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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had lunch today with my husband and another couple who are our friends and we had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal. The food is good and the menu makes it hard to choose - lots of interesting options. I had the grilled...fish tacos and the portion was so generous I asked for a box right away - and I tend to pack it away! With coconut rice and black beans and 2 generous fish tacos packed with grilled fish this was a delicious option. My husband opted for the coconut grilled chicken on a potato roll bun along with french fries, and he enjoyed that thoroughly. Our waitress was really wonderful and the restaurant was filled for lunch. The decor here is wonderful - sea creatures painted on the walls and original art as well. We had a great time!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our food came out luke warm so it became cold fast. The fish tacos were bland, the coconut shrimp was mediocre, the coconut chicken was fine (nothing spectacular), the ahi tuna in the lemongrass soup was rubbery and it came with a heap of greasy...fries noodles inside the soup. It was our last meal while in the area so it was disappointing.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch stop. Had the Baja fish tacos , so tasty, just the right crunch, a cup of fish soup and the grilled tuna sandwich that was just ok, go with the tacos, one of their specialties. Perfect margarita, lovely service, well spaced tables, we’ll be...back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are definitely taking social distancing protocols seriously here. Tables are well spread out from each other, and with the seating area on multiple levels, plus some outside if you like, you’re not in close quarters at all. We had chips and queso to start...(only $4!), and then each had an Asian fusion entree. There was definitely a variety on the menu, so everyone will find something they like. Portions are generous enough that we both had food to take home, so you won’t go hungry. The service was prompt, and we didn’t wait long at all for our entrees. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 28, 2020 via mobile

We visited the Rundown Cafe 2x during our visit. Food was great! Kids loved it! And they were one of the few places offering outdoor seating during a pandemic. Buffalo chicken dip and Poke bowls are awesome!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2020

As usual we went twice this week. Monday for their fried chicken (off season only). Absolutely the best southern green beans I have ever eaten, Even better than last year. The collards too were seasoned perfectly. Delicious corn bread. We went back and had the...Thai Lemongrass with Ahi Tuna. My husband proclaimed this to be delicious. My Asian Sesame noodles with coconut shrimp was amazing, I try to mimic this at home but can't get it quite this good. The mojitos were mixed perfectly and very refreshing. Everyone was masked and tables spaced a good ways apart. We always recommend this place to others when they come.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 26, 2020

Stopped for a late lunch/early dinner, and enjoyed the view. They have a nice deck area, where you can see a partial view of the ocean, and definitely hear the waves crashing. My wife had the shrimp dinner salad, and I had the Fried Flounder...fish sandwich. We both thought the food was good, as was the service. As far as Covid, the tables upstairs seemed spaced appropriately, and as far as we could tell, all the employees were wearing masks.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

We have been eating here since they opened many years ago, and this is the first time that the food was disappointing. Our server, Savannah, was attentive without being overbearing, so no complaints there. My husband's fish sandwich was definitely made with frozen fish, not...fresh. At the beach, you expect fresh fish. And my Big Wave Dave chicken sandwich was overcooked and dry. I get it every time we eat here and this time is was not up to par. French fries were very good though. We probably won't come back the next time we visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

great food, so yummy we came back again 2 nights for more. we sat inside the first night (very much socially distanced and waitresses wore masks) and rooftop seating the next. the rooftop was more enjoyable. I think there's back patio seating as well, and...there was live music both times. everything we ordered tasted great!. fun koi pond out front as well.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

Staying close to this restaurant and ordered carry out . The rest of family was ordering take out somewhere else for seafood. I love fish tacos and decided to try these . I do not usually comment but will have to say the tuna was...the driest I have ever had ...ever. I wasted over $20 for one order of fish tacos.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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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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