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“Small & cozy”
Review of Rundown Cafe

Rundown Cafe
Ranked #9 of 67 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This was a good place to go especially after a long drive. We arrived there around 9 pm & despite the fact that the restaurant was quite full, they accommodated us cheerfully. The food was good & the staff was great with kids.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a great meal here. After several nights of seafood we were ready for something a little different. The menu is what I would describe as fusion. Cold sesame noodles with fried coconut Shrimp was amazing. My husband loved his crab cakes. If you just want to sit on a pretty deck, listen to music and eat appetizers, I recommend their deck where they have live music, a nice drink menu (island like drinks) and a set appetizer menu that is really good. You have views of the beach across the street and a choice of comfy padded seats to lounge in or a table.

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Thank Karin B
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Rundown Cafe (the name is related to a Jamaican soup,) is located about 1 block from the ocean at 5218 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC. The food is eclectic and quite reasonable. They have many seafood specialties (sandwiches and platters) many of which feature noodles. Much of the food is spicy but not overly so. The owner who is usually there working seems to care about his customers. It shows through the attitude of the servers who are pleasant and eager to please. We had a party of 10 and they made a point of reassuring us that this was no problem. Indeed, we were seated in about 10 minutes (at two tables which we did not mind.) Service was fast and efficient. The steamed and shrimp and vegetables platter is excellent, as are the calamari steak and soft crab sandwiches. We have eaten here three years running and have never been disappointed.

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Thank elgercee
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

if you want a taste of the tropics and an ocean view; try this great eatery in Kitty Hawk! Lunch is terrific and cocktails on the roof deck with a fab view of the ocean; either way you won't be disappointed. Yummy panko flounder for lunch one day and tapas and drinks the next- try it next time you arrive to the OBX- fun for everyone

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Thank Coastalcomfort
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This is another winner in the outer banks area. We waited about a half hour for a seat which really wasn't too bad considering the time of year. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I wish I would have gotten the waitresses name because she was outstanding and extremely nice just a very pleasent person. The food was really good and reasonably priced. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank 833travelguy
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