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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

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1608 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7937
+1 252-441-6001
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been on the OBX for almost 30 yrs. One of my favorite places to go. Great food, drinks and service. Try the Tuna Oscar

Thank RoadManKDH
Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My boyfriend really likes their gator bites, I love their salsa...and their fish and chips are good too!! We've always gone for lunch and the atmosphere is very relaxed and chill. Unfortunately, they're closed for the season :(. It's got a good vibe, definitely try it out!!

1 Thank XGVA
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Monday of Thanksgiving week visit. There are probably ten tables in the dining area. Some locals hang out in the bar area and 4-5 tables were occupied in the dining area. Great, friendly service from the wait staff. Appetizers were good and prompt. A very long well stocked beer list. The wife had a delicious shrimp dish with a fantastic... More 

Thank brasidas6
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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176 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprise it's like a step back onto the islands. Very colorful place, great atmosphere and good food island food. Me and the wife had lunch there it was enjoyable. Service was good pricing was OK, did noticed the dinner menu to have some good dishes that we would've like to try but again we were there for lunch and... More 

Thank Maridale2013
Annapolis, Maryland
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went Here during Happy Hour and totally enjoyed the steamed shrimp and calamari. Both done perfectly and the calamari was not a bit greasy which can be a problem with this dish. The other dish we had, Hatteras style clam chowder, was a disappointment. There was not one clam or even clam bit in the bowl. When I complained the... More 

Thank MLC1304
Dendron, Virginia, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Goombays is always a great choice for a meal. I love them crab cakes and my husband enjoys the shrimp quesadilla. We are always treated like family and can never complain about the food or service. Bring your kids and let them find the dolphin in the ceiling or check out the cool murals on the walls. ENJOY!

1 Thank Laura R
Lykens, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Party of four enjoyed a variety of foods from the lunch menu. Portions were good and taste was very good. Service was poor. Young male server could not answer questions about food items, seemed to be in a daze !! But we will return.

Thank Zooman16
LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Best seafood we've found so far. Try the Cabarete shrimp and tuna oscar. Cabarete shrimp Chas a dozen jumbo shrimp in a wonderful garlic cream sauce with a mini loaf of hot bread for dipping. I'm not fond of seafood, but this changed my mind, at least for one night. The tuna oscar was a extra large tuna steak cooked... More 

1 Thank mathman321
Martinsville, Virginia, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Goombays gets our vote for the best restaurant this trip. It was a last minute decision to try it and we weren't disappointed! Everything was great from the drinks to the dessert!! I had steamed crab legs and shrimp-best I've ever had! And I can't say enough about the delicious homemade cocktail sauce! Just wish they sold it. My husband... More 

1 Thank Anne K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is always a must for our family. No trip to the OBX is complete with out a stop here if they are open. In our 2 plus week visit we had dinner there once, lunch three times and a Sunday Brunch. Just a casual fun place with great drinks and good food!

Thank duckpig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7937
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-6001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?