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Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: European, French, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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94% Recommend
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English first
Lutherville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing place! Our server Cynthia has been on board here for 21 years! Everything amazingly fresh! Scallops Rumaki, after all these years, still on the menu and a favorite! My wife had the grilled tuna which was exceptional. I ordered the steak and crab: a filet topped with jumbo lump crab with the delectable sauce. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmm. OUTSTANDING! Very... More

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Laurel, DE
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have traveled to OBX many times in the past 18 years however we had never been to this restaurant until now. It was easy to get to and we had wonderful meals. I had the tuna that came with filet medallions and I loved them as well as the mashed potatoes and vegetable medley. Our server,... More

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Edenton, North Carolina
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was blown away by this place! We've been meaning to go here for years, and we couldn't ever get a reservation. So glad we finally did!! The appetizer platter was amazing. Plenty of food for everyone! The steaks were amazing. Cooked perfectly. Service was superb. Julie is the most amazing waitress!! Don't pass this place up just because it's... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The "elders" at our family reunion took a night out from the larger group to have dinner together at this very fine restaurant. The service was good, the food excellent, and the atmosphere quiet and peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle of the beachfront. We sent some of the "youngers" there the next night!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am gonna be short and to the point. The food is amazing and service to back it up. We are locals here and i take my ife every year for her birthday, and trust me i don't mind. This place is laid back and relaxing. If your in the OBX you must take the time to eat here trust... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food, staff and atmosphere are wonderful. We always enjoy it. They are popular so reservations are recommended.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

In a cottage-like building, Colington was a very pleasant dining experience. Its away from some of the busyness of other areas yet easy to get to. Its in a rather small house in one of the few areas with some trees. Service and food both excellent. Arrived late yet staff still very hospitable and prepared a wonderful meal with the... More

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kill devil hills nc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Quiet atmosphere -- great food year after year -- it is that one spot for a quiet relaxing dinner for any special occasion. Prices are very reasonable. Really enjoy the atmosphere and nice staff.

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you're in need of a fine dining experience while on the OBX, put this place on your list. Excellent service, excellent portion size, great food. Nicest surprise was being able to buy a bottle of wine with dinner at unusually low prices. The Wait Staff is friendly, polite, and super. A relaxing atmosphere. We will do this again! The... More

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Webster, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We tried this restaurant after finding it here on Trip Adivisor and we loved it. Great meal, atmosphere, and service! We both had the the "trio" entree with filet mignon, lump crab meat, and grilled shrimp. Everything was cooked perfectly, We even loved the potatoes and veggies. They had a great wine selection (my husband had a pinot that he... More

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