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Rundown Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Menu

APPETIZERS
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.95
Rundown Soup
Our namesake, A traditional Jamaican soup of fish, coconut milk, onions, tomatoes & yams
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.95
Soup of the Day
$8.5
Fish Bites
Chunks of marinated game fish lightly fried & served with a honey jerk spice dipping sauce
$8.5
Humboldt Calamari Points
Panko breaded calamari points fried golden brown. Served with a lemon wedge & a spicy thai red pepper glaze
$8.5
Buffalo Chicken "Crack Dip" & Salsa
A cup of salsa and "Texas Pete" chicken & cheese dip served with tortilla chips
$2.95
Chips & Salsa
Fried tortilla & root chips served with salsa
$8.5
Kersey Veggies
Assorted steamed veggies topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese
$15.95
Steamed Shrimp & Veggies
1/2 lb. spiced, steamed shrimp & steamed veggies topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese
$9.95
Hawaiian Poke*
Raw sesame soy marinated sushi grade Ahi tuna on a wonton crisp over ginger slaw w/ wakame seaweed salad
$8.5
Coconut Shrimp
Lightly fried jumbo shrimp breaded in flake coconut and served with mango habanero dipping sauce
RUNDOWN NOODLE BOWLS
Your choice of 3 regional Asian inspired broths filled with noodles, vegetables, fresh herbs, and corresponding accompaniments
$12.95
Spicy Thai Lemon Grass with Fish
Lo mein noodles in a spicy lemongrass broth with mushrooms, napa cabbage, spring onions, cilantro, and an oriental chargrilled gamefish filet. Finished with crispy wontons
$10.95
Vietnamese Pho with Chicken
Glass noodles in an exotic spiced aromatic stock filled with grilled chicken, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, spring onions, and herbs
$12.95
Malaysian Curry with Shrimp
Lo mein noodles in a mildly spicy Massaman curry broth with spring vegetables, crisp herbs, and grilled shrimp. Finished with crispy wontons and a lime wedge
ORIENTAL SESAME NOODLES
A chilled spicy blend of sesame & soy infused noodles. Tossed with hints of asian flavors, mixed veggies, crushed peanuts and crowned with wonton crisps
$12.95
Grilled Gamefish
$12.95
Grilled Shrimp
$12.95
Humboldt Calamari Points
$12.95
Coconut Fried Shrimp
$11.95
Coconut Fried Chicken
$13.95
Tempura Fried Soft Shell Crab
$10.95
Grilled Chicken Breast
$7.95
Plain
TSUNAMI DINNER SALADS
We create a massive salad of crisp romaine and seasonal vegetables. Then you choose the topping. We top your salad with crispy wontons. You choose the dressing, journeys end, ginger vinaigrette (gluten free), blue cheese, ranch (gluten free), peanut dressing (gluten free) or honey vidalia cider vinaigrette (gluten free)
$12.95
Coconut Fried Shrimp
$12.95
Grilled Shrimp
$12.95
Grilled Game Fish
$11.95
Coconut Fried Chicken
$10.95
Grilled Chicken Breast
$11.95
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, & Fried Eggplant
$12.95
Fried Fish Bites
$4.5
Side Salad
A healthy blend of romaine & veggies. An excellent start to any meal
ENTREES
All entrees below are served with black beans, toasted coconut rice & salsa. We will be happy to substitute french fries, roasted potatoes or steamed veggies for $1.50
$13.95
Hawaiian Poke Bowl*
Aromatic jasmine rice topped with raw sesame soy marinated sushi grade raw Ahi tuna, ginger peanut edamame, Asian slaw, and crispy wontons
Fish $12.95
Chicken $9.95
Fish or Chicken Taco Platter Supreme
Grilled game fish or chicken with our BBQ sauce, flour tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, & cheese
$12.95
Baja Fish Burrito
Grilled gamefish wrapped in a flour tortilla with cheese, black beans, BBQ sauce, jalapeños & diced tomatoes. Served with sour cream, toasted coconut rice & salsa
$12.95
Baja California Fish Tacos
2 lightly fried fish tacos served with cabbage, tomatoes, & our Baja sauce
$9.5
Coco Loco Chicken
Coconut coated chicken breast fried & served with our zesty key lime pineapple sauce
Fish $12.95
Chicken $9.95
Jerk Fish or Chicken
Grilled game fish or chicken topped with our jerk paste, grilled pineapple & sour cream
$8.95
Chicken Quesadilla
A spicy mix of chicken & cheese with tomatoes
$9.95
Polynesian Ginger Chicken
Chunks of boneless chicken, broccoli & zucchini sautéed in our special tangy ginger pineapple sauce
SANDWICHES
All sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and are served with chips & salsa. We will be happy to replace your chips & salsa with black beans & toasted coconut rice, steamed broccoli with parmesan or french fries for $1.50. All burgers are served with fries
$8.5
Rundown Burger
$9.5
Jerk Burger
Topped with our own fresh made spicy jerk paste & melted swiss
$9.5
Hula BBQ Bacon Burger
Topped with our spicy BBQ sauce, bacon, & cheddar cheese
$12.95
Fish Sandwich
Grilled gamefish, Whatever is freshest!
$8.95
Coco Loco Chicken Sandwich
