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Colington Cafe

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1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant off the beaten path. Cozy feeling when you walk in the door to be greeted by Corey and Jodi. Food is delicious. Best she crab soup and the scallops rumaki were perfect. Tender scallops and crispy bacon. Husband had the shrimp and scallops tropical, they were perfectly cooked and seasoned. I had the trio, filet (medium rare), shrimp... More 

Thank Gramby58
olyphant , pa
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is always fabulous! We always make sure we have a dinner here. Our server was Corey. He was most patient and helpful with this lady who had a hard time deciding on the perfect choice! We started with a brie and fruit appetizer. My husband had seafood pasta. I had a perfectly cooked filet and scallops in a... More 

Thank mimikk
Madisonville, Kentucky
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Our meal was exceptional from the crab dip appetizer to the creme' brûlée!

Thank Brenda F
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friend selected this place for his retirement dinner gift from us and we were so happy he did! The atmosphere was cozy, the wait staff friendly, the food was outstanding and we will definitely return the next visit to OBX! I had the Pear & blue cheese salad and the Shrimp & Scallops with the fruit salsa, and my... More 

Thank NanaNancy07
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Colington Cafe to celebrate an anniversary dinner. Note: make reservations! We did and found out one must. The service was great and the food impeccable! I read reviews here on Trip Advisor and this place is a hidden gem! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Courtney S
Hopewell, Virginia
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392 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 7 couples looking for good food. We surely found it here. They seated us upstairs all 14 together. We had a wonderful evening and the service was impeccable. The food at Colington is very tasty, hot and timely. Sometimes with this large a group the food is hit or miss, but not here. It was delivered promptly, hot... More 

Thank molarman26
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our usual excellent meal! Have been going here for over 20 years and it is always enjoyable! All 4 people loved their dinner that night and dessert at this place is always a must!

Thank duckpig
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took 3 out of town couples to the Colington Cafe and they loved it. Seafood was delicious and the fillets tender. Everything cooked to perfection. I didn't love the upstairs room with 3 parties -- us with 8, another table with 8 and another table with 13. Got noisy and crowded. But we weren't rushed and everyone enjoyed the evening.... More 

Thank Lynne146
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at the Colington Cafe in late September of 2016. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the eating areas were clean and nicely decorated. Our waitress was busy but friendly and helpful and the food was very good. Food portions were very good and neither of us had room for dessert afterwards (but the desserts... More 

Thank Tom A
Cary, North Carolina
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks in 15 years. I chose the Colington Cafe for dinner our first night because I had read positive reviews on Trip Advisor and because it was off the beaten path. I figured that it was not a touristy restaurant since it was well hidden. Our dinners were wonderful. I had one... More 

Thank Pam C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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, 1 mile west on 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?