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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
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went with her sister and husband and two sons, when were were on vacation in OBX. It looked like a bed and breakfast, but it was not. At any rate, the food was pricey, but oh so delicious. The food was wonderful, and the waitstaff was very friendly. It's in na secluded area past the Wright... More 

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Concord, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food in nice surroundings. What more could we want? We arrived late in the evening and left when they were closing. Friendly staff.

Thank Concord_MABill
Monaca, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere of this place is fantastic - very romantic. Not to mention the food is outstanding and the wait staff is so incredibly friendly! My husband and I both had steaks, one with crabcake & the other with crab & shrimp. Would recommend just about anything on this menu!

1 Thank Julie K
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small, off the beat & path place, but I promise you'll go back!!! Great food..something for everyone but seafood should be your choice here. Save room for dessert!!

Thank OBXDeb
Kitty Hawk
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, pleasant and attentive staff. Our meals were delicious and very well presented. We will definitely return.

Thank Susoo5
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best food this side of the City of Lights. Friendly staff and caring, knowledgable owners. This one's always a great choice!

Thank SandraBallArt
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife made a reservation at the Colington Cafe for my 50th Birthday dinner for 18 people. Carlen (the owner) was great - showing her the room, the table set up, and discussing the menu/food. She arranged to have a strawberry shortcake made for me (my favorite). The dinner was great! The food was delicious and got rave reviews from... More 

Thank Harold P
Carlen P, Owner at Colington Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking out the time to write on The Colington Cafe. I am so honored you spent your birthday with us. I am sorry I couldn't be there but I am glad my staff took good care of you and that you liked our baker's shortcake and fresh strawberries. As I said, I love having our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for a 1a15th birthday. The birthday boy was impressed. My wife and I have been here before, and it's still great. The steaks were perfect. The vegetables were very good, and the desserts were spectacular. I had the cheesecake. It was one of the best I've ever had. The birthday boy had the toll house cookie cake. Best dessert... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many good restaurants on the Outer Banks. However, every year we go to the Colington Café. It is just too good to miss. I usually get the filet and crab, so good. I am not a huge fish fan but other members of the family rave about the fish. The mixed grill is always a good choice. Deserts... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 16 for dinner. Service was impeccable. The chef went beyond the call of duty to satisfy some hard to please folks, from teens to adults. I believe everyone was happy with the food, service, and ambiance. Go to this place!

Thank gda2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Gluten Free, International
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?