Rating: Great food once again
We stop by every time we are in the Outer Banks. This past July we had the nachos, big wave dave, jerk burger and the softshell crab sandwich. Everything was fresh tasting and delicious.
Rating: Rings the Superb Bell, every time!
We never miss stopping here, the menu is varied, owner and staff are great.....my drawer is complete with a new Tee every year....keep jammin'!
Rating: Awesome new noodle bowls....!!!!
We recently dined at The Rundown and tried their new noodle bowls. They were delicious, very flavorful and chock full of crisp-tender veggies, chicken and won tons. The Crack dip and Rundown soup were also delicious. The wait staff was kind and courteous and the prices were the best surprise of all. Thank you for a great meal and we look forward to coming back soon !!!!!
Rating: busy place
Beachy in the Valley
We were here for the fried chicken special on Monday. It was very good and filling. The place was very busy. It was hard to hear each other over the noise of everyone talking around you. We had been here in the spring and enjoyed the nachos and fish burritos.
Rating: ...still the best....
...soup on the beach...run down soup...try it...you will like it......
Rating: ...great place!...
...great service and great food...we ate there this past friday...i had the rundown soup and grilled flat bread...i highly recommend it...the soup was worth the trip.....
Rating: Excellent food!
Excellent atmosphere and great food! I recommend it to everyone!
Rating: tha best!!
We eat at Rundown cafe every trip. Sometimes more than once. I love fried chicken night and their house dressing is to die for
Rating: VERY Satisfied Customer
We've been eating at the Rundown Cafe for 3 years and it saddens us whenever they close for a few months in the Winter. The owner Michael and the staff (Mandy and CL)are always happy to see us ... as we are to see them. During offseason, their "Downhome Mondays" for the locals serve the best fried chicken, collards and cornbread I've ever had. I recommend this place to everyone! I pray that they don't get flood again like they did in Nov. '09 by Hurrican Nor-Ida (see Beverly Bruck's photos). I wish them many more years of success!
Rating: Good stuff, here!
The namesake Rundown soup (or stew) is absolutely wonderful! I have been trying to find the recipe for years to make at home, but can't. I only get it when I visit the OBX.
Rating: Good food, good atmosphere
My favorite is the Coconut Chicken Salad with Journey's End Dressing. I don't understand why they include tomatoes, which don't quite fit in, but expect really good romaine lettuce with snow peas and crispy noodles, among other seasonal variations. There is a koi pond out front. When you go in, ask if there is room to sit on the porch upstairs. It's worth it!
Rating: eat every time im at OBX
It is one of my all time favorite places to eat for lunch...i enjoy sittign out on the deck up top on a nice warm day!! And I always make sure to stop here every time i go to OBX
Rating: Worth trying
Had lunch with a group on a sat afternoon; service was exceptional, food was interesting and good. While the place doesn;t ring the superb bell - only a couple do - it is definitely not to be missed.
Good each and every time.
Love the sweet/spicy hot slaw, too
Rating: Warm and friendly with GREAT food
We've been eating at Rundown for YEARS. We went back this past August after a two year absence. The owner recognized us and talked with us for awhile to find out what we've been up to. After two years!!! Now that's a memory for a guy who probably sees thousands and thousands of people a year.
Rating: Food & service was good!
I have heard rave reviews from locals about The Rundown Cafe so was excited to try this place for the first time during our trip (8/01/07) We arrived around 5pm and the parking lot was empty. It must have been a good time to arrive because there was no wait. We were promptly seated at a table. We ordered the nacho's and should have requested it w/o the black beans because it was covered in beans....to many beans imo. Husband and daughter ordered the Chicken Jett Fett which was so delicious and an enormous portion. Neither one could finish their meals. I ordered the coconut shrimp which was pretty good. I was not overly impressed with this place...not quite sure what all the hype is about however the food was not bad.
Rating: Good place for good food
5218 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Milepost 1, Beach Road -- across from the Kitty Hawk Pier
Have a somewhat limited beer selection, but the food has always been good when we've been there.
Rating: Very good choice
This place is fun, food is terrific, and is a local's favorite. See menus at:
Just got back from OBX. We have been eating at the Rundown for probably 5 years. We have never had a bad meal. During offseason the have "Downhome Mondays" for the locals and serve the best fried chicken, collards and cornbread I have ever had and I'm a southerner and know fried chicken. The owner and waitstaff are the best. They make you feel like family.
Rating: Loved it!
Loved the coconut shrimp and the "Shark Attack"! Great atmosphere!
Rating: Great place..
..and the food was wonderful. Good steak and the Jerk fish was excellent. Great atmosphere and beautiful pond with waterfall in front. The young folks that this is a definite favorite for them.
Rating: good spot
My family and I always enjoy going to the Rundown. It's a fun, casual place that has good food with a Jamaican taste. Will be there in the summer!
Rating: Fried Chicken Night
They have fried chicken night in the off season on Monday's. I was very impressed and will go back here more often. I am not a big fan of their lunch specials, but I did like the collards which I have never had in my life. I would give it 4 stars but I am not happy with the lunch sandwiches I have had there.
This is a local hangout and worth a try if you're in the Kitty Hawk area (mp2).
Rating: jamacan mon
they have a really vast array of jamcian type foods. I enjoy the jerk chicken.