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On The Beach Road • MP 7
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Goombays Grill & Raw Bar features a unique & creative menu for both adults & children. Try one of our great appetizers like Jalapeno Crab Balls, Pepper Seared Rare Tuna or Parmesan Scallops.

Lunch features a large selection of soups, sandwiches, burgers and daily specials, or try one of our unique lunch entrees like Fresh Seafood Tacos, Tuna Rueben or Our Spicy Chicken Quesadilla.

Dinner starts at 5:00 & includes the Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Nutty Fish, Mixed Grille & Rasta Pasta with fresh veggies & seafood. Or try one of our creative nightly specials. Goombays has a full steamed & raw bar and features over 50 imported, domestic and micro brews. At Goombays you find everything you need for your "Good Days & Nights".

Open Year Round For Lunch & Dinner • 11:30am til 2am • Takeout Available • Kid Friendly • Cool Island Decor • Live Music Every Wednesday

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Rating: The results vary from visit to visit 11/12/2015
Reviewer: Tim-OBX

After many years of driving past this place, daily, I stopped in to try it since I had not been there in 5-6 years. I was pleasantly surprised and had a fish meal I can't even remember the name of. It was really good. The next time I went my wife ordered a fish special and they substituted a chicken filet and did not tell her. I was a bit put off by that, they apologized and brought an inadequate replacement. We avoided it for some time and tried it again and again had a great meal. The next time, not so good. The consistency is not good, you can be pleased or disappointed. Once I got to watch a bar fight, that should tell you something.

Rating: YUMMY 9/9/2015
Reviewer: jdj1991

Interior is painted nicely with lots to look at. Server was extremely friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the rockfish sandwich, a bacon cheeseburger and Mahi Mahi. Fries were great and prices were reasonable. Would definitely visit again.

Rating: Best Fish Sandwich Ever 11/9/2014
Reviewer: pdcnurse

During my vacation in October, I stopped at Goobays for lunch. The special was a Coconut Fish Sandwich, a fillet of Mahi with Coconut Shrimp Coating on a toasted bun with Mango Chutney. It was absolutely the best. If you see it on the menu again, try it. I also had a cup of delicious Hatteras Clam Chowder. Goombays is a great place to eat. I just wish they still had the Parmesean Crusted Scallops.

Rating: Great food and funky decor. 10/7/2013
Reviewer: BlackandGold

We ate here Saturday, August 31. Seared tuna appetizer was awesome. Wahoo with a bourbon/peach sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed veggies, and tempura fried flounder with some sort of fruit sauce over rice . Both were absolutely delicious and beautiful presentation. The server was very knowlegeable. Prices were a little high but portions were large. Went back later in the week for a couple of Goombay Smashes.

Rating: Cool little beach spot 7/30/2013
Reviewer: lou2obx

The decor has been updated since my last visit, freshly painted with nice bright beachy colors, the inside really has a sort of underwater feel. The staff was friendly, the service quick and the food was fantastic all around. Would definitely recommend this place for a fun laid back atmosphere. Try the Goombay smash, excellent drink and you get to keep the cup!

Rating: So So, bit overpriced 4/22/2012
Reviewer: Leon

Maybe it was an off night, but service was slow considering there were only two other groups in the restaurant. March 2012. The food was ok, but a bit overpriced. The kids drinks were neat, free toy animal and the drinks were unique, kids loved them. Overall, not the worst place we have eaten in the OBX, but not the best. Do not recommend the Jazzy Chicken with pineapple/sauce; the chicken/coconut was good, the pineapple/sauce was good, just not good together. Would give them a second chance if the parking lot was empty and had larger budget.

Rating: Yummy! 9/12/2011
Reviewer: Patricia

Had a great meal here last week. I don't remember what my boyfriend had but I had the Jazzy Chicken and it was awesome! We went for a late lunch when Jazzy chicken isn't available but the chef was kind enough to make it for me. Staff was friendly. Decor was interesting; took a couple of pictures.