A coconut breaded chicken breast fried & served with a side of zesty key lime pineapple glaze
$8.95
Will's BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Chicken breast with bacon, swiss, & our spicy BBQ sauce
$8.95
Big Wave Dave
Grilled chicken breast with grilled pineapple & swiss cheese
$9.95
Sicilian Trifecta
Grilled portobello mushroom, fried eggplant, roasted red pepper, & melted mozzarella cheese. A perfect bet with a whipped olive oil herb spread
$8.95
Aloha Veggie Burger
A grilled garden burger with swiss cheese, grilled pineapple, & honey mustard
$10.95
Humboldt Calamari Steak Sandwich
A panko breaded & lightly fried calamari steak
KIDS
We will be happy to replace your side with black beans & toasted coconut rice, steamed broccoli with parmesan, roasted potatoes, fries, or chips & salsa for $1.50
$4.5
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Served with chips
$6.5
Cheese Pizza
$5.95
Grilled Cheese
Served with fries
$9.5
Fish Bite Basket
Served with fries
$7.95
Chicken Nuggets
Breaded Boneless Chicken Served with fries
DESSERTS
$4.95
Key Lime Pie
Not too sweet, not too tart
$3.95
Ice Cream & Hot Fudge
Vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge
$6.95
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae
Served with ice cream, warm fudge, & whipped cream
$5.95
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
A traditional upside down cake topped with a myers rum caramel sauce
SIDES
$2.25
Roasted Potatoes
$1.95
Ginger Slaw
$2.5
Fries
Small $1.5
Large $2.95
Guacamole
$1.95
Flat Bread
$2.5
Steamed Broccoli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY Loud dining area! salads are phenomenal. Tuna used for sandwiches very tough. upstairs atmosphere much better.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rhonda h
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I like to sit at the bar. Not much of a bar here. Had my back to the room and faced a wall. More of a service bar. Staff is friendly but I felt unattended. Food is good, nothing exceptional. Then I sat at a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gusthesaint
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I have gone there with my wife as well as other couples. We enjoy the rooftop seating overlooking the ocean and outdoors. The food is good, there is a nice selection of drinks, and the wait staff is good and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David P
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Unique flavors and large portions. Very impressive food choices and a bar as well! Great views of the beach and it is close to the Hilton.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daddytravel786
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Glad this was open this late in the season. They have Caribbean-inspired seafood and chicken. Think lots of pineapple, coconut, and jerk seasoning. Usual sides are yummy black beans and rice. Nice specialty drinks. (Unfortunately, my diabetic husband had asked for an alternate side which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wiffee
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We ate here for the first time on this visit to the OBX. I don't know why we hadn't eaten there before. My dad got a Tsunami salad with tuna and I got a tuna poke appetizer and side salad with ginger dressing. The flavors...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hbrittingham
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

While this is not a review on the food because we have been going here for over 20 years ( yes my family and I can remember the owner used to bartend in a travel trailer). Our bad review is on the management and staff....More

Date of visit: October 2018
6  Thank 3peadaddy
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Wow...a great place to eat..my first and not my last visit there...cant wait to go back..it was my first taste of carribean cooking...it was awesome...hard part was trying to decide what to get...tons of choices for kids and adults .

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dd Z
Reviewed September 29, 2018

It has been decided that this is a must visit every trip to OBX. Even our picky eaters were able to find something they would eat, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The name comes from a Jamaican soup, and does not defined the restaurant. Every time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try something different so tried this based on reviews. It is a winner! I started with a cup of their Jamaican rundown soup which is a Jamaican fish soup with fish, tomatoes, onions, sweet potatoes and coconut milk. I also had their...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 243DebR
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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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