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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” (143 reviews)
“she crab bisque” (61 reviews)
“coconut pie” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had some friends with us at the beach this year who had never been to The Colington Café so we wanted them to experience a new restaurant and top-of-the-line service. Called several days ahead of time to request a certain server. We got to...More

1  Thank tinacR5644AQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I love going to the Colington Cafe when we visit Nags Head, NC. We had gone the year before so we decided to go again this year for his birthday since we enjoyed it so much last time. I completely forgot to...More

Thank Maegan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classy, eclectic ambiance. Everything was delicious. Service was exceptional. Never pass up dessert, the best on the OBX.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an "out-of-the-way" restaurant that you won't regret going to. Great atmosphere, food and staff.

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Colington Cafe is a cute little house that was converted into a restaurant. The cafe is tucked back in the woods. The rooms of the cafe give it a cute little homey feel. They have a very nice menu. The food was delicious &...More

Thank mal2287
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just driven for five hours when we passed the Colington Cafe on our way to our rental. After checking in we decided to drive back and eat there. I was worried about our attire but I was tired and starving so we went....More

Thank reneejones927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large family of 16 visited in late July 2018 but many of us have been here several times throughout the years. Firstly, the restaurant isn't on the more busy main road nor on the beach road - it's tucked in more on the sound side...More

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Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the nice kiddos on The Colington cafe. That means so much to not only me but our staff who loves the guests as much as I do. My mother was French, my father Irish, so I love when people leave...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food! Lovely atmosphere with top-notch service. This is the kind of place to come for a special evening.

Thank John S
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Colington Cafe. We all appreciate it so much, from the chefs, wait staff and hostesses. We really appreciate it and are so happy you enjoyed your evening.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to come with family and friends. We love coming here and enjoy the food. Shecrab soup is highly recommend, as well as the steak. Staff is friendly and owner is very kind. Service is always on point.More

Thank davidoliver35
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, David for taking the time to share with others about the cafe. We all honestly love our customers like family.When I was about 9-10 I had she crab soup for the first time and said, "One day i want to have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plan on making reservations for this unique and charming restaurant. Every item came out was beautifully plated and just as delicious. The Brie appetizer was a big hit for our family. We were not planning on having dessert, but we are so glad we did....More

Thank Rachel B
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Rachel for sharing your experience on The Colington Cafe. And, sharing the pictures, (I am so computer illiterate I still don't know how to post pics).. So, thank you. I tried probably 15 recipes for a good chocolate cake, so I...More

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7 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
4 August 2017|
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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
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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