy and much better choices are available for similar or slightly higher prices but for better ambiance and quality food

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Prescott, Arizona
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

interesting food, nice environment, go outside if you like noise, live music occasionally great key lime pie

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just had a great lunch, grilled Wahoo medallions, with blueberries, strawberries, red onion and fresh basil salsa. A winner. Also, pulled pork chimichanga, both served with black beans and rice. Key lime pie, to cleanse the pallet. Super location in Kitty Hawk, great party deck, always a fun place for the locals and tourists. Love their T-shirts. One of my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My bride requested the soft shell crabs, and she was told they were out of season. I wanted a simple black and tan draft, and their cooler was broken. The food we did have was good, and the staff was pleasant. Won't be going back, though.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My coconut shrimp was overcooked. Manager was very apologetic, provided me with another meal and removed the charge from our bill. I'd return. This is what good customer service is all about.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

we ate lunch here one day and sat outside up top. nice view. good food. I had the salad topped with mahi. the kids had a burger. service was "ok"...good was good. i'd go back. it was within walking distance of our hotel. give it a try...you'll like it.

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Additional Information about Rundown Cafe

Address: 5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone Number: 252- 255-0026
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 252- 255-0026

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?