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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely first dinner in the Outer Banks at The Colington Cafe . . . Everything was perfect! The welcome, the ambiance, the waitress & the food were all fantastic.

Thank Bermy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an old house converted to a restaurant with a very nice ambiance. My wife had the crab cake and shrimp dinner which comes with 3 sides. She said the crab cake was the best she has ever eaten. The shrimp were also very...More

Thank 622eagle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden treasure! The decor is charming and reminiscent of a french bistro. The food was superb. I had covita (pacific white fish) that was delicious. I gave the scallops to my husband who said they were cooked perfectly and were the best...More

Thank Colette R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 8th season dining at the Cafe'. They stay packed. And it's not for spending too much on advertising. Rarely see one. I learned of the place from my dermatologist in 2011. And she had ... never ... been there ... but had...More

Thank Big-Deeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, delicious and perfectly prepared food. I had the she crab bisque, the mixed grill (tuna and fillet mignon, both medium rare), and creme brulee. I will undoubtedly return for another visit next time I'm visiting the Outer...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colington Café is a very neat restaurant. An old house situated amongst Live Oaks and decorated with local art. We called ahead for a reservation, and were seated right away when we arrived. We had the fillet and crab with béarnaise sauce - fantastic. The...More

Thank rpfwhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place on the outer banks. We have been coming for years and have never been disappointed! The specials are wonderful and the coconut cream pie is to die for!

Thank Bethany B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 18 April 2018

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
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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
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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