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The Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (150 reviews)
“she crab bisque” (65 reviews)
“coconut pie” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this place a couple months ago. The food was great. Location is great. Everyone is friendly. I like the way the restaurant looks and how clean it is. I definitely recommend it! We had a great time here.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Francesca Beatr... M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cafe with friends. It was delicious as we expected. We have not been in years. Our server Cindy was incredible. The dessert was amazing.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank boxshop
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This was my first trip to the Colington Cafe. The food, the atmosphere and the staff made it an extremely pleasant experience and I cannot wait to go back! I live 3 hours away, but I would make the trip just to have dinner there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnniePie2013
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the Outer Banks and I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. The service and hospitality is superb and the food is out of this world delicious. You must get the she crab soup!! I had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My friend came here as a child and was eager to come back. What an amazing experience! Not only was their food high quality and delicious (I highly recommend the she crab soup and chocolate cake), but the owner was so delightful and pleasant! We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ashleigh A
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I like my filet mignon well-done. It’s very hard to get it well-done while also moist and flavorful. This one was to die for. My husband ordered Chicken Normandy, telling me that he had had enough seafood this past week and wanted a change. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Trip563283
Carlen P, Manager at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

I feel soooo bad that your husband got the wrong dish and didn't say anything.. And then you took the time to write such a nice review on us.. Thank you so much and I am so glad you enjoyed it all, but again I...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Dinner destination for my wife’s birthday and my only regret is that in all the years we’ve been coming to the Outer Banks, this is the first time we have eaten here, a converted private residence. The four of us shared the delicious seafood appetizer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner at The Colington Cafe and thank you so much for taking out the time to share it. It means so much to each of us to have our customers enjoy themselves. Since I was little I dreamed...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We recently had the pleasure of dining at The Colington Cafe with several other close couples. We have dined here before and had a great experience then. The restaurant is located off the main tourist areas and is in a very charming building surrounded be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Z6196BUtoml
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you so much, Tom, for taking out the time to share your experience at The Colington Cafe. After 30 years, I love nothing more than having our customers leave happy. Our chefs and staff have the same ideals and truly put their hearts and...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We fell in love with this place. It’s a hidden gem off the beaten path. The gardens surrounding it are gorgeous. I felt like I was in a movie in a small town. The food was amazing. I tried something I’d never had and loved...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank meagan73wood
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at The Colington Cafe.. And it is so kind of you to take out the time to share your experience with others. We have owned the restaurant for 30 years, and I love nothing more than to...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Dinner here is wonderful. The vegetables are grown locally and fresh. The meats are my favorite and that is saying something in a seafood town. The wine section is expansive and reasonably priced. If you have room , the deserts are awesome. There is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melissa K
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking out the time to write about our restaurant.. My husband was so worried about your beautiful jacket so i am glad you got it. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner (and desserts :) )..(all the locals love our...More

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13 September 2018|
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So sorry , just saw this , we reopen for the 2019 season on Friday March 29 and be open 7 days a week thanks
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Meals
Dinner
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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