Dinner Menu

A Blend of Pacific Rim & Caribbean Dishes

Surfing into 20 years of service The Rundown Cafe has evolved into a fusion restaurant of cuisine and atmosphere. Staying true to our roots of casual affordable family dining we have also taken on the adventure of traveling the world’s island archipelagos and exotic countries to bring you the menu and motif that is before you now.

Our Name is derived from a Jamaican Soup that ‘Ran down so goooood mon’. We imported the name and the soup and so began our journey. Over the years our menu has developed into a blend of Pacific Rim & Caribbean dishes.

Since our inception in 1993 we’ve grown into a bigger building and completed the addition of the Tsunami Bar & Deck. From our ocean view & friendly smiles to our relaxed -casual atmosphere, The Rundown Cafe & Tsunami Bar brings the island experience to you.


**You are currently viewing our 2019 menu. Expect exciting updates coming soon upon reopening in March 2020!**


“We ate lunch here today and loved it!! The food and service were awesome!!!! We sat outside on the deck & the view is amazing!!!! We are frequently in the outer banks but have never tried this spot!!!!! So glad we did!!!! We’ll definitely be back soon


“Best place on the Beach to eat!! We have going to Run Down Cafe for over 10 years. The food is always delicious, the wait staff is really attentive, fun decor with a Caribbean vibe. The owner Michael puts his heart and soul into making it a place you want to return to often. Try the fish burritos or my favorite the huge salad with grilled tuna and Journey's End House Dressing. Yummy!”


“The food at Rundown Cafe is incredibly delicious. They offer a unique blend of dishes with bright decor and a beautiful ocean view. The staff is friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend anyone in the Outer Banks try it out!”


“We first ate here 3 years ago... it was what dreams were made of... We visited again today and AGAIN my food dream was fulfilled. There was ZERO disappointment. Unique, flavor-rich cuisine, you will not find this menu repeated anywhere!! Love... Love... Love...”