Rating: goombay's a short review 1/28/2011
Reviewer: Ki-Ki

Don't eat coconut shrimp!!! It's frozen, not fresh. For sure doesn't measure up to Outback Steakhouse's version. Also, dining room had some sort of fabric tacked to the ceiling. Looked like it has been there way, way too long. Very dusty. Made me uncomfortable having it above my plate of food. Ick Factor!

Rating: Always good 10/5/2010
Reviewer: George

The food at Goombays is always good. We like the always changing specials, and the kid friendly atmosphere.

It is usually the first place we go for lunch, and we always go at least twice a week when we are there.

Rating: Great Food and Kid Friendly 9/8/2010
Reviewer: jersey Bob

My family and I enjoyed the food and drinks.Did not have a meal we did not like and the service was great. Would refer without hesitation.

Rating: Goombays rocks 6/15/2010
Reviewer: Tina says go buck Eyes

Great food and drinks. Ten of us went to dinner and loved it. The service was great, the food awesome and the drinks really good, we will be back

Rating: great 6/8/2010
Reviewer: Anonymous

We ate at Goombays in June 2010 as well as June 2006 and it was good both times. We went this last time for my son's 11th birthday-his choice-he remembered it from 4 years ago. Good atmosphere, fun drinks for the kids (and adults). I like the coconut chicken, my husband had fish and chips and the kids had shrimp baskets.

Rating: Goombays....yum!! 5/18/2010
Reviewer: Whitney

We ate Goombays the first night we got to the beach because it was right there by us and it was real late. Surprised by how good the food was and we just got appetizer type of things..at there a couple of times that week and we will eat their again in July!

Rating: Great wings 10/16/2009
Reviewer: Beth

Loved the hot wings. Big and juicy. Wish they did not charge extra for blue cheese and celery tho.

Rating: Consistently good! 9/29/2009
Reviewer: Rob

I entered a 4 star review of Goombay's in 2004, and several visits since has not led me to change my review. Excellent food, friendly service, fun decor, and good portion sizes.

Rating: A Must Do 8/13/2007
Reviewer: jeepers

One of the jewels of OBX. Pleasant atmosphere, excellent staff and great food. Nice menu selection and food is prepared perfectly. You wont be disappointed.

Rating: Loved IT! 7/26/2007
Reviewer: KCPurvis

We found this place by asking locals...and it was a great place! Very kid friendly, everywhere they looked there as something new to look at. The food was great. My daughter got the steamed veggie plate and there was enough for her meal and everyone else to have steamed veggies. I got the coconut chicken ...refered by the waitress. She was right on the money it was a big portion and wonderful. I have already recommended it to others on the island and plan to go back next year!

Rating: Great food! 7/10/2007
Reviewer: Jen N

After eating here for the first time in 2004 we have returned every trip to OBX. It is great food for the $$. Haven't had anything I didn't like. They know how to do seafood. It has never been overly crowded when we have gone.

Rating: high prices, horrible food, small portions 6/16/2007
Reviewer: Anonymous

We have visited the outer banks numerous years. Tried Goobays on a referral, will never go back!!!! The cook did not know how to cook fish. Service was poor. Portions were very small. This is one of the worst experiences I have had here, the other two are out of business now.

Rating: WE LOVE THIS PLACE!! 10/12/2006
Reviewer: staci

We first tried Goombays when looking for somewhere to eat 4 years ago. We decided to take a chance and try it out. What luck we had! We return every year...it's a must! We always get the jazzy coconut chicken....AMAZING!! They have fun drinks for kids, and for the adults, I recommend the Goombay Smash! Awesome!! We've never had any problems with service...fast and friendly!

Rating: Great Atmosphere and food 10/27/2004
Reviewer: Rob

Fun, underwater atmosphere; very good, slightly "exotic" food. Have eaten lunch there several times, not disappointed with the food or service.