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Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
+1 252-255-0026
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut shrimp” (46 reviews)
“rundown soup” (23 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food...a little spicier than we were led to believe. My fiance had a special with fried shrimp and stir fried veggies and pineapple. His had a lot of heat that was not mentioned in the description. Two of our party had the poke bowls...More

Thank SunnSandChic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Year after year the food at this wonderful restaurant is fantastic. Specials are always interesting. The flavors are extraordinary. The staff is akways friendly. A family friendly restaurant in Kitty Hawk. Not to be missed..

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really good meal here. I got the coconut shrimp and a grilled chicken with pineapple sandwich. The rice and beans were great, too. We had great service and I loved the colorful interior. The kids also loved the koi pond outside. Can't...More

Thank Whitney A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah! So great! We were in Kitty Hawk for a Bachelorette Weekend. We arrived on Friday and stopped in for a quick drink. The bartender, Mike, was so welcoming. He gave us tons of recommendations for the weekend and was a delight to be around....More

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the Vegetarian Thali plate here & it was AMAZING!!! The black beans, rice, hummus, fried eggplant, marinated cabbage, flatbread & condiments were not only fresh as could be but the flavor was amazing! As a vegetarian, it's not always easy to find a delicious...More

Thank razzledazzle749
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Polynesian Chicken and Veggie Salad was top notch. Great location and service! Definitely recommend and plan to be back.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Sunday with a group of 7 on our way to Ocracoke, menu was great. Drink special Bloody Marys were outstanding, had a great huge salad, service was excellent for a large group without reservations will definitely go again, loved it.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I stopped for another place, but decided to try this instead. The place was clean, and very bright. The service was exactly what I expected, and very polite. The food was very tasty, but could have been a little warmer when brought out. Coffee super...More

Thank HeatherSchillaci
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is a must for me on our annual OBX vacation. The atmosphere is fun, the food is outrageous and the staff wonderful. Last trip in I had the calamari steak and can’t stop thinking about it. Actually my girls ordered it too and loved...More

Thank Meanglani
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The food here is delicious and makes coming worth the trip despite the so-so service. We had a waitress and a waiter in training. The waiter in training was nicer and more attentive than the waitress by far. I think this is one of those...More

Thank rebeccalS6462QU
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May 28, 2017|
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Response from CyndyJoPo | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations and your whole party needs to be on site in order to put your name in for a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5218 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5900
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-255-0026
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