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The Saltbox Cafe

1469 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8028
+1 252-255-5594
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1469 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8028
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sunday Brunch was fantastic. The eggs with crab and the Shrimp & Grits .. awesome. Love the two chefs and their creations. Come by on Saturday and enjoy hanging out at the bar with Bloody Mary's. It's a Locals favorite on Collington Island.

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dinner, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Four couples in our party. All love to try new restaurants. However, The Saltbox Cafe was disappointing. No way this can be the 2nd best restaurant in KDH (according to Trip Advisor). Food was good, but nowhere close to that...More

Thank leftypicker
Amanda W, Owner at The Saltbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear leftypicker, Thank you so very much for placing us in the “fine-dining” category among the Outer Banks elite. Although, we certainly do not consider ourselves as such. Instead, we are a very small chef-owned restaurant that provides fun and innovative dishes in a very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband love to get to The Saltbox Cafe whenever we can! The food and service are always great... I just wish I could get there more often!

1  Thank 412toOBX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive staff, imaginative and changing menu. Great bustling vibe inside and outside there was live music - and all the tables were inside a giant gazebo with insect netting so no bites! Chef walked around asking us what we liked etc - really engaged. Our...More

2  Thank stevec321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the two of us for this one. We had heard great things and, despite the fact that I don't eat seafood apart from shrimp, we went and were delighted. Beer and wine only, though they do some very clever things with sake. My husband...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wedding lunch here for seven of us. The staff was friendly and happy to serve. Food was great. Had tomato basil soup and the fish of the day.. Tile fish, very large portion and really fresh tasty fish... Had with sweet potato...More

1  Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fancy. Fancy. Fancy. Tiny food place with prices only a touring will tolerate. 30 bucks for steak - maybe 10 oz before cooking. Wife is Marylander born n raised on crabs n crab cakes. She wouldn’t finish hers. 2 meals. 2 drinks. 2 salads. Goodbye...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Shrimp and Grits for Sunday brunch, and I have to say they were the best I have ever had, and I've had them all over the south.

2  Thank denniso582
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in town for only 2 nights and didn't have a reservation but I was dying to try Saltbox Cafe. We managed 4 seats at the bar with our 2 kids (I love that they have a kids menu)! The menu was everything I...More

1  Thank RLP144
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Last night of vacation, left the kids to clean and the 5 of us were treated to an amazing dinner. We shared barbecue shrimp and poke, both excellent. Can’t say enough about the red curry crab soup. It had that forward sweetness with a perfect...More

1  Thank Patricia L
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Yurii B
24 March 2018|
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Response from cprrogers1 | Reviewed this property |
Takeout is avail!
Pattie D
4 September 2017|
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Call the spot: 252-255-5594
Jeanette W
25 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda W | Property representative |
Absolutely! Come in anytime during the hours of operation or if you cannot make it in, call us at 252-255-5594 and ask to speak with April the manager or myself, Amanda. We can hold it at the restaurant for pickup or mail... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1469 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8028
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-255-5594
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Serving lunch & dinner Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday in the heart of Colington Island! Stop on in to taste an array of eats from Chefs and Owners, Randolph Sprinkle & Amanda Wolf. You won't be disappointed We accept reservations!
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