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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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Arlington, Virginia
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a few years of visiting the Outer Banks, my wife and I finally tried the Colington Café on our most recent trip. It was excellent in all respects -- so much so that we twice made the drive from Rodanthe to Kill Devil Hills during the week we were at the beach. The restaurant is a big old house,... More 

Thank singflysmith
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They treat you like family ! I had tuna with Pineapple Mango Salsa ! It was so delicious ! Great chef and great wait staff !

Thank jillwilkinson16
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

At the recommendation of a resident neighbor, we had dinner at Colington during the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival and were very impressed. The restaurant has wonderful ambiance, fast service and a decadent dessert tray. We have been vacationing in Nag's Head for most of our lives and are so glad to be able to incorporate Colington into our dining out... More 

Thank AmyGinMD
Pennington, New Jersey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely dinner, friendly staff. We really enjoyed ourselves. This place is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip.

Thank jsw1960
Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming cottage-type restaurant. Great ambience. The food was fabulous. My husband and I both had the grilled shrimp and scallop Tropicale-a pineapple mango salsa. The chocolate cake with raspberry mousse and chocolate ganache was to "die for" Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank dixie941
Westminster, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate there tonight with my two daughters and my mom. We got the brie platter which was excellent. Unfortunately, when it came time for dinner, mine was the only really good meal (I got the mixed grill of Tuna and Filet Medallions). The girls did not even eat their french fries. They tasted like pre-frozen oven fries and my... More 

Thank beachhomeschoolmama
Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews of Colington were good, so we went in expecting a great meal. The meal we had was excellent, surpassing even our expectations. The crab dip we had for an appetizer was delicious. My husband's scallops and my steak were cooked perfectly. And, the coconut cream pie for dessert topped everything off perfectly. The service was great and very... More 

Thank amw5581
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

TripAvdisor #1 rating for a reason. This is a quiet off the path restaurant well worth the ratings. I advise calling for reservations. Staff and food exceptional as well as the atmosphere.

Thank Leanna H
East Hampton, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful quaint restaurant off the main road. A must to call ahead in prime season, but so worth it.Food is above and beyond most OBX restaurants. A must place to visit for a great meal

Thank Carol H
South Mills, North Carolina
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time visiting Colington Café but my husband's first experience. He was so impressed he can't stop talking about it. Arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and felt scolded by the hostess for being early. She directed us to the gift shop or gazebo to wait until our reservation time. We engaged the woman in... More 

Thank Tina C

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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, 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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?