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The Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (138 reviews)
“she crab bisque” (59 reviews)
“coconut pie” (17 reviews)
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1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s an old house converted to a restaurant. Quaint and people were exceptionally nice. And the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Colington Cafe offers deliciously prepared food on a consistent basis. We have never been disappointed. Over the years I have recommended Colington Cafe to friends and family. All have thanked me and have added Colington Cafe to their favorites list. I recommend that you make...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant. Always a good meal can be found here. Great wait staff, clean environment and the food is just incredible. My husband and I always go to this restaurant when were visit the Outer Banks.

Thank 75Moose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always come back to this restaurant whenever we vacation in OBX. Fine, gourmet food, clean establishment and knowledgeable wait staff always make this a place you will definitely want to choose. Never had a bad meal here. Courtney was our waitress and she was...More

Thank choosemoose
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time out to write on our cafe. We have owned it for 30 years and love nothing more than to have our guests happy. And don't you feel bad... A lot of people are a bit timid on...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Come here every time we are in the OBX, never disappoints. She crab soup is the best I have ever had. Steak was cooked just like I asked and side was fine. Service is normal for a sit down fine dining restaurant. Deserts are amazing....More

Thank David O
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Never been disappointed! If you have guests in town, you definitely plan one night here! Almost like dining at a relative’s house 🏠 👌👍❤️💯%

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service and delicious food!! So glad that they were open off season. My husband checked out restaurant options and decided to make reservations at Colington Cafe. Great choice! We had a secluded table ,as requested , and the service couldn't have been better. Our...More

1  Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at the Colington café. I got the filet and crab meat and everything was cooked to perfection. The service by our waitress, Holly, was fantastic. I would highly recommend this hidden gem to anyone looking for an upscale meal...More

1  Thank timmiley
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write on The Colington Cafe.. We love our customers and it means so much to have you leave happy. I do feel bad because I think the brussel sprouts were undercooked that night, but glad all...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Nice lil cafe.. Great place to stop in if your on this side of the island...Clean and quiant little cafe.

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Read reviews and was excited to try it out. Turned out the food was uninspired. It was okay but did not live up to the reviews I read. The crab cake appetizer was dull ... it needed more crab meat , chunks of blue crab......More

2  Thank zerogal
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

I am sincerely sorry you didn't enjoy your dinners at the cafe. We use fresh crabmeat in our crab cakes and very little filler. The Filet Coquille is made to order so I am sorry you thought the sauces were the same. One was a...More

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6 August 2017|
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Response from Melodie T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't wear denim to Colington Cafe, but smart-casual works. My husband wears a button-down cotton shirt or polo with his khaki 'dress' shorts. It's not overly stuffy, but there is a formality to the place. Victorian... More
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Response from Melodie T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it depends upon the kid. Ours was always well-behaved with a refined palette and a love of fresh seafood, and he has been going with us since he was 4 or 5. He's now 15 and the owners are always happy to see him... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1123
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Nestled off the beaten path in a Victorian house surrounded by 400 year-old oak trees, we are a local's favorite. Our seafood is brought in fresh daily, and we use locally grown ingredients.All the locals love our filet dishes as well as our large menu.All desserts are homemade. We are a family run restaurant with most of our staff having been with us for over 15 years.We do everything to make sure all of our customers leave happy.
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