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All 65 Kitty Hawk Restaurants

Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252- 255-0026
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Ranked #18 of 65 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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worcestershire
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168 reviews 168 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Large portions and informal atmosphere meant we enjoyed our dinner here! We had a huge portion of nachos to start (and to share!) followed by two of the salads. Great margharitas too! reasonably priced.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I eat upstairs every week and it is great. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is cool. You can't go wrong.

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Lewes, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went by this place many times and never stopped in. On a recent trip to the Outer Banks we stopped for lunch after receiving a recommendation from a friend. What a great place. It is a two story building and the second floor has an outdoor deck and view of the ocean - great spot for cocktails. The bar... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's not fine dining but it's perfect for family dinners or a quick meal that isn't too expensive. It's consistently good.

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We walked over from the Hilton Garden Inn and sat outside to enjoy our late dinner. The burgers and pot pie are delicious. If you like salty fries they were delicious, too! We could see the ocean from where we were sitting and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place is just great, this is my second visit and I loved it again. Real vacation feel from the view of the ocean on the roof top patio, to the cool art work and surfboards, tastefully done. The food is very imaginative from Asian fusion to the American cheese burgers. I had the fried chicken, this would make the... More 

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heidelberg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Coming from Germany we love the Rundown Café for its ambiance, beautiful location, very attentive staff, well thought out interior decoration inside and out, and most important: Plentiful, delicious food. My favorite are coconut shrimp, lemongrass noodles with fish and the amazing key lime pie. We will come again and again.

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Charlottesville, Va
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed sitting on roof deck on a beautiful day and glimpsing ocean. Very good fish on salad with black beans on the side. It's a Caribbean restaurant, with a lot of fish dishes with a different flair. Only complaint was the noise. Tables on deck close together and music from speakers. Would prefer quieter.

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North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

First, I must say that we've eaten here many times over the years & the food was good...........not great. Our recent visit was terrible (service & food). We sat on the outside deck upstairs, & the waitress was crouched down behind the bar the entire time on her personal phone! Businesses should wake up & have their employees leave their... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Perfect lunch or dinner spot. Extremely friendly staff, excellent chef. We have been coming here for fifteen years+ and we always leave full and satisfied. Daily specials are delicious and innovative, and the regular menu has a wide variety of price points and satisfies everyone. Burgers, burritos and salads are excellent. Drinks are delicious. Keep up the good work!

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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
Cuisine: Seafood

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