Rundown Cafe – Kitty Hawk, NC


If you’re visiting the OBX, you absolutely MUST try the Rundown Cafe! Of all the places B and I tried on our vacation, this one stands out the most.

The Rundown Cafe truly goes above and beyond when it comes to exceptional customer service, delicious, high quality food, and a fun, unique atmosphere. When we were on vacation for a week in the OBX, we actually came here twice because it was so amazing! The Rundown Cafe features many Caribbean and Pacific Rim dishes. It is a relaxed environment and the perfect hang out spot. There is a lower level dining area, an upper level dining area, a bar, and a deck. We sat out on the deck both times with a perfect view of the beautiful ocean. They also have a koi pond where you can feed the fish, and it’s so much fun! The customer service is phenomenal, and definitely some of the best I have ever experienced at any restaurant. The restaurant is very accommodating and can help you adjust the ingredients in your meal to fit your own personal diet. Staff members are very knowledgable when it comes to the menu offerings. My favorite items here are the Chicken Quesadilla, Humboldt Calamari Points, and the Steamed Broccoli with Parmesan. There are tons of options when it comes to sauces, seasonings, etc. and the ingredients are so fresh!

I 100% recommend this place! The Rundown Cafe is one of the best dining experiences I have EVER had. I can’t wait to come back again on our next vacation to the OBX!!

Rundown Cafe


Rundown Burger & Steamed Broccoli w/ Parmesan, Chicken Quesadilla & Steamed Broccoli w/ Parmesan


Upper Level Deck – Sit here for a wonderful ocean breeze and perfect view of the water!


Upper Level Dining Room – Love the unique decor in here!


Koi Pond – One of my fav parts of the experience was feeding the koi fish!


Rundown Cafe



Atmosphere: 5 Stars

Food: 5 Stars

Service: 5 Stars

Comfort: 5 Stars

Location: 5 Stars

Overall: 5 Stars


+ Fun Atmosphere, Gorgeous Design/Architecture, Clean Environment, Unique Offerings, Seating Options Variety, Outstanding Service, Amazing Food, Fast Service, Convenient Location, Oceanfront View, Price/Quality Consistency

– No negatives!


Rundown Cafe – Kitty Hawk, NC

5218 N. Virginia Dare Trail

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

(252) 255-0026

Rundown Cafe Website


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